Pitfalls of internet dating
When I took my first tentative step into the world of online romance I had just come out of a seven-year relationship and was looking forward to meeting a man who made me feel special.
Little flirtatious messages in their inboxes, invites for more dates and in some cases saucy pictures. Another pitfall is that with the whole world at your inbox, you may always wonder if you have found the 'one' or if the one is the recent face that joined the site today.
In online dating terms, at 48 I am considered ancient.
Lesson number two: don’t believe everything you read.
Perhaps she or he is more suitable, shares more interests, has more chemistry? More obvious pitfalls of course include all the unsavories that find their way to your profile.
But these people are just as likely to be around in real life too so I won't dwell too much on this aspect.
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However, if you have found your partner in real time, then not deleting the dating site profiles is not only a red flag, but a "Run as far and as fast as you can!