Oh, and gentlemen, stay upbeat in your profiles rather than offering backhanded compliments to the opposite sex.
Relationships are about more than shared singledom in search of a happily ever after. If online profiles feel a little forced, like they did for me, maybe you just need to think outside the box.
I felt like a lot of guys online were "playing the odds," sending a message to every single woman they found slightly attractive, only to drop the ball and never follow-up with their matches.
I know it's not personal, but it's also a waste of my time.
Sifting through “smiles” from random strangers can sometimes distract from time spent meeting people where you are and allowing yourself to be pleasantly surprised if and when the lightning bolt of love strikes.
Just because a close friend from high school or college met her significant other online, married him, and is expecting a baby with her now-husband doesn't mean your love story will unfold the same way.
But I would rather spend my Monday nights out with my girlfriends than scrolling though someone's profile.
Online dating is not terrible, but don't let people convince you that if you are single you be online.
So many websites promise a shot at love and boast sky-high success rates. boundaries on my search, my parameters were actually too narrow and closed off to the possibility of finding love in unexpected places.
The turning point for me came when a friend and once-stalwart opponent of online dating created a Tinder profile for himself. That's a difficult thing to capture in an online dating for the sake of your loved one.