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During my selection, not once did I consider that behind every typo and skewed selfie was a real person with hopes and dreams just like me. I did not consider the fact that I could not see these men’s body language or hear their tonality, which as you know play a significant role in conveying our intentions in communication. Which reminds me of a man called Mark (no real names here).
With Pete, it came as an utter shock when I discovered that his idea of a date was whatever he had planned to do in the confines of the dingy room he had booked in a 3-star hotel. Were it not for the text in which he attached the picture of our so-called rendezvous an hour before our meeting time, I would have wasted another journey.
I cannot say with certainty I have a better chance of finding love by venturing into the real world and meeting people the old-fashioned way than I do with online dating. However, my experience demonstrated to me that I am more inclined to act as ‘normal’ human being when I shake hands with somebody and look them in the eye. That I am persuaded to take them seriously and to give them the respect they deserve. I believe that the people I meet in the real world are more likely to see the real me, not the woman who hides behind the keyboard.