I tell all my single girlfriends to give online dating a try. Why not. Backpage Escorts near Hixon? I say, what's the worst that could happen? You set up a profile, pick some adorable photographs, write something witty concerning 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 preference 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'll send several messages back and forth before he encourages you for a drink. You will put on some mascara, dive outside into the snow, meet a stranger, and after an hour of slightly stilted dialogue, he'll catch the check. You will try to divide it, but he will pay, and you'll stand to re-wrap yourself against the freezing wind. You will part ways, and you'll probably, almost surely, start again the following day with another Hey there..." message from the next contender.
You might think online dating would create some much-needed equity" between the genders. In the domain of hetero courtship, custom still reigns supreme. The Web might be the great democratizer, the excellent playing field-leveler. After all, we each have only the 500-word text boxes and crappy jpegs and smart (not too apt) user names to show for ourselves. Anyone can message anyone about anything. Maybe in this environment where we are safely sequestered behind displays, we can get past a number of the lingering gender-based rules" that dominate the How to Find a Man" playbooks of yore. Perhaps instead we can learn to handle each other as equal players of an extremely silly game that we all secretly take quite seriously. Wouldn't that be nice?
But it seems quite clear to me that we are not there yet. I'm partially to blame, and you probably are too. I am a feminist, sex-positive 21st century woman whose photographs comprise me modeling 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 part, the receiver of focus, the awaiter of messages. I proceed 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 sweet messages, but normally I am so overwhelmed by the new things to read and the new picks in front of me that I ignore those nice guys also. Essentially, I act like an entitled jerk who will pull puppet strings and make OkCupid dance for me however I please.
This isn't the behavior I'd expect of a feminist, sex-positive 21st century lady. It's not conduct I'm particularly proud of either. Why don't I write messages first? Why don't 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 every message, even the ones I am not interested in? Why do I alternate between playing the damsel and also the playing the demanding entitled ahole? Because it's only so simple.
Ugh. I'm embarrassed to have written that. I wish the signs pointed to something else, something egalitarian and contemporary, but when I get real with my own online dating M.., it's the truth. I've sent messages to guys before, sure, but the ratio is small. Ten to one? Twenty to one? Once in a blue moon? I really don't have to, and so I do not make myself go through the chilling exercise of asking for consideration and perhaps being rejected or ignored. 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 is actually 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 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 which makes your crotch tremble. Ok, Holy Grail is a ginormous stretch, however there are those in the dating world that swear that online dating gives them the best assortment of possibilities, while affording them anonymity and being able to move at a speed they ascertain rather than being blindsided at a dinner party with the tried and oh so fake, "I'm so happy you are 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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