Of course, married men cheated before the internet came along, but online dating is like an adventure playground for philanderers.
Aged 34, I vowed to give up on internet dating for ever and take my chances in the real world.
Any online dater will stand or fall on the strength of their photo.
And as the average person looks, well, average, they have to boost their chances of success by posting totally unrealistic images.
As I learned, this is a complete waste of time — especially for women.
It doesn’t matter if you have climbed Everest in your lunch break and discovered a cure for cancer — no one will read it. Match.com, the world’s biggest dating site, asks dozens of pointless questions that go on for pages and pages.
He insisted this was because he had a flatmate and as I (by then) was living alone, we could have some privacy.
The first step when joining a dating site is to complete a profile.There are on average seven women to every man, creating the kid in a sweet shop effect. Whenever I started to see someone on a regular basis, I could never bring myself to admit where I’d met him to my friends and colleagues. They couldn’t believe my success in meeting men at the super-market, the dry cleaners, on the bus, in the park. The longest relationship I had as a result of meeting on an internet dating site was seven months.Why would a man give any woman a second chance when they know there’s six others online just waiting for his message? During that whole time, I never went to his home; he always came to mine.I suppose Oddballs And Social Misfits is never going to attract too many customers, is it?The tedious questions were still there and all the men had user names such as Stud4U or Adonis82.