Dear Geoff, Glad to hear you found someone special, and even happier that you spoke up.
Most of the people that write about online dating write about what’s wrong with it. I mean, that’s what news is – emphasize the bad, misery loves company, etc.
If you choose to wait for lightning to strike until you go on another date with the “right” guy, you might be waiting a long, long time. Listen, you might think I’m nuts to keep on preaching positivity. All I know is that it’s freakin’ HARD to meet someone.
We have our small lives: our circle of married friends, our work buddies, a few single people, and that’s it.
When I responded that a) There are worse things in life then having dinner with someone who you find unattractive, andb) His friend was at fault for not exchanging photos before meeting up he was totally unconvinced, and more then a tad miffed that i should question his judgement.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of kittens saved from trees.They also make bold claims about the dating training they offer suggesting that they can “tell you what you need in a relationship, where you screwed up (without knowing it) in past relationships.” After being matched, users can the decide whether they would like to start messaging them on the site.From then on, it is up to the users whether they would like to chat more or even meet in person.I was curious as to what your real opinion is of online dating.I did meet my girlfriend online, but after a year of painful struggle, meaning hardly any dates despite being educated, employed, and reasonably attractive.Here is what I wrote back to her: First of all, I’ve had EVERY bad dating experience you can possibly imagine.I’ve had women write me nasty emails, insult me over the phone, ignore my phone calls, stand me up, refuse to thank me for dinner, refuse to reciprocate in bed… And yet I still run around as this super dating advocate, because I believe it is the best prospect to find someone special.The site is free to use, meaning people don't have to part with any money to start finding their matches.When a new user signs up to the site, they are asked for their basic information as well as a picture of themselves.They don’t have time to “date around” several times a week.(actually neither would I). Women, being more vulnerable than men, are more hesitant to date online, so you get a situation where there’s a lot more men than women.Aside from my own luck and the trendy radio ads and sexy commercials, it seems as if no one’s happy.