Haven’t we met on another app?

It is truly amazing how technology has changed the face of human interaction! I mean think about. Once upon a time when we (WE = I but it makes me feel better to say we so I will say we) wanted to meet someone new; when a guy was thinking he was all that and had his eyes set on that hottie over there, he would walk ( you know place one foot in front of the other) over to her and say an amazingly clever and original line like:

“Haven’t we met someplace before?”

Seems to work differently now.

Nowadays, we sit there on our exponentially expanding arses, browsing through catalogs of humanity on a computer screen. If we shift our legs it is because we have a cramp from sitting in the same position for so long.

I (sadly WE won’t work anymore) am once again getting a fix on my current addiction, and someone actually contacts me first. Now the trend seems to be that any remotely attractive woman (i.e. apparently alive) will most likely have to sift through the thousands of contact attempts made by every guy on the specific app in question, in hopes of finding a man who might actually have one of a small list of requirements (i.e. be able to actual speak a coherent phrase that does not automatically involve the concept of sex). While the average man on the app is doing sacrificial rituals in the hopes that someone will actually say hi to him.

So when this rather attractive woman smiles at me (in text of course), after I do my jig of joy causing the neighbors to bang on the wall, I take a look and think I actually recognize her.Now it might surprise a few of those who have been asked “Haven’t we met someplace before?” that occasionally it is asked because we honestly think that we have met you someplace before. Who’d a thunk?  But seeing as this time the recognition was on a computer screen, and said attractive woman appeared to be from a part of the world I have only seen on a map, it was safe to assume that I had, in fact, NOT actually met her before.

Yet the feeling of recognition persisted.

Of course “Haven’t we met someplace before?” immediately pops into my mind. What can I say. Old habits die hard. But obviously that would not actually work here. So what to write. I have her attention, even if just for a second. Gotta make her want to stay for the show. Then it comes to me. Why I think I know her. So of course I need to ask. The fingers do their little dance on the keyboard, and voila:

“Haven’t we met on another app?”

Oddly, I have not heard back from her since.

0 thoughts on “Haven’t we met on another app?

  1. Lol…I know what you mean. a 16 and yet hate the fact that people don’t go out and interact anymore. You do not see those smiles anymore. you just get a smiley face which aint so great…

  2. TheIdiotSpeaketh

    Yep, pretty soon you will have people saying “I think you and I were Facebook friends in our previous lives”….. 🙂

  3. Yeah – sometimes it’s weird to recognise a face online that you’ve seen elsewhere online. It’s like seeing them out of context and at first it can be a bit odd. Like seeing a old friend on duty as a police officer, or something – can take a moment to adjust.

  4. A while ago, I toyed with the idea of walking about with a frame around me so that people would be able to recognize me as the avatar that they may see on some app. However, the frame was bulky and disallowed many important uses of my hands.

  5. I must be really old. I still think being approached by a man–and yes, I mean in real life–would be the only way I’d be tempted to go out with him…well, if I were single that is. My bad! There’s just too much bullshit that can be derived from cyber-dating. I mean, do you really know who the heck you’re hooking up with? Scares the shit out of me! Heck, most of the guys I dated in ‘real’ life scared the shit out of me, so….
    I guess I’m old school. I want to look in a man’s eyes before I agree to anything. I don’t even recall ever doing blind-dates, if that tells you something. Be careful. She could have a tail or something!

    • I agree that you can learn more about somone my meeting them in person for five minutes that you might find out by chatting online for hours – but people hook up with strangers in nightclubs when they’re blind drunk and end up waking up in some random person’s house – that doesn’t often happen online 😉

      Just because you meet someone in person after meeting them on the internet, doesn’t mean you have to go to bed with them or anything – just choose to meet them in a public place so you have an easy escape route if they turn out to be boring… that way, all you need to agree to before looking them in the eye – is to meet up long enough to look them in the eye 😉


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