Online dating is advertised as the way to meet “interesting people” and boy some of them are really interesting. People spend $250 a year trying to find that special someone. Online dating isn’t the ideal but right now it is the only way to meet new people. Men say they don’t understand women and women don’t understand men and when you add the typing and texting component, there is even more room for misunderstandings and missteps, well, it’s not surprising that it is only 20% find sucess.
There are 54,000,00 single men and women in the US. There are slightly more men online dating than woman (52.4% male/47.6% female). How can we make online dating easier and a more attractive option?
Annie says that women can get better at defining what they want from the experience and then write a profile that expresses that. It is very discouraging to put time and effort into someone and then have them just disappear.” It’s fine. Your time is not unlimited, and you have no obligation to respond to every single message you get, just like you don’t have to accept a drink from every guy who offers you one in a bar.
If the message is really great but you just don’t see it working, there’s no reason NOT to respond with a “hey thanks for this great message but I’m not interested” – I do this sometimes – but it’s 100% ok to not respond. Some thought you should respond while others thought it was a waste of time.
Sunday, December 3 The Christmas Carol Sing-a-long and Lighted Truck Parade (Big Rigs for Kids) returns.