Funny online dating books
In the realm of hetero courtship, tradition still reigns supreme.The Internet could be the great democratizer, the great playing field-leveler.You will part ways, and you will probably, almost certainly, begin again the next day with another “Hey there…” message from the next contender.I tell all my single guy friends to watch out for online dating.You will put on some mascara, plunge out into the snow, meet a stranger, and after an hour of slightly stilted conversation, he will grab the check.You will try to split it, but he will pay, and you will stand to re-wrap yourself against the frigid wind.
There is plenty of privilege to go around, and while I spend a lot of time thinking about the big things I’m afforded due to my lucky draw, the little things I get are worth considering too.
Why do I alternate between playing the damsel and the playing the demanding entitled a**hole? Out here, at a bar or restaurant, I work really hard to make sure that you know we are equals participating in a traditionally unequal transaction.
You don’t order my wine and we split the check because we are peers. I have a job, you have a job, we’re all on a budget, and I did eat most of the sweet potato fries!
I go to my inbox and see who wants to talk to me and then I choose to whom I’ll respond.
Sometimes I send a “thanks but no thanks” to particularly sweet messages, but usually I’m so overwhelmed by the new things to read and the new choices in front of me that I ignore those nice guys too.