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The cons of online dating

Pro If you find that "special someone," you'll never have to date again.

Pro You confirm your attractiveness to the opposite sex. Pro You get to experience new places, activities and foods you never would have discovered on your own. Pro You learn what you like in other people — and what you might like to change in yourself.

Con You confirm your suspicions of the opposite sex. Con Observing how strangers respond to you can be, uh, eye-opening.

Online dating sites make it easy for scammers to find and target you.

You haven't yet met your soul mate yet, but you still think dating is fun. At other times the venture seems so mind-boggling you want to hang up your dating pumps for good.

I went through all that — for decades, in fact, a period during which I met men I liked and men I didn't.

A few might be keepers, I thought; others (many others! Along the way, I started compiling the pros and cons of dating.

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