However, I don’t think online dating is for everyone. Many guys expect the women they meet to look like the models who advertise the sites. And a lot of women expect all the men to look like they could star in the Magic Mike sequel.
With women, the biggest negative I found was lying about their weight. Most men know that women aren’t all rail thin, but when you describe yourself as 125 lbs. and you show up weighing 185 lbs., well…. just be honest.
Lastly, once you’ve been dating someone for one month, delete your profile from the site. It’s not difficult to add it again later, should things not work out. But keeping the profile suggests that you’re waiting for something else to come along.
A: Today’s online daters need to be even more wary of ballooning expectations. There are far more dating sites and the whole system’s far more popular, so more people of every type — honest and otherwise — are scanning profiles, and looking for the “Big Score” which can mean marriage, or can mean taking advantage of someone else’s naïveté and trust.
Some people are still looking for models and billionaires, but, realistically, few of either category need dating sites to find potential mates.
I asked my younger daughter how she’d feel if left out, and she said “sad.”
It’s caused a lot of pain for my husband and me. We understand it’s her wedding, but we feel brides shouldn’t use their day to exercise likes and dislikes.
Nothing has been gained from this situation.
Please remind brides to think carefully before sending out or omitting invitations.
BUT, it’s short-term thinking. If family’s an important part of the guest list, and the couple expect family support through the future, singling out one relative to omit is not only hurtful, but also foolish.
It eventually bites back at the bride and groom.
TIP OF THE DAY
Online dating provides open-ended opportunity for the sincere as well as the scammers.