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Dating can be terrifying for anyone: meeting new people, putting one‟s
heart (and ego!) on the line, investing time and energy into
relationships you‟re not even sure will work out. But it is especially
difficult for those who have been hurt before.

“My ex-husband cheated on me several times before we finally got
divorced,” recalls Emma, 28. “I was so afraid to trust someone again.”
Through online dating, she was able to get to know men at a much slower,
more comfortable p...


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Dating can be terrifying for anyone: meeting new people, putting one‟s
heart (and ego!) on the line, investing time and energy into
relationships you‟re not even sure will work out. But it is especially
difficult for those who have been hurt before.

“My ex-husband cheated on me several times before we finally got
divorced,” recalls Emma, 28. “I was so afraid to trust someone again.”
Through online dating, she was able to get to know men at a much slower,
more comfortable pace. “We‟d exchange emails, call each other, until I
was personally ready to meet them face to face,” she said. “I didn‟t feel
rushed to make a decision. I had full control every step of the way.” It
took her 3 months before she agreed to have lunch with Steve. They‟ve
been together for 2 years, and they‟re already talking about getting
married.

Cecille, 25, had never been comfortable about the traditional dating
scene. She‟s always been shy, and the whole routine of hanging out in the
bar and waiting for someone to buy her drinks was never her thing.
“Besides, I‟m the kind of girl that prefers reading a book in a quiet
coffee shop,” she said. Online dating allowed her to meet people in a way
that suited her personality—at her laptop, while sipping a cappuccino—and
she worded her profile so she‟d meet the guys who shared her love for
reading. In fact, when she read Ben (her current boyfriend)‟s email, the
first thing that caught her attention was that they liked the same
authors. “You don‟t get that kind of „precision matchmaking‟ in a bar,”
she laughs.

Greg, 35, enjoys online dating because it puts him on a level playing
field. “You really get to know people for who they are,” he said. He
feels in traditional dating the first few dates focus too much on
impressing each other, saying the right things, wearing the right
clothes. But when you email and chat, what you pay attention to is the
person‟s attitude and personality. “You don‟t have to wait until the
fourth or fifth date to discover if you think alike,” he said.

On the other hand, Tori, 32, chose online dating because she wanted a
little adventure in her life. “I live in a small town where you‟ve known
everyone since you were a little girl. It‟s hard to meet anyone new, and
if you go on a date, it‟s big gossip the next day.” While she‟s not ready
for anything serious, she‟s enjoying talking to different kinds of people
from all around the world. “One of the men I really clicked with lives in
Spain!” she said. “He‟s so different from anyone I‟ve ever known, but at
the same time, he understands me more than even my family does!” She‟s
planning to take a month off from work to visit him.

				
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