I understand why online dating gets a bad rap: It takes away the fun of the "meet-cute" and forces you to judge, based on very little information, whether you want to take risks with someone else's neuroses and perversions. There have been online dates I've been on over the past four years, such as with the 9/11 conspiracy theorist, that I've hated, too.
But it's also true that I found my boyfriend on an online dating site, too. Granted, we've only been an item for four months, so we're not exactly Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson here. However, it wasn't particularly arduous or awful finding each other and we fit pretty well. And from my last relationship to my current one, I actually dated exclusively two different guys for one month each that I met online, too. I'd like to think when it comes to this online dating thing, I'm doing something right!
Basically, I treated it like shopping. If you're looking for a pair of black skinny jeans in a size 10, don't go home with a denim skort. It might be sold in the same department … but it's not really the same thing. So, for what they're worth, here are my (obviously very heteronormative) strategies for the rest of you frustrated online daters:
Read Jessica's online dating strategies on The Frisky: How I Found A Boyfriend By Online Dating
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Written by Jessica Wakeman for The Frisky.