Oh being young and in love! A phrase most of us have yet to experience, unfortunately. The dating game is so full of crap and lies and deceit that sometimes we just want to give it up and perhaps just be on our own for the rest of lives. But then, no one wants to be forever alone, right?
So the internet came up with a remarkable solution: Online Dating. The practice of finding a sexual or romantic (mostly both) partner by allowing the internet to follow a series of algorithms that match you with someone who shares similar interests and aspirations towards dating and life as you. Some people find their matches and some people find..well, more crap and ever before.
This article is for those people who are surprised to find even more dirt through online dating than ordinary dating. Or for those who have yet to find out the realities underlying online dating. Here’s a list of all the expectations and realities one comes to face when they give online dating a serious attempt, and some of the points will have you knocking your head off from laughter! Read on and find for yourselves if you can relate to this or have heard a similar story. Also, it gives you a beware of online dating, so just be sure about it before you jump in to find your soulmate.
Expectation 1: You’ll find a bunch of admirers
You’ll find a bunch of admirers who match your account preferences and are trying to win you over. You will see people with so many similar interests with such good looks that you will be overjoyed with the benefits of online dating and how many platforms it opens up to you.
Reality: Almost no matches, and if any, all are losers.
A week passes, and you don’t get any good potential matches. The ones who do message you are always losers.
Expectation 2: People are looking for love/soulmate
You hope that the people online are also looking for love and hope to make an emotional connection with you and get to know you and like your annoying little habits and picture a life with you.
Reality: They are all only looking for one thing
The online dating platform is no better than the real platform, and all people in here want are the same things as they want everywhere. They all are looking only for that one thing.
Expectation 3: You thought you’ll have a real meaningful conversation with someone significant
You honestly believe that online dating demands a real discussion where you have to get to know a person before you meet and personality is judged by looks. You look forward to having a real conversation with someone who shares similar interests and passions as you.
Reality: Most conversations begin and end on sex
The most they do is say “Hi” and ask how you are doing before they start asking what you’re wearing and what’s under all that clothing and before you know it the other person has begun sexting and no real conversation ever happened between the two of you.
Expectation 4: The matches will have some fascinating interests and hobbies they are passionate about.
The matches that you do get will have some broad interests and passions and will be excited to talk about the things that matter to them, and you will feel a profound connection to someone who is so excited about the things that matter to them.
Reality: No one ever grew from fifth grade
They will have the most uninteresting things to talk about all the time and will be so childish and immature and downright petty that nothing about them impresses you.
Expectation 5: You get sick of dating and almost give up
When you’ve had a month of useless online dating failures, and you are even more fed up with dating than before, and you just give up and let go. You start wondering about love and why it even exists it all it does is promise disappointment and heartbreak, and you almost disconnect your online dating accounts.
Reality: Just then you get a decent match
And just then someone good looking and decent texts you up and engages you in a conversation you didn’t think was ever possible They make you believe in love again and make you foolish for giving up so soon. You start feeling yourself looking forward to a notification from that person and before you know it you know you’re falling for them
Expectation 6: You’ll get asked out
Finally, the match that seemed half decent will ask you to meet. You two will have a real date planned, and you’ll be excited about actually getting the fruits of online dating and the torturous wait through all the bad matches.
Reality: Gender Mixup
Imagine going to the restaurant and waiting for your date to come; you see someone approaching towards you and notice they’re the same gender as you. You’ll want the earth to suck you in the ground and never let you out again out of embarrassment because they are not the sex you expected to meet. And you’ll have to push your way away from them. Good luck with that one decent person next time buddy!
Expectation 7: You’re prepared for next time and have video confirmation before setting up the next date
The next half decent person you find you talk to for weeks and have video calls often just to be sure not to fall prey to the previous scenario ever again. And when the fateful date finally occurs, you’ll eventually satisfy the cravings of all those butterflies in your stomach and look forward to this date unlike any ever before.
Reality: You’ll get stood up
Most people don’t take dating too seriously let alone online dating and they never really meant to see you when they promised the date. So like, foolish you for falling for the words of an online account. So now the only option you have left is to be with you and all those invisible angels around you.
Expectation 8: You avoid going to dates and end up having video dates
When enough dates have gone south you will decide to sit at home and have a date time online and will talk and eat and maybe even get a little naughty over the video. The perfect date from miles away and avoiding any awkward obstacles in the comfort of your home.
Reality: The wife catches the two of you, and then he has an exciting conversation explaining it to her.
Now you’re caught red-handed by your spouse and she expects you to answer about your actions which you most definitely don’t have.