“I always felt like writing back, ‘I know your mother.’ ” Though many divorced people recognize their change in marital status as being for the better, singledom still brings its own set of challenges.
Searching for a soul mate—or even just someone to watch a movie with—seemed far less complicated when the Internet was in its nascent stages and “social media” was a term that had yet to enter the American lexicon.
“It’s obviously completely natural to put your best face forward on a profile, but it makes absolutely no sense to overpromise and under-deliver.
I tend to look for the worst picture [of that person], and I think that’s the most accurate.” Photos aren’t the only form of online bait-and-switch either, he says, recalling one rendezvous that he now regrets: “During the first few minutes she disclosed [that] she wasn’t currently working and was moving back in with her parents.
She’s since dipped her toe into the dating pool, but is not impressed: “I had coffee with someone I met on and we were discussing health, fitness, etc.,” she says.
“He mentioned that he had recently given up caffeine, alcohol and sugar, among other things.
Navigating these treacherous shoals is not made any easier by channel-surfing shows like , which portray the quest for love as a prize to be won by one party and one party alone.