Online in the dating bar
As dating sites collect data on users, they apply it back to the dating pool, and they hone in on the most attractive tier, advertising them to other users and the world to draw more traffic.
This particular form of applied statistical analysis serves to entrench the social image of beauty and the most superficial stratification of biological and cultural lotteries.
The oddest thing about most of these vague critiques of web-based trysts is that they fail to take into account the fact that the people involved still have meet and like each other for anything exciting to happen, so ultimately, you’re still dating the “normal way.” You, as an individual, neither gain nor lose by taking your game online.
In a decade and a half of dating, I’ve been offered a bathroom blow job from a stranger twice in a bar, and only once on the internet. People always want sex.
For a set of attractive-enough or available-enough people, the internet offers no more or less the opportunity of getting sex than the bar.
There is a particular class of these profiles made up of girls seeking attention.
Guys generally don’t seek attention that won’t theoretically lead to sexual satisfaction; girls do.
If you want to say something about dating sites is creepy, use this: Working as a video editor for an informercial production house taught me that people are systematically categorized in terms of fuckability, and how much profit that fuckability can generate for products that don’t work.