Tuesday, January 31, 2012

things i've learned from online dating

- There are a whole lot of 40-year-old men with a strong interest in dating 18-year-old women.

- More than a few men think it's appropriate to open an email with a comment about the breasts of the woman he is contacting.

- None of it really means anything until you actually go out.

- It's a lot more fun than I expected it to be.

- It's much easier to know you're on a date when you go out with a guy you met through a website specifically for dating, as opposed to someone you met organically. The lack of guesswork perhaps makes things a bit less exciting, but at least everyone can relax about what exactly is going on.

- Apparently, height is subjective.

- It's still unclear to me whether or not it's a good thing to have a large online presence when you're trying to meet people online. (Case in point: who wants to date a girl who blogs about her online dating experience??)

- Despite the above point, it's extremely liberating to just put it all out there and see who it attracts.

- Not enough people know the difference between "your" and "you're."

- An open mind is imperative.

- It's a good way to meet new people, but also, new parts of myself.


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