Presentation is a very important thing, whether it be with food, or relationships. In restaurants, chefs always make sure that your meal not only tastes delicious, but it’s alluring to the eye. Swirly sauce decorations are drizzled around the plate, and pieces of kale are strategically tucked around the entree. The person savoring this meal knows and appreciates the work that was put into such a feast designed to awaken all the senses.
However, on online dating websites, presentations can be quite deceiving. When you first find someone new, they present themselves to you on a shiny silver platter. Their job status, annual income, and community accolades all look attractive in the beginning. It’s only after you’ve invested a considerable amount of time and energy that all their warts start to emerge. Their controlling behavior, the name calling, and all of their petty jealousies eat their way out of the woodwork like a herd of hungry termites. The next thing you realize is that what was once presented to you on that shiny silver platter actually belonged on a silver metal trash can lid.
There is a valuable lesson to be learned here. When you present yourself to someone you’re interested in, this would be the perfect thing to say. Yes, I have made my share of mistakes, and chances are, I probably will again. But I’m a nice and honest person who will never leave your side when the times get tough. A platter full of sincerity will win my heart any day of the week.