In online situations, women say they want desperately to meet a nice guy like me, but never answer my response to their profile. They have a lot of dating options, they’re building their careers, and there isn’t a clear urgency to settle down.
I am trying to remain positive, but two things are really bothering me. Once a guy crosses 35, however, he (theoretically) tends to get more serious.
Exaggerating the facts People embellish the truth often on online dating sites, like the guy who said he was 5’10” (177cm), and then turned out to be shorter than his date at 5’7” (170cm), or the guy who described himself as “athletic and toned,” but was actually shaped like a turkey leg.
Or the ones who post a photo of themselves from 10 years (and 40 pounds) ago.
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Being both an animal and water fan, I got excited about a guy who said, “I live on a horse farm, and have a house at the river” in his profile.
He was entirely truthful – it was my assumption that let me down.
The first one was a double date with a friend and her boyfriend when I was still in my 20s.
Long story short, I was not the friend he expected her to set him up with (i.e.