D.O.D. The Death of Dating
Personally, I never liked the whole dating thing. It’s like paying to be interviewed when you don’t even know if you want the available position. Traditional etiquette makes it impossible for anyone to act like him/herself. You make eye contact but not for too long; try to be funny without being silly; And eat finger foods with a knife and fork. Most of the time, the guy is going through the motions in hopes that his efforts turns in to sex and the girl is counting down the dates until the two can have sex and she won’t seem…. you know. Or conversely, one person is looking for a life-long mate and the other is just trying to fill up a Saturday night.
So has the internet killed dating?
Sites like eharmony.com, chemistry.com, match.com, myspace.com, facebook.com, The Roundups, and adultfriendfinder.com(if you’re naughty) have made the awkward stage of dating fairly non-existent.
Major Pro of the internet. If you don’t like some ones online personality, you can easily ignore them and go to the next contestant. It’s the ultimate speed date. Con: even with video messaging you know very little actual provable information about the person at the other end of the laptop. Pro: By the time two internet daters actually meet, they are well acquainted and adequately comfortable with each other. Con: A “could be” meaningful relationship is on fast forward and burns out rather quickly. Pro: A “could be” waste of time relationship is on fast forward and burns out rather quickly.
So….. in today’s super high paced society, is the internet the next phase of dating or is it the death of the old school art of courting?