Thoughts on internet dating

Especially when it comes to men trying to write to women.

For all the talk about “The End of Men” and how gender roles have been obliterated and women can write to men first, blahblahblah, here’s what ACTUALLY happened after four months: • The women as a group received over 20 times more messages than the men.

It’s true what one of my poly friends said: “This is a woman’s market”. I’ve had some interesting and amazing conversations with some intriguing men. Discussion and differing opinions are always welcome.

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So, I posted on Fetlife asking about how people meet new partners without putting up photos and then set up and OKCupid account with a cryptic picture last night. If anything interests you, I'd love your comments and feedback.

• The two most attractive women received 83% of all messages.

• The two most attractive women probably would have received several thousand more if their inboxes hadn’t have reached maximum capacity.

This really good-looking man wrote me and poured on the flattery. (Red flag) His grammar and writing style indicated that English wasn’t his native language. He avoiding answering nearly all of my “get-to-know-you” questions.

(Red flag) He said he was so taken with me that he “removed his profile” right then.

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