On the surface dating websites appear to be the answer.Anyone can go online, set up a profile and start surfing the web for someone interesting.Talk to many singles and they will likely tell you the same thing: it’s hard to make a romantic connection these days.Between long hours at work and not being sure where to meet someone, new singledom can be a lonely place. People always ask me why I am still single, I get all the popular comments, like “Oh, that’s a shame, still single at your age”. There is nothing wrong with me, I’m athletic, been told I am attractive, outgoing, and I enjoy sports, and all sorts of out door activities, and have a great circle of friends, so why after all this time have I not met anyone? I’ve dated on and off for a few months to a year, only to have things crash and burn for one reason or another. I’ve tried the online dating, only to become seriously jaded by it all. I’m tired of friends telling me that when I least expect it, I will meet someone great, well, I have not been expecting it, and it never came. 🙁 Dear Lauren, I’m reminded of a story that Rich Gosse, the founder of American Singles, once shared with me. I’m 42, and have never been married, and I guess that I have been dating idiots, or men who are not even dating material for the last 10 years.
After a failed marriage, the 48-year-old Ayr, Ontario resident was looking for her second chance at romance.
FOR the lovelorn, the new year can be an unhappy time, as they cast envious glances in the direction of lovey-dovey couples at the season's parties.
For online-dating agencies, it is a golden opportunity, as people who have spent the holidays ruminating over unsatisfactory or non-existent love lives log on in their thousands, hoping to find romance—ideally before February 14th.
There are a number of people who are somewhat weak and needy.
There are a number of people who are so desperate for companionship that they’d do anything to avoid being alone.