In past posts, I've mentioned the fact that I've never been overly attracted to previous boyfriends right off the bat - the crazy attraction came after getting to know their personalities and seeing our chemistry. Then, I was hooked (or stupid, depending on the situation).
Point was, I've never seriously dated anyone based on looks or surface crap. Ever. Strange, but true.
Well... let's not forget that, while I kinda hate it, I check out the online dating sites sometimes. I get bored and decide to sift through the hundred trillion messages, just in case there's a winner hidden in all the crazy.
And it's here, ladies and gentle-people, where my issue lies:
Dating sites are making me shallow.
|Shallow as an empty pint glass.|
I don't. It hurts my head.
So, if the message they sent is remotely interesting, it sometimes all comes down to their photos. Am I instantly attracted to them? If yes, I may write back. If no... well, the message has to be pretty damn good for a response in that case. I feel bad and try to be nice, then realize - these dudes don't know me. Why care?
In real-life encounters, it doesn't work that way for me. But online dating is a shallow, shallow business.
I hang my head in shame.
But hell - I may be shallow and evil online, yet I only go out with people I've met in real life.
So in reality, I'm just evil. Regular ol' evil.
That, I can live with.