Saturday, September 25, 2010

From How to Be Single...

I wanted to share a paragraph from the book I'm reading that made me laugh out loud. I love to hear people voice their opinions on online dating. Check this:

"You're single now because you're too snobby." That's Alice's answer every time the subject comes up. Meanwhile, I don't see her married to the handsome gentleman working at the fruit stand on the corner of Twelfth and Seventh who seems to have taken quite a shine to her. She is basing this judgment on the fact that I refuse to date online. In the good old days, online dating was considered a hideous embarrassment, something that no one would be caught dead admitting to. I loved that time. Now the reaction you will get from people when they hear that you're single and not doing some form of online dating is that you must not really want it that bad. It has become the bottom line, the litmus test for how much you're willing to do for love. As if your Mr. Right is definitely absolutely guaranteed to be online. He's waiting for you and if you're not willing to spend the 1,500 hours, 39 coffees, 47 dinners, and 432 drinks to meet him, then you just don't want to meet him badly enough and you deserve to grow old and die alone.

page 18, How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo

1 comment:

Helen said...

That's brilliant! Althoug i do admit I get tired of people complainng about being single, and then not chatting to new people, trying things out - it's easier to complain of fear of rejection than to face it!

I am the first to admit that internet dating scares me though!