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2 responses to “• Comment guidelines”

  1. Cristina Avatar

    For some time now I have been told by many that I should try on line dating. Though, I find nothing strange about this I just felt it was not right for me. Curiousity got the best of me and I took the plunge about 3 months ago. I am not quite sure how I feel about the whole thing…It seems that some of my “matches” were really no matches at all. Just by the information in the profiles, I felt we had very little in common. Sometimes a week or more would go by without any new matches at all (gee…my expectations must be really high or do I really have nothing in common with the men out there?)…Then I made a connection with a match, we emailed, spoke on the phone and decided to meet. He was basically the initiator. Though I felt a connection, I would have liked to continue to communicate by phone a while longer before meeting. Don’t get me wrong, we had a wonderful time but, I should have insisted. With a second match he also wanted a face to face meeting quicker than I felt was approperiate. We had a good time talking on the phone and e mailing but, I felt we needed to get to know eachother better. Though we exchanged a lot of information, pictures, etc…these things take time. He basically didn’t like my response to wait and then changed his tune. What’s the rush? These things take time. I know we are older, but what’s the hurry? I hear all these wonderful, positive stories about on line dating but, I am sorry to say that mine have been nothing close to that…

  2. Layla Avatar

    Hi there, I’m Layla.

    I’m a 43 year old woman and currently available. Two year ago I would have never even considered joining a dating website. But after my mariage break-up, I started wondering. Via some dating reviewing websites I learned more about internet dating and it began to intrigue me. After a few weeks of teasing and waiting, I finally agreed to meet someone.
    This was awful….
    Not the man himself per se, but just the whole setting. I didn’t know what to do anymore. I was out of the datingworld for so long I forgot how to act.
    After a friend of mine told me I shouldn’t give up, I gathered as much courage I could find and went on my second date.
    Much better. A really nice man and I seemed to get my flirting skills up again. We weren’t meant to be, but I started to like internet dating.
    Tonight I’m going on my 8th (new) date.

    I just want to say to you woman out there above 40. You’re never to late to get back on the horse.

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