I told them I had no particular standards and just desired someone who would make me happy and who I would make happy in return. I had interesting encounters in the dating field that began to make me question the whole process and its intended purpose.Dating started off as a hopeful adventure than began to deteriorate the more I pursed it, which eventually caused me to stop.Those who win the so-called “genetic lottery” are said to have their pick of the dating field.They have the right height, zero body fat and, perhaps, a nice income.I have never been one to place a strong belief in the power of first impressions to accurately gauge what kind of person one may turn out to be.As I’ve learned in the past, looks are deceiving, but in the field of dating, that never turns out to be the case.However, the so-called rules of dating have become so astutely followed, one mistake means the end of what could be a meaningful relationship.
I had a few dates that were wonderful experiences with women who truly impressed me and still do.
I just wanted to get to know her to see if we were a match, but my peers saw her as a competition that ultimately turned me off.
It wasn’t peer pressure that led to the turn off, but rather, the fact I felt locked into a game I knew would only lead to more problems down the road.
I still dated while fielding the occasional questions from my peers and elders about why I had to yet to find love.
They were curious about what I desired in a romantic partner.
Yet, for multiple reasons, most of which are unknown, relationships never developed.