Brandon internet dating

This is a confessional piece about a recent…[ummm manic]…online dating episode I had a few weeks ago. Now take that pull, that force, give it digitized-crack and red-bull and make it accessible at an instant.Retrospectively, I know why meditation is important to me. This is what I experienced after one weekend of online dating.

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Am I the only one who has experienced the wonderful, the terrifying and the potentially dangerous pull of romantic relationships and the pursuit of love?

Am I the only one who has had an acutely maddening online dating experience?

[I remember a dear friend asked me to close my eyes and imagine the “ideal” Brandon. Cupid account, I was now honing in on that perfect profile picture. The website asked me to present myself to other users by answering questions like “what am I doing with my life? And beyond romantic love, I wonder what else I consciously and subconsciously sort through in an attempt to get what I like and to avoid those things I dislike.

The scene of a calm man wearing Birkenstocks and orange yoga pants, giving nature tours on meditation retreats immediately came to mind. “Brandon, that man you just explained, sounds nothing like you! Even more importantly, how does this sorting lead to my own suffering?

11% of American adults have used an online dating site or a dating app at least once to meet someone.

For people who describe themselves as being single and looking, the odds are 3x greater that they’ll be on a dating site right now.

This makes the process less threatening than a real life encounter, yet still offers the chance for some face-to-face contact.

As technology continues to progress, the attitudes toward internet dating will likely improve as well.

(I also got to experience that tumultuous rush of feelings and insights that only come from discovering something you reeeaaally don’t like about yourself. First, I thought, I’ll add a blurb about all of my accomplishments.

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