By the time your date comes around, she’ll already have lost interest or have found someone more attentive.If you really are going away, wait until you get back to ask her out."Online dating is very popular but the sheer popularity of it is creating some issues," said Catalina Toma, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US."Sifting through choices is potentially problematic in that it can create the perception that the grass is always greener," said Toma.Some sites deal with this by only giving you a few matches per day (such as e Harmony) or only one (such as Coffee Meets Bagel).This certainly helps reduce the onslaught of messages, but a lot of people still want to feel they have more options.My girlfriend and I met on e Harmony, so I’ll be the first to acknowledge that online dating can absolutely be a worthwhile experience. I dabbled with it for almost , and prior to Melissa, the most memorable thing I came away with was a tome’s worth of craptacular dating stories.(Though, in that respect, I guess I do have e Harmony and Match to thank for my writing career.) Armed with years of slow-churned cynicism, I took to the internet to see if others shared my experiences.
What the hell are you supposed to say about yourself in your profile? [pagebreak] OUT-OF-TOWN AND OUT OF TOUCH The scenario: “A guy sent me a message saying that he wanted to meet up for a drink, but when I asked when he was free, he said he was ‘going out of town’ for the next two weeks and that we should schedule something after.” — Andrea, 31 The problem..the solution: If you tell a girl you’re “going out of town,” she’s going to assume you’re busy dating other women., 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.Online dating sites love to boast about the millions of members they have.But as it turns out, they’re heaving shovelfuls of statistical manure at you.