I've known lots of people who have had success with online dating. I, unfortunately, am not one of them, lol. It seems strange to me that I have such a positive attitude in life and I thought that would bring me success in this approach to finding a companion. It's brought mostly disappointment and heartache. I have tried hard to keep a positive outlook and not judge all men on the actions of a few. I know every experience is supposed to teach us something. Online dating has taught me many things - some things about myself and some things about the behaviors of men. I wish men would think about what they are saying or doing and ask themselves if they would want a man to treat their mother, sister or daughter that way. I have a feeling if they were honest, they wouldn't tolerate someone treating a woman related to them the way they treat other women. I've also learned that my match evidently doesn't own a computer, lol. So, I've given myself a deadline that's coming soon that I will remove my profile from this site and swim away. I will have to meet someone the "old" way ... they'll find me in the grocery store or some other everyday place I frequent. I won't give up hope ... I'll just give up swimming in this pond.
My original profile essay ...
I find joy in every day and try to bring joy to every day. I don't care for drama or games. Say what you mean and mean what you say. We're too old for games. Just be honest and real, I am. I live a happy life, filled with much love and happiness. I have so many blessings and am truly thankful every day for them. The only thing missing in my life is a partner to share the journey.
Thanks for reading my profile and considering me someone you might like to know better. If you want to know more, just ask. If not, best wishes in your search. I only respond to messages from those who are local and post a picture.
First dates should be relaxed. It's the getting to know you time and finding out if there's any chemistry. Something simple - conversation over a cup of coffee, having a drink on an outdoor patio of a local restaurant or ice cream on a warm summer night ... you name it!