GFA- Giggle free alert (whilst I have a rant.)
I have had my fair share of internet dating over the last 20 years. Some experiences were positive, some not so positive. It is not for the faint-hearted. And all the riskier when you are possibly vulnerable and looking for love.
We have all heard of cat fishing. Where the supposed ‘Dater’, also known as ‘duplicitous keyboard warrior’ is so far removed from their profile that it can be hard to believe. People have pretended to be different genders, stalked their exes by pretending to be someone else, and some have gone so far as to pretend that they have a terminal illness.
All of these endeavors obviously say more about the deceiver than the person being deceived. I have heard that dating Apps have been designed to be addictive. Some people have compared them to a real-life video game where it is best not to take them seriously.
After these experiences I was sworn off internet dating forever only to be lured back when Tinder hit the scene. So much for my resolve? It transpired that most men appear to be happy to choose me, request my number and then begin to commence a relationship founded on texting and nothing else. No meet ups, just ‘Goodnight’ and ‘Good morning darling’. Needless to say, they didn’t last very long.
That’s all for now