Unfortunately, with online dating, people tend to judge a book by its cover. Once you accept this harsh reality, you have to do your best to show the most attractive/honest visual representation of yourself.
I met Ross my freshman year in college. Eleven years my senior, he was my philosophy adjunct professor at Temple University in Philadelphia. He was cute, Jewish, and intensely attentive. Just my type.
It's not love unless it hurts.
After the end of my last long-term relationship, I decided I would stay in the off position for a while. Is it my age (soon to be 57) or the thought of going back to the daily meet-and-greet I find so depressing? I don't have the answer.