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Perhaps adult life is not so different from middle school. When there is no recourse to fix the remnants of a perfect picture of oneself, anger is often the first instinct. Maybe that humility allows us to even laugh at the futility of trying to maintain a perfect reputation. Maybe we start repenting over and over again in small situations so that when anger takes us by the neck, we have a kung-fu instinct of humility against it. Of course, they are rude and revolting, but what’s the opinion of just one person to us? But public offenses — down-the-grapevine insinuations, online comments, leaked private comments, rumors, gossip, false accusations — they punch us in our heart’s solar plexus: the reputation. Humility like that will save us from the bear traps of shame our perfectionistic culture lays everywhere we look.I don’t think there’s anything I protect more rabidly than my reputation. ‘I’ve met some lovely men, but I’ve also met many who lied about themselves and their intentions.’Her experiences are mirrored by many women, who find that internet dating is great if you want a casual fling, but not for anything longer lasting because there are so many dishonest men seeking cheap thrills.
Apart from the risk of sexually transmitted disease, ultimately a never-ending quest for grass that’s greener means that women (and men) don’t face the realities of relationships.
While romanticizing relationships and falling in love in movies is nothing new, it seems the years and years of being exposed to Hollywood romance has taken its toll on society.
I don’t know what men and women expect a good first date to be anymore.
When I was dating, I used the first date for two things, 1) to make sure the woman was who she said she was in her online profile and 2) to see if there was any chemistry between us.
If we had a pleasant enough time, I would typically go out again.