The academic terms "dark humor," "black humor," or "tragic farce" apply to some examples, although the exact execution is somewhat different.
Black Comedy is not about making jokes at the expense of groups, but rather about using Irony and Fatalism to make them seem amusing while still showing their seriousness.
For the better portion of my 20s, I’ve been single.
And not just solo, but really-really-really-want-to-be-in-a-relationship-crazy-obsessed-single-gal.
To reduce such negative feelings and protect their self-worth, those with low self-esteem will adopt avoidance strategies and distance themselves from Internet dating services. High self-esteem folks feel like they have little to lose by trying Internet dating.
Low self-esteem folks have more to lose, since more of their own self-value is tied up in the process — unless they say, “Ah, yeah, it’s nice to have a partner, but whatever.
'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger ripped off a widow who was looking for love by hooking her up with a worthless dating service ... Heidi Williams claims she wanted to hire Patti to get back into the dating game -- her husband died a few years ago -- but Stanger said she was too old for her clientele. Patti referred Heidi to a friend's dating service -- Pretty People International.
Heidi claims she dropped ,000 for a PPI membership ... Heidi's lawyer says the service left her high and dry -- she only got one real date and one phone date. I think the science of such sites is ultimately of limited value, since no amount of data is going to predict whether two people will experience that indefinable quality of a “spark” on a first date. also weighed in this past week about the overwhelming number of choices of online dating and the research that has shown the more choices we have, the harder it can be sometimes to make a decision (“cognitive overload”). Psychological Characteristics of Internet Dating Service Users: The Effect of Self-Esteem, Involvement, and Sociability on the Use of Internet Dating Services. That’s why the sites try their best to offer you a way to limit the results displayed, but ultimately can fail in paring things down enough to make a difference to your brain. The researchers found that people who are more “sociable are more likely to use Internet dating services than are those who are less sociable.This finding challenges the stereotypical profiling of Internet daters as being just lonely and socially anxious people.”Indeed, that finding confirms the idea that Internet dating is firmly in the mainstream now.For people who are already sociable, using the Internet as a dating method is just one more tool at their disposal.