As Carlin said, the “Owners” of this country know the truth: It’s called “The American Dream” because you have to be asleep to believe it.
I have read many of profiles in here; most of them are people portraying themselves as nice, smart, funny, down-to-Earth, laid back, open-minded, critical thinkers, and a bunch of other positively perceived characteristics. That made me think: If all of these are true, why are these people feeling lonely and seeking some company on this site? Shouldn’t these characteristics allow one to have a great social life and thus not become lonely?! (I have a few theories about it.)
It would be a lot fun if in order to get to know someone, we ask their exes about their personality. I’m pretty sure we would have more accurate descriptions. We might read things like: he is a big liar, manipulative, she is fake and selfish, he is stingy, she is a psychopath, and he is an abuser, etc.
I think if one asks any of my exes about me, they will probably say she is stubborn, difficult to please, soooo honest, lacks diplomacy, is very opinionated, and is very passionate. Most of these are true, but they can be perceived as positive or negative traits based on where you stand and what your priorities are in life.