Now, hold on. There’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for this.
It just happened.
I was forced to a ten day hiatus from work. Which meant I had all the time in the world to sit at home and stare at the ceiling for hours, trying to figure out what the fuck to do with my life.
To avoid these bitter doses of reality, I decided to distract myself by meeting random strangers online on these new sites.
It was only after three days that I realized that it was NOT a Make-a-new-friend site, but a dating site. What the fuck?
For someone who had never been on one, I used to think that online dating sites are the answer to the prayers of workaholics. Who else would need a dating site?
I had my reasons for not joining one. As a child of divorce and numerous heart breaks, I have developed trust issues. Which is why it is incredibly hard for me to trust people, let alone people I have never actually met.
That being said, I do have a few friends online. So I guess I have mixed feelings about this whole thaang.
Since it is a dating site, everyone is for one thing: SAAXXXX
Everyone likes it. And everyone likes responding to it. But it is a bit weird when a message pops up on the screen, from complete stranger, asking whether you’d like your lady parts to be licked.
Dear stranger, thank you for being so generous as to offer your service to satisfy my sexual desires but it’s kind of creepy that you’re ten years older than my dad and that you still write LiK3 dix.
And everyday is a struggle, being bombarded with these or similar weird messages:
“Are you an angel?”
“Our babies vil b so cute 😄”
“Yo girl I want frandship with yew”
“Let’s meet up”
A recent hate comment caught me a bit off guard. He had commented on the one picture I have displayed on my profile:
“Is this your face? Or did a car crash into a pole?”
This by a 28 year old, single guy who refused to admit that this was a hate comment and asked me to not be offended as his job was just to “show you the reality“. This coming from a guy who doesn’t have a profile photo and himself hides behind the picture of a baby.
Apart from the weirdness and stalkerishness and over looking the creepy pedophiles, it’s not too bad of a site I guess. I’ll admit that online dating is hard, and whereas I don’t take the site as seriously, to a lot of people it is the only way of meeting their potential other half. I even met a guy who told me that he found his wife on the internet!
I was bent on deleting this app as soon as I got back to work. Surprisingly though, I have met a few people who are not only pretty but can hold a conversation as well.
Just out of curiousity, I am gonna go out on a limb and see where this goes.
What do you guys feel about online dating? What are your view on dating apps like Tinder and Flurve etc?Can someone really find love online?