OK, at the moment I am enjoying Internet dating. (Thank you Linda for encouraging me.) Here's an important plus:
It enables you to date a few guys at one time, making it easier to keep your perspective and not get carried away by anyone in particular while you're getting to know them. You don't put your eggs in one basket, start fantasizing about someone, wait by the phone for his call, or act needy, because you're engaged with a few. That's a healthy way to date until you know you've met the right person.
Of course, the down side is that any guy you date is also juggling a few people, which may distract him from focusing on you. So this plus has its minus side. And I do think that with endless multiple profiles at everybody's fingertips, it's hard for a relationship to develop. But if nothing else, it's nice to get dressed up, go out, and meet new people -- especially at this time of year. I say everyone should try it now and then.
P.S. Check out our tips on the DOs and DON'Ts of online dating in today's Huffington Post: