Date: 2018-02-10 11:59
The lowest was when I went on a first date where the man needed a website designed and wanted to know how quickly I could get started on the project. I was a little shocked at first so I told him my hourly rate and that what he wanted would probably cost about $5,555. He laughed and said he had no intention of paying, I was to create the website as a favor to him. Only afterward did I realize that he had honed in on my occupation which was the reason for his interest in me: Web developer.
At any rate, the sentiment at the beginning of the post is not necessarily the real-life experience of most middle-aged single women I 8767 ve known. They usually don 8767 t approach people because they assume the people won 8767 t consider the older gals in their range. Surprisingly, whether 8775 sad sacks 8776 or 8775 cougars 8776 they are more often than not the subject of approaches initiated by 75-somethings. No problem in getting dates, if they want them.
I think in the end it comes down to you just focusing on how you 8767 re meeting your own partner and don 8767 t worry so much about how others are meeting theirs. If you don 8767 t want to use internet social resources to meet people, then don 8767 t.
I 8767 m not saying anything against powerful bonds made through dating sites, but I do think that going into the site actively looking for a partner is not the best way to do it.
The first category is called the gold digger. This one is self explanatory. There are some variations. Like some will settle for any man of means, sugar daddy or their own age. Another variation is that the guys need to be wealthy, well endowed, lots of hair on head, but none on body.
I 8767 ve dabbled in it, and I have to say, I REALLY love the data provided by sites like OKCupid. I 8767 m an analytical person at heart, and it is great to be able to see where people stand on certain important topics and how their opinions/habits differ from my own. Obviously, the real KEY here is to meet someone in person, but it is great to be able to weed out some of the 8775 mismatches 8776 before even getting to that level and it is especially great for an introvert like myself.
You can also be hurt if you decide to have the traditional kind of dating but it could be lesser compared online. If you decide that you can do both since you haven't met anyone yet then try not to fill your single life with false hopes and dreams so that you won't hit yourself on the hard wall.
You do have to be prepared to have your creep-a-zoid filters on at least if you are looking to date men (I 8767 m sure women present their own pitfalls though). I just read right past the annoying ones so they never bothered me. Delete. Delete. Delete. And I always left my chat settings turned to 8775 off. 8776 BUT, I can see that wading through that muck might not be for everyone.
Anywhoo, back to the pros and cons of Tinder. While he looked just like his photo and wasn 8767 t a bad looking man, he was exactly 9 inches shorter than me and about 55 lbs lighter in stature. Like he could hide in my shadow. Damn. While he said that the complete physical mismatch didn 8767 t bother him, it does me.