Posted by Bad Karma |
Oct 25, 2011 @ 08:03 PM | 1,879 Views
So, here's the thing. It's not that I don't WANT to date, it just takes effort, money, understanding, time, patience...okay so maybe I don't want to date. er...maybe.
I'm 32, no kids, never been married. I have had 2 long term relationships in my life, 2 years and 4 years, respectively. I have traits that many women do find desirable, I'm tall, intellectual, chivalrous, steadily employed and I'm told I'm witty and funny.
I like the IDEA of online dating. Going to a website on my own time, from the privacy of my own home. I can browse profiles, search according to proximity, and filter out women with kids. This may seem shallow, but I just don't have it in me to be an 'insta-dad.'
So let's say I search for people within 50 miles of my location, no younger than 25, no older than 35, no kids. I end up with about 250 results. Then, I eliminate all those profiles that contain obvious spelling errors, or they don't know the proper context for they're, their, and there. Then, I can eliminate people that can't properly spell the name of the city in which they live. Seriously, cannot spell the bloody name of the place on earth they reside. Cincinnati. Yup, if you live in Cincinnati, please be able to spell Cincinnati. I never thought I'd encounter that in my life. I finally end up with about 30 females.
Next, while I do appreciate people from all points on the political spectrum, I eliminate those that describe themselves as 'progressive' ideologically, as this is just a nice way of saying 'socialist.'
Then, while I'm not a shallow person, let's be honest, looks are important. So I can easily eliminate any girl that doesn't float my fancy in the looks department.
What am I left with? Nothing. Zero.
Have you ever had any luck with online dating?
Did you have to lower your standards or let some of your principled morals of religion, or politics get in the way?