When asked why I still believe in it by friends, I have a wide selection of examples to draw from – and I’ve shared them with you all too.But recently I got back “on the market,” and reentered this crazy/fun/slightly-exhausting world again.
Let's not deny that online dating can be a bit of a minefield - you're putting yourself out there so that anyone can contact you, and you'll meet all kinds of people online!Logging on with the hope of finding love can become a chore if you're not careful.I felt like hot shit, “Oh, this will be easy – I work at an online dating site, clearly I’m like the Hitch of online dating…” Will, he’s Hitch.I’m just Naive (and a scrawny white boy) Back before CMB, Tinder, Insert-Techy-Name-Here — online dating wasn’t mainstream. After a short hiatus from the world of online dating (because it sucks, you guys), I'm back with more tales of hilarity. There is no point in lying on your profile about things that are obvious within five minutes of meeting you in person. Why contact me and bother discussing meeting up and dating if you live two thousand miles away? It's a tad creepy when we've exchanged three messages, tops, and you're calling me "baby" and talking about moving to my area because "nothing's keeping me here anyway".
To come to the aid of my fellow single women, I've helpfully organized the types of men you meet online into several broad categories. This includes height (6 feet, 5'8", same diff, right?
– I live in Inverness but come down to London at least once a year!
The long distancer ‘Wow, you look amazing, we have so much in common – i’d love to chat! He’s also the guy who has pictures of dogs, landscapes, random inspirational quotes and a turtle he saw on the beach last summer in Tenerife. The w**ker ‘If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make it come true’ …
As a result, people who turned to their desktops – (yes, this was back in the ice age of big hardware) – were genuinely interested in finding a relationship, however long or short term that might be.
I personally view this deluge of flakes as the single biggest threat to people taking this whole industry seriously – and while I write the following with a light heart and (hopefully) carefree tone – keep yourself in check next time you come across these monsters. Genus: Indeniabilitas Drivesmethefuckcraziensis Description/Habitat: You connect. (S)he looks cool, well-intentioned, and states that (s)he “find[s] this whole thing soooo awkward…” written throughout their profile.
Online dating is a minefield and there is no doubt that, even for the most optimistic of daters, logging on to find love can often be more of a chore than a pleasure.