I've been single for almost 5 years now. I look around me and I see many others in the same situation. The dating sites are a hoot. There are many of them too. There's the testament to what I said above. I've looked at several but was never really serious. Although I went through the sign up process and filled out my info about what I was looking for, I was lukewarm in my search.
It felt like such a chore after awhile to be on the sites. Basically, I was bored with the whole process. I mean, it's easy not to have to leave the comfort of my computer and chair initially to meet someone. I'd look at the picture of someone that I felt was attractive and scan their qualities to see what we had in common.
We all want some of the same things: love, respect, kindness, gentleness, honesty, loyalty and someone who will stick around through good and bad times. Of course this is not a thorough list but just some of the basics since each person is different.
What the online sites did for me was to help ease me into meeting new people again. I'm not gonna lie, but it's pretty scary when you haven't been out in a long time. That whole process of getting to know the person can be fun but intimidating. There are so many expectations for the first date.
I met someone online and then after several emails agreed to meet. He was cute just like his picture and we spent a couple of hours chatting. Turns out that he was a really nice guy but not for me. He wasn't that into me nor I in him. That was the end of it.
I'm not averse to trying again. It was a really good experience. I just happen to think that the old fashion way of seeing someone across a room or bumping into that special one while shopping for example, is more for me. Guess that's the romantic in me. I know, you're gonna say that the same thing could happen online. Yeah, that's true too. Like I said, I'm not averse to trying again. Who knows, I'll let you know what's happening.