I’ve commented on some other blogs about this very subject recently and it’s made me decide to post about it. Where is the common sense when it comes to online dating and in life in general?
Let’s start with online dating. What could a man possibly be thinking when they send a one line email straight up asking for sex? Or a one line email not asking for sex, but just ONE line. Or the form letters? Or hi. Don’t men have any common sense to think that a woman isn’t going to respond to one of those. Half my time online is going through my inboxes deleting these time wasting emails. Don’t men (men I’m ragging on you because that’s who I get most of my emails from. Yes, I have gotten a few women and a couple here and there.) know that we women get a ton of these and don’t respond to them, or do we women? I have to think that most don’t. Maybe the desperate ones might respond to, “Let’s fuck,” or “Nice tits. I would look good between them.” (Yes, that’s one of my favorites I received.) But I would have to think they’re few and far between. Even if a guy just wants to fuck, doesn’t he at least know how to online lie and try to make that happen? I would think it’s common sense.
Which leads me to believe that common sense on a whole is a problem in our country. Common sense isn’t taught. It’s learned. But why aren’t people learning anymore? Is it because things like dating online are making the way to meet someone more convenient and easy. Hence you’re not learning anything about how to really meet someone the old fashioned way because it’s so easy that you’re not taking anything away from it? And it’s not just online dating. People going down the wrong way in parking lots… up the downs and down the ups. I’m not getting started on that one.
Anyway, I just wish people would put a little more thought into their actions, whether it be online or off. Both actually!