The biggest mistake I made at first was thinking that every single person who wrote to me was “the one”.

I learned to view each email with a cautiously optimistic approach and quickly learned what was a deal breaker for me and what caught my attention.

I was newly single at 40 years old with a 14 year old daughter and 10 year old son.

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At first I was leery but quickly learned that online dating afforded me the opportunity to pre-screen my potential dates in the comfort of my home, without having to hire a babysitter and in my pajamas….win/win/win.

Honestly I could fill a book with the many interesting dating stories I have but the bottom line is I met my second husband on

I stress the “honestly” because my husband and I met many people in person who lied on their online profile.

Your profile describes characteristics about yourself such as age, body description, religion, income, etc.

I will help you get organized for the divorce process, focus on what's important, clarify decisions to be made, develop better communication skills, discuss the emotional challenges and lay a foundation for the future.

Russian dating sites are very popular and while many men have met genuine, loving Russian women, unfortunately sometimes one encounters scammers as well.

It also allows you space to describe yourself in more detail and what you are looking for in a date.

Unfortunately, in my experience men lied about their height and age; in my husband’s experience women lied about their body description and age. Then ask some honest, trustworthy friends to review what you’ve written as well as give you feedback about the type of person they would want you to meet.

It’s often interesting to get other people’s perspectives. Again I stress “recent” because my husband had a few awkward dates where the woman was actually 15 years older in person than her picture.

Make your descriptions thoughtful and succinct then take the leap and post it. The next step is the pre-screening process for both men and women.

If I felt a connection after the pre-screening process, I agreed to meet in person.