Professional Online Dater?…NOT ME! right??

Written by on Thursday, March 26th, 2009 with 4 comments
Oh no. Please tell me no. As I was googling some ideas for my Blog subtitle, an article came up entitled “Avoid Becoming a Professional Online Dater” from As I read through it, they listed particulars that might hint at someone being one. At the end of the list it says “If you’ve said yes to 6 or more, you may well be on your way to becoming a Professional Online Dater.”

Here is the list, again, taken from, with my yes responses in bold blue…I think I may be feeling a bit blue at this point ;-/

  • Do you sometimes want to end a date early, so you can go back home and check your messages and mailbox?
  • Do you ever find yourself comparing someone you’re meeting or talking to with a great profile you’ve just seen?
  • Do you feel relaxed and laid-back about dating because if it doesn’t work out there are plenty more fish in the sea?
  • Are you putting off being in a relationship until you find the perfect person?
  • Do you find it hard to choose between going out on a date with someone you already know and talking to someone new?
  • If someone breaks up with you, are you back online within 24 hours?
  • When dating someone, do you keep your profile active “just in case”?
  • Are you an active member of more than two online dating sites?
  • Have you ever stopped seeing someone because a better prospect landed in your inbox? Have you, on more than one occasion, dated more than 3 different people in a week?
  • Does everything have to be perfect before you’d settle down with someone?
  • Do you get anxious if you can’t check messages and mails for more than 24 hours, e.g. if away for the weekend?
  • Have you been online dating for over a year without seeing one person exclusively for at least a month?

I could say yes to exactly 6…so does this mean – I, am a Professional Dater?!?! (…or maybe just a Professional Worrier!?!?

4 Comments on “Professional Online Dater?…NOT ME! right??”

  1. I don't think you need to worry about what a silly magazine says. You're not a professional online dater. You're just a professional human being 😉 You are not settling for less! And that is always a great thing. Why would you ever want to settle with someone just because they are there? Never a good idea.

    So don't worry! This a silly list anyway. I'm reading through it and I'm wondering 'what are you supposed to think the guy you are dating is the END-ALL and that there AREN'T anymore fish in the sea?!' THATS JUST SILLY! So don't worry!


  2. Maybe I need to try online dating so I don’t have to meet Mr. Maybe Not So Right in a BAR! LOL What website did you use???

  3. I met my hubby on line through online dating and he’s been my best friend ever since. we started chatting and then moved onto phone, it wasn’t love straight away because we took time chatting loads first then it got flirty and we agredd to meet with the usual apprehension but it all worked out, we dated first but it got physical after only two dates. so although it was virtual to begin with it became real. i dont think people can fall in love completely on line that’s just make believe.

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