Swipe Right to Like

So, being single, I decided to dive into these dating app things. Let me tell you that it is an odd experience. I’m no stranger to meeting someone online and then eventually meeting out in the real world (that’s how I met my eventual ex-wife), but this seems different somehow. It seems so impersonal at times.

I laughed about it yesterday. Do you remember when kids used to pass notes to someone they liked? They usually said something like “I like you, do you like me? Check yes or no!” I’m talking about elementary school here.

That’s what a dating app feels like. We’ve evolved from checking yes or no to swiping right or left. Go figure. It’s not really a bad thing, and I know that are success stories, but something feels almost juvenile about it.

I actually find myself wondering if some of the profiles that I’ve read are being truthful. Hiking can be enjoyable, but do 70% of women really love to do it? I made that number up by the way. And why won’t you respond to a smile “Hello there” when you’ve received it as a message? Okay, that one I actually do understand. Most people get way more messages than I do. Way more. Like an exponential amount more. Different story.

I get the feeling that people will edit their profiles in order to get more messages and likes. It’s not really surprising. It’s almost human nature to make yourself seem more attractive to someone of the opposite (or same) sex. This is especially true when you’re lonely.

I’m just going to be me. I’m not going to try to make myself more attractive or interesting to someone. Hiking? I can live without it, though I am certainly considering getting out and doing some of that. My camera is dying to be used.

Short post. I’ve completely lost where I think I thought that I was going with this thinking.

Oh, that odd looking fella in that picture? That’s me. Sorry. I didn’t mean to subject you to that. Hah!

Okay, I did mean to. Carry on!

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