Online Dating does not equal Relationship
This is more of a gripe than advice on how to date online. I'm not sure if I've ever shared my first online dating experience. When I was in my senior year of high school, my prom date kind of told me at the last minute that he wasn't able to go. After many hours of sobbing, I went on AOL and went into a chat room. I met someone who came to my rescue and less than two weeks later he was my date to the prom. Needless to say, that relationship never went anywhere but I digress... Since then, I have not be very successful in cultivating a relationship out of meeting someone online. I believe I have one ex boyfriend I met on MySpace but he was a friend of a friend, so I don't think that really counts. Almost 2 years after my last significant relationship, I've found this breed of men who go onto paid online dating sites who are not really ready to get into something serious whether it be because they just got out of relationships or they are just way too busy. They either think they are ready but don't realize the time and effort it takes to be in a relationship or they are just trying to get their feet wet.
I ask, if you're not ready for a relationship, do not advertise yourself falsely on a paid dating website! Go on one that is not paid, at least I don't have to take you seriously. I'm not saying one can't find Ms/Mr Right on a non paying dating site and if you do, mazel tov! Those unpaid sites are full of people just looking for something on the side.
I am only talking about this because you will end up hurting someone. Giving false hope to a girl who is looking for romance is not something that will help your karma. Be honest with yourself from the beginning. Every action has a reaction.