When looking for a partner, the majority of women cite good sense of humour as an essential requirement. And in the shark infested world of online dating, we assume their only experience of porridge to be the kind found on the breakfast table. Not so for the increasing number of ladies who write to strangers in prison. Prior to the internet, prison pen pals relied on snail mail.
Love Behind Bars
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G oogle "online dating" and you will be offered hundreds of thousands of sites, including "specialist" hook-up services such as those catering to foot fetishists or facial-hair fanciers. Now there is one for those with a penchant for prisoners. Prison Inmates Online offers 1, men and a few dozen women who are serving time in clink in the United States and wish to form a relationship with an outsider. The site shows photographs of hunks working out topless in the gym, and information on likes and dislikes, but nothing about their crimes. Herein lies the problem. While we should all support any initiative that encourages healthy relationships and contact outside of prison, many of these men will still be a danger to women.
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While society at large has social media to thank for new friendships, relationships, insights and perspectives, prison inmates are doomed to total social exclusion, not only physical but psychological as well. Friendship, community, and a sense of belonging is what human beings crave for, and prisoners should not be deprived of that. Prisons are not country clubs and the average prison does not serve simply as a vacation spot for criminals. In fact, life inside is difficult and dangerous.
It might be the baggage that came from a lousy childhood, a bad marriage, an unhealthy friendship, and so on. The simple fact is that everyone you meet is carrying baggage, and as someone who spent time in prison, that sentence is now part of your baggage. Baggage is a fact of life, and everyone has it, but there are some types of baggage that have to be discussed more often than others.