HPgeek934 saidDo you blame the internet for being single? In this day and age, there is an internet connection in virtually every household.
I feel like if you are on a dating/hookup/fitness/whatever website, it's easy to meet someone. With that being said, it's easy for that someone you met to get bored with you after a date or two because someone else they found cute came along. We are constantly surrounded by gay men, and with that it's incredibly easy to change your mind.
I honestly feel like this is why I am still single. Anyone else agree?
No, I don't blame the internet and, like Art Deco, I met two of my longest and greatest relationships online. And, again, have no idea why you think just the last four years. Yes, there are more sites and apps now, but ten years ago every single one of my gay friends were online in social settings and meeting guys online. Even before MySpace and Facebook, there were forums and chat rooms and dating sites that everyone went on. There is no difference to me now than there was then. There has always been the "somone better around the corner" for as long as gay men have been out in the open as a whole. The applications have changed, the way we meet people has changed, but nothing else.
The first guy I met online I was with for three years and didn't work out but we are still good friends. We met online in... I think it was about 2003. My second boyfriend I met online in 2007. He was from Brazil and we lived here together for four years until his student visa expired. Still great friends with him as well, in fact we're looking at being business partners in the future. Both quality guys in looks and personality. I'm single again and dating again, meeting guys online again as well as out and about, and I'm not seeing what your talking about at all. Dates don't work out a lot of the time and for a lot of reasons, that's what they are for - to see if you are compatible. It sucks sometimes but it has nothing to do with social media. It's just the process.
If a guy blows you off after a couple of dates only because he starts looking for greener pastures and never gave it a chance to see what a great guy you are, then he's not worth your time anyway. Instead of blaming the internet, maybe it's time to look for better quality guys.