Ok listen, I know any reality tv show about dating is designed to be “entertaining” so there are going to be jerks. I knew this and I still decided to watch Online Dating Rituals of the American Male on Bravo Network. My own personal experiences with online dating has ranged from comedy, to tragedy, and back to comedy again. I admit that I watched with trepidation and fear of having horrible flashbacks. I did it for you, though! Want to know what I discovered? People dating online are jerks, and it’s not just the “fellas.”
A woman lied about her size, age, and having children. Another woman mentioned on the first date that she dated someone who asked for golden showers. Guys, I didn’t know the terror dates that some of you have been on. I apologize for what you encounter on the dating scene. It can get really crazy for you too!
Nothing the men on the show did surprised me. Being shallow, on the hunt for hook ups, and wanting some Hollywood romance is par for the course for single guys. One thing that truly bugged me is when one guy suggested that sexual innuendos is a good idea on a first date. He was awful at it. Truly awful. Women like clever, witty, smooth guys. Randomly lobbing out sexual innuendo like a middle school kid and giggling? NO thank you.
Do any of you navigate online dating with success? How do you sort through the profiles and pick out people with potential?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog