Just because everyone else out there is doing it, doesn't make it a good idea.This article is based on my experiences in the online dating world, experiences that stretch out for several years.Pick up any book on relationships and you can bet it will have a section on online dating, whether it was written by Dr. This chapter on online dating is usually included to give people another avenue to pursue if they're failing to get a date the old fashioned way.If these so-called relationship guru's had actually tried to find Mr. Right online, they would have realized what a bad idea it was and never suggested it in the first place.The truth of the matter is, it doesn't work out for too many other people either.There is a difference between meeting someone, dating for at least 6 months and then due to uncontrollable circumstances ie., deployment to Afghanistan, job relocation, etc., the couple is forced to do the long distance thing vs trying to get to know someone online that lives on the other side of the country.However, this happened to me so often that I began suspecting that meeting a guy online sent the subliminal message that I was looking for sex even though it was never discussed and my profile was in the serious relationship category.
"Don't say ________ or you'll come across as desperate!
You can always do a little investigating about whether they are in fact single, what they do for a living and so on. You have no choice but take their word for it, at least for the time being.