12.) A Tale of The Themes and The Credits
As you may have noticed, virtually every one of the past eleven parts are interconnected with each other, and not merely because they’re done by women who use online-dating sites. There are overarching themes and key-points that underlie much of what has been previously said:
-Unrealistic expectations on your part. Contrary to popular belief, these low-quality ‘freemium’ dating sites aren’t veritable stores designed to let women shop for a man much as she would shop for shoes or clothes. As I’ve said previously, such sites are the online equivalent of the bar, or worse, the “filthy truck-stop bathrooms.” They are ostensibly meant to facilitate the process of actively meeting other people (and yes, broadening your horizons). This also means being honest with yourself (see above) and not using fantasies such as Twilight or 50 Shades of Grey as your baseline.
OkCupid’s moderator queue provided a valuable amount of insight as these contain all of the profiles that have been flagged for allegedly violating that site’s rules.
PlentyOfFish is a veritable septic tank in its own right, which I will elaborate in more detail in the near future. That all said, most Americans can view a good portion (if not most) of the profiles by simple Google searches instead of logging in.
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