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.“100% Italian, fun loving, affectionate young lady who knows what it takes to make a relationship work.
Many women as well as men are facing the decision of taking this new approach in searching for companionship.
Women though seem to have much more concerns and are a bit more hesitant with this process.
It doesn’t describe you with overused adjectives such as “intelligent, compassionate, educated, and independent” and it is free of boring statements that say nothing such as “I am as comfortable staying in as staying out.” Rather than continue describing what a good profile is, I want to bring to your attention real examples of three actual dating profiles from on popular site that I rated for content.
I commented in parentheses throughout the profiles below what I thought of them and why: I gave this profile a passing grade because while it’s not great, nothing about it makes it terrible.
I have come to the conclusion that dating websites are good for women and bad for men. My best-girl-friend told me that when she signed up for a dating website and put NOT looking, she still got many many replies telling her how pretty she is and what not. Another reason is it's more difficult to convey your personality online, which ultimately is what a woman is attracted to.
Women don't even have to try, but for guys it's like playing the lottery. In communication theory, it is said that 50% of communication is non-verbal, 40% is vocal projection/tonality, and 10% is the actual content. I don't feel like looking up the actual percentages) With text, you only get context.
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.
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.
Everything is being made easier and more accessible which includes finding a potential partner.