Check out the new commercial from Orkin, called "Blind Date Love". This extremely funny and somewhat creepy video has gone viral, and it's no wonder! The premise is that a pretty girl is waiting in a restaurant for her online date to show up, and when he does he's a huge termite, yuk!!!
It's no surprise to me that the current opinion of the misrepresentation and downsides to online dating have become mainstream thoughts. So much so, that a pest control company has invested millions of dollars producing and running ads using the theme!
Online dating is filled with precarious pitfalls...the very fact that there is no screening and no background checks should be enough to give any thoughtful woman reason to pause. There are simply too many "what if's" to consider this a completely safe way to meet someone.
Just this week Good Morning America interviewed a person who is suing Match.com because she was attacked on a date. "This ordeal completely blindsided me because I had considered myself savvy about online dating safety." the person, who has asked to remain anonymous, said in an April 6 press release.
Matchmaking: An old, old idea is new again
At Single Atlanta, we meet a lot of people who are similarly disenchanted with computer dating, and disappointed by people who misrepresent themselves online. Sure, the technology may create opportunity... but it's revealing a new need for connection that's more urgent than ever. It's time for a modern renaissance in matchmaking!
At Single Atlanta, we don't use any complicated computer algorithms. After all, how can a computer really understand your values, your preferences, your desires... your story? When it comes to finding love, we believe in a personal touch that you can't get from video dating, speed dating, or online dating. With a combined 25 years of experience, we manage the largest, privately-owned matchmaking firm in the Southeast. We have a natural intuition about people that translates to our clients and our success. Simply put, we've got a pretty good idea about what you're looking for. (And also what you're trying to avoid!)