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Normally, this would be a great thing, as technology makes things better.
But when it comes to love, all technology does is leave a wake of emotional destruction, disconnection, and false positives. An article on highlights how Tinder has signaled a “dating apocalypse” because it doesn’t promote actual “dating” — it promotes hookups based on physical appearance.
Sh'reen Morrison had been on an online dating site for only a few weeks before she realized that something was seriously wrong with the man who had been actively pursuing her by text message and email.
They'd hit it off right away, and he said he lived just outside of Phoenix, which seemed relatively proximate to a woman in remote Yuma, Ariz. First, he was traveling through India with his daughter.
By then, Morrison knew she was dealing with a scammer.
"The story was getting more and more bizarre," she says.
I’ve been yelled at by everyone from Men’s Rights Activists to neo-Nazis.
Yes, it’s true, the neo-Nazis are on Twitter and it’s gobsmacking how much hate and ignorance they can fit into 140 characters. But I don’t cry into my pillow for, like, the rest of the night and some of the following morning. Here’s my best advice for dealing with social media crazies: You’re Better Off Not Engaging So they fire the opening salvo. If you don’t respond, they’re just the jerks trying to pick a fight with someone who doesn’t consider them worthy enough opponents to fight. When you do respond, you validate your troll as an opponent and give them ammo to fight you back with.
I’m a straight-up veteran when it comes to dealing with social media trolls.
They were quite shallow and materialistic, always talking about their cars and houses and trips and acquisitions. These days I stick to meeting men the old fashioned way and date normal guys that I can be myself around. What I saw on there was what is best described as “a bunch of squirrels trying to get a nut”. That’s what all those people on the site are doing.
It reminded me of that squirrel Scrat in that movie … The girls especially who will do and say anything to get that designer handbag or that nice bottle of champagne.
It seems like everyone's looking for love online ... A few short years ago, we had to put some actual effort into dating and finding love. We connected with friends and headed out on the town/to the bar/to the game.
To meet possible compatible love partners, we started a new hobby, networked in our social circles, had friends set us up on blind dates, and generally spent some time looking for someone just as amazing/screwed up as we are.How about those that pay their way through college/university by doing this?