Let's teach our children to be careful with their hearts and those of others.Let's teach them that real relationships usually aren't so dazzling.
If you're a man caught up in mindlessly repeating one of these dismal stories, the online world lets you do it with a much wider audience.
And if you're a woman eagerly in search of love, there are unfortunately a lot of dismal stories on the Internet waiting for you to write the next chapter.
In case you missed the statistic, 70% of divorces are filed by women, not men which indicates they had a satisfied spouse (satisfied enough to not file divorce) but they chose to end that relationship, ANYWAY . If you really think so little of the options out there (based on a very superficial judgement), I hope you start treating your wife with more value than you apparently do (for having put a deceitful profile up to begin with) before she tries the same path, but comes away with a different view of her "options."The f'd up profiles I read sound a lot like what you just wrote. Wrong only to find out they weren't much of a prize themselves.
That's why they are in their 40's and 50's placing cheesy ads on dating sites with no hope of a relationship in sight. Right") tell her how lucky she was to have me and she agrees. Honestly, I don't care one way or another if you created a profile or not.
The real ones tend to disappoint in a gradual fashion, often from the start.
And let's try to make sure our children don't go out into the world too hungry for love.
Mental-health professionals know that you're much more likely to find a genuinely loving partner if you've known love already.
To those of us in the field who make our living trying to stamp out irrational suffering, the implications are clear.
Rosemary Counter's recent first-person account, "A Craigslist Missed Connection Lure," in the "Modern Love" section, is a pretty good example of how deeply irrational these things can be.
She meets a man through Craigslist who treats her better than any man has ever treated her.
You would think the obvious answer would be: for sex.