I have this theory.
Bear with me while I explain myself.
As a society, I think our attention spans are getting shorter.
We like our news in nice bite sized nuggets – 140 characters or less.
We like short posts on Facebook, preferably ones with pictures.
And we like our internet dating “swipe-friendly.”
Show me a picture and let me decide in a split second on whether or not I think I would like to get to know that person.
I think the reason why I am single is not because I haven’t met the right person, but because I’m not instantly amazing.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m special.
I am loved by many people.
But it takes time for me to reveal myself to others and in the time it takes me to achieve trust and vulnerability with my partner, that partner has gotten bored and already swiped right and left on new profiles.
Women who are instantly amazing are Lady Gaga, Kate Upton, Greta Thunberg, and Mother Theresa – all for their own reasons, of course.
I need to figure out how to display all my amazingness as quickly as possible.
What is the attention span of the average American male?
I need to work on my elevator pitch!