Category Archives: internet dating

Online Dating Horror Story #6: A Walk on the Beach Goes Terribly Wrong

A drink at a beach bar and a moonlit walk on the beach. Sounds like an ideal first date, doesn’t it? Met a guy from my town online years ago — and we met for a first date at a … Continue reading

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Online Dating Horror Story #5: First Date with a Doctor and His Son at a Swimming Pool

Years ago, I corresponded with a local doctor I met online. That sounds promising, right? To check him out before meeting, I asked a friend who worked at the medical university where the doc graduated to see if she could find … Continue reading

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Internet Dating Scams

Let me tell you about a common online dating scam. It happened to me and it could happen to you… This really good-looking man wrote me and poured on the flattery. Endlessly. Seriously, it was just ridiculous.  (Red flag) He … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows of August

Here’s a recap of the good, bad and weird things that happened during August: Good 1) Bought a new car – after 11 years! (You’ll hear more about that – the car’s very nice but the car-buying experience was unbelievable.) … Continue reading

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Hilarious Online Dating Website Photos and Messages

I had carpal tunnel surgery yesterday and haven’t perfected typing with one hand… so, take a look at these goofy photos and write-ups captured from online dating sites at BuzzFeed. They’ll crack you up! And if you’re married, they’ll make … Continue reading

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Online Dating: Dealbreakers

Everybody’s different, but we all have some situations that are dealbreakers when meeting and evaluating a potential boyfriend or girlfriend in person after we’ve connected with him or her online. While we can — and should — be forgiving about … Continue reading

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Online Dating Horror Story #4: A Deli Emergency

I once met a man from an online dating site for a Coke at a local restaurant. His profile said he was an engineer — and I envisioned a well-educated professional. Since I was married to, and normally date, blue-collar … Continue reading

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Online Dating Horror Story #3: Thunder and Lightning

Years ago, I met a man from an online dating site at a fast-food restaurant for a Coke. It turned out to be me listening to an hour-and-a-half monologue. (That happens a lot and I’m too mannerly — or dumb … Continue reading

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Online Dating Horror Story #2: Way Too Hairy

One of my most memorable – and bizarre – online dating stories was also one of my first attempts to meet a nice man after my divorce. I met J for lunch one day and we had a very nice … Continue reading

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Online Dating Horror Story #1: Don’t Be Cruel…

I’ve been divorced a long time and have done online dating for about 12 years. Had two great five-year relationships (met them both on match.com), but before and in-between them, online dating seemed like the only viable way to find … Continue reading

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