I was going to write about something else today -- I have a couple of big-concept posts I've been meaning to write up and get around to -- but, heck, the last post I put up was a big-concept post so I figured let's have a quick breather from that and get something a little lighter up first. I've been all too guilty of this myself -- sending super-long messages.This topic came up as I got to an email from a reader. And what I found was that I was often disappointed -- I'd put all this time and effort into a monster of a message, and then... There are a bunch of lessons I eventually took away from those experiences that I'll share with you today. Okay, it’s time to have an open and frank discussion about the battle of the sexes and the dating game.It’s far too complex, scary and difficult for mere mortals – so let’s bridge the gap by asking both men and women what doesn’t work when it comes to online dating Dating has gone digital.Sociologist Dr Kevin Lewis of the University of California told the USA Today newspaper that women must be careful with online dates.He said: "For women, there are lots of guys who are just creepy or unattractive or undesirable." He also said men can have problems finding a date: "They can't get a woman to respond because [women get] so many messages." Dr Lewis also said that 38 per cent of online daters have read an online profile of someone they knew.After four years, scads of lays, and many great girlfriends (plus plenty of failures along the way), he launched this website.
And, like many other online offerings, the "product" received may not always be what was advertised.The Pew Report warned people to be careful about those who tell lies about themselves online.About 54 per cent of online daters said they had a date with someone who was a lot different from their profile.Also avoid people that disclose too much, whether it’s a recent staph infection, bankruptcy or bad breakup.And Mc Dermott recommends steering clear of people who don’t have kids but use undue space in their profile soliciting information about the age and sex of your children.