If any of you have ever tried Internet Dating, you’ll know what Tom’s talking about with this post. If you’ve never ‘dipped your toe in the water’ it’ll be an eye opener for you.
Dating has always been a minefield. Where once you regretted marrying the girl next door, now there are too many options. And as anyone who’s faced the full colour palette from Dulux will know, human beings aren’t designed for too much choice.
Dating is basically being told that your experience of a perfect evening, followed by the shag of your life, wasn’t actually mutual, and that asking you not to text ever again isn’t playing hard to get. So little’s changed there, but plenty has. The same people (i.e. everyone) who ten years ago would have blanched at using Internet dating now embrace it as an unlimited resource to meet people they’d have previously waited for the next bus to avoid. Now, the dating game makes your average minefield look like a post dinner promenade.
There are few philosophical chasms like the one between your expectations of a date and the reality…
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