As we are all aware– most of our daily correspondences carry on throughout the use of technology. We are constantly posting updates on social media, instant messaging our friends, and skyping with our colleagues. We are so adept to using virtual technology for accomplishing our most basic tasks.
But I have to be honest. I have one task I have yet to accomplish: finding a mate.
It’s not exactly easy developing a relationship with someone when you don’t go out and do stuff. When I am not working, I am either at the gym, running errands, blogging, or sitting on the couch watching Netflix. Of course I hang out with friends, but my friends are all tied down and are not interested in the bar scene.
So, I’ve been thinking about Online Dating. I’m honestly frightened by the idea of it. Not because I’m afraid of being tricked by a bunco, but because I am afraid this will actually work out for me. Ironic, right?
See, I want a relationship. I believe I am ready and I think I can handle it. I’d love nothing more than to find someone in real life– someone I can establish a connection with in person for the first time. But…I’ve already mentioned how almost impossible it is for me to do that right now.
When I think about Online Dating, I think of it as “forcing” a relationship. Like, I am pushing it to happen; rather than meeting someone naturally and forming a friendship first.
I am so confused.
Please, share your thoughts and experiences with online dating.