Years ago, I was just out of a terrible relationship and in no mood to date again.
My friends were all excited for my between-boyfriend time.
There was just one problem: I didn't want to throw myself back into the dating pool. I wasn't interested in meeting dozens of single men.
I just wanted to find the right man, someone who was perfect for me.
Best of all, there were hundreds of online dating sites waiting for me to sign on. We'd meet up later that day, when I'd discover that he was (a) five inches shorter than he listed in his profile; (b) "fun-employed" and no longer looking for a job; (c) still in some kind of relationship; (d) possibly a serial killer; (e) all of the above.For instance, you cannot ask something very personal on the first date.On the other hand, you must not be bland when you know the person you are dating.Between the time I started online dating and now, I've discovered exactly how dating websites work.I've tracked and analyzed data, spoken to computer scientists, and figured out what makes certain profiles successful.