'" says Tonya, who had been married before (and has a 12-year-old daughter).Meanwhile, Frank, 41, a lifelong bachelor, had been online for a year on different match-up sites.Time was, if you met your mate online, you developed a cover story: If anyone asked, you'd say you met in a bar or at kayaking lessons. Whether it's the fact that many of us already conduct so much of our personal and business lives online, or the proliferation of online dating sites touting their successful matches, it's perfectly acceptable to say, with pride, that you met the love of your life with your fingers on a keyboard, not wrapped around a cocktail at a singles event.Here, five women who found their mate (or were found) online, and went from email to walking down the aisle: A divorced mother, Anna, 46, looked into the future and saw a time when her kids wouldn't need her around quite as much—and she'd end up alone.Tonya, 34, was a classic online-dating skeptic, but when her parents pleaded with her to try—and offered to pay for six months on e Harmony.com, she relented—though she bargained it down to three months.
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Or at the cool places I sometimes frequented on the weekends like parks, museums, and historical homes, unless they were already on a date, that is.
Although I did manage to meet my husband through online dating, over the years that I tried online dating off and on I (and my other single friends) came across some interesting people.
If I want to find a no-string attached booty call or simply an escort service, the web might be a good place to go, but for serious relationship? I wonder about the commercials for E-Harmony, where they show you one success story - It makes you wonder how many haven't had the same kind of success.
Of course that's advertising, and they're not going to tell you the success ratio. I'm not with E-Harmony, but with another matching service, and the decision to join them was a decision I'm regretting because I threw away 00 about a year ago.