Seeing as how I had a very lazy day today, I figured I'd try to make up some productivity and write a blog. I know I promised a rant on why cruises are not really my thing, but seeing as how most of my readers have already heard this shpiel, I decided on a different topic. Lately, I've started paying attention to the ads that pop up on the side of facebook, and how they decide what to show who. For the past few weeks, being listed as single in my profile has meant I get pegged with every dating and dating self help advertisement on the planet. Today was one of my favorite: the Secrets of Meeting and Keeping a Great Man. Clicking on the link brought me to their website, which describes what you will encounter if you want to subscribe (which of course costs money). Here are some of the more interesting ones:
A) What goes on inside a man's mind... and how attraction works for him.
B) How to "cheat-proof" your relationship... and why he might be tempted.
C) The differences in how men and women think about dating... and why
most men want to keep you from being successful.
D) The seven secrets to communicating with a man that will create lasting love and affection.
E) The truth about men who aren't "emotionally available"... how to know if you've got one and what to do if you're dating one.
F) The five things women do that annoy men and kill intimacy.
Do guys who mark single also get such silly advertisements? Ok, I understand that the sexes don't always understand each other, but do we really need an outsider to analyze a person they've never met? Better yet, I'm a firm believer in chemistry- you either have it or you don't, and no book is going to tell you how to develop it with someone. Not to mention how annoying it is how these websites make their money off of the insecurities of lonely women. If only I had done X, I could've married the guy of my dreams already, instead of spending yet another Saturday night home with the cat...
Apart from the how to cheat-proof your relationship bit (I'm sorry, but one should never have to change their behavior to make sure their significant other remains faithful), there are some interesting answers to the above, many of which most of us already know. But for argument's sake, let's get them in writing (and my version will be free).
Here's my challenge to my readers: if you have thoughts/answers to any of the above, please post a comment. I will do the same, and we will see what kind of compilation we get :)