Online Dating: Are There Really Plenty of Fish Out There?
I met someone special a week ago.
Have you ever dated online? I haven’t, at least until a week ago. I’ve seen way too many people getting duped because of online dating. I was telling my friend about how hard it is to find someone nice, someone… normal.
I’m not even trying to be difficult. I have many horror stories to tell about the dates I’ve had in the past. There was this one guy who liked plucking out his hair so that he could use it as dental floss. Another guy hated paying for dinner – he would demand that I pay every single time.
You might be thinking that I’m some kind of weirdo that I attract equally weird men. No, that’s not the case. I do have my quirks, but that’s not the point, is it? It’s just really unreasonable that society expects us to find the perfect match from a rather narrow pool of people – just the people you meet in person, nothing more.
My friend suggested a rather unorthodox solution. I thought she was kidding at first, but it turned out that she was serious.
She said I should try online dating.
An Introvert’s Problem
Well, don’t judge me, but I ended up liking online dating websites!
No, I don’t sign up for one-night stands. I’m just a regular girl, looking for a regular guy. Unfortunately, finding someone to have a relationship with is tough.
I mean, how many people do we actually get to meet in a lifetime? Without the internet, the number of people I know by name probably wouldn’t exceed 500.
To make things worse, I’m an introvert – I keep to myself and I feel drained whenever I have to socialize in parties. But when I’m in front of my computer, I don’t have to worry about awkward first impressions. Online, making friends is so much easier for me.
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Plenty of Fish in the Sea
It’s almost natural that after I’ve made dozens of friends online (more than the friends I’ve made in person), I gravitated towards online dating platforms. Getting to know someone in person used to be really stressful for me. Online, where I don’t have to worry about my food getting stuck in my teeth, getting to know someone is just a lot more fun.
I balk at the idea that I have to date someone I’ve already met in the past! There’s plenty of fish in the sea, as they say. It’s no coincidence that I’ve been dating someone from a website where there’s plenty of fish – and where there’s one in particular that caught my fancy.
Don’t wrinkle your nose at the idea of online dating until you’ve tried it. Did you know there’s even an online dating website for Pokemon Go players? No kidding.
I met Gary in Plenty of Fish – yep, that’s the name of the online dating website – and right now, it’s just what I need. If you’re anything like me, you might want to check it out. Here’s how you can access the Plenty of Fish login, just in case you’re a little tech-challenged.
Wish me luck! One day, I might finally have the courage to venture out of my comfort zone. Until then, the internet is more than happy to offer me solace. If my future “the one” is someone I will meet through online dating, I won’t be too surprised.