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Posted on Tue, Apr 04, 2006 17:07

Certainly, no one with any experience with internet dating would deny that it is odd. But I ponder if it is really internet dating itself that is odd, or if the oddness stems from other sources or perhaps a combination of sources. Being mid life and divorced, dating in general seems odd to me. Not approachable in the same light as in my 20's when I was single before. Certainly one would like to "love like they have never been hurt" but experience/baggage hinders that. Or does it make for a wiser consumer? Technology I think is working against relationships too. It is too easy to call on the cell phone, or pop up the IM or send an email. But with this great increase in delivery, have we really learned to communicate any better? Or are we just filling dead airspace with words? We had lots of classes in school about history, english, math and science, but did we get the classes on interpersonal relationships and communication that we needed? Have we sought that knowledge on our own? These times are quite different. Is it just odd dating in this new century? Look at the effects of media on culture and the base stereotypes of people. This is quite a different world than anyone else ever tried to survive in. The rules do seem to be ever changing. Internet dating is both a blessing and a curse, or perhaps in a more taoist perspective, it is neither but simply is what it is and what we perceive of it is what we make it. LOL Certainly there are many people here looking for many different things. Some are happy with online friendships, some looking for lifelong soulmates and some just looking for interaction, no matter how odd it might be. The problem is determining what you truly want, and finding someone of like mindset...


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Posted on Sun, Apr 09, 2006 11:16

Internet dating has both positives and negatives.. Positive.. I would never have even realized you existed.. Negative .. always someone else just a click away. I know couples that the internet brought together and some it destroyed the relationship by their meeting someone else.. grass isn't always greener. The world has become so fast paced that even relationships are now electronically started.. to me that is such a shame.. I have known true love and it is so wonderful that there is no way a machine could ever replace that. But we all have to have a starting point.. so yes, here I am, reading your profile, your blogs, your forum messages trying to find out what makes you "tick" and so far... you are great!


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Posted on Wed, Apr 05, 2006 19:52

the internet is making relationships like buying a coca-cola bottle. and too often we are quick to throw away that coke bottle... we are not patient with one another, we are shallow in our attention span... the only salvation in all this , i think is a self examination, a spiritual center to quickly "KNOW" what we are up against. It is never taken me too long to see if i have a chemistry with a guy... but it has taken me long to see that chemistry is never enough. Some values can never be compromised i have learned the hard way. This is why friendship, is so important to have in a relationship with the opposite sex, it is the foundation that will keep it together when the honeymoon is over. Capice?


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Posted on Wed, Apr 05, 2006 17:00

I have had some experience with internet relationships and they are interesting and fun...but lacking in many ways. One is that I like the company of a man, sitting across a table, watching him smile, watch me, or just be himself (provided it is not the first date...lol). I like to sit in another persons energy field...feel what they feel and experience their "essence" if you will. Then and only then can you REALLY decide if you are supposed to continue.


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Posted on Wed, Apr 05, 2006 13:42

I have to say I feel the same way you do,but than again where do people like us meet people definetly not in a bar or in the club and definetly not at the gym so that leaves the coffee shop the bookstore and work, and most of us dont like to see our co-workers out of work so why would we date them..........there is no right answer guess when its time hopefully we all meet that dream mate since people like you and me was brave enough to get back in the single world.


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