As life tends to get, it gets busy. And so, in an attempt to revitalize my social life, I have become part of the multitude participating in online dating. And what an experience that has been! More than any of the dating aspects, online dating has left me with a few questions, some of which I have not answered yet.
1)First off, does online dating eliminate or at least deter from appearance as the prominent mode of attraction?
Primarily, I signed up for OKCupid. Now, I would be remiss if I said I had never judged someone immediately by their looks, I have, and still do, despite my best efforts. The façade, attractiveness and general superficial (in the sense of being discernable by the eyes) are only too easy to rely on as evidence of character. But is that the only way to choose a friend, an employer, a lover? I should hope not!
On the OKC site, there are a ton, and I mean a ton, of questions provided in order to increase your percentage of compatibility with another individual. For people unfamiliar with the site, questions range from favorite activities, the rating of the importance of politics, to preference for intimacy. But it is not the questions that one usually sifts through in order to determine attractions (or at least, I usually don’t), but the profile. Complete with photos section. For me, while physical attraction is important, I like to think that in order for there to be chemistry, there has to be something more.