Internet anonymity brings out the worst in some people, and there’s a certain amount of that in evidence on dating sites.
Men are often accused of focusing exclusively on the physical, but I soon realized there are plenty of women who do the same.
This explains why several ladies in northern Wisconsin sent inquiries despite my stated intent to remain within metro Chicago for dating.
The majority of women I spoke with said they refuse to acknowledge crude come-ons.
Fortunately, most dating sites today are pretty well regulated, and the option usually exists to report inappropriate postings.
Here’s what I learned: If you’re looking for someone of similar interests and lifestyle, the more specific you can be upfront, the better. What was the last good book your read, or film you saw?
For instance, does “loves sports” mean you’re up for cross-country skiing and white-water rafting, or is it a declaration that every weekend is devoted to channel-surfing the pro and college games? Potential dates skimming your profile are more likely to respond to specifics.
And guys, before sending a message with even a hint of sexual innuendo, think about what your mother would say, then remember that many of these women mothers, for that matter.
This applies to women in particular, but not exclusively.
There are thousands of active singles on Date looking to chat right now.