The World of Online Dating
Friday, April 10, 2015
Last night the tornados skipped Chicago (thank GOD!) the rain finally stopped, and for just a second the sun found a break in the dark sky. So I called Chris and told him we should make the most of the "nice weather" and catch a show at Up Comedy Club.
The view from the train platform as I headed toward Old Town. Like I said, the sun was trying its hardest to come out.
The show we saw was called "Date Me: an OKCupid Experiment." They used actual dialogue, screen names, messages, ext from the dating site OkCupid to create the show. It was hilarious. And terrifying. Very very terrifying.
Since I locked down Chris while I was still in college I've never experienced the world of online dating. But I know a lot of people who have, and even people who've found their spouses online. So it obviously works- sometimes. But some of the stories played out last night/people portrayed on stage were absolutely insane. There are some major cray crays on the internet.
I just don't think I would be cut out for online dating. I'm way too judgy and cynical when it comes to first impressions. If you're a guy and you can't make me laugh, or if I can tell you're trying too hard to make me laugh, I'm swiping to the left. (Did you catch that? That was a Tinder reference, it's what all the kids are doing these days. Or maybe it's swiping right, I have no idea.) Luckily, Chris meets all my laughing criteria. And he'll never leave me because...
Anyway, I don't think there's quite the stigma on online dating like there used to be and I think that's good. Why should it be weird anymore? That's just the way of the world now. And no, this isn't a plug for online dating but I'm realizing it's definitely starting to sound like that. EVERYBODY GO DATE SOMEONE FROM THE INTERNET RIGHT NOW. After seeing the show last night I'm just intrigued by it is all. And now I want to know all the crazy stories about bad online dates. So if you have one and are willing to share, do tell!
This has been a lollygag of a Friday post. My apologies. My head's in the weekend clouds.
Have a good Friday! Go do you!