07/27/2012 10:26 am ET

The Final Straw In Online Dating

There are plenty of reasons to feel apprehensive about online dating, and after you go into it with good faith and come out with nothing, you can only try it so many more times before you finally delete your well-crafted profile.

For me, the final straw was the realization that no matter how well I wrote up my profile information, and no matter how flattering the pictures were, the quality of the messages I received never appealed to my interests and they seemed to have nothing to do with what I was putting out there.

At first, just to mock the idea of online dating, I wrote a profile full of facetious information and jokes. It triggered a few interesting responses from men, but they didn't go much further than a superficial reaction to my dark humor.

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