Bad online dating experiences
A comment I found especially insightful was made by Elizabeth, who said: “Perhaps one of the best things about dating online is that one can know the deal breakers (smoking, drinking, how many kids, etc.) before falling for someone, before attempting to justify a relationship that won’t work.” That strikes me as an intelligent point.Honestly speaking, isn’t it true there are certain things about potential dating partners that you won’t accept? Don is a 38-year-old never married man who has accumulated vast dating experience.Realistically, he says, people are superficial; for example, generally speaking, women prefer tall men and men prefer skinny women.So women and men both search out partners based on features they find physically attractive.What matters is that you know if you like it or you don’t. Being able to describe a person based on a set of characteristics isn’t very useful.It’s the full experience of spending time with someone that tells you whether you like a person or not.Did you notice the comments from people who reacted to Ariely’s interview? For instance, a man named Mark said: “I think online dating is unsatisfying for most people because dating in general is unsatisfying for most people.” Think about all of your dating experiences: have most of them been satisfying or disappointing?
I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been married for six years. I had the type of the job that was satirized in the movie . I’d stare at my computer screen for eight hours waiting for my shift to end.Ariely points out that typical online dating websites break people down into “searchable attributes” such as height, weight, income, and political views.