The Internet Killed The Art Of Trying To Holla
Last night my cousin Luke spoke to me from the grave. He appeared to me in a dream. Which is weird because we never really spoke much, while I was an adult. Luke was older than my mother, the head of his own household, but I alway thought he was cool. Ice cold. But what is does a kid say to a grown up that he would want to talk about?
Who knows? Anyway, in my dream I was at a family function, bored. I wanted to hop on the phone and call my ex. Remember there are no more relationships, just situations and agreements? I digress.
Maybe this is why Luke came to me in the dream, because he got tired of staring down on me sulking from heaven. I was sitting at the table when he walked in. He made a few jokes, I laughed mostly focused on my phone. Casual conversation, he mentioned something about me being able to bring a girl into the spare room. I explained to him that I didn’t know anyone in South Carolina.
He said, “What the fuck does that got to do with it? You can’t go out and get you someone to bring home?”
I woke up immediately. The way people wake up in scary movies when they have a bad dream. Yet, this wasn’t a nightmare. His comment floored me. Of course I could. I could get up and use my charm, wit and good looks to produced the baddest woman in the world into my life. #CultivatedLife. I just don’t do it. It’s not even an option for me when I can just go on twitter, facebook and Instagram meet a new woman.
I used to do this all the time when I was younger, but the internet sorta killed that for me. I wonder if I’m the only one. You see I’ve been meeting women online for well over 13 years now. Hell, my second black planet page was created in 2000, so it’s been a long time. Since I had to go out in the streets, walk up to a beautiful woman I don’t know, spark up a conversation, get the digits, and you know the rest.
Since the creation of the internet, I’d much rather find a profile and court a woman that way. If you can call that courting. But I even stopped doing that. It’s not that I got lazy, per say.
I just used my “friends” as a safety net. I’ve got bored with multiple girls I met online or at an industry event. I got used to having someone to call, if I didn’t want to go out and run the streets. I got comfortable with the idea of being in a relationship even though I wasn’t in a relationship.
But I tell you to say that the internet has sort of killed the art of trying to holla for me. In person? Do civilized people still do that? Let’s discuss this in the comment section.
— Xilla(@BlogXilla) May 7, 2013