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Online love is a battlefield too?

I have to hand to the single people who are online dating these days. Seriously, you are true soldiers of love! A lot of us go online, create a profile, answer the billion personality questions, load a picture, then actually communicate with potential dates. That takes focus and effort that some people don’t even put into “offline” dating!

I think people are used to doing it now so the rules of engagement, as it were, are easier to determine and perhaps better then it used to be. What kind of things should you always consider when deciding to date online? How do you gauge real interest? It seems that the physical attraction (or lack thereof) is the biggest hurdle to clear in the beginning. What do you think makes it easier to offset that challenge?

Have you tried online dating recently? Do you believe it has lead to good matches? If you had to put a profile up, what sorts of things would get your attention? Humor and wit, racy pictures?

The matchmaker, Paul Brunson who guest blogged for us (aka Real Life “Hitch” ) has taken to Twitter to connect single people from all over!  It’s very interesting to see the questions that people want to ask the bachelor/bachelorette.

If you meet someone online, what are the most important questions to ask to get a feel for how compatible (crazy?) they are?

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Sassy Me...I'm ALL in ;-)

September 22nd, 2010
1:31 pm

Melo per your 12:44 I agree. When I was in high school I witnessed a wife and other woman get into a fist fight…IN CHURCH on COMMUNION Sunday. I’ve also known of adultery and thievery in the same church and for a while was jaded against it/church. Then I came to Atl and saw the “mega” churches and like it…..at first. Then I realized that the same small town problems exist here in the mega churches as well.

i'm swiss™

September 22nd, 2010
1:32 pm

“Luda and Usher and other celebs in the Atl go to New Birth.”

Does R. Kelly live in Atl? If he’s a member, better steer clear of the holy water

Sassy Me...I'm ALL in ;-)

September 22nd, 2010
1:33 pm

What picture Leggs???

Leggs

September 22nd, 2010
1:37 pm

@SasstMe ~ I can’t post it here.

Sassy Me...I'm ALL in ;-)

September 22nd, 2010
1:39 pm

Okay Leggs…are they about the EL case?

Dan - simply...

September 22nd, 2010
1:40 pm

Forget New York.

Only in the A could you have Mega-church’s, a vibrant hip-hop/R & B scene holding down an entire region, the worse traffic (in the entire region), a city with 10-1 women to men, and quite possibly, the Buppie captial of the world; exist in the same place with one of the nation’s highest rate of gay people, VD rates (some relation), in the middle of the Bible Belt.

I love my city.

Delvin

September 22nd, 2010
1:41 pm

Beware of online love. Yes, yes, it’s true, I speak from experience. As long as we were simply writing back and forth all was well. Alas, then we decided to meet for dinner at a local restuarant. Although the lady was nice and personable, she looked nothing like the pictures she had sent me. She was much, much older and admitted the pictures were her granddaughter when I confronted her. Thankfully she left our planned first meeting dinner early. Said the meal had given her gas and she needed to go home and “Git a dose of sodie”. Ironically, she and my mother have become good friends and go gambling together at Cherokee. Turns out they went to highschool together. I’m returning to my old standbys- bars and churches.

I am whatever you say I am

September 22nd, 2010
1:41 pm

Swiss: R’Kelly prefers yellow water :lol:

Leggs

September 22nd, 2010
1:44 pm

@SassyMe ~ I emailed it to you.

i'm swiss™

September 22nd, 2010
1:45 pm

Dan — There is some good people watching around these parts, isn’t there? :lol:

M. (pronouced M dot)

September 22nd, 2010
1:46 pm

@Kym

I always wanted to try Chicken Lasagna. Can you send the recipe? Thanks.

Kym

September 22nd, 2010
1:46 pm

LOL @Delvin..oh my!!

I am whatever you say I am

September 22nd, 2010
1:47 pm

“…She was much, much older and admitted the pictures were her granddaughter when I confronted her……

:shock: Da hell!?!?!

Kym

September 22nd, 2010
1:48 pm

@M sure..I need your email addy.

Leggs

September 22nd, 2010
1:55 pm

@Delvin ~ see, I don’t understand why people do that. Posting a pic of her granddaughter. That’s crazy (even if they resemble each other). I would never lie with an online photo because your posting in the hopes of meeting someone, why look different if you’re actually asked to meet up? That’s a weak, desperate move!

Sassy Me...I'm ALL in ;-)

September 22nd, 2010
1:55 pm

Okay Leggs…thank you.

blue - ™

September 22nd, 2010
1:55 pm

@Sassy/DD – 8O , WTH?? Sassy ‘u got sum splaining to doo…well, his ankle bracelet didnt go off, so i guess its ok…you know that thing can tell from his sweat if hes had any lickor, sweets, or Red Bull…what was the take for the lunch crowd?

are we still on EL?

THE INFAMOUS DK

September 22nd, 2010
1:57 pm

i'm swiss™

September 22nd, 2010
1:57 pm

Off topic: I don’t see what the big deal is… I mean, if he was serving a warrant at Krispy Kreme, could he not by a dozen glazed??? :lol:

Delvin

September 22nd, 2010
1:57 pm

Come on y’all. I’m looking for sympathy here. Have a heart. Don’t tease me. Her face looked like the skin on my elbow.

AmazonRed™

September 22nd, 2010
1:59 pm

So is the topic only about Eddie Long today?

I could not care less.

i'm swiss™

September 22nd, 2010
2:00 pm

“Her face looked like the skin on my elbow.”

D@mn… What did her pdu$$y look like? :lol:

kimmie

September 22nd, 2010
2:00 pm

I’m looking for sympathy here. Have a heart.

Then you definitely came to the wrong place! :lol:

Luvbug

September 22nd, 2010
2:01 pm

Delvin – You’ve got me laugh way too hard. That there hit the spot. LOL

Dan - simply...

September 22nd, 2010
2:02 pm

@Swiss

I swear a sociologist could fill a bookcase on the culture and subcultures in this city.

Leggs

September 22nd, 2010
2:02 pm

Got that right, kimmie :lol:

kimmie

September 22nd, 2010
2:02 pm

Amred – Eddie Long, Frank Ski, megachurces, “happy” love in the A, tilapia Melo style, chicken lasagna.

Oh, and online love!

Did I miss anything? LOL!!

I am whatever you say I am

September 22nd, 2010
2:05 pm

Kimmie: you forgot about Simple’s strip party and why we came to the blog this morning with confetti everywhere.

THE INFAMOUS DK

September 22nd, 2010
2:06 pm

Now there is a difference is Pastors and Long/Dollar.. Ministers dont drive Bentleys because they should not be concerned with worldly possessions.. They are common and accessible. They dont need body guards. They dont talk about “Getting to the Money” as a part of their sermon. If your Preacher sounds anything like Rev Ike.. The late Rev Ike.. Then you have problems.

They say in the last days False Prophets will be numerous.. So why cant people believe them to be false prophets.. Its going down people.. That Bulldog if an Attorney wouldnt have filed a lawsuit or contacted the Federal authorities if she was playing around.. Ya’ll rememeber her from Genarlo Wilson..

kimmie

September 22nd, 2010
2:07 pm

Thanks I Am, forgot about that! LOL!!

Lady-Wednesday Lover!

September 22nd, 2010
2:08 pm

Delvin

September 22nd, 2010
2:08 pm

I’ve been having weird flashbacks and bizarre dreams. I woke up about three this morning in a cold sweat. I hope that dream about lying in bed and kissing a giant prune isn’t recurring.

THE INFAMOUS DK

September 22nd, 2010
2:08 pm

Ok ya’ll can have it back..

I dont really like online dating as I have said before.. Im actually pretty hands on and like to give her the pleasure of experiencing this up close and personal..

DC Rose

September 22nd, 2010
2:08 pm

Delvin – what was your reaction when she walked into the restaurant. Did you even know it was your date?

THE INFAMOUS DK

September 22nd, 2010
2:09 pm

Hey Lady!! What up..

Dirty Diana-

September 22nd, 2010
2:09 pm

“Git a dose of sodie”.
Delvin you showed out!
LOL that made me laugh.

sneaking fred back in…he is tired after courting the lernch crowd. whew!

kimmie

September 22nd, 2010
2:10 pm

Dirty Diana-

September 22nd, 2010
2:12 pm

Don’t talk about Rev. Ike I still have my prayer cloth…that man would send the numnbers out and all of the old folks would hit str8…you didnt have to box his numbers….bless his sweet soul/

i'm swiss™

September 22nd, 2010
2:14 pm

“…kissing a giant prune…”

Oh… that’s what it looked like… :lol:

THE INFAMOUS DK

September 22nd, 2010
2:15 pm

Supper Kimmie..

Dirty Diana-

September 22nd, 2010
2:16 pm

he is in trouble if it looked like a giant prune…LOL

blue - ™

September 22nd, 2010
2:16 pm

@Delvin – im not sure which bothers me more, the giant prune in teh bed or the idea that she and your mom are now friends…ewwww creepy all around….
@DD – sneaking fred back in… :-x BUSTED!!

AmazonRed™

September 22nd, 2010
2:17 pm

Amred – Eddie Long, Frank Ski, megachurces, “happy” love in the A, tilapia Melo style, chicken lasagna.

Oh, and online love!

Thanks melo. *snore*

Sassy Me...I'm ALL in ;-)

September 22nd, 2010
2:17 pm

he is tired after courting the lernch crowd. whew!

That’s cool…so long as no one gave him any sweet tarts :)

Kym

September 22nd, 2010
2:18 pm

@DK..BJ Bernstein is no rookie lawyer..in this complaint she is naming names..location..etc.. Give her time and she will let ya’ll know what color undies the Bishop wears on Thursdays and how many licks it takes to get to the center of his tootsie pop..(ok now..I am going to give myself nightmares.)

Dirty Diana-

September 22nd, 2010
2:19 pm

@sasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssy no candy, but he did eat some fig newtons and washed it down with some 5-hour energy drink.

@blue no see, what I am saying is, you know how it is, I know you heard about, they said, huhhhhhh ummmmmmmmmm you know.

Delvin

September 22nd, 2010
2:19 pm

She was already there D.C. and appeared to have had a few drinks while she waited. I recognized her right away. She had described how she would be dressed. She was the only one in there in a sack dress with purple flowers on it and wearing a red hat with feathers. She was a big woman too.
I’m thinking about scouting Bishop Eddie’s church Sunday. More for me since they say he’s left the women alone.

Sassy Me...I'm ALL in ;-)

September 22nd, 2010
2:20 pm

,That Bulldog if an Attorney wouldnt have filed a lawsuit or contacted the Federal authorities if she was playing around.. Ya’ll rememeber her from Genarlo Wilson..

Yeah she doesn’t play around. She said she’s gonna subpoena ERRTHANG from phone records to hotel registries, flight/private plane info to whatever she can get her hands on. It’s going down..

Sassy Me...I'm ALL in ;-)

September 22nd, 2010
2:23 pm

no candy, but he did eat some fig newtons and washed it down with some 5-hour energy drink.

:shock: at the fig newtons and :lol: at the five hour energy….so Fred’s gonna be “regular” as a mugg and hyped about it…too cute Dianaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

So any plans/parties for the Falcons/Aint’s game Sunday?

Leggs

September 22nd, 2010
2:25 pm

@Delvin ~ you’re kidding right. That’s the uniform of all Moo Moos!