"There are plenty of fish in the sea."The age-old saying traditionally applies to dating, but it can also apply to dating apps.
With so many dating sites and apps available today, where does one even start?
Tinder puts your pics front and center, and gives you a small space for writing an elevator pitch about yourself.
If you're uncomfortable being primarily judged by your photos, you're better off with a more traditional site like the ones listed above, where you can impress your future suitor with more details in a meatier written profile.
Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes.com/laaffairs Throwing a line into the cyber-fishing pond for a date on a Friday night is as scary as it is (too) easy. Sure, I was originally hoping to find someone to grow old with, but, if the gods hand you a lemon, make lemon meringue.
I'd had a 16-year marriage that ended in divorce six years ago, and my 18-year-old daughter was finally off at college.
If you ever get overwhelmed, or eventually find The One, most let you deactivate or delete your profile.
These dating apps are the equivalent to a pair of khakis from The Gap; there's absolutely nothing wrong with them, they're just overwhelmingly bland compared to what else is out there.
This way women get to choose who actually gets the chance to talk to them.It requires you to sign in with Facebook and Linked In (to avoid setting you up with friends or co-workers) and you can set super-specific criteria.Because of the vetting process, you'll find very few catfishers or fake profiles here, not something that's guaranteed on other apps. "I had to change my age to be in the right category to meet you."We bantered back and forth for quite a bit. "OK, call me on Sunday then, and make a date." "Ha! He paid for dinner and I was happy — three bottles of sake happy. The next day, Saturday, my curiosity got the better of me and I texted him. We ate sushi and drank lots of sake, and he started to look more his age.