“Meeting” Online

Though I can truly say that there are several people that I’ve befriended over the years, having met through different web forums, blogs and other media, it’s not nearly as often that online dating has been a successful venture for me.  More often than not, I find myself questioning my decision to even put myself out there, believing that I must have signed up in a fit of desperation.

But desperation really isn’t it.  And there’s nothing wrong with online dating.  There are some perfectly nice people on these websites…

Why the hesitancy?  Especially when I admit that “the potential” was discovered on one such site.  Because something’s always wrong.  Whether it’s a communication issue, a social awkwardness, a moving too fast situation, or what have you, they’re always wrong.  And I’m not just being pessimistic, I can now say that I’ve had accounts on at least seven different dating sites.  Not all at the same time, of course.  That would be a nightmare.

And while, yes, I can see the pros of some sites over others, and responses have been more positive from some over others, I’m still not convinced that this is how I want to meet my ultimate match.  Does that make sense?  Even though my best friend seems to have found the love of her life from a dating site, even though another good friend is clearly in love with a guy she met from a different site, I’m still not convinced.  I mean, no, I’m not Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman.”  I don’t need the fairy tale.  I think it’s just that I don’t want to have to later attribute my relationship success to social media.  Something just seems wrong about that.

Maybe I’m just old school…

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