Friends of both genders tell that their experiences have been hard in different ways.
My guy friends (also educated, attractive) complain that they get no responses and female acquaintences tell me that they get so many emails, etc, that they don’t know where to start-and often do nothing.
I just urge people to find some healthier perspective on the whole thing.
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.
When I responded thata) 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 uphe was totally unconvinced, and more then a tad miffed that i should question his judgement.
(Bear in mind that there weren’t even PCs around he was last single)Anyway, my dad’s friend has subsequently met a great woman on the internet with whom he is in a committed relationship.
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.
Has my dad’s attitude changed- of course not- in fact i doubt he even recognises a connection.
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And if it hasn’t happened to you yet, you can say “What’s wrong with these terrible people on these awful sites?
” Or you can ask, “How can I make this work for me, despite the obvious flaws? But I’ll tell you, all it takes is one person – and you’ll be standing right with me.
Here is what I wrote back to her: First of all, I’ve had EVERY bad dating experience you can possibly imagine.