I’m going to admit something a bit embarrassing here (for a change). I’ve started listening to Dr. Laura on SiriusXM. I know what you’re thinking. She goes against many of the things us liberals stand for…or does she? Granted, she is very traditional – for example, she believes that divorced people shouldn’t introduce new romantic partners to their children until they’re 18 and she’s extremely against people living together before marriage. And perhaps the biggest disagreement that she and I have is that she is pro-life.
But, there are some hidden truths behind what she says. This struck me last night as I was listening to a replay of her afternoon show. A woman called in and asked Dr. Laura her opinion about online dating. Dr. Laura said (yes, it was a blanket statement) that most men are trolling online for sex rather than intimacy. And, if you’re a reader of my blog, you know that I do tend to do a fair amount of online dating. So, I gave her comment some thought and realized that while it isn’t fair to stereotype, there is some truth in what she is saying. If you look at the amount of men online looking for a LTR versus those who are looking for a good time, the balance tips in the latter’s direction. I know there are many men who read my blog – I know some of you personally – and I know you’re interested in love too. So, I don’t want to say that all men are trolling for sex online. But, I’m curious, how many are actually looking for love? If you meet one (or are one), I’m available (she says with a very big grin).
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