Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Joys of Online Dating

My initial thought about this new online conquest is that she was beautiful and we were a match. Obviously, I wanted to know more before setting a date so we decided to add each other on Facebook which revealed that she was pretty active in the anti-vaccine/conspiracy community.
When I confronted her about this, shall I say, blatant disregard of science she proceeded to call me a sheep and we decided to part ways soon after.

Look, it's pretty simple to me, anti-vaxxers falls in the same category as people that believe the Earth is flat or that Trump election was stolen. What I mean by this is that in order to believe these things we have to either look facts straight in the eyes and say "I don't believe you" or bend our sense of logic in order to accommodate those beliefs.

My hope for these people, at least as far as Covid-19 is concerned, is that they don't get complications from this disease.

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."
-Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Yes, I shared the above quote in a previous post but it's worth mentioning again. We may not like the idea of vaccines but we can't disregard its benefits. For many, the vaccine is the only thing that can give them a fighting chance against the virus.

My initial impression of that person was very good but I can't see myself dating someone that can turn a blind eye to the events that's been dominating our lives for the past 2 years. I can't date someone that can look at the millions of death and say "it's not worse than the flue" or "it's a conspiracy" and shut off any information coming from experts in the field.

Oh the Joys of Online Dating!

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