Saturday, August 27, 2005

Warp Speed Dating Mr. Sulu

The dating community today has far changed since 15 years ago. With the advent and popularity of home computers, anyone can find a date and possible long term relationship to meet their personal criteria. The online dating companies and dating services take out all the guess work of meeting people, because they make selections for you based on interests and other information you find fundamental in a partner. And the beauty of it is, unless you meet the candidate in person, there are no hard feelings about "being dumped". Just select another match, and pursue that one. In fact, my father met his girlfriend on EHarmony two years ago, and has been happier than a dog with two tails ever since. With all of the available options out there, I can't understand speed dating. For those who have never encountered this before, I'll give a quick explanation. An equal amount of men and women meet for a five minute intervals one on one. After the time has elapsed, in a musical chairs sort of fashion, one group moves down one seat to meet the next person. This continues until both sides have met everyone. Score cards are issued to record their experience and rate the person they have just interviewed. Persons having matched high scores of each other will then receive corresponding personal information to engage in a possible relationship. I guess people with low scores get nothing and go home, with not even a consolation prize. Which finally brings me to my point. I would imagine anyone who would participate in such a function would probably already have somewhat of a low self esteem. And, based on their report card, may feel even worse about themselves afterward. Just an observation.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the problem with today's society. With the fast pace of today's society, are judgement gets clouded.

October 16, 2005 4:46 PM  
Blogger JK said...

Great thought, thanks for reading.


October 16, 2005 7:42 PM  

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