The pros of internet dating
I just ran into my buddy Andy at a restaurant-—the kind of hip place you'd take a first date to impress her.Knowing he'd gone through a difficult divorce—one he didn't really want—I was pleased when he immediately introduced me to his new girlfriend, Carol. Andy and Carol turned to one another and began mumbling something indecipherable for what seemed to be an eternity.Makes sense; it's easier to endure rejection from afar rather than have someone laugh directly in your face.FYI: my female clients claim that it‘s a must for a woman to have a terrific picture to get online attention but it's not as important for a man to have one.Online dating is also faster than waiting for your best friend to fix you up with her cousin, or someone from her yoga class.Heck, you don't even have to grieve a death or divorce; just jump right back in the mix and sort them out as you go along; sounds like take-out doesn't it? Like anything else in life online dating has its pros and cons, but it's too damn fast, and when something comes too fast and comparably easy, we don't trust it—it can't be a good thing—it can't be authentic.This makes sense in part, because men tend to be more visual.But I do have a friend who refuses to post a picture for professional reasons and he rarely gets any reponses.
Online dating is also convenient, or I should say as convenient as you'd like it to be.Neverthless, most people tend to date someone within a few miles of their home.One woman told me that she loves dating a guy who lives close by because she can see him almost any time she wants without a "big production."Another convenience of online dating is that you don't have to leave your house to get a date; kinda like Netflix® don't ya think?In my zeal to find out as much about Andy's good fortune as possible I innocently asked: "So, how'd you two meet? Realizing I stepped into something awkward I thought to myself: OMG they met in prison; or on a street corner.After a few seconds passed and all of our skin tones returned to a normal light pinkish color Carol responded: "Well, uh, we met online...that's right...online...the computer." Okay, so it was a pretty good impression of Annie Hall, but why all the fuss? Why are people embarrassed to admit they use this remarkable invention?
And if you don't physically appeal to your target objective, forget about it; it won't matter if you've got Anderson Cooper's personality.