....All American Rejects
Five years; 593 posts; countless hours spent writing, editing, posting and re-editing.
World's Largest Sex Site? Or World's Largest Collection of unhappy people?
Now that is a question for the ages.
I woke up the other day and realized that for many reasons, logging into AFF disgusts me in many ways. I can fool myself and say that being on the site that long didn't change me, but it did. Did I affect the site in any way? Perhaps.
Okay, maybe. I have met some of the most amazing people there. And I've met nut jobs. No, honestly, they are insane in ways I could have never imagined.
But, because the site encourages its members to go beyond the 'lighter shade of pale' in how we interact with people, all sorts of things happen.
People lie to themselves about what they want; but, if they use the site for sex and blogging, they can lie all the way to the top of the popular lists;
People hate their families for allowing their bad behavior. And they write about it;
People don't like themselves. And they write about it without even realizing it;
People want to re-live their version of "16 Candles" without the quality acting. No Long Dong Duck for them. Just lots of nuts.
People are not having sex. Not me. Them. We know this because they write about it. A lot. I honestly believe if they used the site for dating or even just casual sex more often, some of them would be happier. Or at least less hateful.
How to explain this to the average reader? I just don't even know where to start.
I met the love of my life there. In that place. No one will ever be 'The One' and that is both good and bad.
I asked Smarty the other day if I could write a book of love letters to a man I'm no longer with just because I still feel the same way. She said I could. So I will.
But at the same time, I want to understand a place that helped shaped my life in many ways.
So...Love. Learning. Fulfillment. Disgust.
Oh, wait, that sounds like being in love and being on AFF. Yeah, I guess I can do this writing stuff.