The topic of online dating came up in cocktails last night with a group of people. An online date naysayer in the group chimed in, “I would never do that. It’s not natural to meet someone that way. The only people on those sites are liars and scammers. Blah, blah, blah,” she went on. Granted, she had a couple glasses of Beaujolais.
Once she was done with her babbling, my friend told her about my site. “It sounds like Yelp for online dating,” she said. “Yes,” I said. I’ve heard that before and I don’t like it, even though that’s kind of what it’s like. But then she said something that just sounded right on. She said, “It’s a tool.” Then we changed subjects and I had to listen to how the young guy she is seeing and I quote, “Probes every inch, every inch(she raised her index finger) of my body with his tongue.” She’s a classy gal.
Anyway, I kept thinking about what she said about the site being a tool. It is a tool. A tool to stop time wasters and liars. A liar like the guy in this blog post. (Thank you CHELLYKAY:) This is the kind of guy that needs to be reviewed so he won’t waste another girl’s time. Yes, he could delete his profile and make another one. So what. Now HE is inconvenienced. When he lies on his new profile, it will get reviewed and he will have to delete it and HE will be inconvenienced again. Then maybe he’ll stop online dating or he’ll actually become honest on his profile. Either way, it’s win win for the girls that are actually trying to meet someone and gain a meaningful relationship from one these sites. And guys, it’s not just you. I’ve heard a ton of horror stories from men about the women on dating sites as well.
Sorry for my rant. But it’s time for the honest online daters to take back the sites that we’re on! Who’s with me?
Why do I already feel like Jerry Maguire walking through the hotel lobby after everyone read his mission statement…