’ One plus side of internet dating is your friends needn’t get involved in your love life, because that’s a recipe for disaster. I’ve got the perfect guy for you — but he’s not quite ready yet.’ When I asked why not, she said: ‘Well, his wife’s not quite dead yet.’ Often, I’ve seen a guy’s photo and thought: ‘Wow! Some women I know go on these sites for the same reason men do, but that’s not my style. Most of the men I’ve met have dressed smartly — that’s probably an age thing.
’ But when you email them, you get a message back saying: ‘This man is not available.’ Or you get an email, but as soon as you ask for something like a phone number you never hear back. One friend met a gorgeous man online who said he was a TV presenter. I’m looking for someone to share dates and go to dinner parties with. Sadly, once men hit the 60 mark, they tend to go downhill a bit looks-wise. You can’t let it put you off leading a full life, though.
I made a very stupid mistake when I first started internet dating. It was a really stupid thing to do, so now I’m much more careful.
I’d seen David’s profile online and we’d exchanged a few emails. When you’ve come out of a long-term relationship, your confidence can hit rock bottom. I was so out of practice, but we had a great time and it boosted my confidence.
If you say you could never be with a guy who isn't as loyal as Lassie, odds are someone will read between the lines and figure out your last boyfriend cheated on you. If it's over two minutes, Davis says, you need to start cutting.
"What people do wrong there is either write too much or too little," she says.
While you're probably most familiar with the big online dating outposts - like and e Harmony - don't overlook the many niche sites out there, from Cupidtino, geared towards fans of Apple products (made in Cupertino, CA -- get it? You want your prospective mate to meet you in person before he meets you via search engine. Don't Use Other People's Profiles As A Guide When it comes time to write your profile, avoid the common misstep of looking to other people's pages for inspiration.
) to Ivy Date, which is aimed at those who are, shall we say, educationally selective? "You really don't want Google to be the first impression to your maybe husband," Davis says. "It's going to be hard to catch the eye of your perfect match when Stacy sounds exactly like Suzy, [who] sounds exactly like Jennifer," says Davis.They seemed to get on well via email, but whenever it came to meeting up, there was always a problem. There's a good chance the problem isn't you -- it's your profile."It's your first impression and your last impression," Davis says."Too often, I see people ending on negative notes, or starting with something that just could be a sentence from anyone's profile." 11."A dating site is only as good as the matches on it for you," says Davis.