These profiles can actually be a wonderful source of entertainment, particularly if wine is involved.But what I find somewhat troubling are some rather disturbing trends I've noted in many men's profiles who seem to be quite normal otherwise. Many of us are dating novices, jumping back into the dating pool after years (sometimes decades) of marriage and child-rearing.
I have to admit that a few years ago, I took up the hobby of “dating.” Initially, I thought I wanted a boyfriend/partner, but really, I wanted to meet people and heal from a sour relationship.
During that fun period, I hardly bought groceries because of all the restaurants my dates and I tried.
Like the man who thought that selecting the username "Undertaker" was a good idea, or the guy who shot his photos in a room that clearly screamed "locked residential facility." Or, the childless man who expressed his deep desire to meet a woman with young children (preferably boys).
One of my all-time favorites though was the man who spent half his profile narrative writing about how he was still deeply in love with his ex-wife, but since she wouldn't take him back, he was forced to find love online (yay us! Some of these profiles represent random oddities, the one-in-a-hundred profile with an eyebrow-raising narrative or a few gasp-worthy photographs.
And let's just say that I wasn't surprised when they shared their frustrations with online dating - of rarely receiving emails from women, of their emails often going unanswered.