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If someone doesn’t “match” with me (online or in real life), it doesn’t mean I’m less valuable.
While there are hurt feelings and bruised egos, there’s resilience in the acceptance that everyone won’t always want what I am serving.
Most of us have commiserated over drinks about the countless conversations that go nowhere, the great conversations that result in terrible dates, or the amazing dates that end in radio silence.
Commenting on the report, the site’s managing director, Greg Hodge, dished that Beautiful People’s 750,000 members use a “democratic rating system” to “filter out the undesirables,” as per the Mirror.
To be fair, I’ve also learned this by being a black woman.
In an effort to preserve sanity, I discovered very early that what is good and beautiful about me doesn’t require external validation.
From grade-school dances in gyms to corporate happy hours, I’ve been “swiped left” on more than my fair share. You’ll date more attractive men.] As it turns out, my good-looking friends aren’t completely out of touch.
“Online dating is just awkward,” my cute co-worker scrunches her nose. “Classically attractive” women have more difficulty online dating.
“You have no idea what it’s like to be called beautiful all the time,” a good friend once remarked.