Are you tired and lonely and feeling like, “What’s the use?
Yes, it could happen quickly, but more than likely, you’re going to have to spend some time on this online dating venture before you meet that special someone.
Just like your mom told you and The Supremes once said, the truth is, “You can’t hurry love.” So, take a deep breath.
Leave your profile alone for the moment and consider the following reasons why just maybe you could hang in there just a little longer, including a few stories from a couple of online daters who are very glad they did not take their profiles down.
Candace Walsh, editor of Ask Me About My Divorce: Women Open Up About Moving On, was completely discouraged with online and off-line dating and was on the verge of pulling her profile a few winters ago.
“I felt like I was trying to force something by searching so actively.
I had gone on several online dates and had made friends with some of the women, but never felt like the romantic potential survived a first date.I’d get my hopes up, and then there’d be the sinking feeling when I didn’t feel chemistry or the other person didn’t,” says Walsh.“I realized that my life was full, I was happy with my own company and the company of my children and my wonderful friends, and why not relish that?I decided at the end of February that I’d ‘take March off’ in terms of dating. I fell in love with Laura’s postage-sized photo, and emailed her spontaneously, palms sweaty.We went from emails to calls to our first date on March 2,” recounts Walsh.A year and a half later, Walsh and her partner, Laura, are still going strong, and Walsh is very happy she didn’t take her profile down.