I tell all my single girlfriends to give online dating a try. Why not. Backpage escorts nearest Colebrook? I say, what is the worst that could happen? You set up a profile, decide some cute pictures, write something witty in regards to the things that you love (Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, Battlestar Galactica), list some books you enjoy, and 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 discover your taste in music refreshing," addled morons writing id fck u," plus a few of age-appropriate, nice-looking guys who are able to string some sentences together and enjoy 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, dive outside into the snow, meet a stranger, and after an hour of slightly stilted dialog, he'll grab the check. You'll try and carve it, however he will pay, and you would stand to re-wrap yourself against the freezing wind. You will part ways, and you will probably, almost certainly, begin again the next day with another Hey there..." message from the next challenger.
You might think online dating would create some much-needed fairness" between the genders. In the domain of hetero courtship, tradition still rules supreme. The Internet might be the great democratizer, the superb playing field-leveler. After all, we each have only the 500-word text boxes and crappy jpegs and clever (not so intelligent) user names to show for ourselves. Anyone can message anyone about anything. Maybe in this environment where we're safely sequestered behind displays, we can get past some of the lingering sex-based rules" that predominate the How to Find a Man" playbooks of yore. Maybe instead we can learn to treat each other as equal players of an extremely silly game that we all secretly take quite seriously. Would not that be fine?
But it appears quite clear to me that we are not there yet. I am partially to blame, and you probably are too. I'm a feminist, sex-positive 21st century woman whose pictures contain me posing in a Rosie the Riveter Halloween costume. I write about gender 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 focus, the awaiter of messages. I proceed to my inbox and see who wants to speak to me and then I decide to whom I'll respond. Sometimes I send a thanks but no thanks" to particularly pleasant messages, but usually I am so overwhelmed by the brand new things to read and the brand new selections in front of me that I ignore those nice guys also. Basically, I act like an entitled jerk who can pull puppet strings and make OkCupid dancing for me however I please.
This really is not the behaviour I'd expect of a feminist, sex-positive 21st century lady. It's not behavior I'm especially proud of either. Why don't 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 like tacos? Why do I not reply politely to each message, even the ones I am not interested in? Why do I alternate between playing the damsel and the playing the demanding entitled ahole? Because it is just so simple.
Ugh. I'm embarrassed to have written that. I wish the evidence 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, certainly, but the ratio is modest. Ten to one? Twenty to one? Once in a blue moon? I actually don't have to, and so I do not make myself go through the terrifying exercise of asking for thought and possibly being rejected or ignored. Why would I put myself through the rollercoaster of the drafting, the editing, the sending, the waiting, the trusting, the checking account, and the sighing in disappointment when the fact of my gender (and let's be real; that is really all it is) means the attention comes to me? This really is not how I want this work, but I condone it with my inaction.
Which now brings us to choice/route #3 - online dating. Some consider this the last frontier before calling it quits on the dating landscape, while others chant it upward as the Holy Grail for locating the love which makes your groin tremble. Acceptable, Holy Grail is a ginormous stretch, but there are those in the dating world that affirm that online dating gives them the best assortment of options, while affording them anonymity and having the ability to go at a speed they determine rather than being blindsided at a dinner party with the attempted and oh so fake, "I am so glad you're both here. I have 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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