Is everybody and her brother online dating? I mean, okay, I know a couple of people who have met peeps online and found LOVE. At least I hope it’s love. It’s just all so weird to me. Can someone please explain this thing? What happened to the good old days when you walked into a bar…okay, maybe not a bar — bad example (that’s not looking for love, anyway.) — the good ole days when you just happened to see someone you liked, looked at their hand to ensure they weren’t wearing a ring (not that that seems to matter much these days), walked up to them and said hello, or a ‘love on aisle 9’ sort of thing or the produce section of your supermarket, like, “Hey baby, I dig your melons,” I mean, “Hey, miss? How can I tell if this melon is ripe?” *ahem* (*NOTE TO PERVS* Please don’t ever use that first question. You will get slapped. Hard. And deservedly so.) I joke because I’ve heard some crappy lines and they all make me nauseous.
These days, the peeps are not only looking for love on aisle 9 (you should see what these girls are wearing to WalMart — they should be entertaining from a street corner somewhere), they are looking for love in the bars (at least for the night), and everywhere you go online.
I have to say, I’m either a little slow or extremely old fashioned or clueless altogether. I’m so over being flirted with online — sick to death of it, really. Honestly, if you are in another country, buddy, or another state, it’s not really feasible for us to date over the net, so why even flirt?
I realize I am a southern gal and a country girl and I admit to being old fashioned. I actually think these are good qualities. Where are the gents? Are they all gone? I don’t want some crazy stalker creeper dude from another state or country telling me how beautiful I am or asking how old I am or… Just tell me if I’m being unreasonable here.
I guess I’m from the old school where you actually try to get to know somebody, you know? Someone that you can actually spend time with, in person, someone who can become your friend and you get to know them on a deeper level, rather than skin deep kind of crap. I’m so over the face thing. Outward beauty means squat to me. Okay, not 100% true, but 50% true. Thing is, usually, if the guy is hot, he knows it and he’s in love with himself too much to get to know anybody else on a romantic level.
Looks. It’s not lasting, anyway. Everybody gets all wrinkled up and distorted looking after a while, so why care about outward beauty? I know, initially, it’s a turn on and all but for me, if a guy can make me laugh, it makes him look sexy. If he is compassionate and kind hearted (not a girly man or a mama’s boy — just a good soul, ya know?), it shows in his face, in his eyes. Where are these guys? Are all the good ones gone? Are they all spoken for? I certainly cannot find any in Mississippi.
No, I’m not looking for love if you live in another country or another state, so stop flirting. I just don’t get it, okay? However, if you are looking for peeps to be friends with, I’m all for it. Friends only! Don’t tell me how pretty I am. Don’t call me ‘dear.’ Etc. If you are crushing, get over it. Because I ain’t crushing on anybody that lives outside of my surrounding cities. It’s just too weird for me.
Somebody, please, explain to me this whole fascination and new online dating trend? Yes, I get it’s not that new. It just feels new because I’ll never get used to it.
Just once, I would love to be flirted with in the book store. Best place ever. Or the coffee house. Ah yes, love over coffee beans sounds like a treat.