“Is UGH an emotion? Because I seem to be feeling it all the time online now.”

~ Carmen

Don’t you love going to Costco or Sam’s on a Saturday afternoon? You can enjoy the samples they offer at every corner of the store. In fact, you can pretty much have lunch on the samples there! It’s sweet!

You normally will tell the person working the sample table that you’re interested in a purchase. Ask where the product is in the store. Grab a coupon. Take steps to show you are really interested… I mean, super duper interested in that particular product. And, grab another sample. Because that’s what you really want – the sample! Sample everything! I mean, it’s free after all!

You’re not really going to purchase the product. I mean, why would you buy a giant box of frozen chickpeas that you’ll never really eat, even if the samples are tasty. At that moment in time.

That’s what it feels like when you’re dating those you find online. A sample product.

You talk yourself online. Men stop by and check out the offer. Decide it looks and sounds pretty good. Let’s see, are we ready for a sample?

Great… let’s meet!

The bad thing with online dating is that men are only in it for the sample. The never ending supply of samples online. Men are just going from one corner to the other sampling products like crazy.

For women, let me tell you, the pressure to “being a sample” right off the bat is tremendous! And, if you don’t within the first couple of dates, the guy moves on.

It’s like sampling the products at Costco or Sam’s. Men keep checking out the samples, but the product never makes it to their cart!

I’m tired of being seen as a sample. I’m not saying they need to make the purchase outright, but at least give me a try for a while longer than one or two dates!


Just Ugh!

Carmen Garcia writes about stuff… life as a single mother, dating, weight loss, performing, and other random experiences. Sometimes it makes sense. Other times, not so much. You decide.

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