Media portrays online dating
The problem with online dating is that you can’t see the person’s face when they’re telling you about themselves. I think it’s hard for guys to comprehend the world of online dating from a woman’s perspective. They then flippantly toss out all of those well thought out, carefully crafted messages from most of those poor schmucks, and then they log onto their Facebook accounts to complain to their girlfriends that there are no “good men” left in the world.
You can’t watch as they smile, and that smile spreads up into their eyes and transforms their face into one of the most beautiful things you’ve ever seen – a thing that warms your heart and makes you realize you want to spend more time with the person. Unfortunately, the reality is nowhere near that fantasy.
We’ve been conditioned to accept the lack of appropriate representation as normal, to the extent that when we do see ethnic, sexual and cultural diversity, it’s notable.
With time, fortunately the media has begun to depict a much more realistic society, showcasing the diversity that we see in the real world.
The issue is, these divided groups do not all have equal privilege and power in society.
Also, some of the messages I got were from a few guys that ranged from early 40’s to late 40’s and I was maybe 19 at the time.
I’ve recently finished the first season of Jane the Virgin, which is both lighthearted and intense, comedic and inspiring.
One thing that stood out to me particularly was the diversity amongst characters - in terms of race, sexual orientation, gender, appearance, income level.
Okay, it’s time to have an open and frank discussion about the battle of the sexes and the dating game.
It’s far too complex, scary and difficult for mere mortals – so let’s bridge the gap by asking both men and women what doesn’t work when it comes to online dating services.
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We are all influenced by media- television, film, music, internet culture - almost more than we are influenced by our surroundings.