I register for Ok Cupid – because it was free and a couple of my friends had success finding no serial killer dates there.After the painstaking task of writing an online profile, I find myself rolling my eyes at the minimal selection in my small town.The story began at the beginning of my journey to finding love with Ryan.It is not your typical love story – as it starts in heartbreak years before I even met Ryan.You never really gave each other another chance to fix things; what you really gave each other is You're not being honest with each other about your inner fears. Second chances are something we feel obligated to pursue.You want so badly for things to work out, but the truth of it all is; things can never be the same as they were before. If we don't, we might go about our days wondering how things could've been different.I'd like to believe that we are all meant to meet people that will either remain with us for the rest of our lives, or simply pass by to teach us a lesson or two.
I started telling Ryan and I’s love story two weeks ago.
Traditionally, women might have had one or two boyfriends before getting married; now, they are encouraged to date lots of people in a quest to find a perfect partner.
With an unlimited number of other people on offer via the internet, there’s little incentive to work it out if things get tough.
And with the cloak of anonymity the net provides, it’s never been easier to be unfaithful.‘The internet has opened up this sense of “Where do I stop? ‘In previous generations, people met a partner and accepted they wouldn’t be perfect in every aspect, but internet dating is like a chocolate box that never stops giving.
‘It’s left men and women on a never-ending hunt for the perfect partner, thinking: “A few more dates and I’ll find The One.” In my work, I’ve met plenty of women who think there’s always a better guy out there.‘The danger is that it results in a string of meaningless flings.