Toni, there are several responses to that. First, the BF and I were back and forth for ten years, we met on Match, and we often reconciled through Match. Second, given my travel schedule, the fact that I go to bed at 8 most nights, I don’t date much, nor do I go out much except to exercise, do my training for corporations, or do international adventure travel, my range of introductions was pretty narrow. Third, and most especially as I got older, Match became a superb story source. I think that Internet dating has a lot to offer- it depends. But given that my three major relationships, current one included, all came through this medium, I have reason to believe it has merit. Again it depends. Two ends of the same spectrum, Toni. I met the love of my life on Match.com almost twelve years ago, and I found the worst scum in the world on Match when we weren’t together. It’s like any collection of humans: one big bell curve. When you study human nature like I do, places like Match — from which I severed myself some time ago because the BF not only came back but moved in — are ripe resources for looking at who we are, how we show up, and how we choose to market ourselves. Present company included, by all means. I learned a great deal from being on Match. It has value, if we understand its limitations. I’m not taking issue with your kind observation but I think that if I’ve learned any wisdom at all (and I wonder a lot about that) then Match.com most certainly provided a healthy dose of that education for which I am most greatful. As I am to you for your very nice compliments.

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