I was reluctant to post this story for several reasons.
1) I have met many people online. I wanted to use some of them as examples in the story
2) Some of the remarks I make come across as shallow
3) I didn't want anyone that I'm dating to think I'm still looking, used a trick on them, or was disingenuine in any way.
I think the Mac has given me a lot of advantages vs a PC User while dating. That said, I realize my being a Mac Savvy Apple Computer Consultant helps out a lot too.
Rules for online personal ads:
Not to sound mean, but if a woman puts anything OTHER than slender opr athletic - she is overweight.
I have had women send pictures to me through IM - usually these pictures are crafty shots or pics from high school.
One trick is for a woman to wear black in a picture. Another is for them to spread their arms wide.
If you browse the Yahoo personals right now, you'd find that greater than 50% of them are fakes - just ads to get an email address to solicit for porn.
eharmony is getting a lot of attention lately - their process is so boring and monotonous you forget who's who and by the time you get to open communication - most have stopped responding. And it's not just me that's noticed - but eHarmony seems to be where the ugly people like to go because they don't stress pictures.
To me, if you don't have a picture - you're hiding something.
Have any of you tried match.com, yahoo, love, eHarmony?
Friendfinder is solictations for porn.
2Mingle.com is a local company to me - just full of fake ads
Cupid.com is ok but I've only found repeat ads there
Good advice: before you email or communicate with anyone, examine their profiles and see if they return often. If you've dated someone, check back to see if they are STILL searching, and in quarterly intervals - check back to see if you were dating a player that just can't seem to have a meaningful relationship. If so, email the matchmaking service and tell them.
I will discuss why the Mac makes for good conversation and how it can be used to impress that special someone.