Indeed, for those who’ve tried and failed to find the right man offline, internet dating can provide a great alternative.
Not only does it let you be really upfront about what is you want from a relationship, a reputable dating site can connect you with single men who want similar things.
Those 58,500 lucky members of were vastly outnumbered by the 286,000 unlucky ones.Yes, anecdotes of hair-raising internet dates have become dinner-party staples – you know, like "he turned up wearing a toolbelt and immediately burst into tears" – and many were collected in a book published earlier this year. The plunge in self-esteem when your ideal partner remains as elusive as a taxi on New Year's Eve?A quick disclosure: I have a couple of dating profiles online. But this isn't therapy masquerading as a self-pitying article by some bloke in his late-thirties – well, not much, anyway.I've got a number of friends and acquaintances who share my feelings about the way online dating plays fast and loose with your emotions.These people are relatively undamaged and sane, without many skeletons in their cupboards.We’re all busy people and the last thing you need when searching for that special someone is to waste precious time interacting with a fake profile.