FYI: my female clients claim that it‘s a must for a woman to have a terrific picture to get online attention but it's not as important for a man to have one.
This makes sense in part, because men tend to be more visual.
Online dating is also convenient, or I should say as convenient as you'd like it to be.
A female friend of mine would only date men who lived a minimum of one hour away—she liked the anonymity.
In the bar scene it's all about your looks; you don't have the luxury of putting your best picture out there because—you're out there—in the flesh.
And if you don't physically appeal to your target objective, forget about it; it won't matter if you've got Anderson Cooper's personality.
There was a time when you had to send couriers from your castle to your mate's castle and wait a month or so for a response.
About two years ago I arranged to meet for coffee with a woman I had corresponded with online.
I arrived early and sat at a table in a conspicuous spot.
Knowing he'd gone through a difficult divorce—one he didn't really want—I was pleased when he immediately introduced me to his new girlfriend, Carol. Andy and Carol turned to one another and began mumbling something indecipherable for what seemed to be an eternity.
In my zeal to find out as much about Andy's good fortune as possible I innocently asked: "So, how'd you two meet? Realizing I stepped into something awkward I thought to myself: OMG they met in prison; or on a street corner.Results of their assessment indicated that dating online was indeed different from "traditional" dating in a number of ways.