Are dating websites pathetic
I’m a good-looking 31 year-old professional man with a great sense of humour and a passion for reading, writing, exercising and socialising. For my part I’ve fallen in love once and become infatuated a number of times. That malicious magician, Cupid, pulled the curtain back on each of his tricks to reveal the truth: each and every one of them was a crude and tawdry sham. Last night I went on a date who had prepared an historical walking tour of London, complete with an itinerary in a plastic wallet. Nonetheless, his neuroses and gargoylesque mutations of character are yet to take full form.
I look back across the emotional wasteland of the last twelve months and my soul crumples.
As part of a campaign to launch an “involuntary” flash mob, 4chan users and people on Reddit’s 4chan forum are making fake profiles on Ok Cupid and other dating sites to lure what they are calling “forever alone” dudes to Times Square and film them on a webcam.
As it turned out, the guided tour was fascinating and I was touched that he’d put so much time into our evening together. “You can leave now.”And how about the guy who answered his mobile a minute into our date and then had a twenty minute call. I was walking home by the time he text me to ask where I was. Okay I have another date tonight but he’s 22 so he’s an unproven idiot. But young lads do have a habit of constantly referring to my age. The site itself is very excellent and top-notch, but the people are still mostly the same.New research shows single people dating contributes £3.6 billion to the UK economy. It seems I’ve reached the age when the only people who are single are those who deserve to be. At my most prolific, I was going on a date virtually every night of the week. I do not, contrary to the comments beneath my articles, exaggerate. Amongst the squid, shrimps and catfish, there’ll be at least one salmon. I’ve met men with extra nipples, men with cruel streaks, men with very low IQs, men with jealousy issues, men who loved me instantly, men who loathed me instantly, men who wanted immediate sex and men who didn’t want any at all, men facing the wrath of their maker or the wrath of their mum (apparently far more frightening) and so, so many men who simply couldn’t manage to get through a date without jibber-jabbering, choking on their food, getting drunk and crying. You were defined by how cool your My Space layout was – animated GIFs, custom CSS and your favorite embedded You Tube video.Very rarely was anything of substance shared there and more or less, everyone had the same opportunity to meet and connect with others.