THE ONLINE DATING TREND FOR THE OVER 50 HAS BEGUN TO SOUR
By: Aron Neelie
Did you miss the online dating trend? Consider yourself lucky if you entered the phase at the onset or found love online in the 90’s and early ought 2000’s.
What it’s morphed into will blow your mind.
Online dating, or originally media dating, has been around for hundreds of years. The online dating scene really took off at the turn of the 21st century. It became the place to find love when you were too busy or sick of the club scene. It was a place where real people gathered for immediacy of dating and long term commitments. It was the first time we had massive choice.
No one had to leave their homes until it was time to meet that special someone.
What it has morphed into is a lying, deceitful, deviate, socially-needy, companionship-leery customer base. It is not usually pretty and not usually respectful.
When it first began, it was great, just as we envisioned it, filled with people who wanted a real relationship, willing to accept real people. Now, it’s littered, nay, filled with degenerates and scammers.
Yes, the online dating trend has begun to sour. It seems to have run its course and feels like your at a bar that you’ve gone to for years and it’s like 1:30 in the morning, getting ready for last call and all you see is a sea of the same-old-faces.
No longer is the thrill of new people and possibilities of a lasting final love, no, now it’s more a thought of, “should I waste my time”, “is your profile picture recent”.
Gone are the days of trust of photos, ages and careers. It is now more plausible that the photo is 15 years old, their age is 10 years older and their career is long over, now on a fixed-income.
On the upside of online dating, you can stay in your pajamas, be high all day, addicted to porn and tease the hell out of yourself. However, I do not believe that is what Barry Diller of IAB, who owns ALL of the dating sites, had in mind when he purchased them.
Be careful, be aware and know the signs of a psycho or a scammer.