It’s time to flip the burden proof on its head and allow women the opportunity to get behind the wheel.
The panel of women at Lonely Aphrodite will be reading essays from men who actively want to join the site.
I had a solid Hayes Micromodem (what's a "baud", anyway? Unlike the modem in the movie War Games, this one was super-advanced—it plugged into the back of a computer, and directly into the phone jack on the wall.
Even back then, I interacted with people online—even met a friend from a neighboring town I wouldn't have met otherwise, who was into Black Flag.
I wasn’t sure who I was looking for or even if I wanted a relationship. I was lamenting to my friend Alex about how difficult this whole process was, online dating that is, and she said “Don’t think of it as dating. Chris is a Feminist and passionate about gender equality.
It’s just meeting new friends.” Well, I don’t know about you, but my “friends” don’t ask to see pictures of my ass. After my failure at traditional online dating, I got to thinking. So we started thinking more about the logistics of how this would work.
In addition to the usual dating site questionnaire, which asks the user for information about themselves, the men will have the opportunity to speak about women’s rights or another topic of the panel’s choosing.Of course, there are always bullies, online or off, always someone looking to take their stuff out on others.So when I started online dating, it was only sort of for romantic reasons.Then we started thinking about what quality we could apply to Aphrodite to communicate the fact that she was seeking love.
Chris came up with “Lonely Aphrodite.”You may be wondering why a feminist dating site is necessary or useful to men.My brief experience with online dating taught me that I hate it with a fiery passion. My female friends who have been involved in online dating have commiserated with me on this.