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Adventures of Online Dating, part 2

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Snow White, Dec 3, 2022.

  1. Snow White

    Snow White Veteran Member

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    Taking @ChristineM 's advice to 'not be a stranger' and popping in to make this post...

    I've been trying online dating lately. I tend to be playing a sort of role of being less talkative than the other side, and just kind of being a listener/observer.

    What I've picked up is that some of the interactions online, I feel are rather shallow or scripted, and perhaps more shallow and one-dimensional than the interactions I've faced encountering people in real life.

    I've been asked the following questions, sometimes multiple times, in less than a week:

    "Do you own a truck?"
    "How tall are you?"
    "Are you a short (what I said for height), or a tall (what I said for height)?"
    "Would you occasionally buy me things if we were to get in a relationship, if I did the same for you?"
    "Do you promise we can be long-term friends if things don't work out?"

    The last question was asked before we even talked about dating or being in a relationship. And I generally don't promise long-term friendship. So the answer was no.

    And maybe "shallow" isn't the right word, I can see that *some* thought went into some of the questions, and they may be the right questions for the right person, but I tend to think a bit multidimensionally, and I'm sitting in my chair and looking at the screen, and probably giving this expression:

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  2. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Brought to you by the moment that spacetime began.

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    I suppose you're better off than those girls who received my cringy pick up lines.
     
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  3. JustGeorge

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    And no one bothered to ask what your favorite kind of ramen is?

    Shallow indeed...

    Dating sounds difficult.
     
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  4. Snow White

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    True, they could have asked that. I'd have responded:

    "Oh em gee that is too kawaii. Well now that you've made my knees weak... do you want to split a bologna sandwich?"
     
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  5. Subduction Zone

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    But I really do want to know if you have a truck. You see I have this stuff . . .
     
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  6. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Important questions.....
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    I can more or less see the point in the other ones, but what's with the truck? Why is that important?
     
  8. Snow White

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    I've met country women who prefer partners with trucks. Even in cases where the woman doesn't identify conservative (there are a few country women who don't identify conservative), something about off-roading and splashing mud on large tires and large vehicles appeals to them.

    And also, some like to lie in the truck bed at night with the date and watch the stars.
     
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  9. Snow White

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    I'd see those questions as actually being more up my alley than the ones I listed.
     
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  10. Alien826

    Alien826 Older than dirt

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    Cause I've got a brand new combine harvester and I'll give you the key
    Come on now, let's get together in perfect harmony
    I got 20 acres and you got 43
    Now I've got a brand new combine harvester and I'll give you the key

    The Wurzels, Combine Harvester.
     
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