Blog online dating horror stories
Perhaps a single, stylish, independent, free-thinking woman in her mid-40s was a scary proposition – was I going to make a move on friends’ husbands, or was I going to put unwanted ideas of independence into my girlfriends’ heads? I’d heard plenty of horror stories, but I’d also heard stories of friendships, marriages and long-term partnerships between people who’d met online. You get to email and phone before deciding whether to meet. I love words, so for me writing and receiving long emails was a great way of finding out about a possible date. I was looking for a bit of confidence-boosting and excitement.
I’m a glass-half-full kinda girl, so I focused on the positives. I find life so much more fulfilling and rewarding that way. If you open up the site with a big sigh and a negative soundtrack of words in your head, what do you expect? I wanted an education and sex, and that’s what I got. Be realistic and write about what you’re really good at.
With online dating as ubiquitous as it is (nine out of 10 single Americans are online!
), more people are dating via the Internet than ever before.
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She is a personal performance coach and public speaker working with women to navigate the transition of midlife.
We met thanks to Facebook – yes I know, such a cliché! I was grieving for so much: my marriage was over, my kids were growing up, I was getting older, I was midlife with few prospects and yet not ready for the nursing home.Sunday was Valentine’s Day and leading up to it, we shared some super sweet stories from couples who met each other online.Sadly, not every online date ends in a happily ever after — in fact, some end in, “see you never” and we have some truly awful first (and last) date stories for you.Getting to midlife had felt like a hard slog at times. I wanted to meet guys; I wanted fun, sex, dates, a bit of companionship, someone to go out for dinner and laugh with.It seems I had become a liability; dinner party invitations had begun to dry up.