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But as we trudge through the throes of winter and become awash in Valentine’s Day hype, singles are now logging off from their online dating sites — and seeking out the social equivalent of comfort food.“I want to meet the man of my dreams in person, and I’d prefer him not to know a whole heck about me based on my profile on Facebook,” says Mika Bareket, owner of The Good Egg, a cookbook shop in Kensington Market that features popular meet-cute evening classes on everything from knife sharpening to wine appreciation 101.“How many of our mothers and best friends tell us to get out there and try things?
You can’t do that when you’re spending all of your time online,” says Bareket, who’s 37 and single and not above admitting that she’s taking woodworking classes at Lee Valley on King Street because she wants to learn how to build a cabinet, and also wouldn’t mind meeting an intelligent Marlboro Man.
Your time is valuable and limited; you need quality dates, not an endless string of people that aren’t right for you.
“They started dating, and now neither of them are in our group anymore.”For a rising number of single Torontonians, fleeing the confines of cyberspace comes as a tremendous relief.
A survey released last week by magazine claims “digital dating,” i.e., contacting someone through Facebook, Linked In or Twitter, has made us more promiscuous, and that 72% of women have snooped around the Facebook page of their boyfriend’s ex.
Mark Berber, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, social lubricants like board games or cooking classes can help ease the burden of moving into the real world after devoting excessive time to being online.“Social anxiety is the No.
“What we always try to encourage amongst our members is the art of actual conversation in person — no chat room, poking or BBM’ing [Black Berry text messaging].
We want people to remember what it was like in the days before we were constantly connected.”The banality of incessant text messaging, confusion about Facebook status and general addiction to spying on one another’s Twitter feeds are all innovations that can make dating feel tiring during winter’s endless parade of grey days.
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