Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Web Traps...

Every time I come to check my email inbox, I spot some story on the
Like there is a feature story and below that--the news. So I occasionally read some of the feature articles. They usually revolve around celebrities, fashion, sport and dos and dont's tips for dating.

Today was online dating. A "coach" was giving advice as to what women and men should or should not do when writing up their profiles for an online dating service.

So he urges both men and women to be very specific about their looks, give exact measures, height, weight, very current photo...basically a business like approach while maintaining this "mysterious, enigmatic edge."

Bloody hell, everything is getting so complicated. And these idiots actually go shopping online for a partner. Well it is online shopping.

You say to yourself, OK I want a man/woman to be like this and behave like that, and be interested in this, and look that way, and share that, and you start searching for the one that will fit your exact ideal image - physically, emotionally, sexually, socially, financially...

This is MADNESS, sheer madness.

OK I concede, one reads stories about "it" clicking but 9 times out of 10, it's a total flop. How come? Because you set out with a shopping list and end up in the wrong supermarket. That's why.

It's OK to have an idea of what you're looking for, but people are not items on a shelf that you check out and read the labels before purchasing. How grotesque and how insulting.

The other thing I noticed is that there is this new in vogue thing where men keep saying and I've heard it so many times - " sorry, but am visual". What the fuck does that mean "I'm visual". Hell, we're all visual. We all have two eyes and we can see.

But guys keep saying -- "hey am visual" as if they stand apart from the rest of the human race with a peculiar trait to them alone -- visual.

I find this whole online scene with its tips and dos and dont's quite tedious, boring and a total waste of time. The chances of meeting someone who fits your shopping list are 1 in a million. Sure you may want to spend the rest of your days checking out the items on your grocery list, but that's what you're going to end up with -- a grocery list.

You might as well pick a mirror up and contemplate yourself for the rest of your days - It will amount to the same thing. And you can pat yourself on the back for having lived up to your utmost narcissistic standards and expectations.

Painting: Iraqi female artist, Alia Wahab.