Doctor Nerd Love, I need your advice to get me out of a very negative mindset.
So, I’m going to break in here right at the start: this is a good thing to recognize in yourself.
Right, here’s the first thing that leaps out at me: out of 20 dates, you’ve wanted to have a second date with 90% of them. is a discerning that you’ve only ever gone out with people who were exactly what you’re looking for… One of the issues with online dating is that it’s impossible to successfully gauge compatibility without meeting in person. You can have great, flirty conversations via text and instant messages or even Snapchat.
But attraction and compatibility are physical components, too, and they are impossible to determine until you meet in person.
This is why there are a of false positives in online dating. I have confided in my best female friend, who’s in a relationship. When I expressed the amount I get rejected, she was taken aback, and said “Women are silly – and that’s coming from a feminist”. I hear this a from people who believe that they’re the kings of compartmentalization, who believe that they have mastered the poker face and have so squeezed their negative attitude down that nobody ever sees it. This whole Harvey Weinstein thing has, rightly, exposed a gender inequality in which women frequently feel sexually endangered.
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