Thoughts on online dating

A good rule of thumb: if you aren’t available for a date within 7 days of sending the message, don’t send it.NOT-SO-SMOOTH OPERATOR The scenario: “I recently received a message that said, ‘Damn you’re a pretty white girl, you into muscular black men?

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My radio guest, Chuck Epstein, was married 33 years when he lost his wife to cancer. It’s filled with the ups and downs of dating after 50, especially if you live in Florida with many retirees.

Having recently moved to Florida for her treatments, he didn’t have much of a support community, so he attended a grief support group. When the leader asked, “Who is ready to date again? You’ll laugh at some of his crazy stories, and other dating adventures will tear on your heartstrings.

, 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.

However, it’s possible to buy stolen credit card numbers today (there’s an entire market for this) and they can still participate without paying anything. Several years ago, someone stole my credit card numbers and then used it to sign up for a dating service. At the time, I suspected the dating service was in cahoots with whoever was using the credit card but I now realize that’s ridiculous. Pay sites do offer much greater protection over free sites but not to the point of the problem not existing.

What was really happening (I suspect) was that someone stole my credit card to give themselves the appearance of being very real on the dating site. The fake profile problem generally falls into one of two categories: In each of the following examples I want to discuss reasons why fake profiles would be made.Turn on the TV and it’s not about kittens being saved from trees, but drive-by shootings.That doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of kittens saved from trees.I was curious as to what your real opinion is of online dating.I did meet my girlfriend online, but after a year of painful struggle, meaning hardly any dates despite being educated, employed, and reasonably attractive.Still, navigating the world of online dating can definitely be tricky—what kind of message is clever, but not creepy?

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