Young Blood


The offline world of dating is complicated.  To meet your potential mate, you have to find him or her in the university, at work, and in social gatherings.

The process isn’t easy. There’s a cliché that goes: It takes time to know a person.


But we now have the power to hasten serendipity.

The rise of Facebook and dating sites has provided the answer to our prayers. Our search has been trimmed down and our selection process made easier by choosing the appropriate profile that suits us. However, one must be vigilant considering the proliferation of scammers who present other people’s photographs as their own and who provide false information.


Navigating the convoluted world of virtual dating in a search for that soul mate is a dodgy process. In the offline world, some people radiate with a personality that’s normal according to society’s standards. However, once they shift to the online world, they proceed to unravel.

Some come across as possessing inauspicious characteristics. Some may be a pervert, a pedophile, a narcissist who can’t stop talking about herself or himself, a nagger who can’t stop bitching about life. There are the men and women who speak romantic words and don’t mean what they say. There are also married people who flirt online when their spouse is away (red alert!).

Wait, there’s more. There are the handsome bachelors who are really children at heart and can’t get enough of animés and pretty K-Pop singers. And let’s not forget the airhead pretty ladies, as well as those forgetful people who can’t even remember why you two chatted in the first place.

Successful searchers who found the love of their life online will of course refute this post. But I must say that in their case, it was just luck accompanied by prayer and patience.

Online dating is fascinating. You’ll never know what stunning and outrageous revelations await you. For diverse people, there are varying experiences. So go ahead, my dear, and “click” it.

Joey Kiele M. Lumain describes herself as “a 20-year-old mademoiselle who finds both opportunity and frustration in this crazy world.”

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