Real blogger Leigh: Dating Etiquette

So, unfortunately it didn’t work out with that guy, even though it all started off so promising. A couple of months in it turned out that he wanted to continue to search for and date others on Match, whilst I felt that we should both take down our profiles and focus on one another.

I was disappointed but I couldn’t hold it against him, I mean, with internet dating comes enormous choice, which then begs the question, should we really put all of our eggs into one basket?

Dating multiple men simultaneously has never actually appealed to me, not least because I’m incredibly scatty and have a terrible memory which would definitely lead to many awkward “…remember when we” conversations that have nothing whatsoever to do with the man that I am presently talking to. But also because, I’m a hopeless romantic, and I believe in love at first sight, which ok, happens pretty much daily on Match, but that lets me be choosy about the finer details and then whether I want to wink back, email or eventually whatsapp. We could even have a real chat, and if he sounds hot too then maybe even meet mano e mano.

I can see why it really works for other people, it’s thrilling to have a few dates always lined up, and as long as everyone is on the same page, it can be lots of fun. I myself enjoy seeing who has contacted me, and deciding who to respond to. My daily six? My daily fix!

Dating online can be treated the same as dating by other means and as I’ve found it just takes a while to understand your individual dating mojo.

Currently I’m talking to a man that I’ll call the Doc. We’ve exchanged a few emails and I now have his number. I hope that his voice matches his picture.

Will keep you posted!

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