To be honest, I have been fond of the concept for a number of years, but it took a while for Al Gore’s Internet to become more mainstream and gain people’s trust in the idea of meeting someone online before it really became a legitimate option.
Online dating always had that unfortunate stigma of being “for geeks and nerds” or for hopeless people who couldn’t find someone the “normal way,” but it’s nice to see those bits of silliness are fading away.
We probably have Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to thank for that.
I met two people that time around, one of which wasn’t a good fit and the other who frankly scared me after out eating me in a Chinese buffet…by a few plates.
I’m not saying I’m all that picky about social expectations and rules and whatnot, but I have a pretty voracious appetite, and this chick doubled what I put down on a good day. Online dating phase two has been much more…um…normal?
Their body type is stated as “about average” when they weigh, well, not average.
They claim to exercise three to five times a week and then during dinner discussion let it slip that, “God, I need to get back in the gym, it’s been like two months. ” This person finds the truth to have a lot more grey area than the rest of society, and thinks that words are just things people say when they’re doing stuff.
She had a great sense of fun and a marvelous joie de vivre.
After graduating with a first class degree in languages and European studies, she had plans to learn Mandarin and there is no doubt she had the brightest of futures ahead.
Perhaps making the process efficient removes some of the romance, but we’re only talking about the meeting people part of things and getting to the first date.
The rest of it from that point on is “normal.” And theoretically everyone is on a dating site with the same goal of finding other people to date, so that eliminates some of the awkwardness by keeping similar expectations across the board (nice opportunity to drop a relevant link to my post on awkwardness).
Life’s too short to spend it with someone who isn’t worth my time.” The Fabricator They look and act nothing like they did in their profile pictures.
The pictures either came ten years ago, thirty pounds ago, or before “the incident.” Their profile discusses the importance of being health conscious and how they went through a “lifestyle change,” then, upon meeting them for dinner, they order fried grease with a side of cheesy dip and a soda.
Also, I was reading this article the other day, and I couldn’t believe how spot on it was with my thoughts on bars.