How do I know if this style of dating is right for me?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Gloria MacDonald shares advice on how to know if online dating is right for you.

    Gloria MacDonald

    Gloria MacDonald is the founder and President of Perfect Partners, The Personal Relationship Executive Search Firm, a highly successful, personalized matchmaking service. Gloria has interviewed hundreds and hundreds of single men and women and has introduced over 1500 couples. She is an expert in the field of dating and relationships, having appeared on a variety of TV and radio shows. She’s the co-author of the highly acclaimed book Laws of the Jungle: Dating for Women Over 40. She believes, and has seen through her work, that there is a perfect partner for anyone of us who truly desires to find that relationship, believes they can have it, and are willing to accept it. Gloria is an engaging and dynamic speaker and trainer who changes lives. Testimonials from people who have attended Gloria’s seminars: “Gloria uses her exceptional knowledge of real world dating and her unique and exciting style to inspire women to not give up. Truly a wonderful presenter. I would highly recommend anything she does now and in the future.” “This is the information single women and men have been waiting for.” “A truly engaging seminar. You are obviously an expert on the topic. Your knowledge, compassion, sensitivity and forthrightness was spiced with humour to create a clean and practical approach to relationship success.” “Attending your seminar has truly been an inspiration. YOU ARE AN AMAZING TRAINER!”

    Host: What are some challenges with online dating?

    Gloria MacDonald: One of the biggest challenges with online dating I think is the addictive nature of it. Its a great, big, huge candy shop out there. It can be addictive in that people think, Who is going to send me a wink, who is going to send me a smile, who will I get an e-mail from or an IM from today?

    So there might always be something better out there. So, it really is kind of a Shopoholic nature and you have to be aware of that and understand that whether you are meeting women or whether you are meeting men, there are literally millions of other single men or millions of other single women out there and I think people can be surprised themselves that how they get addicted to this kind of, buzz of the excitement of somebody thinking that you are interesting, somebody thinking that you are attractive.

    Its a stimulus and it feeds the ego and we are all human beings and that feels good. So, be aware of that and I think that, that could really potentially change the nature of dating in our society today and who knows when you might some day have online daters anonymous.

    So be aware of that. Its a big challenge of the online dating world and be aware for yourself and be aware that thats the nature of the base for people you are meeting.