He diligently copies the same email daily and sends it cold to women with a shotgun approach. Sure online dating is a numbers game, but if you aren't an educated player, your email may end up deleted by the time someone reads the third sentence.
I finally had to tell him, "Copy paste = erase." I suggested that he leave the novel at home. If anyone has ever suggested that you might be too picky, chances are, they're right.
Now when this person doesn't turn out to be the love of your life, then something's obviously wrong with him. So strong that people simply won't look at others outside of a specific category, such as religion. Or maybe you're a young woman looking to date someone that looks like her dad.
And in those cases, there's no point signing up for a general site like if all you want to do is meet a Jewish guy. Religion isn't the only "must have" criteria for some people. And for every criteria, strange fascination, or fetish somebody has, there is not only another person out there for you, but there's an entire market of interest. On Saturday night, Valentine's Day, with my wife waiting to go out, I scoured the online singles scene and put together a collection of the most unusual and unique online dating sites. Either way, while everyone snickers ("dirty old man") or talks behind your back ("she's only after his money"), you can find that perfect mate that fits all the wrinkles or firmness you desire.
Just as athletes get muscle fatigue, daters do get online dating fatigue. You go to the gym three times a week, meet your friends for drinks twice a week, and spend an hour a day logging on to your online dating account to view photos of eligible singles. You wonder if they had an inactive profile where they couldn't read your email, or were testing the waters with a few others and would consider you for the future. You know you're smart, witty, and have that great sense of humor everyone advertises that they're looking for.
I also compare the Internet dating process to a real estate transaction. You handpick 10 men or women to write to and take the time to personalize the subject line. You diligently send emails more often than not, and still wake up to an empty inbox. Yet you find it hard to write an introduction email that will be catchy and stand out. Take for example *Mike (name changed), who has been sending the same 770 word count email about himself for four years to women promising a lifetime of happiness.
Tired of explaining your life story to anyone who'll listen?? It's time to take the plunge, Meet people Face-To-Face in fun social situations for: • Meals & Drinks to Wine and Whale watching tours (not at the same time unfortunately:) • Nights out, Days Out, Pub Crawls, Comedy Nights • Parties, Sporting Events, Picnics, 'Outdoor Pursuits', Concerts, Theatres, Classes..
Online dating allows us to meet MORE people by being a recluse. When I get into conversations with women about dating, they always paint a picture of who their ideal mate is.
With college done with, I am doing the 40-hour work week.
I am happy with my job, but, again, not many people there that are my age. I am so tired of the emails, texts (50% of which stop at that point where the women seem to drop off the face of the planet and I am sick of saying "are you still interested in meeting up?
Sometimes a listing gets stale and needs a new agent, new photos, and needs to have their listing come back on the market new and fresh. You didn't grow up wanting to be a copywriter, so your personality doesn't shine. Finding a date or a mate goes down a notch or two on the totem pole. You really don't want to work that hard when you get home. He wrote a novel with over 50 sentences to introduce himself.
Chances are Mike never reads the profiles of the pretty faces he views.