, like, “a guy told me he was looking for a girlfriend by next year so he’d have someone to split rent with.” Then there was the charmer who told his date about the time he “got wasted, peed and mopped it up with his clothes, and then wore them.” Um, yeah., we’d like to assume you know better than to make mistakes like these.
A good rule of thumb: if you aren’t available for a date within 7 days of sending the message, don’t send it.
" data-twitter=" data-twitter-url=" class="share-buttons" After a rough breakup last January, I was sad and single in the Big Apple.
Valentine’s Day was approaching, and this city of more than eight million people was feeling oddly lonely.
When you meet someone in person, at a party, a bar, a casual gathering, a conference, wherever. You go on if youre physically attracted first or at least not repulsed, then you go on various personality traits, whether the conversation is good which usually happens to be based on both conversation skills and chemistry.
Online though people poor through the profile and look for any tiny reason to reject someone. You think, I dont hike much so they probably wont like me and dont bother to write even though its likely they hike less than once a year.
With some goading from a friend — who somehow convinced me that the stigma against online dating was no more — I joined Ok Cupid and started scanning the thousands of matches that popped up on my screen.