Journey of a mad dater: Step one
” You’re a beautiful and talent person why are you have trouble meeting a good man?” I hear this from close friends and family repeatedly. However, when I asked them, ” do you know someone in your circle of friends who would be interested in me?” the answer is always the same, “no” or ” I don’t want to be responsible if the relationship doesn’t work out.”
One of the problems with finding a suitable life partner is that no one meets the old fashion way; meaning face to face or being matched up on a blind date, that’s how my parents met, it seemed to work for them they had 12 children and were married 32 years. So, I’ve been encouraged to join an online dating services 😦
Now the dilemma, which one to choose there are so many, and for a fee they all promise, ” happily ever after.” Even-through I know couples who meet through an online dating service and many of whom have gotten married; my personal feelings is that it’s too impersonal. People sitting behind their computers judging a person by viewing pictures and what they read in the “about me” box.
Oh well, after some research and talking to real people about their experience, I’ve decided to part with a few bucks and enlisted a good friend who met her husband online to help me build my profile. We spent an hour selecting the best pictures, and composing details about me and what type of man I am seeking, and with a click of a button it was done. So I thought.
No, the task is not over, I was advised to find time to search through thousands of profiles to find my “soul mate.” And if that isn’t enough work I was told to watch dating tips from Matthew Hussey, he is supposed to be a dating expert/ guru. When I asked why, I was told that, ” There are lots of does and doesn’t in the world of online dating.” Now I am thinking, WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO?
What say you?
Illustrative of couple representing online dating