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 onlinedatingmagazine.com. 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 onlinedatingmagazine.com, 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!?!?