Online dating can be fun and exciting. The only app I’ve used was Coffee Meets Bagel. I have not tried other dating apps, so this post is limited in scope.
Like with any activity, after some time I developed certain habits and routine thoughts. Below are some of those thoughts.
- Bikini photos- no thanks, unless it was summer and I felt really lonely.
- Clubbing photos- no thanks, unless I felt really lonely.
- Photos with blurred view- she didn’t really care to be on this app. As a stereotype, most women are good with photo editing. And for women who aren’t good at photo editing, I know you told your friends about online dating and at least one of them has helped you with choosing photographs. At least one of them is good with photo editing. If neither of my assumptions are true, please contact me. I know some great guys for you =) No, seriously.
- Extremely detailed profiles- no thanks, the devil is in the details.
- Cute smile- yes please! Please: smile.
- She wants “a Godly man”- are you a Godly woman? What does “Godly” mean? Does Godly mean go to church every Sunday? Pray every night? Pray before sunrise? Follow the old testament or the new testament? Take the story of Job as a story or as a biographical memoir? Is it a lower-case “godly” or an uppercase “godly”? Can the word “God” or God himself be used as an adjective? By the time I’ve asked these questions I’m half asleep.
- She wants “honesty”- were you cheated on by an ex? There are things that are unsaid and expected, e.g., honesty, trust, faith, etc. Also how honest is ‘too honest’ or ‘not honest enough’?
- She likes it when “he calls before going to bed”- what time do you go to bed?
- She likes when a man “is not this” or “is not that”- sweetie, this section is “what do you like in a date”.
- Nice photos, pretty face, gorgeous outfit, bare-bone profile- I don’t have enough money to be a sugar daddy. Hey, you wanted “honesty” right?
Before you criticize or demonize me, ask yourself: do you want honesty or do you want modesty?
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