I remember the days when I loved staying out until 4 in the morning or later. Friends and I would go out to a bar or a few and then spend time at somebody’s apartment watching TV, playing board games or just hanging out. And, we’d either crash there or walk home just in time to see the sun rise.
Remember thinking that 8 p.m. was too early to go out?
”Social media” is a misnomer. The quantity of those we know has increased, but the quality of what we know about these folks is lacking. How social are we if we’re consistently quickly flipping through photos and status updates about our friends’ lives?
If you base your relationship on only the physical, plan on being single for a long while… “Has to be skinny. It’s my first female attribute.” That was the first thing a friend said to me last week when talking about what interests him in the opposite sex.
In this twoday magazine column, I write about how online dating services still have a stigma.
With an estimated 20 million users checking in at least once a month, online dating sites seem as commonplace as updating your Facebook status. It seems everybody knows somebody who’s signed up. And, we’ve all seen the commercials of various dating sites touting their skills at being 21st century matchmakers.
Heck, I’ll even be attending a wedding later this year of a friend who found her soon-to-be husband online. And neither of them seemed shy to say, “Hey, we met online!”
Still, as common as it might seem, finding true love online carries a stigma. Would you admit to having an online matchmaking profile? I sure as hell wouldn’t, even though I do … well, did.