See, your profile isn't meant to make a stranger fall in love with you.Once you're sitting in front of her with the less-than- 15-percent hair loss that she's handicapped your photo for, then you can really get to know each other—as two hormone-leaking, masochistic adults who want so badly to be in love again._—Mary H. Choi _You want to say you're an oenophile or fluent in Klingon? The beauty of online dating is that it's stocked with people on the ends of the bell curve—the kind you'd never find normally.I'd end up on five or six dates in a week, sometimes scheduling Saturday brunch and dinner dates like a football player doing two-a-days to get in shape.What would Pavlov say about a machine that lets you click a button and in return you might get the love of your life or a night of great sex? Sure, I had some apocalyptically bad dates, but most were a blast.You could cast a wide net and sign up for every single dating site.Or you could follow our flowchart and find the one designed to pair you with the woman (or man, or costume-wearing sex slave) of your dreams.I guess that's me 'living in the moment.' God, I'm such a dork.""Why do we connect?
I am a questioner, a daughter, a sister, a sinner, a saint, a passionate lover— a bit of everything! "The biggest complaint we get from women is that guys don't pull the trigger and ask them out," Langston explains. The worst that could happen is she says no and your crippling insecurities send you into a tailspin of drugs and despair._—Andrew Richdale _It's counterintuitive, but mentioning a woman's looks in your first e-mail comes off as creepy—like you've started fapping.Besides: Effortless rejection is one of online dating's great achievements.Escaping...a bad first date: Dinner is too much of a time commitment and coffee is for work associates, so you're asking her to have a drink with you.Have whoever's shooting step back just enough to get a three-fourths shot of your body."Urbinati: "White can wash out in photos, so if you're in shape, a simple well-fitting crew tee or Henley in gray is flattering and effortless.To look more put together, try dark jeans, a slim-collar shirt, and a well-tailored suit jacket in gray—it reads more casual than black, less preppy than navy."Displaying your guts by completing questions like "On a typical Friday night I am..." and "I'm really good at..." will make you feel self-conscious and absurd— and that's normal.