to Way Too Personal
you ever read those online personal ads and wonder what kind
of person uses those services? Did you wonder if real people
with real lives actually hooked up on the internet? Or did
you just assume that everyone who'd use an online ad to find
a date has got to be one pathetic loser?
I'm the kind of person who used online services! I'm Lorina,
an average, ordinary, run-of-the-mill gal who wasn't meeting
the right kind of guys through more traditional dating methods.
I ran a series of personal ads several years ago, which attracted
the likes of which I never expected! Married men looking for
flings, the grammatically challenged, freaky sick perverts,
men who don't even speak the same language I do, men who do
speak the same language, but you'd never know by the way they
massacred it... I'd forward the really strange e-mails to
my friends and we'd make silly comments on them, and those
emails became this site.
Now, before you start thinking that I'm cynical about love,
that couldn't be further from the truth. The ads I placed
were real, I really did want to meet someone, I did hear from
normal, interesting people, and dated a few. I also met my
husband online; he answered my personal ad in 1999, we met,
fell in love, and married two years later. Internet meetings
can and do work, but not if you make the same mistakes some
of these guys did!