Relationships should be less predictable and worth waiting for.We have too much control over a romantic process and in turn, we're killing the romance.Silly guy, he actually didn't use online dating as a substitute for real dating; he used it to meet a nice girl and then date her for real! There are still human people on either end, you know.And if I have to read one more variation of the "now with just a few clicks of the mouse/keyboard, you can..." cliche, I'm going to take a sledgehammer to my temple.In my zeal to find out as much about Andy's good fortune as possible I innocently asked: "So, how'd you two meet? Realizing I stepped into something awkward I thought to myself: OMG they met in prison; or on a street corner.
I prefer the "control over the romantic process" (as you phrase it) that the new technology gives us because I've found the process didn't work out well the first time, and I have no desire to wait until I'm retired for it to work again. There are no bad ways to find love, and no real reason to compare the bar versus the dating sites. Many people do not have the ability to be at places where they have the opportunity to meet the opposite sex.
No need to drop a pound or two and drag yourself to a Happy Hour or a meet-up group.
Nope; just a couple of taps on your keyboard and presto: Janine appears on your screen to tell you that she loves to laugh, isn't needy, loves her children more than life itself, and can find time to fit you into her mind-boggling schedule.
In fact, one woman admonished him for not posting a picture: "If I have to put one up there you should to," she said.
Online dating is also convenient, or I should say as convenient as you'd like it to be.