When it comes to dating with technology, the instant gratification has taken a new step. Guys are really comfortable sending girls photos of themselves (and I mean all of themselves – they have no shame and are proud to show it off). But because guys are so comfortable doing this, they just assume that all girls are just as comfortable, or eager to send photos of themselves.
Well call me old fashioned, call me prude, call me whatever you want to, but I am never going to be entirely comfortable sending a strange a photo of my naked body. I will admit, that yes, I have some confidence issues when it comes to my body (but let’s be real, what girl doesn’t). And showing it off in a picture to someone is terrifying. First I am trying to impress you enough to make you like me enough to want to meet me. Then once we have met – you get to decide if you actually find the combination of my personality and my looks something that you want to spend time with.
I guess if I sent a picture – I could save myself a lot of stress because then I would already know what they think of me. But I just can’t. One if you really think about it, you are creating and distributing porn. Actually there is really no other way to think about it – that’s what is happening.
Now, I understand, that people who are in a committed relationship, may want to send photos to each other. But in this situation, they aren’t strangers. I don’t maybe I am prude – or naive and really the world has come to the fact that people are really comfortable sending photos of themselves and one day I will come around to this. But as of right now, I sticking with – no.