Essays on online dating vs traditional dating
I did my own research on people and chatted online within a site to see if we had things in common.
If we had a few things in common, we exchanged numbers, texted for a while, eventually spoke on the phone and if things felt right, we’d meet in a public place to talk. I am currently with a man I met online and we have been together for two years! But there is always the thought that if this doesn’t work out, how long will it take either of us to jump right back online to find the next possible love connection?
Having fallen under this spell myself…”Oh, he’s nice but I’m sure there’s something better on the next page…” Click.
Imagine a simpler time: A well-dressed single gentleman pulls up to the front of a single lady’s home in the early evening, steps out of his car, and approaches her front door.
The two of them were introduced to one another by a mutual friend at a social function some weeks prior. As she steps outside, he offers an umbrella to shield her from rain showers, walks with her to the passenger side of the car, and opens the door for her. The pair takes a scenic route to a special destination: a reserved table at an elegant restaurant.
Conversation flows naturally for a couple hours, with each beginning to learn about the background and interests of the other.
But to younger readers, it may be utterly foreign, antiquated and unrealistic—like viewing a scene from an old black-and-white film in a world accustomed to the rapid-fire images of a high-definition action movie.
Older adults are also applying by the millions for online matchmaking sites or participating in speed-dating sessions.
They also have a very small pool of educated, older men, and lots more women.
Therefore they often come up with no matches at all, despite the fact that women with many different personality types in that age group have joined.
Last November 2013 I saw his profile on a dating site.
My husband had died four years ago and his wife died 11 years ago. I questioned him about his continued online search as I had access to his username.