Should online dating sites do background checks

Statistics about online dating are all over the place. She criticized what I ordered for dinner." Okay, sometimes they are real and matter. This is a particular problem for the over 50 set, because we don't want to "waste time" with the wrong person, so a red flag, any red flag, makes us nervous. Everyone has flaws or they -- and you -- wouldn't be on a dating website.

Five percent of married people say they met online. More than 40 million people use internet dating sites, but only 6 percent of people over 55 do (I think both of those numbers are low.) Fifty-nine percent of people think online dating is a good way to meet people now as opposed to 44 percent 10 years ago. Don't make more out of something than it should be.

They like having women contacting them…even if they are rejecting all of them as it makes them feel desirable.

If you think this is annoying I definitely understand but I would still encourage tact when you try to resolve this issue.

In the pre-internet days, that wasn't really the case. And that's bad; there's always someone else out there you could connect with, so the minute someone does something you don't like, you can pack up and move on. TOO MANY DATES I went on a date with a woman and we were having a lovely time.

After an hour or so, she said, "You don't remember me, do you? I informed her of our past, which she had obviously forgotten as well.

" Sounded like a trick questions, so I said, no I don't.

Turned out we had gone out a couple of years earlier. another time - I was on the phone with a lovely woman, and as she kept talking, I realized I had dated her about six years earlier.

We have a great time together and he calls every night to chat or say goodnight.

I am really interested in him and I get the feeling that he feels the same way.

While I still believe what I wrote there, I’m finding that many of the women who are contacting me are not at the point where they are sure if the man is their “boyfriend” or not.

With that in mind I wanted to review one of the recent emails I’ve received from a reader and offer some additional advice for this problem.

My issue comes with him still having his profile up, and with my curiosity getting the best of me, I check almost everyday just to see when he last logged on – seems to be every few days or so.