I tell all my single girlfriends to give online dating a try. Why not. Backpage Escorts nearby Carbondale? I say, what's the worst that could happen? You set up a profile, pick some cute pictures, write something witty regarding the things that you love (Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, Battlestar Galactica), list some books you like, then sit back, kick your feet up, and wait for the messages to roll in. Your inbox will fill with notes from 19-year olds in the 'burbs, 40-somethings who find your taste in music refreshing," addled morons writing id fck u," plus a handful of age-appropriate, nice-looking guys who can string some sentences together and like to cook. With those, you may send a few messages back and forth before he encourages you for a drink. You may put on some mascara, plunge outside into the snow, meet a stranger, and after an hour of slightly stilted conversation, he'll grab the check. You may try to carve it, however he will pay, and you will stand to re-wrap yourself against the frigid wind. You will part ways, and you will probably, almost definitely, start again the next day with another Hey there..." message from the following contender.
You might think online dating would create some much-needed fairness" between the sexes. In the domain of hetero courtship, convention still rules supreme. The Web might be the great democratizer, the fantastic playing field-leveler. After all, we each have only the 500-word text boxes and crappy jpegs and intelligent (not too apt) user names to show for ourselves. Anyone can message anyone about anything. Maybe in this environment where we're safely sequestered behind screens, we can get past a number of the lingering sex-based rules" that predominate the How to Catch a Man" playbooks of yore. Maybe instead we can learn to handle each other as equal players of an extremely silly game that we all secretly take quite seriously. Would not that be nice?
But it appears quite clear to me that we are not there yet. I am partially to blame, and also you probably are too. I am a feminist, sex-positive 21st century lady whose photographs contain me modeling in a Rosie the Riveter Halloween costume. I write about sex on the Internet for crying out loud! But every day, when I log into the dating site of my choice, I play the passive function, the receiver of attention, the awaiter of messages. I go to my inbox and see who needs to speak to me and then I choose to whom I'll respond. Sometimes I send a thanks but no thanks" to especially pleasant messages, but generally I'm so overwhelmed by the brand new things to read and the brand new choices in front of me that I ignore those nice guys too. Essentially, I act like an entitled jerk who is able to pull puppet strings and make OkCupid dancing for me however I please.
This really isn't the behavior I would expect of a feminist, sex-positive 21st century lady. It is not behaviour I'm especially proud of either. Why do not I write messages first? Why do not I reach out to the dudes with the comical handles and good taste in novels, the ones who post graphics with goofy faces and like tacos almost as much as I enjoy tacos? Why do I not answer politely to each message, even the ones I'm not interested in? Why do I switch between playing the damsel and also the playing the demanding entitled ahole? Because it's only so easy.
Ugh. I am embarrassed to have written that. I wish the signs pointed to something different, something egalitarian and modern, but when I get real with my own online dating M.., it's the truth. I've sent messages to men before, sure, but the ratio is modest. Ten to one? Twenty to one? Once in a blue moon? I do not have to, and so I don't make myself go through the frightful exercise of asking for consideration and maybe being rejected or dismissed. Why would I put myself through the rollercoaster of the drafting, the editing, the sending, the waiting, the expecting, the checking account, and the sighing in disappointment when the fact of my sex (and let's be real; that's really all it's) means the attention comes to me? This is not how I want this work, but I condone it with my inaction.
Which now brings us to option/path #3 - online dating. Some consider this the last frontier before calling it quits on the dating scene, while others chant it upward as the Holy Grail for finding the love that makes your groin tremble. Ok, Holy Grail is a ginormous stretch, however there are those in the dating world that swear that online dating gives them the greatest variety of options, while affording them anonymity and having the ability to go at a pace they discover rather than being blindsided at a dinner party with the tried and oh so fake, "I am so glad you're both here. I've been dying to introduce the two of you!" Yeah right! That dinner party, happenstance assembly, was orchestrated so well it deserves a Tony Award. Any who...shall we move on?
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