Hey Tracy, I generally don’t answer three questions for the price of one, but since they’re pretty straightforward and I don’t have to worry about hurting any feelings, I’d figure I’d knock ‘em all out at once.So, since you’ve already answered your own question for #1, I’m certainly not going to refute you.And while it’s great to be able to back up my big claims with statistics, I’m just gonna go with logic on this one: While I can’t guarantee the results of six months on Match.com, I can promise that you will ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, 100% NEVER meet a person online if you quit online dating entirely.
So, as I see it, even if your chances of meeting Mr.
Right on e Harmony are 1 in 100, that’s infinitely better odds than if you’re not on e Harmony.
Detractors will talk about the effort and the frustration and the liars and the rejection – and they’d be right.
All I can do is point to the alternative – no dates – as the reason why one persevere.
Any woman who ever told me that she hated online dating felt justified by her negative experiences. And while there’s something safe about not dating – no disappointment, heartbreak, and jackasses, to name three things – solitude doesn’t lead one to relationships. So, as I’ve said a thousand times, your job is to be in it for the long haul, instead of thinking that a lone month on a dating site should magically pop out your future spouse. I believe Shakespeare dealt with the same issue in his time.
Quitting only guarantees fewer opportunities, and fewer opportunities means fewer chances of meeting “The One.” Next: one online dating service vs. Alas, he didn’t have access to stock market metaphors, so he wouldn’t be as equipped to answer the question adeptly as I can.
So dig this: If you have a stock that’s performing really, really well, you may not see the need to buy lesser-performing stocks.
But if your stock is middling along, and you don’t want to give up on it, you may choose diversify your portfolio to increase your earning potential. But the moral of the story is that if you’re on JDate and you’re getting tons of emails, there’s no reason for you to go to Yahoo Personals.
But if you’re on Match and you haven’t been introduced to one attractive person, it probably couldn’t hurt you to post yourself on Chemistry as well.
Presuming you can handle the a) time and b) money of being on multiple sites, it’s not like there’s a real downside to it.
The trickiest scenario is when you have too many dates and you can’t keep track of who you met where.