Theo Merz wrote this very funny article for SMH back in February this year; but it couldn’t be more relative to me right now, with my own story of being worn down by Online Dating.
Here’s are the first two introductory paragraphs from Theo’s article.
When a friend mentioned the ‘flirt walk’ she had gone on the week before, I was intrigued. Ok Cupid, with its algorithm to match you up to potential partners; sure. Tinder, which removes any possibility of rejection from the act of seduction – great. An organised walking tour around the streets of London looking to meet prospective partners in person? It all seemed so quaint and inefficient.
But the more I thought about it, the more sense it made.There’s something a bit Rime of the Ancient Mariner about being single in London, or any other big city – people, people everywhere but nobody to have a flirtatious conversation with on the morning commute – which no number of matchmaking sites can make up for. And with every unattached man and woman in the Western World on some form of online dating, it seemed about time for a backlash.