- Posted January 26, 2013 by
Beverly Hills, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The ups and downs of online dating
On line dating.........a B A D idea !
Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.
BE VERY CAREFUL INSTEAD OF MISS OR MR RIGHT...YOU MIGHT MEET MISS OR MR W R O N G !
I am a single Dad with 2 grown Sons. I hsould have stayed single because I was in showbiz and the media and that's where my destiny was intended !
But at 72 it's too late to turn the clock and start over back like most of us wish we could.
I met my ex in a store it was back in the early 60's things were different back then...people were different than today's ME generation. There were no computers and you met girls either by chance or usually at a saturday nite dance...although were I grew up in Australia after immigrating there at 13 guys were less shy at fighting for NO reason than plucking up enough corrage to ask a girl to dance and if they did they were more likely to get in a fight because of resentment and jealousy from other guys who were terrified of rejection !
I should never have got married but when your young, naive and stupid...well that's what happened to em like so many other fools !
We never had dating sites back then either. The bad thing about today's on line dating is that they are a $$$$$ making industry run by more often than not scam artists who place photos of beautiful and handsome folk on their ads who NEVER respond when contacted AFTER the naive part with their $$$ Many of the most popular sites are Canadian owned by very unscrupulous people too !
Like Craig's list there have been numerous, robberies, rapes, assaults and even some homicides committed by criminal elements who glue themselves to the dating sites in search of new, lonely victims !
Romance is rarely a factor because those sites have become inundated with hookers and hardened criminals as well as organized gangs,losers,etc,etc,ect......but don't take my word for it folks check the same online research you would for.
dating sites and you will find an abundance of horror stories and nightmares about them !
Many a sorry victim, searching for that RIGHT date and relationship has fallen victim as a result ! My advice as a seasoned foreign correspondent and former top radio jock is......FORGET ON LINE DATING SITES it is NOT the best way to find romance (there's hardly any left anyway) Don't search for love...most folk NEVER find it....it will either happen or it won't.....but absolutely give the on line sites a miss...you NEVER know who you are communicating with or where they are really coming from...above all they are ALL strangers whom you normally would avoid anyway !
This is GOOD advice I'm giving...whether you take it or not is your choice