I had been dating Charles for about three weeks. Then a Saturday night during Pesach crossed our path and we found ourselves at a secular steakhouse, which would be quite normal had it not been Passover.
Little did I know how telling this date would be.
Pesach, I discovered sorts out where you fall on the religious observance scale, if at all.
Online dating allows individuals to develop a social, romantic or sexual relationship by sharing information on a digital platform. Any link to the Internet will be able to facilitate your signing on to a dating service. Once you’re logged in there are a few things to watch out for.
Here are 10 tips to help in you rise above the challenges of online dating:
Create an introduction of yourself aiming to appeal to the opposite sex. Be careful to state only what is essential and do not reveal too much at this stage. You don’t want over exposure.
Avoid using too many adjectives in your profile. Keep descriptions basic and simple. Remember you are as much a stranger to others as they are to you.
I had a boyfriend who used to say, “It’s not how good looking you are, but how good-looking you think you are.” Perhaps he’d heard the mantra “fake it till you make it”, that helped shape his thinking.
Said another way, confidence can hide a multitude of sins. With Clive’s bold, arrogant pronouncement I never saw him as less than good looking because his self-belief was so strong, it had incredible impact.
I think of myself as a romantic, yet Valentine’s Day just does not do it for me. While I won’t say no to the flowers or chocolates I may be lucky enough to get, I find the expectations numbing.
And that’s just the point, as soon as there are expectations there is bound to be disappointment. It reminds me of New Year’s Eve. There’s so much pressure to go out and have a blast come 31 December, it just never seems possible to deliver on the expectation. These days I prefer to be in bed by 10pm and greet the new year in the morning.