Drew Ludwig and Janelle Tufts met in graduate school eight years ago using online dating sites linked to their two favorite websites—for Tufts, Salon.com, and for Ludwig, The Onion. Can you honestly say that you have not or don’t know anybody who’s encountered creeps and liars with conventional dating? You’ve already admitted it to yourself—and others—so there is no shame in admitting it to others who feel the same way.“I thought, ‘Anyone who keeps up on social issues is cool,’ and Drew thought, ‘Any woman who likes The Onion is cool,” says Tufts. As for meeting someone the “normal way,” what is that exactly?I’d say “Call the Caterer” if I just knew whether you were allergic to cats....lol:)” “... I’d joined the dating service six weeks before, primarily to meet some nice men and get out of the house for a bit every other weekend when my kids were with their dad.
With online dating, you can chat up several people at the same time, and still be looking.
With so many eggs in your basket, you’ll actually be less desperate, because all your hopes won’t be pinned on that one person you happened to meet.
“After that, I closed all my other matches, and two years later we were married.
We’ve been married almost four years and every day I look at him and think about how perfect we are for each other.
Even if it turns out there’s no chemistry, you might still find a friend. Armed with somebody’s name, hometown, and profession, you can Google to find out if they are who they say they are (oh yes, you should).
More than that, anybody’s who’s signed up for a dating site has used a credit card, which means a paper trail. For any number of reasons, maybe you’re not the type who gets approached by the opposite sex, but you’re a great catch and you know it.We know a girl who, after years of pining for love, decided to give online dating a try.Two months into it, she was out having fun with her friends—and not even thinking about meeting anybody, because she had all kinds of dates—and she met the man who became her husband.But then he started talking, and she recognized this was the same guy she’d been so attracted to online; they had a great time.When you already know somebody, you’ll view him differently than if you’d just spotted him across the bar. One more word about romance: Love comes from what you feel about each other when you speak, listen, spend time together, touch, kiss.Today’s twentysomethings don’t even remember a time when there wasn’t online dating, and if meeting online isn’t considered “normal” yet, it’s pretty darned close.