Soon after my 30th birthday, my girlfriends first dared me to post my profile on Match.com.
Looking for my life partner in the aisles of the local Whole Foods just wasn’t cutting it back then. My girlfriends also knew that I had a history of meeting a man and falling too hard — and too fast — for him. I’d always been the kind of woman who jumped at a dare. I’d also known that it was about time I learned how to screen men and ask questions first.
So, online I’d gone.
Today, I cringe when I remember my first Match.com headline: “Are you an honest, big-hearted man with no addictions, except coffee?”
That was just the first of many mistakes. So, it’s about time that I shared the most common mistakes I’ve made when searching for love online, so you can avoid them. (This month also marks one year since I started working for Match.com, so I’m rather brimming with dos and don’ts.)
Girls in Tech is sponsoring an evening of Virtual Dating 101 on Monday night.
Melinda Maximova — founder of Perfect Search, a VIP matchmaking service — is moderating the panel. I’ll be on with:
Brian Phillips — CEO of Thread, the first dating site to be built entirely on the FB Connect platform.
And Simon Tisminezky, CEO of SpeedDate.com, the first online speed dating site.
Where? At E&O Trading Company, a Southeast Asian Grill.When? Monday, October 19. Check-in starts at 6:30. The panel begins at 7.
The event costs just $10 bucks — and you can sign up here.
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