As well read and "worldly" as I think I am, I never realized how naive I am until I joined Match.
Men aren't created equal in that some are gentle while other are just big pieces of shit. Signing up for Match has me thinking that since it's a paid membership that it would whittle out some of the POS you'd find in say, Tinder.
While the men I've interacted so far are decent for the most part, there are still some who left me scratching my head in wonder, frustration, and even fascination. Like how can one be so educated yet remain so ignorant at the same time!
Like I know geography is taught in elementary so how can you not at least be familiar with Asia, the largest continent in the world, and the most diverse? Not all Asians have slanted eyes, can make sushi, aren't masters of every language spoken in the region, and lastly, the women aren't trained for domestic servitude.
Then there's my accent. I get how it can be funny at times the way I say some words, but if it's a constant jab I have to admit that it can get irritating and insulting even. I know I don't sound like an American and I'm okay with that. However, I look at it from a different perspective and I'm proud of it because it means I learned and are fluent in another language other than mine versus a lot of these jerks who keeps bastardizing the English language and can't even distinguish between your/you're or there/their for instance. Don't even get me started on grammar and spelling. Oi!
I guess you get my drift. The lesson I learned here is that inasmuch as I aim to be presentable and conform even, I will NOT compromise my identity just to meet the status quo. If you don't like how I sound like, the extra melanin on my skin, or my dorky qualities, feel free to swipe left for these are the same things that make me unique and provide me the opportunity to offer something "else".
That said, this goes to every relationship we have. I want to be in relationships that I actually LIKE for a change and never again will I compromise myself for someone's approval. I love myself too much for that bullshit.