posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 07:44 PM
There is nothing new about "spring autumn" relationships and anyone with half a brain in their heads knows that money is usually an issue (although
not always...sometimes younger women are attracted to older men for other reasons, believe it or not).
This article should be of interest to ATS because it relates to changing social structures, i.e., what is acceptable in terms of relationships, what
is kept taboo, and how money, power, sexuality, gender, and society affect each other.
Personally, I cannot blame women and men who decide to do it. It is a hard world and people need to do what they need to do. This kind of thing would
happen anyway; all the Internet does is make the process more efficient, saving a lot of time and akwardness.
On the other hand, I believe a relationship is a sacred thing, should be rooted in love. I would never do this, and I would save myself for somebody
who loves me and who shares the same faith and conviction in the Lord as me. This is just me. But again I can't blame others for acting
A close friend of mine is a kind of "Internet flirt." She sets up a page full of clothing "wish lists" and men who want can buy her clothes through
PayPal. She then "models" them for her "friends" and spends time chatting and texting and flirting with them. She has like 15 guys eating out of her
hand and all the clothes and toys she wants. Forever trying to get me to do the same thing but it's so creepy!
But there is a difference between "modeling" online (nothing perverted) and dating. Or is there? It gets so confusing...
Anway, what does ATS think? Is this acceptable, or the sign of a troubled society in decay?
(visit the link for the full news article)