Dating okay

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It Speeds up the Process of Meeting the Right Person Some people go on a first date and, wow, the magic and the sparks are there immediately.

But for others, they have to date someone many times, maybe even over weeks or months, to know whether there’s chemistry in the air—and they may need to date several people before they finally feel that “click.” If you immediately exclude all other guys or gals from the moment you have your first lunch date with someone until his or her annoying laugh causes you to bolt two months later, you may have to go through several mini-relationships in a row before you’re done. Going on dates with a few different good candidates around the same time helps you find out fast who’s wrong, without forcing you to wait and wait and wait to find out who’s right.

But not too specific because most people don’t love 18th-century colonial architecture AND Maya Angelou. Pro: You know what’s more relaxing than spending an entire Sunday hungover, in sweats, on the couch, eating Mexican/Chinese/Italian, talking to your girlfriends about what happened last night and watching reality TV marathons? Pro: You know that one picture that someone you love took of you when you’d just found out some awesome news or did some kick-ass thing at work, or maybe you were traveling and you’re all glowing and the lighting’s perfect and you’re not wearing that much makeup because you forgot all about it that morning and yeah girl, you look TONED at that angle, you been doing pilates? Con: I don’t know the percentage of people who post profile pictures of themselves from five years, two inches of hairline, and 20 pounds ago, but that number is HIGH. Pro: Unlike at the bar, where staring at anyone for more than six seconds can get you beat up or roofied, here you can stare all you want. You’ll end up sitting across from Pam from accounting in a strategy meeting and only seeing “MBA ISO BBM 4 sum PDA, NSA” plastered across her forehead.

And you want to be specific, because we’re looking for someone who really GETS you, you know?

Most are well intended and contain a nugget of truth. Dating is hard enough without sifting through all this erroneous information, so let's debunk some myths.

These topics range from super basic (Do you believe in showering, can you perform simple math calculations, would you date a smoker, are you a homophobe) to super personal (Would you have an abortion, what's your greatest motivation in life, how long do your romantic relationships usually last, how open are you with your feelings...). This leaves you with a lot of sh*t to sort through. If anything, it nails home the fact that hitting on girls is really, really hard for some guys -- usually because they're trying too hard.

Free, actually, which means there are about zero barriers to entry. I get my profile set up pretty quickly, stealing/or reworking both answers and pictures from other sites: The six things I could never do without: Wit, sarcasm, charm, favorable aesthetics, coconut water and music. They suss out said commonalities in this section via an optional series of make-or-breaks. Unlike Tinder, you don't have to give a green light to someone before they are allowed to message you. Cheesy pick-up lines, corny jokes, false bravado, intrusive questions...

You tried dating at work and are now updating your résumé.

It’s fraught with uncertainty, crossed lines, sexual mishaps, unrealistic expectations, and broken dreams. Pro: Online dating has been around long enough now that you can match your site up with what you’re shopping for.

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