A personal journey through the world of online dating – Updated
June 16, 2008
I don’t think that anyone necessarily plans to be alone and lonely; sometimes it just happens. Perhaps it’s because they got caught up in a career race, or they live somewhere with a limited dating pool. Maybe they’ve been dating the wrong person, they’re divorced, or perhaps it’s because they have simply postponed couplehood until nearly everyone they know is paired up, and the ones who aren’t simply don’t look appealing. However it happens, there comes a day when as satisfying as being a singleton may have been, they suddenly realize that they…are lonely.
My friend Judie at Gear Diary is doing a series about online dating. She is a grown woman, with a grown child, and a growing business. She would like to have some companionship, as would, I am sure, many of you.
She has published the first in a five part series. This one is about how she is choosing which service to use.
Part 2 is about writing your profile. (I will add links to the remaining posts as I get them.)
My favorite online dating comment is from a client. She sent an email to eHarmony after having used their service for a few months. It went something like this:
I did as you asked. I filled out all the forms and was completly honest. I am pretty sure I told you that I am really shallow and that looks are improtant to me. Why do you keep sending me ugly men?