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Call Me Old Fashioned, But I Don’t Have Time For Virtual Love

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I love using technology but oh man do I hate living with it. If you’re not out and about on the dating scene and meeting awesome social people, well, then you are a loser. At least thats what all these super popular people on Instagram want you to believe.

You see, this creates a false expectation of what love, fun, and chemistry is really all about.

Let me explain…..

Ask yourself this, do you want the first interaction between you and your true love to be a text message over an app? I say hell no! What happened to that raw love we all chase, the idea that you can fall in love at first sight, or meeting someone incredible during the least expected moment of your life?

Most people these days call that being naive or unrealistic… Well, I ain’t settling for mediocre.

Call me old-school but keyboards and computer screens do nothing to progress our inner social intelligence. Men end up hiding behind typed words instead of courageously introducing themselves. Women follow trends on what’s attractive this month and feel pressure to look a certain way to even be considered dateable. I want to see your imperfections, know your insecurities, and fall in love with your unconventional beauty.

Add it all up and you have one big cluster of people drowning in a sea of lost connections (the internet) and immense confusion over how the opposite sex behaves.

You can thank social media for that!! …. And you wonder why you’re always awkward in social settings.

Just writing this makes me feel like I will never find that extraordinary special someone. As an attractive, somewhat successful man that values so much more than looks, it’s hard for me to believe that someone out there can match my authenticity and give me that unfiltered love.

I don’t give a damn about your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or how many followers you have. It does nothing to turn me on or add value to the person you are.

Stop creating a false image of who you are and start being real with yourself. If you cant be real with yourself then forget about meeting anyone meaningful in your life.

While I realize that modern day love revolves around success and social status, there will always be a piece of me that knows there is much more. I don’t care what you do and how close to the city you live. What I do care about is how genuine you are to yourself and everyone around you. After all, being genuine shows that you have character and self-respect.

I simply don’t have time for virtual love. When you come at me, it better be for real because I don’t want to deal with the fake. TC mark

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