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.
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 just urge people to find some healthier perspective on the whole thing.
A private client told me just this weekend that she’s quitting online dating after three bad dates in a row.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.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.We also needed Ok Cupid to get permission from their users to enable us to publish those popular profile pics.