Re: Internet Dating Sad?
Actually, as a single woman, I really like being able to grocery shop, go to yoga/gym, skiing, etc. without being hit on.
It also keeps conversations that don't have to do with dating/sex/establishing a relationship, to whatever topic they started on.
And the workplace is 'safer' too, from sexual banter and approaches, as well as the library.
I've definitely seen a trend since OLD has become more popular.
It seems to be a premise now that if you want to date, you will put yourself out there in the clearly designated area for dating...bars, singles dances, singles meetups, and appropriate internet sites for whatever it is you're looking for.
If someone wants to know if you're available for dating, all they need to do is find out approximate age and locale and then search...and they can find out more about you what you like and don't like, and make a decision about whether to approach. It saves a lot of hassle. Also embarrassment irl.
I think it's a good thing.
In other areas as well. I was able to access information and some of it anecdotal, in order to correctly pinpoint my son's tethered spinal cord problem and his thyroid issue. I've also quickly been able to research apartments and surrounding neighborhoods (police records/crime reports) and also do background searches (like the guy I almost worked for and dated briefly.)
I also like to look at menus of restaurants and decide which I'm going to visit, and read the reviews, when they're open, what else is around them, etc.
Same thing with colleges, movies, books, lodging when traveling...
It's just another important decision. It gives people a much bigger selection pool to choose from as well, and I think knowing what is out there factors into feeling secure about your decision...understanding that time comes into play as well, it's not as though the selection pool is static. No choice is still a choice, at any given time.
Essentially, not sad.
It will be a sad sad day when catcalls are made to be illegal though.
Last edited by Homemaker_Numero_Uno; 04-18-2013 at 04:08 PM.