November 10, 2003
I thought this article in the NY Times was kind of fun and interesting. It talks about how the new & modern style of dating on the Internet has returned many to the traditional "old-school" style of dating, and progressing slowly. While many of the contemporary dating views are foriegn to me and other members of the LDS church, I think it is valid to say that it slows things down a bit, and lets people get to know each other better. 'Twas something I had never thought of before. This still isn't going to make me try online dating again, for many of the reasons already given in the article, but it is interesting nonetheless.
Posted by charr at 8:48 AM
There's a lot of LDS people who could slow things down a bit themselves. Engagements after 2 weeks (or less!) are dangerous at best.
Don't even get me started on that. I'm a self-proclaimed preacher against those quicky-engagements.
After just having made the decision to try online dating, I'm not sure I should have read that article. It doesn't make online dating seem attractive at all. Still, one sentence made me laugh: "At Vanity Date, we have a vision of creating the largest database of the world's most good-looking, rich and superficial people." Heh.
Jan, I don't mean to turn you off; I guess I'm just saying it's not for me. Some people have had great success, and I hope you do. And yes, I too liked that line. At least they're honest. :)