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I have seen numerous cases where the first sentence invariably begins with “I am down-to-earth.” It may be true but is it overly cynical of me to think that most of them have no clue what that entails?NICK PAUMGARTEN: There are tropes that you see over and over.
NICK PAUMGARTEN: Yes, Richard, I hunt and peck, so settle down.Although who knows if everyone is who he or she says he or she is.QUESTION FROM THOMASF: I think I still give off a weird uncomfortable reaction when people tell me they met online, that kind of trying to show you’re not judging so it looks like you are judging thing. NICK PAUMGARTEN: Try giving them the I’m-judging-you-harshly face and maybe it will have the opposite effect.QUESTION FROM MONIQUE: It seems like there continues to be a stigma against people who sign up for dating websites—the assumption that it’s the last resort of people who are too ugly/pathetic/awkward to meet people in ‘real’ life.
You say it’s the third most common way for people to meet, but what percentage of people admit that is how they met?
QUESTION FROM RICHARD: I have experienced a great deal of misrepresentation when I have dated online—in particular as to a persons weight NICK PAUMGARTEN: People lie.