Absent are those does-he-like-me butterflies that remind you of gawking with goo-goo eyes at your crush from behind the door of a locker. Before phones were computers that fit in your palm, did we treat our potential mates like a shirt we bought at Banana Republic -- totally willing to return it for a refund if we found a shirt we liked more at the Gap? A few days later, he invited me to a late-night IMAX movie last-minute, and we made out during. Our third date was spent at his apartment eating grapes and making out some more.When I meet someone online, my nervousness beforehand is never more than the sort of minor sensations I could expect before a job interview. It got late, he wouldn't let me sleep over, and I went home.For instance, Anna (46) broke off contact with a man who asked for her photo straight away.“He wrote in his message that he didn’t like wasting time if he didn’t think it was going to lead anywhere. We appreciate your toys -- your car, your motorcycle, your boat -- but we would rather hear about what makes you tick. The Frisky: Worst-dressed politicos, from Crocs to mom jeans 8. Your resume should include something other than trips to Mardi Gras, booze-fueled tales of debauchery, and all the hot girls you dated. If we want you to have our real e-mail address and our phone number, we'll let you know.
I'm not particularly excited to meet him, not the way I get when I'm on my way to meet a guy I've met in real life, about whom I've developed genuine feelings. I'm traveling through Central Park, on my way to a date, and yet my eyes wander, sizing up the guys on my bus whom I've concluded are gay. When our parents were courting, was dating this much like shopping? After Date One, he referred to me in his texts as "unemployed," which I think he thought was endearing, but I found it rude.
This brunette looks Jewish, and I'm supposed to end up with another Jewish guy, aren't I? On our first date, we went to a wine bar and made out along the Hudson River.
I was positive that this guy would not be my husband, but I was willing to keep hanging out with him. Zero others were knocking at my door, so maybe he would grow on me.
(The Frisky) -- Don't you hate it when you think you meet a great guy online -- and then he totally blows it?
From moving too fast to giving up TMI, ladies aren't the only ones over-exposing themselves online. We don't want to know about your ex-wife, your bankruptcy, or your feelings of masculine inadequacy.