The Atlanta dating scene can be fun and exciting, yet we also manage to make it difficult and challenging at times. The way we kind check each other up and scrutinize every single thing to come up with some kind of snap judgment about people to discount them is unfair. I think we believe it is necessary though!
Think about how we look at the way someone is dressed or how they speak. We can tell without knowing more about them if we are interested in going on a date with them. At least we convince ourselves that we know enough to weed them out.
Is this really fair though? I remember meeting someone who had a lot of tattoos and piercings on Marta. He is sitting there trying to get my number and all I could think of was what would we even have to talk about ?! I am a raging nerd who would faint at the sight or a tattoo needled and my ears aren’t even pierced! So are snap judgments kind of useful?
Do you believe your first impression of a person should inform your opinion of them or do you generally give people more time and opportunity to see if there is more commons ground?
Have you ever made a snap judgment of someone and it turned out to be way off base?
How do we use our snap judgments for good?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta