Why Mercury IM Made a Difference
Last year I hosted my kids to celebrate the Christmas holiday and also to enjoy a family get-together. My two kids have often shared their concern that I should try getting back on the dating scene after separating with their mother over six years ago. I always avoid this discussion but my kids insisted that with the new technological offerings I should have no problem getting love on the internet. I have always been skeptical of the new media types in the market.
The constant technological buzz regarding social media applications like Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, WeChat, Snapchat and Twitter always makes me skeptical regarding the current interactions and privacy concerns. After a length discussion regarding the new media types and their communication capabilities, I decided to share the story of how information technology had helped me get into a relationship with their mother many years ago. The following is the story of how I landed a beautiful wife using the instant messaging application, Mercury messenger.
Love Opportunities Worth Instant Messaging (IM)
I was never a technological enthusiast and I greatly detested the changes that were being imposed on our social lives by the new information technologies in my young age. Traditionally, we were used to the usual flirtation with girls before acquiring their number and then calling to set up a date.
However, the introduction of IM in the early 90s changed the communication landscape and dating as we knew it. I was employed in a prestigious telecommunications company and most of my work involved being on a computer terminal. The company introduced the Mercury messaging platform in our work place with limited control features. I bumped into my future wife’s number on the company’s roster and sent her a wrong message without knowing.
She replied that she was not in our department and that started the game. Every time I had a moment to spare, I flirted with the woman despite never meeting her. Mercury provided an amazing communication channel where you only had to press send and the message was gone in real-time. She was quite polite and we soon organized to meet.
I fell in love instantly after meeting Anne and before long we were planning a marriage. Although our marriage ended in divorce after ten years, I have never regretted the love opportunities that were provided by this amazing creation called Mercury.
Fruitless Social Technologies
After narrating this story to my kids, they were over enthusiastic that I should get back to the dating scene. They gave me a long list of social media platforms and applications that were guaranteed to fruitful in my search for love. I started by signed up for a Facebook account and adding several of my friends to the friend’s list. I also signed up for a Twitter account and a Whatsapp account for my phone.
I even acquired an account on Instagram and this was when things got trough. I had added my kids to all these accounts and they were adding moist of their friends to my account. I scoured these sites for several months and I was greatly disappointed. Most of the active members in these sites are my children’s age. Some of things they post are embarrassing and even utterly disgusting.
I also realized that most of the people in these modern sites are very frightened and insecure about getting into any meaningful relationship. After observing an endless tirade of embarrassing chats on these sites, I closed all my accounts and decided that if I was ever getting love, it was through the traditional physical flirting method. I admitted rather ashamedly that the days of the love on Mercury Messenger were over.