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In total, I received 11 messages with 218 visitors. A few were a little more forward, and two were straight-up aggressive.

I signed up at the suggestion of my wise friend Sherman, a professional dater if ever there was one; he’s spent no longer than three years in a committed relationship and, like me, has logged enough time on Earth to remember when a new show called premiered—this guy has been dating for 30 years. It helps to be ready—to approach the interaction with “beginner’s mind,” as is so often suggested in yoga. I learned this the hard way, when I ended up on a date with, essentially, Charles Nelson Reilly. Here’s a starter list of the things that can be wrong with a guy’s match profile. Signs you should keep driving: Here’s the part where I get humbled (cue your choice of Wilco riff).

I quickly learned that more often than not, men were looking for something casual which is not what I wanted.

want a relationship in life, so it was short-lived.

As history has it, when people defected from My Space to Facebook, that online community became a dust town.

Dating sites like Ok Cupid and Plenty of Fish (POF) became more popular.