Here I am being single for 3 years, wondering where all these amazing, intelligent , and beautiful single women are that I keep hearing about, but never meeting… Then I stumble onto this… I almost feel insulted. Is all hope gone..? I think Simone is just pointing out commonalities and trends she has noticed while online dating. No need to take it so personally.
Maybe we should chat. How desperate and lonely does someone have to be in order to date so many guys that they can heep them all into a category of a whopping 20! Jesus I feel sorry for you. I never said that I dated all of these guys. I laughed so hard. You really hit the nail on the head with that one. Except hopefully for Creepy Old Guy. Heard it on CBC radio and checked it out. Thanks for the laugh. David Oh, hey, congrats on the CBC spot, it sounded great.
In any case, all of those people exist and for every action there is an equal female reaction. Thanks for the article! Jang Whoa, you nailed it with frightening accuracy!
These guys seem to think older women will leap into be with them out of desperation and sex is all we could possibly want. Often in language that would get them slapped by a woman their own age.
Grace Every single Navy guy I met online was shy, liked to play Scrabble, had been single for years and years…so completely not what you described here. I have to admit that one threw me for a loop simply because of my experiences!
Many, MANY accuracies here, however. I am fortunate that online dating brought me to the right guy, but I have no idea how we managed that. Now how to locate one of these shy, scrabble-playing guys? Amy Penner Love this post, Simone! I think the above examples are good indicators that any flaw can mushroom into a host of other problems. Or the guy who is older being some pscho, or the young guy being a reckless rock star wannabe. Men are quickly dismissed because a huge number of negative assumptions are made based on a few pre-determined stereotypes.
Women in this town all dream of a fictional guy who has the same level of perfection only found on TV or in movies. In many cases the closest they can get is a long distance romance. A handsome enough tall enough guy who looks good on facebook relationship wall posts, yet you rarely see him, except brief sex filled vacations. Between those brief vacation get togethers you can spend time dreaming of his amazing qualities, real or fake. Having him in another place lets you scope out the not so ideal men, while keeping them firmly friendzoned.
I find women who are from other parts of Canada, or other countries are way less judgemental and at least give me a chance to be myself before making a judgement. I have heard there are 5 women to every guy in Victoria. Even if the ratio is even at , there are a lot lonely men judged unfairly and harsly… and an equal number of women waiting for perfection. A lot of lonely people in this judgemental town. Wish I left You hit the nail on the head, dating in Victoria is ridiculous and painful.
Online dating sites are full of women that are looking for a perfect 10 and have ridiculous standard. Why do you see so many white men with Asian women? Tammy I want to weigh in as a woman. I think this post is humorous and shallow but certainly not intended to measure all the men out there. You really have no idea until meet the person and spend some time with them if they are decent or not.
With more people going online or hiding behind social media, less people are talking face to face or taking the initiative to ask someone out in person. I think this town needs less online dating sites and more meet in person mixers, get back to the basics. I have been a single parent for over 10 years, my youngest was barely walking, my oldest was in preshool.
Women literally run away screaming when they find you are a single parent. In according to stats canada there were single father households which comprises about I assure you that there are not that many in Victoria. I have yet to dip a toe in the online dating pool. Its actually easy now to just make a compliment and perhaps share a common like for something in person anywhere.
Its easy to get out of practice and get shy, but we all respond to sincere kindness. I am sure there is a hint of sadness too. Close your eyes, relax your expectations, laugh, be yourself, dance, play. My best friend is often the opposite sex. So cool start that way.
Shawn Lavigne very funny.