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Internet dating hell

You will look for things in common in their profile (they like Scrabble too! You will send them a note, carefully crafted to show interest and attention to detail. The next one will, but she spells “you” as “u” and you will let the conversation stall.Finally, one of the cool girls writes back, and you will banter a bit, swapping favorite restaurants or concert venues.

You will try to split it, but he will pay, and you will stand to re-wrap yourself against the frigid wind.You will ask her to meet up “in real life.” At the bar, you will chat nervously for an hour (she is not as pretty or as funny as you had hoped she’d be), and then you will be saddled with the $27 check even though she ate most of the sweet potato fries.She will offer to split, but you think she doesn’t mean it and you don’t want to be a jerk.You will part ways, and you will probably, almost certainly, begin again the next day with another “Hey there…” message from the next contender.I tell all my single guy friends to watch out for online dating.It is a sad, soul-crushing place where good guys go to die a slow death by way of ignored messages and empty inboxes.

You will peruse profiles and find a few women who aren’t posing in a bathroom with their stomachs exposed.

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