You can’t watch as they smile, and that smile spreads up into their eyes and transforms their face into one of the most beautiful things you’ve ever seen – a thing that warms your heart and makes you realize you want to spend more time with the person. Unfortunately, the reality is nowhere near that fantasy.
To get some insight into what women go through on these dating websites, I pulled aside one of my family members who I knew had spent some time on these sites looking for her future spouse.
Ironically enough, if you could take the best of those women and the best of those men, and place them in a big room where they could sit at a table and ask each other questions in person – you’d probably have 4 or 5 new match-ups by the end of the night. All they have to do is get online every day, sitting on their princess throne and file through the dozens or more profiles of men who have messaged them throughout the day.
The problem with online dating is that you can’t see the person’s face when they’re telling you about themselves. I think it’s hard for guys to comprehend the world of online dating from a woman’s perspective. They then flippantly toss out all of those well thought out, carefully crafted messages from most of those poor schmucks, and then they log onto their Facebook accounts to complain to their girlfriends that there are no “good men” left in the world.
Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.
To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.
Two men, Nathan Jackson, 21, Stephen Hebden, 23, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, were today convicted of encouraging dangerous driving.
To explore this topic, I pulled aside two individuals who I knew were hunting for a long-term relationship using online dating websites, and asked them about their experiences with the services.A jury was told that the A6201 Hemsworth bypass in West Yorkshire looked like a scene from the hit movie franchise starring Vin Diesel.The four young people were out celebrating Miss Kirby's 16th birthday when they hit while on the quad bike, Leeds Crown Court heard.Five people had been on trial at Leeds Crown Court accused of encouraging the dangerous driving.On Thursday, the jury cleared three of the men - George Tomlinson, 25, of Wakefield, Lee Fisher, 29, and Bradley Lockwood, 22, both of Barnsley. Judge Geoffrey Marson QC said the pair will be sentenced in the next few weeks, along with Raynor and Todd. Okay, it’s time to have an open and frank discussion about the battle of the sexes and the dating game.