Every couple of months I see an email notifying me of my premium subscription to my latest dating site adventure. The word “premium” refers to the cost rather than the experience, IMHO. Don’t get me wrong, there is a clear benefit to the paid option. For example, in the paid version you can actually see the photos rather than a gallery of blurred pictures. They suck you in by allowing you to send and received a couple of messages, then they cut you off. If you’re mid-conversation, wondering if Mr. or Ms. Right is waiting behind one of the blurred virtual connections, you’d never know…unless you fork over the cash.
I did just that. And over the following months, found that the majority of the photos may as well remain blurred. Is it just me, or is posting a photo with your entire face or maybe flashing a half-baked smile a good idea if you’re on a quest for a harmonious connection? This gallery of faces never changes no matter how you filter it.
The long and the short is that there may only be noHarmony for me while I am sheltering in place. At this point, I’m kind of okay with that. For the remainder of my premium status, I will keep an open mind and protected heart until the day it all goes blurry once more. So, if you’re out there Mr. Right, hurry up and make your move.