Mallick: Is true love only a mouse click away? – thestar.com – by Heather Mallick
I am not looking for anything like what others refer to as ‘true love’.
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
** I used to viscerally oppose online dating — why don’t women just scent up with beef blood and walk into the Serial Killer Saloon, saves time — but I have been studying the science of men and women finding something they can stand in each other and I’m reluctantly impressed. **
My two-part online response to the above linked-to article follows:
Communication Is Lacking But Lessons Were Learned part 1
“dancing the shag”? Dirty dancing? I didn’t get the line about a life partner being what Germans call ‘the person I’m with today’. / Been on POF for two years. I never gave my age, 55 now, a thought when I started. But judging from the illiteracy I see, including in profiles of educated women, my facility with English is probably scary and also a reason I get nowhere. Also, My profile is busy. I like writing. I actually can draw girls in ‘if’ they say something I can respond to. But it never goes further. I don’t get the reference to ludicrous pairing that works. There’s no such thing – except where I’m involved. I worship Jehovah (not as a Witness), don’t smoke, etc., like porn, am honest and believe in a world that does not operate on the paradigm of ‘riches for the strongest’. No matches are possible.
Communication Is Lacking But Lessons Were Learned part 2
As for dating site programs, I have zero interests in computers, in the hands of special interests, interfering with my attempts to communicate. / Liberal?!! Good grief! I didn’t think Heather Mallick went in for mumbo jumbo. Also, I don’t believe women, including decent journalists, are being honest when they say that they don’t care about income. Nice try. What about “sex and social expectations”? / “Does this mean I think men are admirable people of whom much is expected and much will be delivered?” I think there’s an element of contradiction to your statements. You have a high regard for men who you expect too much from. Is that a feminist standpoint? My understanding is that feminists are essentially progressives – and fair minded. And, dare I say, kind. For purposes of romance, I don’t like demanding women, even though it doesn’t matter what I like or dislike.