Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Neighbourly Discussions about Online Dating

Last night I had an interesting conversation with my next door neighbour. Both of us have tried the online dating thing but have never quite been all that lucky in love for all the money we spent on subscriptions.

This is what my neighbour had to say:

Online dating allows you to move too easily between partners - it is like a 24 hour menu that constantly changes. Whenever you get tired of one dish all you have to do is move on to the next one on the menu...

Online dating teaches people to actually be promiscuous (in a sense)...

He also told me about an email on "how to write your online dating profile" was sent by one of the sites that encouraged people to write profiles that would make them look better on paper (ie. better than they are in person).

Why I agree:

It is true that in the months that I had spent online and went on dates I always went back to look for someone better than the person that I've just been on a date with. I had so much choice that if something was wrong with a person - no matter how small - I would just move on.

What is your view on online dating?

What does compatibility have to do with love and relationships?

How difficult is it to date someone that is the complete opposite of you? Will it work in the long run? Won't you just get fed up with having to have to deal with a short tempered or completely chilled person?

Will your relationship last? Will you have the patience and will to make your relationship succeed? (- or will you give up and move on?)

Obviously I'm writing a post on this as I have noticed that my boyfriend is the complete opposite of me. I have a short temper and don't really have any patience (as patience is not a virtue, but rather for people with too much time on their hands), nor do I function all that well when things don't go as planned - but on the other hand I can think on my feet and get things done when I need to.

Now the obvious next question is - how do laid back people cope with dating the aries type?

BTW - this is post 101 :)