It’s funny, reading Love Addict, it was so honest and open how you depict K’s decent into addiction much like drug & alcohol abuse.
His chasing the initial “high” toward diminishing returns.
AY: When I started dating there wasn’t Tinder or other dating sites, one thing that struck me was how compelling K’s story was, a really nice guy who, letting this perceived power over these women go to his head, turned into a really not nice guy.
AY: When you see popular shows like BLACK MIRROR, it feels like we are either there or heading there.
What do you think it would take to counteract the “Uber” or “Relationship Take-Out” track it looks like society is on? Certain things you just can’t fight, human beings are headed a certain way and there’s a big shift in the way we interact with each other.
For most sites, you don’t automatically just go on a date. I have a friend who won’t go on a date until spoken to them on the phone. The reality is you’re going to be going on a lot of dates some of them are going to be bad some of them are gonna be boring and aren’t going to come of anything, but that’s part of it— you have to put that time and effort into it.
If you know you have an addictive personality you’re gonna have to be very adamant with yourself about your goal.
The comic details the downward spiral of young animator “K” who’s pushed by a friend to join the popular dating site “LOVE BUG”.
His journey begins as a search for true love but turns into a relentless hunt for sexual conquest with a touch of a button.“K”embarks on a dating spree browsing a digital marketplace of flesh, an endless stream of perspective partners sorted by algorithms and stored on a distant server ready be consumed like TV episodes or Chinese takeout.“I want a girlfriend or boyfriend, I don’t want to just hook up for years.” Or if you want to hook up for years then just be realistic about it. There is a danger because of the pool of people available and the ease of use, you can let good people go by because there’s always another out there.Back in the day, it was more challenging to find and connect with people, there was a bigger time investment.You have to accept that to a certain degree and there are always going to be people that are more susceptible to stay on the sites and keep on dating forever versus people who are temporary users that set a goal and are only looking for a long-term relationship and once they find a partner they quit. Some people are going to be lured into the “hook up” culture and they are going to be those that it becomes a problem for.I have a friend, who the roommate character Brian is based on.The flipside is that it makes everything faster to where the “courtship” faze is nonexistent.