Internet dating woes

If you find yourself “addicted” to the introductory period of online dating (match & message), but you’re not going on any actual dates, then what’s the point?

Encounter’s approach to online dating doesn’t allow in-app messaging until you and your match have gone on an actual date.

The two services used by these individuals were OKCupid and Match.com, two of the largest and most popular dating websites on the Internet.

What I learned from carrying out an interview of a female and the interview of a male trying to dig into this intriguing subject was that using the Internet for dating is equally painful for men and for women, but for very different reasons.

The following list is my best attempt at summarizing the results of my informal survey, with a few of my own observations based on a bit of research I conducted myself.

Disclaimer: if you're a woman between the ages of 45 and 60, living in the Chicagoland area, and I popped up on your "Viewed Me" list, I'm sorry, really. I would like to ask all of my middle-aged online dating male and female compatriots a favor.

Not to mention, you may have just swiped past your soulmate in favor of a better profile.

But better profile does not necessarily mean better person.

Is it possible to create a meaningful connection without feeling completely worthless and insane?I'm a glass-half-full optimist, who is easy going and looks 10 years younger than I am." I think that if we can all agree to clean up our profiles then maybe, just maybe, we can find some common ground and get back to the business of falling in love (or at least having fun trying).Earlier on Huff/Post50: On Instagram (i Phone and Android, free), users take photos from their daily lives and have the option to apply a variety of filters to enhance or touch-up their images.Thinking back, I find it almost endearing that my emblazoned diary was a tome of all my unrequited love yearnings, wanting nothing more than to find acceptance thorough love.Problem is, as much as I like to think of that as a thing of the past, reality tells me that things haven’t changed.