Thoughts on online dating
If you see many people and still don;t find a decent partner it can lead to self doubt and questions about whether you will ever be in a loving relationship again.
How can there be so much choice yet so little at the same time?
When you meet someone in the supermarket or a new person at work, it may take a few dates to find out if you have similar lifestyles, values or personality traits. You are working from a pool of hundreds of thousands of prospective dates but the filters are built in.
You can search by religion, hobbies, pets, personalities and sometimes even things like how neat and tidy or sloppy other people are.
We forget about the person and look at potential dates as a commodity. We are able to get to know someone without all the pressure of deciding within the first date whether our date is worth investigating more.
I met a lovely man but he had been doing the online dating thing a lot longer and the restless fickleness had taken hold of him.