19 June 2014

Tinderella and the Bottomless Pit of Men

The trouble with online dating is that since its beginnings, it's been so easy for people to pretend to be something they're not.  Take what happened to my friend Mags, for instance.  I was discussing online dating with her and our mutual friend Lana just last month.  Mags is in a long-term relationship with my friend Gordon, and Lana is happily married to her college sweetheart.   We were discussing the question of rules and "deal-breakers," various experiences we've been through while dating.  When I asked about "non-negotiables," Mags didn't pause didn't think, didn't bat an eyelash but said, "He has to have hands."

Lana and I stared at her.

"Hands?" I repeated.  I supposed that hands were, after all, a nice thing to have, but that was still an odd qualification to give for a potential love interest.