The Challenges Of Online Dating

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Dating is difficult for some people. I am one of those people. After being alone and single for so long I decided to jump into online dating. After all, my chances had to be better since I was venturing out of my city for dates. At least that is what you would think. However, that is not always the case, as I soon learned. I went into this new to me dating world with an open heart. Perhaps, I was too naive. I now not only know what the term catfished means, but I can say with some embarrassment that I was not only catfished once, but twice.

I met the first man of my dreams through an online dating site. We hit it off immediately, emailing, and texting throughout the day and into the night. He quickly began taking up most of my time. I didn
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I did not think anything of the fact that I only had two pictures of him. Us not using a webcam didn 't phase me in the least. After all, I wasn 't always webcam ready during our talks. There were nights when I was in my flannel pajamas with a mud mask on my face. I surely would not have wanted to jump on the camera and scare him away. We talked on the phone during the day, and texted or messaged at night. This should have set off warning bells in my head, but it didn 't. I was happy, I was in love, and we were going to be …show more content…
I was wiser, or so I thought, but apparently not. I insisted that we use the webcam, and I made sure we called on another at all hours of the day and night. I was so careful to ensure he was who he said he was, and that there was no Mrs. sitting around at home. Finally, the time came to meet. He was coming to me. We were going to meet at my favorite coffee shop. I got there early and waited, and waited, and waited. I was sure something horrible had happened to him. I was out of my mind with worry. I called his phone, he didn 't answer. I was in an absolute panic by the time a text from him came through. It was short and to the point. He was not coming. No explanation, no further contact, just that he wasn 't coming. I never heard from him

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