It’s 2012 and everything is online. You can shop for shoes. You can balance your budget. And you can chat with China. It’s unnecessary to say that the web has made our lives easier and more efficient. You could also say that we’re less-efficient because of the time we waste but that’s not the purpose of this article.
So if the internet is used everyday to make our lives easier, why is online dating still frowned upon?
What brought this up is Miss Blinkin’s and my home search. We wake up each morning and immediately open our laptops to see if there are any new listings in our area. Depending on the results, our moods could be affected for the entire day. There are typically 3 different scenarios:
- We find an attractive house we want to see
- We find an attractive house in an unattractive location
- We find a split-level
Of all the good things that came from the 1950’s, split-levels were not one of them. I don’t know why I’m so turned-off by them, maybe because they’re ugly things and I don’t like ugly things?
It’s Raining Men
The house search has reminded me a lot of dating. To all my ladies: doesn’t it feel that every guy you meet is either attractive but in a bad location or just a split-level? The similarities make me laugh.
At one point during our house search, we were torn between which property we were more in love with. Coincidentally, one of the street names was Ashton and the other Johnny. As we were contemplating our love, it felt as if we were in a final rose ceremony on The Bachelorette (more to come on my new-found love of this show).
Although the house search has been full of headaches and heart-breaks, it’s been a blast. It’s certainly made easier by the modern technology available. We simply input what we’re looking for and it filters everything for us. It’s such a nice convenience.
What is the one thing that requires more commitment and effort than purchasing a home? It’s finding and maintaining love. Now hopefully your love doesn’t adjust after 10 years or simply stay fixed for 30 – that would be boring.
But given the similarities, what if there was a way to conveniently match people up online? What if people could filter through what they’re looking for to make the process easier?
Let’s say a company named Match, Zoosk, or eHarmony came out with this kind of service…
…would it be weird?