Email And The Web Make The Dating Game More Complicated

from the too-much-to-think-about- dept

An amusing article in the NY Times about the way technology has changed the way people date. The focus of the article is mainly on the fact that any and all emails a person sends to a newly met potential significant other are likely to be overscrutinized. I’ve become something of an expert on overscrutinization for a friend who has trouble understanding any emails from women he has recently met. The process is fairly simple. No matter what she says (e.g., “so I had a sandwhich for lunch today”) the correct response is “she obviously is interested in you” with some sort of completely bogus explanation (e.g., “otherwise she would never mention meal information – it’s a sign that she wants you to ask her out to dinner”). The Times article also mentions the practice of Googling, which just means they read the NY Observer story back in January and the LA Times story in February and decided that now that it’s March – it’s okay for them to do their copycat story.

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