The Final Solution to DatingWritten by Steve Sokolowski
I run a blog where I discuss topic of many games people play in dating arena. I've posted hundreds of articles, many of which point out many of these troubles. Even if you haven't read blog, you probably are aware of some of these schemes. While I wish it were easy to sum everything up into one neat, overlying problem, it's not that simple. Let me point out just a few of issues.
For one, there's a definite lack of respect in dating nowadays. People don't even care about their partners enough to treat them as they deserve to be treated. Gossip, ridiculously high expectations, and rejections by ignorance are only some of examples in this area. Grandparents are always carrying on about how today's generation has such a lack of respect. They talk about how, in their day, people cared about others and banded together through difficult problems. Why do they talk about these things? Because they're right! Through every activity in which I've been involved, I've encountered this problem. I'm tired of working for a hundred hours on a video project when president of organization receives but doesn't bother to even reply to your E-Mails asking him to review it. I'm sick of being ostracized from groups because I don't care to participate in their petty disagreements. And I'm exhausted after people expect me to work to death in volunteer organizations!
There are always exceptions to this rule, and I'm sure that there are many people who do have a great deal of respect for both their peers and their elders. Unfortunately, majority, or at least majority with most influence, simply don't care.
Second, nobody is honest with themselves, let alone anyone else. Dating has turned into a torrent of backstabbing of which even Mark Burnett would be proud. Asking someone out is nearly impossible, because gossip about it has already spread to a thousand people before you make move. Then, when a rejection occurs (even if it's not rude), rejector spreads rumors around to all his/her friends that cause them to completely ignore you, refusing to invite you to parties or even to initiate conversations with you. The biggest insult is that even if you asked point-blank, you'd still never get a truthful answer as to why such harm was directed towards you.
As if what occurs after a rejection isn't enough, people attempt to steal others' girl/boyfriends. One day, things are going well, and next you find yourself wondering what happened to relationship that was forming - that is, until you notice that person spending a lot of time with who you thought was your best friend. No explanation is offered, not even a "good-bye."
Third, people are not looking for someone who spends his or her time working to get ahead instead of getting flat-out drunk, who doesn't curse at or ignore his or her mate, and who actually makes time for whatever is occurring between them (whether it be a full-fledged relationship or just plain sex). They say they're looking for these things, but in reality, they're attracted to people with attributes described above. "Confidence" is not answer to equation. Assuming they both possess same level of "confidence," above-described person would win every time over "warm, caring, and intelligent" (wo)man that people claim is ideal mate.
Better Off DeadWritten by Gary Whittaker
Jennifer Wilbanks, now infamous Runaway Bride, will now face either criminal or civil charges in relation to phone call made to 911 authorities on Saturday night, April 30th. Jennifer "disappeared" Tuesday night after she went jogging, but called 4 days later to say that she was stranded in middle of nowhere after having been abducted by a Hispanic man White woman. North America watched sceptically, as her fiancé, John Mason, professed his heartache and concern for her safety.
Her daily actions are now being reviewed, as prosecutors look for a deliberate attempt to deceive not only her soon to be husband, but town authorities as well. Jennifer claimed that she made a spur of moment decision to flee, yet records show that she had called for a cab before she went jogging. She also claims to have only left with around 150 $ is cash, yet a ticket for just one of her bus trips would have cost more than that.
Jennifer has some explaining to do! She had to have realized that her fiancé would be put under a heavy cloud of suspicion, especially with Scott Pederson’s case fresh of everyone’s mind. What about couple that she befriended on her bus ride to Albuquerque? She used them as her model abductors. How about pain and suffering she caused her family? The village of Duluth are also piping hot mad. They want Jennifer Wilbanks to personally reimburse them for their time spent looking for her!