After some small talk with Denise few weeks ago, I found out that she actually registered herself to a dating site. Seriously? She barely touched her facebook but yet she’s on a dating site? I asked her whether she was really desperate or something, but she said that it wasn’t out of desperation. Then she kind of preached me about the 21st century dating or something.
After she talked to me like that, it occurred to me that 80% people that has a deeper connection to me was those I know from the internet. I met si Onyed, and mr. Atheist online, and they were and still are the closest person to me. I met Miiya and mr Nottingham in real life, but we actually talked more online. Even for friends… like AK, for example. I befriended her… online.
That makes me think… Should I join a dating site as well?
Oh my gosh… you started to giggle now.
I know it sound so desperate, but I tried to make it as neutral as possible. Okay? So, few hours after talking to Denise, I went home and I don’t know how my browser kept flashing this dating site ads. Out of curiosity, I clicked it. I mean, I just want to know if what Denise said was for real or not.
Well… actually those people in the dating site wasn’t all that bad looking. Some were actually attractive… but that’s the catch isn’t it? If these people are good looking and have good characters, why don’t they find someone in the real life? Are they too picky? Or they have some extra baggage (you have to watch HIMYM to know about this)? Or they just the unlucky?
Seeing at how many options there, it actually gives the chance for the picky to choose one that suit them the most. Like.. how old this person should be, how tall, what would you like for the color of the hair, eyes, or skin tone. Do you want this person to be asian, or caucasian, or middle eastern? Do you want this person to be able to play music or cook? Or do you want this person to be active outdoor or do you want a company who smoke drink and dance? Do you want to get serious or just fun? Kids or no kids?
It’s like… One year of information gathering, saved up in one hour of reading someone’s profile. I am no fan of this actually, because I enjoyed the challenge to dig deeper into human’s mind and characteristics. It’s like a spoiler in a review for a movie, you’d know everything without actually experience anything. But… Hey! It’s still a place to go though…
After I see the dating site, I kind of changed my mind a little. Still not a fan of it, and I never opened that site again, but now I know why people go to that site. Sometimes, it’s just about finding an opportunity you would never find in the real life…