Once the sole preserve of people who exist entirely on the internet for one reason or another, it has steadily and stealthily infiltrated the lives of Normal People.
No longer are your recommended matches likely to be living in their parent’s basement at 42, nor do most of them have a profile picture that’s an awkwardly posed topless selfie in the bathroom mirror, socks visibly pulled up towards greying underwear.
I confess it: I am always writing one-liners about myself online.
It's successfully launched thousands of happy and lasting relationships. To those who suggest internet dating doesn't work, it certainly did for me.
I have met and communicated with so many pleasant, interesting and attractive ladies over the past few months.
However, while the more cynical might see these statistics as just an indictment against dating online, it actually speaks of a sadder truth.
Online profiles are a place where we inadvertently reveal a lot of basic truths about who we wish we were.
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