Re: Am I a troll?
The rise of internet dating has not made it cold, in most cases it bring people closer together quicker..
My two major relationships, one of which I am still in, have been with people I have met on the Internet.
I actually find internet dating harder and more frought with heartache than face to face meeting..
Internet dating is like dating in reverse..
If you meet somebody in a bar / club etc... the Instant attraction kicks in, and you decide in the first few seconds of that meeting if you would like to see them again and get to know them better... then the dating begins...
On the internet, you have a picture, or a series of pictures of somebody, they tell you nothing about the person other than what a 2dimensional picture can tell you, you spend time getting to know the person through words on a page, in some cases getting attached to them through their words... you arrange to meet, and then those 3 seconds kick in...
I have lost count the number of times I had become 'attached' to a person through their words only to meet them and the 3 second rules kicks inand either you decide or they decide it doesnt feel right... either way you have buit up that attachment and it can be difficult to cope with that emotional rejection..
As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way.