Why Are We Here Anyway??
Current mood: blustery
A news story has pointed out yet another way in which I'm just plain weird.
Men happiest online, women prefer family time: poll
over half of men said happiness meant surfing the Internet, playing
online games or accessing social network sites such as Facebook,
compared with only 39 percent of women.
percent of women said having meals and spending time together as a
family made them happiest, compared to 45 percent of men. Women are
also more likely than men to have been made happy by their pets.
men than women, 48 percent versus 40 percent, found happiness being
intimate with another person while 38 percent of men, and only 28
percent of women, said drinking with friends brought them joy."
I've been online meeting people since I was 10 years old (1981, waaaay
pre-internet). And that's what it always has been for me -
a mechanism to meet people. It's fun to just poke around and be
nerdy with networky stuff, but that's not the point.
_all_ _the_ _time_. But I am not here to kill time, or kill your
dudes and take over your base (even in a game, the best part for me is
the chat box on the side). I like the actual interaction that
takes place, and have come to expect that it leads to real-life
connections. Is this so odd?
In the old days of the
dial-up boards, it was natural that we got together - everyone was a
local call away (except for a few folks who had some clever
dial-arounds or used hopping services). There were weekly get
togethers, and usually a monthly party (I hosted a couple - with my
wife I met on one board). In the years since then, I've done
booze-ups with netizens in Boston, Atlanta, and half of the UK.
Ok, the UK part is a little odd... but they're good folk.
How else in the world do people meet? I've just never known.
since I'm back on a dating site, from which I've found some of the best
and worst moments of my life, this question is particularly timely.
The caption to that news story is especially amusing today.
By The Police
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