A few months ago, we asked Carrie Lloyd to delve into the world of online dating. She reveals what it takes for a single Christian woman to hook up via cyberspace. I could manage the vertically challenged thing, but there was no spark. And you?
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A few years ago, finding myself in a curious mood, I decided to create two dating profiles on the same site. They were mostly identical—both included information about my personality, likes and dislikes, ambitions, and the traits I hoped to find in a partner. Naturally I was intrigued by how each profile inspired very different replies—sometimes from the same person! Soon we decided to reenact the social experiment, albeit with a twist:. It certainly helped that Tinder has already received notoriety for some of the horrific sexualized pick-up lines employed by many of its users … as well as some infamously juvenile responses to rejection for one such story, see here. When I returned, I saw this:. While these may seem like small details, Michael received my attention by noticing important parallels in our profiles both moving to Florida from New York, both being single parents and by broaching them with me in a friendly tone.
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New merch: Here's what happened The results indeed mimic my experiences. Maybe I'll just get a cat I don't really think "The perfect message" is as clever the author thinks it is.
O nly eating and sleeping could be said to have a stronger grasp on the steering wheel of our daily behaviour than the thing in our heads that is constantly urging us to find love and have sex. But even an insatiable appetite and overwhelming tiredness are no match for the sudden arrival or breakdown of pure romantic love, or unbridled sexual lust. These are, after all, the states of mind that inspired every one of our direct ancestors to relentlessly pursue love and sex until they succeeded at least once in getting their genes into a new generation. The advent of online dating, then, must have seemed like an incredible idea.