I loved the show but wondered why it was only about 20 something women. Because we're all at it and as someone of a certain age whose boyfriend of the last year or more has just left me to go back to his ex-wife a few days after asking me to live with him, I can certainly resinate with it all.
I have been back on the web shopping for a new man - or at least seeing what is out there. Is it just me that thinks that most of the men of my generation look very unhappy and a lot like serial killers - and the women all look wonderful. I agree with my younger sisters, men do generally lie about their height, often about their age (at least the older lot ) and they do use old pictures - although the last two are just as relevant to women according to my men friends who use virtual dating.
We're all creating a fantasy self to hook someone in - and of course then reality sets in. I learnt a lot from the TV show about the featured girls stalking their internet dates on Facebook although I couldn't be bothered to do that; googling them; going through all their virtual photograph albums and constantly digging into their secret lives. I must say this never occurred to me until I saw said recent ex is back on the dating site I met him on - or more likely was never off - and was once again trawling through the site despite going back with said wife.
So I am looking again on and off line - while asking myself why. After a long, fairly painful marriage and a number of deeply numbing love affairs, surely I am old enough to give up. But no, I am still holding out that my prince is out there somewhere - and if not, at least it gives me a break from just focusing on work. It's like eating chocolate - which I'm trying to give up - or shopping for shoes - it's fun, silly, unreal and addictive. Meeting someone through real life is far more appealing but you never know ...perhaps I'll start blogging on my virtual dating adventures ...watch this space,