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Advanced-level daters might be particularly impatient to hit the point of make out or move on"; if my experience is any indication, even beginners can date their way to Taylorized proto-flirtation in about fourteen days, thanks to online dating's streamlined efficacy. (And if you are on a date through OkCupid's new Crazy Blind Date" app---which Jezebel's Katie J.M. Baker lately called the Worst Idea Ever"---then the pressure to perform is compounded by your date rating your performance online in kudos"; OkCupid says users who give and receive more kudos will be looked upon more favorably by the app's algorithms.)
In the event of overwhelming reciprocal interest, possibly the implied program of a date is exciting. Personally, if I am aware that I am supposed to figure out ASAP whether I find someone attractive, the determination becomes that much tougher. (Whether attraction should be some thing which needs to be determined, rather than experienced obviously, is a whole different issue.) Perfection in a partner is something we grow into, something we create together over time---not something we can spot in a profile, and not something we can understand over the first drink. Definitely calling dating" what it is may be more efficient than stumbling blindly through sexually tense camaraderie, and online dating is probably a more efficient method of locating prospective dates; I do admit that there's something to be said for efficacy. The problem is that I don't understand if I want my love life to be efficient. Actually, I am pretty sure I do not.
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