When many people think of online dating, they think of all the World of Warcraft addicts and goth kids from high school getting together online trying to get dates.
I actually felt the same way about it until I undertook a research project a year and a half ago that led me to join 18 different dating sites, going on a date with a girl from each one.
Like a lot of other women in long-term relationships, I totally missed the online-dating boat.
My hope is that my friends let me play romantic roulette with their love lives because they think my job affords me some top-secret dating intel.
This might seem off-topic but it is actually a very important point to consider.
Many of the topics I’ll discuss below might make you think, “Well, if I use a paid online dating service I’ll be protected because no one would pay a month just to send spam”.
“I don’t want my picture up on a dating site,” they say. There’s no way you’re going to find great people to date online if you don’t have enough commitment to post at least one picture and fill out 90% of the fields on your profile page.
If you are convinced that you have to lie in order to get someone to go out with you, I strongly disagree with you.
Using the Internet, you can take what you have and find someone who is looking for exactly that.
That’s the beauty of a network that knows no boundaries…unlimited options for everyone.
And if you find that the people YOU like are out of your league, well then start running laps and learning a new language, because online dating with not help you fake out someone for long, buddy.