At any given time anyone of us can enter the singles scene and exit pretty successful, no matter what we are wearing, how bad our hair looks or even if we haven’t taken a shower in a day.
Because of online dating we pretty much look good even when we aren’t looking good, feel like shit, want to just crawl up into a ball and go to sleep. We can act a good game, present a fun flirty chat, push our profile pics even when we know we don’t look anything like those pics at the moment.
Online dating makes us look good all the time, caught like a fly in amber, pristine, perfect, stuck yet seemingly ready to go.
We all know the truth of course, that we aren’t all so pretty all of the time. We aren’t all ready for seductions-giving or getting-we don’t all want sex at all times even though most straight guys are going to boast that they are and most women-lesbo or straight-are going to make believe they are up for teasing their partner about it. One simply can’t be that up for being up all the time, so that’s why online dating is great. We can stay in the running, on the scene, up for the game and most importantly seem like we are the most popular kid at the dance that is dating simply because we log on…even if we’re asleep most of the time sitting in front of the monitor.
And we can catch the lightening out and about; nobody knows where you are these days when you log on to your computer, check an inbox, answer a Facebook update. We can keep mobile with online dating, as uncatchable in our homes when we are on as we are out with our friends. We all seem that much more social and that much more desirable when none of us are really.
Online dating allows us to all be rock stars and porn gods when none of us will ever be and that’s why we take to being online so much and so well.