Posted by: Sherry Amatenstein
Topic: Do you think you can really and truly “feel” chemistry via email?
At a singles event in Manhattan, blindfolds were issued at the door along with drink coupons. Flirtations were on the menu along with silent prayers issued by the men and women who had no idea if the person they’d been chatting and in some cases feeling up all night were lookers or lemons.
When the big reveal occured lots of people had that initial 'aw shucks' reaction that their companion wasn't a 10. Still the evening had been exciting enough that in most cases numbers were still exchanged. "If I'd been going by her looks I'd never have approached her," one guy told me post-party, adding, "But Georgia is such a beautiful person inside that I'm still attracted.
These potential couples were real to each other - forming connections based on talk, touch, smell, breath - real in a way that's impossible on the net. As Vix pointed out you can be wooed like Roxanne and grow dependent on those daily e's, thinking no one understands you more than this person you've never actually met... But cyber-communiques alone at best are simulated chemistry. Yeah a sexy turn of phrase can make your nether regions tingle but it's not live, it's Memorex.