Internet dating scares the crap out of me.
Mostly because it amplifies my fears of not knowing and not trusting a person.
I've met people face to face that have presented themselves a certain way and then when it came down to it, they weren't the person I thought.
I'm left to feel that if people can manipulate and fool me in real life, then of course they're trying to pull the wool over my eyes over the internet.
We are who we are because we've learned to be this way... it's conditioning.
And you may ask me, "Emily, how can you just not trust people right away like that? Not everyone is a dickweed. That's not fair."
But my response is, "I'll trust the people that earn it from me."
The way I work is not, "I trust you until you've proven I can't."
It's, "I don't trust you until you prove I can."
8 years ago