Just don’t turn your profile into Shakespearian-level prose that in no way reflects who you really are.
Here’s a surprise: Some women just look at the pictures!
The majority of women I spoke with said they refuse to acknowledge crude come-ons.
Fortunately, most dating sites today are pretty well regulated, and the option usually exists to report inappropriate postings.
And guys, before sending a message with even a hint of sexual innuendo, think about what your mother would say, then remember that many of these women mothers, for that matter.
This applies to women in particular, but not exclusively.
Her response caught me completely off-guard: “You’re a really nice guy, but as a larger woman, I need a larger man.” While “larger” is always open to interpretation, from my perspective, she in no way fit the general definition of the term. She self-identified as such and envisioned herself with a man of more Falstaffian proportions, which I lack. Some of my cyberdates went nowhere, but a few women became trusted friends and confidants.
I’m no longer active on dating sites, but I don’t regret using them.
She was an attractive redhead with a sparkling personality and a great smile.
Internet dating puts all options on the table, and a growing number of sites cater to the more mature singles crowd.
My own encounters revolved around OK Cupid and Plenty of Fish, both of which are free dating sites.
Internet anonymity brings out the worst in some people, and there’s a certain amount of that in evidence on dating sites.
“Fast Freddy ‘55” may think his bad-boy behavior is secretly a turn-on for women, but he’s deceiving himself.
Are you looking for an occasional dinner companion, a friends-with-benefits arrangement or a marriage candidate? The more clarity and candor you can muster (within the boundaries of good taste), the better.