And if you do, you’ll set the date up on the early side, leaving both parties the option of calling an audible midway through to go do something else. So you can “only have one or two drinks.” But extended flirtatious conversation usually requires a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit.Because by 9 PM you’ll be wondering what fun activity you’re missing out on.· Okay, so just set up the date for a school night. So when that ideal conversation fails to materialize, that bag of weed and the Game of Thrones episode on your DVR start to sound pretty amazing.· Finally, in an example of irony that even Alannis Morissette would be impressed with, online dating doesn’t work because online dating exists.Somehow, in the past few years, online dating has become acceptable to the masses.What was once only for the ugly, the old, the fat, and the socially awkward now has its grips on the young, good-looking, and talented portion of the population.Moreover, for people looking to find a soul mate, time is working against them on three different fronts: 1) As we get older, our vision of an ideal mate gets more narrowly defined; 2) As people continue to pair off, the field of eligibles dwindles; and 3) Every day you are fatter, uglier, and balder. Dating sites act as a filter to weed out the unwanted guys/gals, and for this reason, online dating has become too convenient to ignore. Because out at a bar, you might see 50 people of of the gender you’re into.
No one wants to tell their kids, relatives, and friends that they met their significant other on a computer.
There was a time—not long ago—when I would say to people “if I’m ever on one of those dating websites, that’s when I’ll know I need to reevaluate the choices I’ve made in life.” Well apparently those choices haven’t been great, because here I am, with my very own OKCupid profile.
I chose OKCupid because I heard that’s the young/hip/casual one.
I suppose it makes sense when you look at what direction our society has been moving in.
The number of women in the work force continues to rise. People are staying single longer, but there’s still that hint of anxiety because they haven’t settled down yet—Better hurry, or all the good ones will be taken!
That meet-cute banter you had online/texting doesn’t necessarily translate to one-on-one conversation.
The actual date can end up being more uncomfortable than your sitting position when a flight attendant makes you return your seatback to its upright position.· And speaking of being doomed to fail from the beginning: You don’t want to commit your Friday or Saturday night to some potentially awkward stranger.
Plus, due to its geographically meaningful initials, if anything were to blossom with someone, we could avoid embarrassment and tell people we met in Amid the excitement and stress of perfecting my own profile into something that paints a pretty, yet unique, picture, I have managed to go on a handful of dates.
Let me tell you: they’ve all been exceedingly average.
That leaves 6.25 potential soul-mates, except half of those are gay, and the other half are way at the other side of the crowded bar and chances are you won’t bump into them.
The chances of meeting one of the truly great ones in real life seems pretty slim.