“Honesty is such a lonely word,” as the song goes. A number of the profiles I’ve seen speak about honesty. The dictionary defines honest as truthfulness without deception. Are they saying they were deceived in a previous relationship? Or something else? From a few I get the sense that they are referring to emotional honesty more than simply saying the truth. But do people actually want the truth? The truth can be ugly and brutal once the scab of our self-deceit is pulled off. “Does this dress make me look fat?”

We constantly lie to ourselves and everyone else, it’s in our nature. It’s what allows our polite society to survive. What’s wrong? Nothing. Ah yes that’s why steam is coming out of your ears and you have your I’m going to slaughter everyone face on.

So what are they looking for? Honestly, I don’t know. I don’t think they know either. As the old saying goes, “Careful what you ask for, you just might get it.”

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