There's a great/sad article in the LA Times this weekend. It's a story we've heard a thousand times about the pitfalls and frustrations of online dating. This woman's particular tale of woe includes the usual mix of false identities, misrepresentation and plain old creepiness. Now don't get me wrong, I do know a handful of wonderful couples that met online, but I know dozens of men and women who bet their future on these services and lost years on the online dating treadmill.
I would never discourage anyone from exploring every possible path to finding "The One", but if more than 10% of your plan is online dating, I urge you to round out your strategy so that two years from now you're not being interviewed by the next person who writes an online dating disasters article.