vita-dulcis asked: how does one successfully navigate this OkCupid business? I did it once, two years ago, and found it an ultimately exhausting way to date people. there are just SO many people, and after a while they sort of blur together. also, I guess I find the idea of dating strangers very bizarre as I usually fall for friends, coworkers, or people that I have some sort of pre-existing relationship with. AND I get emotionally invested too easily so it just seems like a recipe for disaster :(
I can’t speak for everyone, and I know that some people have had really bad experiences with it, but I think that there is something very good in being able to meet people that you never would have encountered in your daily life. I think it makes dating less daunting. I can’t imagine my life not having met Marc, and that was entirely through the magic of algorithms and profile pictures. It may not be romantic in the same way, but it allows us to be picky in a world where that often isn’t an option.