Confessions of an online dating addict
If you find a keeper, you don't have to hide how you met when you tell other people.
As online dating has gotten more popular, it's become more accepted.
' I have to confess, I absolutely love my life. " It's not often you get to quote your online dating profile's personal "narrative".
And why wouldn't I I live in this beautiful city where I get to go for morning walks on the mountain, surf in Muizenberg (when the Cape Doctor isn't making house calls) or just relax in some postcard- perfect spot and read. That's the part where you get 20 to 2 000 words to "sell" yourself, or at least the SABS-approved version you want to put forward.
And every year, more than 280,000 marry someone they met that way. One survey found that Americans are spending nearly a billion dollars for online dating services.
Finally, it's not just for the young and tech savvy.
OFM had it all: intelligence with a streak of creativity, the ability not just to hear but to listen, a searing sense of humor with a tang of sarcasm, and a really great rack. Finding someone better was no longer innocent curiosity; it was easy — and it became an obsession.
Online dating requires some courage and thoughtful planning.
Soon, looking became winking, winking became hot-listing, hot-listing became e-mailing, and e-mailing became seeing other people. Unlike me, she stopped checking her profile soon after we met.