Online, however, I have not figured out how to create a romantic encounter. I wonder if it is because an online profile dating ad is a monologue. I thrive in dialogue, one-on-one conversation, sly smiles, and playful flirting. Or maybe it is because I don’t have a good picture of me showing off my abs or playing with a canine.
I’m told that my approach is all wrong. I should emphasize my strengths, throw up a handsome pic, and hit on as many people as possible. But I have known love before, and my most intense romantic moments were not built one a superficial first impression. They were awkward, playful, and genuine. So I don’t know how much longer I’ll be on OKC, because it makes me feel more superficial just being here.