Re: Yesterday's Letter (Education)
posted at 9/21/2011 5:23 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Yesterday's Letter (Education)
[QUOTE]Ahhh but it kind of is being presented that way CB. That was my sticking point. Why limit yourself? Listen, if you only want to date size 2 super models, great good for you. But to say you are only going to date size 2 super models because anyone over a size 4 basically isnt good enough? Is wrong. if you are attracted to a particular type, that is what you are attracted to. But dont assume that any other type isnt good enough. And what was being presented was a very snobbish attitude about dating someone that doesnt have a 4 year+ degree, claiming that what was wanted was an "intellectual". And for the record, this isnt the first time this topic has been discussed. So my comments are based on past comments as well as ones now. I dont know, maybe I am not explaining myself correctly. Where the heck is PC to translate for me.
Posted by Jeepers-Cripes[/QUOTE]
It's an interesting question, but realistically, we limit ourselves all the time. When you go to a social occassion, do you make a point of meeting and chatting with everyone
Most likely not--you may avoid the one with the George Hamilton tan and the expensive clothes and pure white smile (too phoney?), or the guy with the unkempt look and greasy face, or the short, fat girl, or the pimply faced, nerdy looking guy, or whatever.
We all make those snap decisions in social situations.
In this online dating discussion, all we are talking about is bringing those out to the forefront. It's more obvious how we filter--and those filters are, frankly, our personal prejudices.
We can't know why someone has their own prejudices (at base, that is what a personal preference or filter is). All we are really talking about here is how we
perceive someone else's "filters".