Anyone who’s followed me for a while knows that I’m a fan of online dating. It’s not perfect, but few ways of meeting singles are — it’s just another tool to be used, with smarts. And it’s not for everyone. Newly divorced or separated? Don’t even think about it — you’re just too vulnerable to be able to handle rejection, and yes, you will be rejected, a lot.
Bitter or cynical about it because you haven’t met anyone but weirdos, losers and gold-diggers? You might want to give it a rest for a while; you just can’t hide that attitude, and it’s a downer.
But, whether you like it or not, let’s face it — online dating sites are where many people go to meet people. You can fight it or join it.
As I’ve written about before, I’ve had a few great hookups, a number of interesting dates, a handful of casual dating relationships and two long-term relationships as well as a couple of friendships from online dating sites.
That doesn’t make me a pro, but it has given me a certain perspective.
So, a reader has written in about a woman he’d like to approach online but he’s worried — how can he stand out? Which gives me the perfect opportunity to launch WWKD, aka What Would Kat Do?
So hop on over to WWKD, and take a peek …
Then, come back here and chime in.
- How do you make yourself stand out online?
- What should you never say?
- What makes you respond to someone or not?
You’ll also find an e-mail I got a long time ago on blogger lust, of all things. Can a 12-step be far behind?
Other ramblings about online dating: