The problem with The Guardian’s dating system

While online dating may seem like a “quick win”, any type of dating is time-consuming, and rightly so. You’re hoping to find a future partner, someone to share your entire life with,

That’s from the editor of Soulmates who is, amazingly, a woman.

Not wholly and entirely sure that’s the main aim of all the men.

13 thoughts on “The problem with The Guardian’s dating system”

  1. Or the women either. Some of both sex are, and many are not, and many are just seeking somebody without necessarily having a goal- might be a quickie, might be The One.

    This is the view of the Society Matrons. Who represent nobody but themselves.

  2. I’d have thought the problem with Guardian Dating is that it’s full of Guardian readers.

    Which would’ve been bad enough in the days when the Grauniad was still a serious, if peevishly leftwing, newspaper for teachers and civil servants.

    But with Comment Is Free’s rapid devolution into a Gawker-style social justice clickrage site aimed at rainbow-haired legbeards, I’m not sure it’s technically possible to build a matching algorithm for all their gender pronouns, trigger warnings, and self-diagnosed mental problems.

    If Alan Rusbridger is serious about maintaining enough lefty breeding pairs to keep his paper viable, I recommend he send some snatch teams armed with nets and tranquiliser guns to Brighton. They could use copies of Russell Brand’s booky-wooky as bait.

  3. “You’re hoping to find a future partner, someone to share your entire life with”

    Or at least until he’s made a pot of cash, then you divorce him and take the house.

  4. Well.. if by “dating” she means “trawling the crowd for a match to the Endless List of Requirements for “mr. Right”, publicly whingeing about the Shortcomings of Past Encounters” I can imagine she’s having a hard time.

    After all, your average guy needs only one or two encounters with one of *those* examples of femininity in his youthful innocence to be forewarned about the signs for the rest of his life, and GTFO promptly.

  5. Well.. if by “dating” she means “trawling the crowd for a match to the Endless List of Requirements for “mr. Right”, publicly whingeing about the Shortcomings of Past Encounters” I can imagine she’s having a hard time.

    Losing the house, half your assets and the whole parental alienation thing doesn’t have to be a repeat occurrence. Many men learn first time around, but by then it’s too late.

    Simple fact is that many men have learned that marriage is a bit of a one-sided contract which is not the binding union that it used to be, certainly not with 60-70% of divorces being initiated by the female.

    A common female refrain is “Where have all the good men gone?”, well they’re out banging chicks a lot younger than them who put out for the cost of a couple of drinks and a fun time as opposed to a one-sided contract for your house and half your assets.

    You made this brave new world ladies, you get to live with the consequences.

  6. Much though I loathe The Guardian, I think ‘Soulmates’ is fairly clear about the objectives that its customers ‘should’ have and the market it is targetting. There are plenty of leg-over sites; but Soulmates is for those libtards seeking fellow bed-wetters for long-term mutual masturbation and self-flagellation.

    Steve: Katharine Viner is now editor of The Guardian. Alan Rusbridger is now Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford. (And Woolly Willy is Principal of Hertford College.)

  7. Ecksy
    Why the Fellows of LMH and Hertford elected Rustbugger and Woolly Willy as their respective Principals defeats me. Neither has any major academic achievements or adminstrative experience. So, yes, they should and could be purged.

  8. Dating is time consuming and relationships need more than the bare minimum investment to work out long term. Mirabile dictu: a Grauniadista has inadvertently groped herself (oo err) into a position not unadjacent to understanding search costs and efficiency wages.

  9. @ John Galt.

    Your mileage may vary depending on the country you live in and the type of marriage contracts that are used, and the divorce laws…

    But it certainly doesn’t harm teaching the young’uns of the risks of a Divorce as part of the Talk.

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