Dating on Line – The New Norm
Dating rituals in today’s world are much different than the traditional chances meetings in our parents days, today internet dating sites are the norm.
Today we live in a world of social networks, and this includes hundreds of on-line dating sights, and pretty much anything goes in today’s dating world, no matter your age or sexual preference.
I grew up in a world without the internet, computers, or smart phones, we met people through our friends, family, school or other activities we were involved in.
(I also had a cousin who would fix me up with her girlfriends too)
I was thrust into the dating scene after quite of few years in a relationship, and there I was, sitting in a one room apartment on a futon, staring at the wall saying “what the hell happened?”
I tried on line dating (on and off) for a few years, and actually met a lot of very nice woman, but the initially chemistry that we all strive for was not there.
In 2009 I made my New Years resolution that the girl for me was out there, I just had to find her. I got on a few dating sights, and starting reaching out to profiles that caught my eye. I went on a lot of dates, I can’t even tell you how many, but I was honest and upfront with everyone while I searched for her.
In April I got a quick message from NurseMaureen, I replied and we exchanged e mails and then phone calls, on May 1st 2009 we met for a drink and 4 hours later we were still talking and enjoying each others company.
Maureen and I were married in 2012 and without on line dating I would have never found her.
If you’re single and feeling discouraged, I hope this will motivate you to put yourself out there and try again, don’t give up, there is someone out there for you too.