One of my good girlfriends recently admitted to me that she has been seriously considering online dating as of late. Seeing as how we always joked that this would be our last resort, I wasn’t quite sure how to respond to her.
Online dating just screams all types of potential hazards to me and I’d much rather deal with any hazards face on, without the guise of the internet where anything can be made to sound greater than what it is. Now I have heard a few good love stories that stem from an online connection but the horror stories I’ve heard have them beat by a long shot.
Somewhere after seeing a commercial for BlackPeopleMeet.com and in the midst of my boredom last night, I decided to log in and see what the world of online dating has to offer. I was not surprised to find more than a few profiles that caused me to break out in hysterical laughter from the usernames and textbook bio’s right down to the overly posed pictures.
However, I was surprised to see the profiles of two men that I know personally with recent activity on the site. One of which happens to be married but hey, who am I to judge. The other, hit me a tad bit closer to home and rendered me speechless. Therefore, I digress.
Needless to say, it is for these reasons that I deleted my test profile with a quickness and will stick to the old fashion way of meeting people. They say don’t knock something until you’ve tried it, well I tried it. No knock to those who do it, I just can’t get with it. While there are no guarantees with either method, my way feels much safer.
How do YOU feel about online dating? Please feel free to share your experiences below.