A lot of us love technology, and for good reason — it makes our lives easier, connects us with friends near and far and entertains us to no end (as soon as I’m allowed to marry my i Phone, it’s happening).
Online dating is the perfect marriage — excuse the pun — of technology and romance.
There’s also the downside of meeting online: it’s impersonal, catfishing happens routinely and lies and omissions linger because they are not apparent without meeting and/or vetting.
But divorced a few years, with a just-launched adult daughter out of the nest, settled into a new community without much of a social network, in my early 60s, it seemed time for me to try meeting online.
When the production ended and we all went out to celebrate, I cornered said boy in a club and gave him a good snog. and my family and sometimes go to Cornwall for our summer holidays…" "I’m so sorry.
Unfortunately, the next day, at our very first lunch date, I discovered that he was nothing like his on stage character. I’ve suddenly remembered I’m in love with my ex-boyfriend and must now leave." Janet met a boy online and after some lengthy texting finally met up on a weekday night in a bar near her work.
But it also means we get some extraordinary insights into the sorts of things that scammers, fakes and fraudsters will try to do to get money (or worse) from their intended victims.She met me for coffee not long after joining Stitch and showed me a 90-page dossier she had prepared for me.She wanted me to truly understand how the scammers worked.I think the stigma on that has changed some, as people connect with others more and more via the Internet.But a few years ago, it was a weird thing for sure.