The first time I went on an online dating search engine, one of two thoughts came to my mind:
1. I can see why you’re on here. (You can’t get a real-life date)
2. You’re too damn good-lookin’ to be on here. (Why can’t you get a real-life date?)
It’s a lose-lose scenario. Not attractive, but I’m sure he has nothing to hide (but his face)… or too attractive, but I’m sure he has something to hide (except his face).
Online dating, aka last resort?
I don’t know why this method of mating has no appeal to me. I’m almost ashamed to even admit I used the search engine. Why? Maybe because it’s not the best story to tell your grandkids. Instead of, “Yeah, he was my paramedic and he saved my life and we locked eyes and I was his damsel in distress and I knew we made a connection and…,” it’s “We met online.” End of story. Borrrring.
Besides the boring factor, online dating just seems so unnatural. Forced. Where did I get the idea that love just happens in a non-intentional, unobtrusive way? Put your hand on the wheel and it becomes more like a job application. I hate job applications.
I have a cousin who met her husband online. It happens. People find love online. So maybe this isn’t so much dating advice as it is a dating dilemma. How do I get over this phobia of internet hookups?