I've received responses from women who insist they've met their true love and are dating him exclusively, but are open to friendship.I have enough friends already, and I find it curious that a woman who has found the love of her life still posts her profile online.It's also an opportunity to discover the sweet subtleties of a woman's nature.Skipping the courting phase is a huge mistake for me, because courting is the only way I know how to fall in love. Fortuitously, our first big disagreement became our last, because it pointed to a bleak future in terms of resolving problems.
It does, however, continue to present its challenges.
Rejections remind me that no one is everyone's cup of tea. Online dating profiles don't really explain a person, and chemistry requires a face-to-face, so online dating has its limitations.
Then there's the issue of dating etiquette, which doesn't appear to exist at all, and since there aren't any rules, dating behavior ranges from polite to rude.
But rushing to fall in love makes falling in love impossible for me, because the pressure to commit doesn't allow my feelings to develop naturally.
In truth, falling in love is hard to resist in midlife.