You have a web cam?
Do you have pics?
Check my profile.
I saw your profile, you are very pretty. I like you feet.
Say what? Feet?
Yeah…. very sexy.
Oh, OK thanks, bye.
Do you want to see mine? I got a web cam?
I am horny, how about you?
Sorry, not interested.
(Me, clicking ignore button)
Hi! I haven’t seen you on line for ages. How are you, baby? I miss you.
Oh hi, really? You actually miss me?
Bla bla bla ….
Another satisfying night on line? Not quite.
How could you actually miss someone that you never even meet and do not really had a truly meaningful conversation with? After all the small talks about nothing within a specific soul connecting topic, nothing in the level of sharing life stories, just mindless chatting about superficial mundane subjects, could you actually really miss the person? Or, is it just the matter of seeing a person that you had conversation with, any type of conversation with, on line? Knowing that if you are bored from surfing the net and hoping to find other more interesting on-liners, at least you have someone to type words to? Moreover, what is it about “baby” or “sweetie” or “honey” as a substitute greeting, as name is forgettable and difficult to keep track of? Unimportant, insignificant, like the person on the other side of the screen? Honey, you sure look beautiful! Maybe, miss, is actually a word been abused here. Do you miss snow, for example? You have seen the pictures, know about the funs associated with it, a bit history of the formation, very interested to see it with your own eyes one of these days, but you have been living in a tropical country most of your life? Possible? Maybe. Funny, I miss fondue, but seen it and taste it before. The same? Maybe.
What a small world indeed! True. Find your perfect match. Chat with anyone from all over the world. Your soul mate is out there. Be a premium member, post your picture(s); increase your chance to be noticed.
Do I really want to chat with people all over the world to find a soul mate? Increase my chance to be noticed? Therefore, what then? Happily ever after? Do I need the emotional rush every time that virtual kiss from a good looking opposite sex waiting inbox? You got mail! Do I need that slight disappointment which only has a few days life span when emails or that yellow smiley face next to the name always seem to be in white? Why do I even bother? Why do I seek someone “real” on internet? Hello!?! Anyone? Brain left and grey substance stay at home? Anything more virtual than this? Star Trek – the next voyage.
Someone “real”, that’s actually a strange definition. Real in personality or real in flesh and blood? Those are the two things that could not be sent down the telephone line, could they? Someone to share thoughts with. The other person does not even have the chance to see how you really perform in daily basis. They could not find out if you are a loser in life. Or that time when you lost your cool and scream bloody murder. Or that you bloated like a blow fish in the name of stress and loneliness. Or that you burp or fart like everyone else, considering when it does happened in the privacy of your solitary confine it is human but when in public is a no no?
How could someone be “real” without entering your daily life? How can someone could be considered as your lifeline when you talk about the experience of sinking a week after you drown? How could someone ever actually give an objective opinion when things happen around you in a very complex tenure, which puzzled even yourself as the actor? The other person could always be there for you if you need someone to talk to, yes true, if the other person has a life worth living, glued to the screen always, it is not actually a good indication of one’s life quality, isn’t it?
The leap of technology. It’s a small world after all. The ultimate connection of all the lonely people all over the world. In the name of hope, fun, passing the time, widen ones social horizon, all boil down to one single thing, companion. The craving need to fill that empty space that “real” daily life could not provide.
Hi this is Matt from Alaska, single, 40, glad I find you on line. I saw your profile and would really like to get to know you more. Do you have time to talk?
Hi Matt, sure.
So how are you? I see that you into old jazz songs, me too. Which one is your old time favorite?
Moonlight in Vermont. Yours?
Really? What a coincidence, mine too. Have you ever listen to the BB King’s version of it?
YES!!!! Nicely done with blues rhythm. Can’t believe you like that song too.
Bla bla bla
(3 hours later)
It’s been really nice talking to you. I hope we could do this sometime soon.
Ditto, Matt. Can’t believe we have been chatting for more than 3 hours.
Yes, time fly when you are having fun, right. You should get some sleep. It must be about 3 am there.
You’ve been updating the international time zone for my part of the world I see : )
That’s why I want you to get some zzzzz….. It’s very late there. I’m glad that I caught you on line.
Me too. What time is it there?
Around 10 AM, Saturday morning.
Oh, you wake up very early on a Saturday. Daily habit?
The truth? I was awake too early on weekend and couldn’t get back to bed. So I thought that I log on to see if you are on line. And, what do you know. You are!
(Thinking … this guy is too good to be true, spooky ……… no wild Friday night with a hangover type too) Well, I’m glad that you didn’t decide to try harder to doze off again.
Yes, “what a difference a day makes” surely has a new meaning to me today
Natalie Cole’s version hhahhah (smiling from ear to ear)
(30 minutes phase of goodbye later)
So I see you next Saturday same time same place then.
I like that.
Sweet dreams, I’ll email you during the week.
Bye Matt, have a relaxing day and take care.
Nite nite Sarah, you take care too and I’ll see you in a while.
Still smiling from ear to ear. Logging off and shutting down windows. See you in a while? Eh, hold on. It’s just a matter of speech. There’s surely nothing to it. On line friendship, ok that’s not something that is too much to ask. “Real” companionship? Relationship? Marking a family tree together? Adding another surname behind my own? That’s absolutely ha ha. Different time zone, different sphere of the planet, different culture, different language – just imagine mom, she will be an all smiley face in-law with exotic foods on the table and never be a shopping partner to the in-law. Do I really want this mix? Why am I even thinking about this possibility? This is surely not a possibility anyhow. Give this Matt chap and me a few weeks. Then it’s only gonna be me and this “Mad” guy that I use to chat with. Hallelujah. God have mercy!
And sure enough, I have never seen that Matty guy online anymore…