The first message online dating
I write about gender on the Internet for crying out loud!
But every day, when I log into the dating site of my choice, I play the passive role, the receiver of attention, the awaiter of messages.
Read More In February, 2010, Joanie and I met on your website and experienced a turning point in our lives.
I had given up on love long before that (sporting 5 years without a date).
You will look for things in common in their profile (they like Scrabble too! You will send them a note, carefully crafted to show interest and attention to detail. The next one will, but she spells “you” as “u” and you will let the conversation stall.
Finally, one of the cool girls writes back, and you will banter a bit, swapping favorite restaurants or concert venues.
The Internet could be the great democratizer, the great playing field-leveler.It is a sad, soul-crushing place where good guys go to die a slow death by way of ignored messages and empty inboxes.You will peruse profiles and find a few women who aren’t posing in a bathroom with their stomachs exposed.You will part ways, and you will probably, almost certainly, begin again the next day with another “Hey there…” message from the next contender.I tell all my single guy friends to watch out for online dating.