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.
Often, men could not take the rejection and would respond with some nasty remark. We are all a little kooky, but you know what I mean. In being authentic, I will share that I have made this mistake a few times and it rarely turned out well. Okay, you’re an adult and if you want it, choose it…
Being a sweet gal, I used to spend hours responding to emails from men by saying, “No thank you” and kindly explaining the reasons I did not feel we were a match. You want to ask questions, listen (red flags), see how you feel in the conversation and make sure the person on the other end of the phone is not certifiably insane. If you plan an extravagant evening with someone you have never met, you will regret it if he/she looks nothing like his/her photos, you have zero chemistry and the conversation is empty.
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About the Author: Brooke Lewis Brooke Lewis is a life coach and dating expert.
I am here to share some coaching advice and guide and support you on your online dating journey: Some dating sites are known and respected for finding love and some are notorious for attracting singles looking for action or a quick hookup.
There are no judgements here, as people are coming from different places in their love lives.