Has Cupid’s arrow been blunted by online dating?

Posted by Ria, 20 Dec 07

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“Online dating has blunted cupid’s arrow᾿ went one headline. That was before I saw the picture of the ‘unemployed cupid’ above with that caption “online dating killed cupid᾿.

Try asking your grandparents how they met. They will tell you by the river or some hill, and it was love at first sight and before they knew it, they were engaged to be married. According to them, one minute, you are wandering down the street and the next you're struck helpless by Cupid's arrow - doesn’t seem like the best way to start an enduring relationship (jus kidding)

Your perfect partner could be online right now...

What are you looking for?

Now imagine in years to come, what our grandchildren will be telling their little ones – “I typed my criteria into Google search, paid a subscription fee, searched through a bunch of profiles and personal ads and there he was.᾿

So things have changed these days. But does this mean that cupid has been sentenced to some jobless corner since people who opt for online dating don’t get struck (surprisingly) helpless by cupid in the name of love at first sight? I beg to differ.

Remember how difficult it was for cupid to match people from different countries those days. They had to be brought together by work or college. And even then, communication was actually not very easy. But with the internet, what can’t be done? I think cupid has now become internet savvy and his work, like everyone else’s in this computer era has become quite easy. Cupid is now striking people who live on different continents.

What can’t cupid do in this age and era?

Tags: cupid, cupid's arrow

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  1.   NileMusiq says:
    Posted: 25 Apr 09

    This stuff comes back and haunts you, lol. I do not have this love (infatuation) problem any longer. Ha ha. I do not recommend that anyone call it love until face to face and of course in the last two years I have moved on. I am currently in a relationship with my soul mate an African American man who is my other half...Which means he is crazy as I am, smile and he understands like no other. I also understand the me that I never wanted to reign in.....what a mess! I should have been ashamed of myself...a dynamo walking over everybody...cuz I could. Of course I don't take it...I tell him here, take a kiss and call me in the morning....Love is when you run into self and see how you should really treat your significant others...

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  2.   NileMusiq says:
    Posted: 06 Jan 08

    Oh yeah, I am African American and he is African.

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  3.   NileMusiq says:
    Posted: 06 Jan 08

    I have fallen head over heels in love with the most wonderful man, yes! A Continent away! that when i became angry at cupid, this man is struggling financially and he did everything in his power to keep up with me via telephone and internet! i found myself calling back, smitten, heart being soothed just by his laugh, looking at his beautiful smile, hearing his voice. he was even more in love with me. then he began to lose service, and everything was off then on again, i found myself going through all kinds of emotions. he is trying to get hisself stable and even stooped to asking me to help him with the bill. Damn! That's where I had to evaluate, love can not bring me down financially. What a sad outcome! never in a million years would i have thought love on-line would be this way. I even asked him why did you even pursue me, i am crushed! but i an a realist! God is going to have to intervene. Until then, My purse is closed and limited here in the land of opportunity, and my heart lies over the ocean!

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  4.   gillie says:
    Posted: 31 Dec 07

    I would say because the internet gives many the opportunity to be uninhibited ...so most people make up stories or things about themselves ...or in some cases omit to mention that they are in Long Term Relationships ... So as much as cupid would like to win the online dating war ...it can only be won if people be real and truthful .So you have people now not trusting and others just feeling like they are in a candy store with an unlimited credit card.

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  5.   drkkdragon says:
    Posted: 30 Dec 07

    No cupid is not dead, he just retrain into a new job in fact I think his job is harder now. Now he has to try and match people from all over the world. With online dating there are more people looking to be matched

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  6.   fala says:
    Posted: 22 Dec 07

    Very good point, Coco. I love your skills of observation!

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  7.   cocokisses says:
    Posted: 21 Dec 07

    He does need to update his look...that diaper is way too wierd!

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  8.   mossimo says:
    Posted: 21 Dec 07

    That cupid is a far reaching dude!

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  9.   fala says:
    Posted: 21 Dec 07

    Yes, sadly it's TRUE. Cupid is dead and the internet killed him! Give up your search now. All hope is lost. :-(

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  10.   cocokisses says:
    Posted: 20 Dec 07

    Doesn't matter how you meet...Cupid's arrow is the one that makes you feel the chemistry. You can't really know that via computer or phone. Nothing wrong with meeting via the net, but good old Cupid can still strike at any time when you meet with that first glance or first kiss.

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