Start On a online dating site

On a online dating site

There are some things to remember as you get started.• Clarify your goals and then look for sites that help you connect with people who have the same relationship goals that you do. The odds are against the first person you meet online being the one you end up with. You will find that you like some and don’t click with others.

Even if they are not people you want to see a second time, you had a nice hour at a coffee shop making a connection. If you are over an hour from a city, consider the bigger sites.• Check out how a site operates.

If you are pretty assertive and want to be actively involved in the process, there are sites that are good for you.

Verified, Schmerified Beware of the “verified” profiles that some sites tout.

Even some of the more clever fake profiles can get “verified” by using a friend’s credit card.

is one that can tell you if the person is who she says she is, and if she has a criminal history.

Read That Profile Another way to spot a fake is to really check out their profile.

Put on your battle gear because dating has become a minefield strewn with fakes ready to blow up in your face …

they’ll tell you everything you want to hear, but at a price.

After a little while of chatting and waiting and waiting for responses, My response: Unfortunately, you’re running into the sad situation that is online dating.

Too many women have fake profiles that are used for making money, i.e., directing men to paid porn sites or personal Web sites or just asking men outright for money.

A Singles’ Dating Convention member sent this to me: “I’ve recently joined a different singles’ site and am running into the same issue I’ve had with the previous ones I’ve been involved in.