Sounds fun, right? Not always.
Oh, online dating. It's our generation's version of finding true love. We don't "court" each other anymore and golly, meeting people in person is just too hard.
I have dipped my feet in the whole online dating thing. I mean, it works for some people I just happen to be one of the lucky many that it doesn't work out for. I've gotten dates from the websites, but all my dates have been just like the disaster dates you see in movies.
Once you make a profile, you start getting messages. Once you sift through the guys who are just looking to have a good time, you can find some great catches. While you're talking to someone online, just remember, they're saying all the good parts about themselves, so don't go giving your heart away that night. Watch out for guys who have huge egos and are just on there to talk about how amazing they are. Whatever you do, don't message back the guy who's profile picture is just a picture of his abs. He's the definition of a douchebag. I promise.
I've had friends who met their significant other from dating websites. I think they are great for people who don't go to bars or parties and don't have the time to go out and try to meet someone.
When you start talking to a guy you really like, whatever you do, do not start talking about your ex. That's only expectable if he asks or you'll just seem emotionally unavailable for him. Make sure you check to see how tall he is, because one date I went on I decided to go out and buy a new pair of wedges to wear and when that guy showed up at my door, he was shorter than me....without the wedges on. I felt like the jolly green giant. Don't base guys off of looks alone. Most of the "male model" looking guys on those websites are womanizers. I'm not judging. I just know by experience.
If you don't find your soul mate in the first week, don't freak out. Sometimes things like that take time.
Keep your head, heels, and standards high.