If only we could ‘Click!’ in real life

We need Internet dating features at parties.

By TAMAR CASPI
July 30, 2010 23:14
1 minute read.
Dating thought bubbles

Dating 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

I wish some of the Internet dating features could translate into real life. If people at a party or bar could have the basics from JDate’s first page pop up in a thought bubble over their heads – like in those cellphone commercials – that would be very helpful indeed.

Imagine if you saw someone who piqued your interest...

and suddenly their religion, status, age, denomination, education, relationship history and career were listed, like a nutrition label.

Not too much information would be divulged; just enough to let you know if the person meets even a few of your criteria. Not Jewish? Okay, move on. Not single? Next! Under 25? Um, keep it moving. And so on.

Then all we would need to incorporate is the “Click!” feature, and we would be set. That feature is by far my favorite, and it would spare a lot of feelings if there was some way to utilize it in real-life situations.

Think about it: All you’d have to do is send some kind of mental-virtual-subconscious signal upon checking out the other person, whether it be “yes,” “no” or “maybe.” Once the other person sent their signal in return, the two would be free to meet, or move on (or somewhere in between).

That way, a person you’re attracted to who didn’t meet your criteria. or one who is only good on paper, but isn’t your typical physical type, could at least get a chance with a “maybe.”

Eliminating the risk of rejection by knowing the interest is mutual would most definitely create an infinite number of couples who would otherwise not have met. Most people are single because they’re simply afraid to stick their necks out.

Although rejection does build character and help us determine more of who we are and what we are looking for, I think that after a certain point, enough is enough.

Julie’s bubble would read: Single, 29, conservative Jew, J.D., 6-month relationship 3 years ago, attorney.

What guy wouldn’t at least check “maybe” with that type of resume?


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