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Online Dating … Are you there Mr. Right?

Dating is just awful if you’re in your late 20’s.  There, I said it and I stand by my assessment.

You’re no longer in school (or if you’re like me and started school late, then all the guys are 8-10yrs younger than you), so no more fishing from that pond.  Bars are just not the place to “pick-up” or be “picked-up” unless you’re just looking for that one-night stand.   And the blind-dates…oh just STOP!  No, I don’t want to meet your friends brothers best friend … I think we met before, he was a douche.

So now where do you turn?  Online dating?  Sure, why not.

I’ve been an avid online dater since it before it was “the thing” to do.  I can remember being in High School and getting chatted up in an AOL chat room….either I was naïve about the dangers or there really weren’t any back then since it was a fairly new medium….and then me and my friends meeting up with the guys we chatted with at the movies or the mall.  It was always fun and a great way to meet guys from other schools, just to see what else was out there.  Even now, I’m on a few dating websites and it’s just as fun to meet some guys at times to see what else is out there…lol.  BUT … is it actually going to help me find Mr. Right or even Mr. Right Now?

See, the thing with online dating that I’ve noticed is that it just seems to be a way for a person to inflate their personal resumé/bio and showcase pictures of themselves from years ago.  It’s such a disappointment when you meet a person in real life and realize that the picture they had as their profile pic had to of been from at least 5 years ago.

I’ve been on several different sites over the past few years:

  • Match
  • PlentyofFish
  • eHarmony
  • ChristianSingle
  • okCupid

…just to name a few, and I seem to encounter the same issue at every one….a profile that highlights all of their greatness and pictures that don’t resemble them anymore.  Can we call this false advertising??  I think that there has to be a solution to this problem.  A simple one, too.

Enter in….Video bios.  Seriously.  No joke.  Why not make a 2 min video highlighting who you are, or even better…have it as a compilation of your friends assessments on you.  Who better to try to help you find that special someone then your closest friends and family.  They know you better than you know yourself even, most likely.  I don’t know…I just think this would be something to look into.  Do they offer this anywhere already??

I’m just tired of it all….dating in general sucks sometimes.  Maybe I’m just being bitter but I just wish that there was a site that would stand out and revolutionize online dating.  Now, don’t get me wrong….I’ll continue using these sites but Mr. Right….are you there???

About Ana S.

A social media / networking junkie in Dallas, TX. I love to experience everything that life has to throw at me and learn from it. I'll share my thoughts, views, ideas with you and hope that you'll share back with me!


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