It seems like everyone's looking for love online ... A few short years ago, we had to put some actual effort into dating and finding love. We connected with friends and headed out on the town/to the bar/to the game.
To meet possible compatible love partners, we started a new hobby, networked in our social circles, had friends set us up on blind dates, and generally spent some time looking for someone just as amazing/screwed up as we are.
Both are downright unmasculine things that quite frankly you can do without.
If the Ashley Madison database is any indication, web romance is a deafeningly silent experience for most blokes.“This isn’t a debauched wonderland of men cheating on their wives.
It isn’t even a sadscape of 31 million men competing to attract those 5.5 million women in the database,” Gizmodo editor-in-chief Annalee Newitz wrote.• Ashley Madison hack may have been an inside job • Australians exposed in dating website hack • There is a big mismatch in modern dating • Sexting could save your relationship “Instead, it’s like a science fictional future where every woman on Earth is dead, and some Dilbert-like engineer has replaced them with badly-designed robots.”Of the 5.5 million female profiles, the journalist calculated that close to zero per cent had ever chatted to men or used the site at all after creating a profile — possibly because most of the profiles were fake.
Who wants to meet somebody by checking off a shopping list of requirements, all in the safety of your own home?
A man should be out in the big bad world pushing his limits and living life, not trawling through profiles of fat, washed up carousel riders who already have a smorgasbord of cock to choose from.
The two services used by these individuals were OKCupid and Match.com, two of the largest and most popular dating websites on the Internet.