The horrible reality of online dating redux - As I’ve been assembling the 5th issue of Boredom Pays I’ve been doing some touch ups and rejiggering things here and there when they need them… but this has probably been the most extreme of the edits. I’ve always thought the original looked… just, kinda bad. I was considering cutting it from the issue entirely but it sort of fit in with the theme of the issue and I felt sad to lose it. So, here it is. Rejiggered!
Yes, folks, it’s true. I have stooped to new lows in trying to find contentment and completion. Rather than looking inside of myself to find the self-respect required to love myself I have once again started looking outward, to the seediest corners of the internet, in hopes of finding someone to do that for me. That’s right. I have been using Ok cupid.
I kind of hate it though.
I just re-watched this great film, Before Sunrise (Which you can view in its entirety here conveniently enough), which kind of completely blew the top off of me wanting to ever meet anyone through the Internet in such a contrived. Impersonal way. Watching this film was like re-living the intensity, awkwardness and spontaneity of getting to know someone in a real, tangible and gradual way. I want to feel that again. I needed that reminder. So, I highly recommend it.