Dating: The Further You Look, The Less You See


There are so many ways to find The One, from friend introductions to mobile apps. Complicated?

When I think of dating in these modern times, I'm reminded of a song by the Temptations about the continual search, by some, for true love:
"...Some find true love before their hopes are gone, others lose hope and they have to move on... The further you look, the less you see. I'm hoping you'll be the treasure for me..."

This occurred to me as I read yet another article about the latest "tools" that facilitate finding The One. Admittedly, everyone who's looking to date isn't looking for true love, but many are.
When did dating become so complicated? And why? Actually, it isn’t the dating part that’s so complicated as much as it is the meeting someone to date part. It almost seems that the more options for meeting someone that there are, the harder it is to actually find the right someone. So, I decided to do a ‘roundup’ of the many options modern-day daters have to help them find true love. Surely, something should work. (Our grandparents had it so much easier, didn’t they?)

These dating tools go from methods I'll call old-fashioned –to- those that are more newfangled:

Friends. Asking friends to introduce you to someone is still one of the best ways to find Mr./Ms. Right. Your friends know you and should be able to assess who would be a good fit. Plus, they probably aren’t going to introduce you to someone who’s going to be a disaster. (Unless they have a nasty sense of humor. Try not to have friends like that.)

Flirting. See someone interesting? Smile. Wink. Hope for the best...including that he's available.
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