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The Dating Game

The Dating Game



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Published by Yana Berlin

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Published by: Yana Berlin on Apr 01, 2008
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Dating is never easy.Whether you’re 15, 20, 30 or Fabulously40 plus, dating alwaysseems like a task better left to someone else. And the older youget the harder it gets. After all, at 15 we are naïve, at 20 we aregullible, at 30 we are determined to find “Mr. Right,” and by 40we become the biggest skeptics.On the other hand, how are we supposed to find Mr. Right if wedon’t submit ourselves to the dating pool? Trying to find that one special man through friends and familyalmost never works, and blind dates get old and annoying veryquickly. You know what I’m talking about. Your well-intentionedfriends set you up with that “nice guy” that they swear will fillyour life with love and abundance. Then you find yourself sittingacross the dinner table from some insufferably self-centered slob,frantically searching your mind for a plausible excuse you canutter so he will shut up and take you home. The only thing worse is having your mother (because she hearsyour biological clock ticking) arrange for you to meet a friend’sson. The description starts out, “He is a very nice guy and he is
tall…” and goes downhill from there. As the warning bells go off inside your head and the color drains from you face, you realizethe time has come to take destiny into your own hands.So you take a deep breath, sit down at the keyboard, and type aURL that resembles something like www.findingmrrighttonight…...com. You think of a user name and password, open your onlinedating account, and the adventure begins. 
On A Mission
 To your surprise and amazement, you awake next morning to findyour email inbox overflowing with responses. Your heart sinks as you open the first email and look at thepicture of a bold, very unattractive guy who is “intrigued withyour profile and wants to get to know you.” Nevertheless, younote that you have at least 30 more emails to read and plungeahead, certain that there must be at least one prince among allthe frogs.As you open one email after another, you sift through attractive,successful, ugly, funny, boring males who have exposedthemselves for your review. You feel somewhat empowered andconfident that “things are looking up.” As you get to the lastemail, you realize there are several options you can considerreplying to, and maybe one or two that actually look interesting.All of a sudden you find your whole life revolving around thisexciting new game of online dating. The next thing you know,you’re browsing your “matches” morning, noon and night, andare even skipping lunch to catch up on your latest onlinehopefuls. Your boss mentions several times that your work hasslowed down. Your mother complains that you never call her. Youditch your friends for drinks during Happy hour day after day. You now have a mission, and no one will stop you!
Mission Accomplished
So, does online dating actually work? A Fabulously40 sister
recently shared with me the following story: This sister hated the idea of dating online. But, when yearspassed and she didn’t meet anyone through family and friends,she eventually succumbed. After dating online for several monthswith mixed results (hopeful one day, disappointed the next), shereceived an email that said, “I found your profile to be special andunique. I’m recently widowed and fairly new to the dating game. Idon’t feel comfortable posting my picture but would very muchlike to meet.”She didn’t agree to meet right away, partly out of caution andpartly because he lived back east. Instead, she suggested theyget to know each other through emails and see where their cyberrelationship led. After a while, she began to feel that he wassincere and suggested they meet face-to-face. Delighted, heoffered to fly to California to meet her. Three months to the date of his first email, our sister arrived atthe restaurant for the appointed rendezvous. Wearing a red dressand red lipstick, she nervously followed the hostess to the table,where a man was already seated. Everything seemed to bemoving in slow motion.As the hostess stepped aside, our sister found herself looking intothe familiar eyes of a man she once knew. His face was older andmore lined, and he seemed a bit shorter and huskier, but theeyes remained the same. Incredibly, here in front of her, with ahuge smile on his face, sat the first boy she ever held hands with,the first boy she had ever kissed. They sat for 10 minutes without saying a word. He then reachedinto his pocket, pulled out a ring, got down on one knee, andproposed to her on the spot. They have been inseparable eversince.Obviously, most online dating ventures don’t produce suchfairytale endings. But you never know what can happen until yougive it a try. So, if you’re facing another weekend alone, get off that couch, go turn on your computer and give it a shot. Whoknows who could be waiting for you behind that computerscreen?

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I thank mother nature for letting me off the relationship merry-go-round. Being in a relationship is like buying a couch too large for the room. I am happy free and on my own
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