We believe that this system gives professional, single Canadians the best chance to meet someone like-minded and find lasting love.The Elite Singles magazine is full of expert relationship advice, including some useful tips on creating the perfect online dating profile.
One in five newly committed couples met through a dating site, says [PDF] (and I’m sure they’re not biased).
And Google ads recently volunteered to help me “meet yoga singles.” (Google, do I like I do yoga?
But no results to speak of past a few coffee first dates. I’ve had plenty of time to think about what the problem might be, and a good deal of that energy focused on the perfectly valid question of “what’s wrong with me?
” Back when I was more successful on the relationship scene I was, after all, a bit younger, and I’ve had to entertain the uncomfortable possibility that 50 year-old Sam is simply less marketable than 30 year-old Sam. For one thing, I’m just not Outdoorsy Guy, but I live in the middle of Outdoorsy Nation.
The bad thing is that somehow the place encourages us to define ourselves as a checklist of things we like to do.
Shared interests and compatibility are nice, but I’ve always felt like relationships thrive on a chemistry that has very little to do with activities.
Most were apparently designed by an 8-year-old with a Mac from 1992, back when animated GIFs were cool and a rotating smiley was the pinnacle of innovation.) The gist: This one seems reputable, if a bit skewed toward 40-year-olds who like swimming with the dolphins. The bad: Non-paying members can only send one of 13 short, canned messages, like “I feel a nice connection with you after reading your profile.” The bizarre: Verdict: There are only seven guys in Seattle between the ages of 25 and 35 whose profiles include a photo.
It’s free to join and browse, but paying for a one-month membership means you can actually (gasp! Five users express interest in me, but only one is on the West Coast, a vegan ecologist/drummer who lives several hours away.
We exchanged a couple of e-mails and I was thinking that maybe I’d like to meet her in person. I’d love to get back into it, though, but haven’t so far because I hate doing things alone. I have historically hit periods when, as a result of where I lived or the structure of my daily life, I had a hard time meeting women, but I’ve never had trouble getting dates when I was actually around eligible women.
I knew as I hit the send button that I’d never hear from her again. I tried to play it straight, using my profile to tell the wonderful women of the 5280 who I was as best I could – what I do for a living, what I do for fun, what my interests are, and so forth. My experience, though, has begun to make me feel like an untouchable.
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