There’s An App For That…

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on June 24, 2014 in Internet |

Our lives seem to be regimented – sometimes in a good way, often in a way that we either do not appreciate or do not wish to accept – according to fashion as much as need. A smart phone is no longer a luxury, it is an essential for many. How can we possibly stay in touch with the rest of the world if we don’t have the latest, the fastest, the brightest? Anyone who does not have a smart phone is living in the stone age. At least, that’s what some people believe. I can do without mine – for obvious reasons – but it is fun, now and then, to read the news through Twitter or one of the many mobile websites on offer. And, believe me, there is an application for everything that you could desire. Not that I would recommend all of them – I mean, an app which sends Yo to people you know? Come on now!

And these apps do have their uses: who wants to know what the weather is going to be like; whether there is a football match on; where the traffic is bad and where road works are. And, of course, where you can find the right partner for the night, for a few hours of fun, or for life.

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Yes, there are plenty of dating apps too. The thing is, they are rather limited. Everything, it seems, is combined with high prices: you want to find a woman to spend the night with? No problem! Enter your credit card details for a full year’s subscription and you’ll get a list, specially made for you, of women who are more than willing to spend time with you. The same, I have heard, for men seeking men. In fact, I hear that gay dating apps are on the rise: some are good, some are exceptionally limited.

I even considered taking a look at some of these dating apps for myself. Could there be a good one for lesbians? There are plenty for gay men, but for women seeking women?

The thing is – yes there are plenty – are they trustworthy? How can I tell if the women looking for other women are really women? It’s a well-known fact that many of the people advertising themselves as women are, in fact, men. Why they do this is beyond me, I mean, what happens when they meet up and both parties are men? Do they still hit it off with one another?

There may well be an app for everything but isn’t real life so much better? Do we have to rely, do we need to rely, on an application with recommendations? And, supposing that we find a real woman looking for other women, how much can we trust what they have on offer? Modern technology is all fine and good, but within limits. I’d never trust an app, no matter how good it may be, no matter how many other people have recommended it or given it five stars, to find me a partner for life. Has society really gone so far downwards that we can no longer interact one with another face to face?

I daresay there’s an app for that too…

Love & Kisses, Viki.

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