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This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. I've been married to the same lovely lady for over 30 years now and if something were to happen to us, I don't think I would ever re-marry. Been there, done that. Not everyone shares my view though and desperately needs Dating sites palm harbor be attached to someone. My wife and I originally met in high school, one of about five couples from our class who married their sweetheart. Others found their mate in college, others at work, or in the locale where they lived.
During the 's, it was common to cruise the discos in search of love or Dating sites palm harbor. There certainly was a lot of polyester back then. Disco though had a short life, thank God, and the bar scene was the predominant means to meet the opposite sex. This lifestyle could be rather expensive and lead to alcoholism and other problems, but it was what it was. Today it's much different. People rarely socialize in group settings, dancing has diminished greatly, and people are stuck staring at their computer screens or texting on their smart phones.
The bar scene is still active but not like it once was.
For years, there were "Personal" columns in the newspapers for lonely people to find others. The "personals" are still around of course, but the predominant means now is to seek companionship through social media on the Internet. Instead of writing and waiting for personals to appear in print, Internet dating services are the venue du jour.
This is another example of how we are sacrificing socialization for speed and efficiency.
People seem to prefer the Internet for their matchmaking as they can read the background and qualifications of a person, and see their photo. It also provides some pretty impressive sorting features in order to assemble a list of potential candidates. If you are on the dating scene, you know there is now an extensive list of dating sites available to you. The big guns seem to be:. Interestingly, newer sites have been introduced based on your religious inclination, for example:.
Senior People Meet. There are so many dating sites now, you can find one for just about any religion, ethnic background, or city and state. I guess there are still limitations. I have met subscribers to these on-line dating services who tell me these venues are "snake pits" their words where people want to live in Fantasy Land. There seems to be a lot of people who want to travel to Europe, walk on the beach, drive around in luxury cars, eat at fine restaurants, or sip wine on the back of a yacht.
They want someone else to pay for it of course. Unfortunately, there's no mention of fiscal responsibility. Then there is "Speed Dating," a relatively new concept where men and women circulate in an organized manner whereby they are given a few scant minutes to meet and quickly determine if they find someone suitable for dating.
I guess this was inevitable for a technology induced go-go world. We used to do something similar when we went dancing years ago. It wasn't quite as structured as "Speed Dating," but I think it was a lot more fun. In bygone times, if Dating sites palm harbor were single, your choices were either the bar scene, neighborhood parties, church groups, work, or you would have a friend or relative on the lookout for a Dating sites palm harbor match for you.
I'm not saying this worked any better than today, but I suspect it was more interesting. Today there are professional matchmakers who earn a rather handsome amount of money by teaming people up. Despite all of the technological advancements we have made, dating and matchmaking is still a rough sport. People of both sexes agonize on finding the right man or woman.
Even with these slick Internet based dating services, it remains difficult to find a suitable match. Rarely does the person live up to their photo or description on the dating site. What I find particularly comical about all this though is after a couple has finally secured a date, they go to a restaurant, sit down, order their drinks and meal, then spend the rest of the evening checking their text messages. The views expressed in this post are the author's own.
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