As an aficionado of online dating, and founder of Marry Me Already.com, a dating site targeted strictly at people looking for serious relationships and marriage, I am often asked how online daters can distinguish between people looking for that special someone and those who are just in it for a night of fun. Online dating can really work, with as many as one in six marriages today between people who met online.
The trick is in sifting out the diamonds from the ruffians!
On the other hand, if he asks you thoughtful questions about yourself or about something you wrote in your profile, or he tells you about his favorite things, his thoughts on the Civil War, or why he loves dogs but would never want a gerbil, read on! You can avoid daters who aren't serious by sending lots of photos back and forth while emailing and getting to know each other.
You may have just ignited a spark that will change your status to "table for two." 3) Technology is here. This is especially effective in weeding out those occasional misguided people who either show you really old photos of themselves or use someone else's photo altogether.
A serious potential mate doesn't have to be a poet laureate or a novelist to catch your attention, but if his first message to you reads something like "Hi, you're cute.