When my father heard I was online dating he was deeply sceptical.He told me a story about a friend of his whose internet date had turned out to be morbidly obese as evidence that it was an avenue to be avioded at all costs.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.Has my dad’s attitude changed- of course not- in fact i doubt he even recognises a connection.We believe that real happiness starts with a truly like-minded match, which is why our passion is helping compatible singles connect.Putting together a first class profile is a really important part of online dating.It’s also a good opportunity to express yourself and flex your creative flair.
A private client told me just this weekend that she’s quitting online dating after three bad dates in a row.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.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.Go to one of those websites that reviews dating sites and you’ll see the same.Average review will be 2 out of 5 stars or something like that. Because people who get married from online dating sites rarely get back online to post happy reviews on websites.They move on with their lives, while everyone else complains about the sites and the awful people on the sites.I don’t deny ANYBODY the negative experiences that they’ve had.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.