Yes, all those things did and do continue to play a part of who I am interested in, but online they became all I saw, and I left little room to be more open-minded than had I been meeting these gentlemen in person.

Sometimes you just don't know you're best angles, and sometimes you do, which is why I always say buyer beware when it comes to what you think you're getting online. I Don't Like Games And that's exactly what all these things are, games.

Like basically every person alive right now, I tried online dating.

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This is why after 6 first dates in 5 days, I not once found myself wanting a second date. I Am Pickier Online Than In Real Life Having someone be presented essentially as a two-dimensional option, rather than a real life opportunity makes them feel much more disposable.

I know personally, I looked at everything: from what you said on your profile, to how you said it, to what pictures you picked to best represent you with not just a little bit of judgment, but a lot.

It's dishonest, dull and way too technical for something that shouldn't be so systematic. I Wasn't Happy While I didn't realize this till months later, I was simply unhappy with my life.

I was using the idea of dating as an escape from my own life because well, it's an easy distraction, and even easier the more venues, or apps, you have to keep the hunt alive.

I don't think this is necessarily true for everyone facilitating these tools, but I do think it's way more common than many people realize.

It's another numbing device in the avoidance of ourselves.

One of the hardest things to do is look in the mirror and be honest with yourself because there usually is a lot of sadness, confusion and disappointment.

However, when you finally admit this to yourself, you take the first step to changing all of that. It Made Me Crazy Thinking about who I could meet, having numerous conversations with multiple people and trying to keep up with all of it was exhausting.

There are rules, directions and even moments asking if you'd like to chat, or "keep playing." They say don't hate the player, hate the game, and that is exactly what ended up happening for me.