I’m 28 and have been online dating for a month, but haven’t really clicked with anyone.
Most people just want sex!
I’d like to think I have a bit more respect for myself than to meet someone just for that.
Every now and then I get really tempted to meet for a quickie – but I always chicken out.
I’m worried that I’m missing all these opportunities and I may regret it later in life if I don’t put myself about a bit more.
I don’t know whether not putting yourself about a bit is missing opportunities.
However, you’ll definitely miss out on opportunities if you’re constantly online instead of getting out and being sociable.
I do think you meet a different type of person face-to-face. Online, you don’t have to put in as much effort when it comes to romance and it’s far easier to give a less than truthful picture of yourself.
Having said that, it’s how lots of people meet these days and you’ve only been doing it for a month. I think you need to give it more time. Plus, you could be on the wrong sites – it might be a question of trying different ones.
There’s no doubt that online dating does work for people, but you have to be aware of the pitfalls. I have several friends who’ve done it and met up with people who are very different in the flesh to how they described themselves online!
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