This is my love language according to a pop psychology quiz I tool online. Iona Mink posted the link in the forums. I am not surprised at all by the results. I could have told you my type without taking the quiz.
Because I feel loved and cherished and worthy when others use words of affirmation, I am able to connect with others emotionally and intellectually online through message board interactions,
I am not open-minded;
My brain is not elastic;
It's more like hardened plastic.
I know you must agree;
It is not difficult to see;
Denying it would be silly.
My beliefs are firmly planted;
Opinions sort of cemented;
Rarely changing over the seasons.
A paradigm shift is unlikely;
The skeptic in me prevents it;
You'll have to do some persuading.
Emotional appeals won't do;
Reason and evidence
There are all kinds of people online, just as there are all kinds of people IRL. Fortunately I am able to steer clear of the psychopaths IRL. It is easy, one just avoids certain environments that they might otherwise run into oneŚlike seedy nightclubs. Think of the film, Looking for Mr. Goodbar.
But avoiding 'not right
A man posted this in the POF forums...
The conflicting part of online dating is that NOBODY likes finding an 'introverted' profile very attractive. Very rarely are people of the opposite sex turned 'on' by the idea you LIKE being by yourself. Both Intros and Extros alike want to know they are NEEDED for companionship, and that you think higher of them than anyone else. We're taught by experience to put ourselves 'out' there and show we CAN and HAVE and WILL do umpteen different activities
So far POF has been a bit of a headache. I have chatted with about seventeen men in the last week or so. All initiated contact. Nine out of ten cannot spell to save their lives. Two have been blocked for sending pervy messages without pics. Perversion is OK coming from the hotties. Not OK coming from basement dwellers. I have been asked out by three different men. Not a bad batting record so far. I have read people complaining of never meeting anyone after three years of being on the site. Oh dear,