Does online dating make you desperate

I really wanted him to like me so I spent hours cooking a gourmet dinner and creating a romantic ambiance. Crying after only 3 dates -- what was wrong with me?

Again, I thought the evening was magical and we were destined to be together. To ease the pain of rejection, I told myself he must have had a girlfriend.

But, while most of these businesses want to cater to happy relationships, a successful matchmaker needs couples to flourish, for the testimonials, but it also, and more importantly, needs a ready supply of unhappy singles. Online dating arrived with the web – in the early nineties – and was an evolution of the commercial matchmaking services of that time: lonely hearts ads, video-dating and so on.

But, unlike its predecessors, which were seen mostly as a service for undesirables, online dating quickly rose out of infamy and into the mainstream.

When Brian called to ask me out for a second dinner date, I giddily said, "Of course, I'd love to.

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