So, we’re all only on Tinder because everyone else is. I mean, you only just started this whole online dating malarkey this week, you’re pretty much new to it all, aren’t you? Stop lying! It’s fine, online dating is acceptable, yet we all still tell ourselves and others every single one of these lies, just to make ourselves feel a …
Not content with being a leading financial authority on issues like – should I sell or buy 10,000 BP shares today? The Wall Street Journal is now doling out Online Relationship Advice – so listen up netizens.
However, after a little read of the article “When Old Flames beckon on Facebook” we feel that perhaps the Journal doesn’t carry the same weight in this area as it does in the zone of the stock markets. Seriously, What Would the Wall Street Journal Do? is not and should not be the question on your lips when that old boyfriend from college adds you as a friend on Facebook.
But in investigating the fraught question of whether to accept friendship requests from old flames, the WSJ makes a few interesting points… and comes up with some Rules.
This isn’t an escort site. It’s isn’t. Just because the members set the amount the dater will have to pay them to attend a date, it’s *not* an escort site. Just because the descriptions people put of themselves often include the euphemistic ‘open minded’ and that many of the girls seem to have an upper age limit of about 65 for the people they will date, this is NOT an escort site.
India holds a beguiling mix of modern living and traditional values; systems of etiquette sometimes considered old fashioned in the west continue to thrive. Unexpectedly, SMS text messages are beginning to cause a shift in social norms, providing young people with a way of flirting and communicating that would be unthinkable or, at the very least, massively awkward in person.
Cate Sevilla writes…
Can we get over this whole “online dating” thing and stop calling it a phenomena? After its initial boom and mystery practically 10 years ago, why are we still freaking out about it? I suppose that it’s still technically new, and that the Internet and social networking and meeting people online is somewhat scary to the more conservative and the blessed technophobes.
Now, I’ve tried out my fair share of Internet dating, and usually the problems I encountered were the same as those my dates no doubt found: he / she looks fine on paper, and even in photos, but in person there is zero chemistry. WooMe aims to solve that problem by combining the benefits of speed dating – a minute to talk to someone and get that gut feeling about them before you bother meeting – with the convenience of the Internet. I wonder if the Skype-like design is intentional…
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