As someone who found her significant other online, it's hard for me to understand why some people -- particularly women -- won't take the plunge.
I mean, they'll pay their bills, buy their shoes and even earn an advanced degree online, but they refuse to find a gosh-darned date there.
Second, you'll probably be somewhat inebriated and not in a position to make the best choices.
And finally, the choices you do have will be severely limited by the simple determinants of time, space and location.
Once you admit that there's nothing wrong with actively looking for a man, you'll realize that online dating is the most sensible, time-efficient way to find him.
Rather than choosing from the five to 10 single men who happen to stumble into the bar that night, you'll have instant access to hundreds of prospects, with lengthy and detailed profiles describing their background, interests, personality and even sometimes their salary. Could be, but don't you think the guy on the next bar stool can lie just as easily? We may not hear an actual voice until we're already knee-deep in pheromones.
Nowhere more than in the world of online dating does perception trump reality in the realm of love. According to a study from researchers at Cornell University, 90 percent of online daters do lie. A bit of deception about age is common, but only a 1.5 percent deviation.
There we begin falling in love based on everything but actual human contact. Women tend to shave about 5 percent off their weight, and men tend to add about 1 percent to their height.Most people limit their online lying in anticipation of one day meeting their match, and the fear of getting caught.For some reason, looking for men on the Internet is just about the most mortifying thing a woman can do. But really, it's just being honest about what you want.When you go to a bar with your friends, wearing your favorite semi-slutty outfit and made up like you're ready for the red carpet, you secretly hope this might be the night you'll meet that certain someone. Ostensibly, you're going out with the girls to have fun, not looking for a man.Believe me, it's better that you don't find him, because the kind of men you're likely to meet in that kind of situation are not the kind of men who will usually turn out to be the love of your life.First, the attraction will be mostly based on looks, since conversation that rises above mindless banter is hard in a bar.