If I dare patronise my single friends with a bit of advice it would be to stay single until you absolutely can't be. In this I mean, stay single until you meet someone that you inherently can't be without. Someone who is so much your other half it would be ignoring your best part to not be with them. Every other relationship is just a waste of time, a pretence, an illusion.
And so we come to the title of this little thought piece, should we online date? I obviously shouldn't but if I was single, would I? It's only in the past few months that I've come to the conclusion than yes, I might. Magazines have been telling us it's socially acceptable to online date for a couple of years now, however I'm still not convinced that you wouldn't raise a few eyebrows and concerns if you did set up a profile. Part of my job is running several social media accounts, add to that the fact that R~A~J~E is an online company and I end up spending a lot of time online and a lot of how I interact with people is online. Isn't this the same for most of us? Doesn't it then make sense that as most of our communication is through a computer or iPhone that we would communicate with potential dates this way too? Society interacts less and less face to face and more and more online, friends set you up less and people approach less in bars. Everyone is so used to the comfort of a screen in between to quickly spell check a word or show their best picture. Isn't it time we gave in and viewed online dating as it should be, as just dating?
If I ask myself would I, If I was single would I use online dating in order to try and find someone worth dating? The answer is yes. Why? Because life is too short to spend it not trying, not pushing our limits and not going after what we want. But please, keep it high brow, none of this Uniform Dating nonsense!