The Truth about Online Dating

The hype is huge, and the findings are somewhat disturbing—but the future of online dating looks good
or subscribe to access the full article.
Story Image


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. After a few minutes, a woman came to my table, sat down and said with big smile, "Hi, I'm Chris!"

But Chris was not the woman in the online photos. This wasn't a question of an age discrepancy or a new hairdo. She was a completely different woman. Chris was in marketing, you see, and to her it was simply a good strategy to post photographs that would draw in as many "customers" as possible. I never said a word about the photos. I just enjoyed our conversation and the refreshments. A few weeks later I noticed that Chris had replaced the photos with those of yet another woman.


"The Truth about Online Dating" is available in the following issues, please make a selection below

February/March 2007
February/March 2007 - $7.95
Your Sexual Brain
Your Sexual Brain - $9.99

THIS IS A PREVIEW. or subscribe to access the full article.
Buy Digital Issue $7.95
Browse all subscription options! Subscribe
Rights & Permissions
Share this Article:


You must sign in or register as a member to submit a comment.

Email this Article