PLENTY OF FISH, …IN THE SEA OR ONLINE?
You know the saying, whenever your heart gets broken, “There are plenty of fish in the sea”. This is suppose to make you feel better and also make you realize that there is someone else out there for you. But the phrase originated when dating was a bit simpler. Back when our grandparents met. You know, classic case of boy meets girl. boy likes girl. boy asks girl out.
In the dot com age of dating, could our soulmate be just a click away? Like ordering take-out? We all have our lists, but can we really customize our love life now too??
One in five relationships begin online, that is what the commercials say, right? Have we gotten into such a tech savvy world where ordering a mate is just like ordering a pizza?
Yes, I’ll take one male that is handsome, above 6ft2, dark haired, mediterranean background, olive skin, athletic (but not a meathead), perfect teeth, great job, loves his family, easy on the sarcasm, well you get the idea. Can we really request, yet somehow get what we want?
Sites like Match.com, eHarmony, Plenty of Fish, make it seem like it’s simple, but what are some of the things that you may not know? Here are some of the things me and my girlfriends have learned:
- Some people use fake or old photos.
- Some lie about their age.
- Some lie about their profession.
- Some lie about their sexuality.
So what does this mean for you? It just means, that although it may seem like a no-brainer to meet someone online, be very cautious of who you “get to know”. Also, read some of the funny and not so funny stories that me and my girls have encountered. Always remember a simple little rule, “If it seems too good to be true, it usually is.”