Time was, if you met your mate online, you developed a cover story: If anyone asked, you'd say you met in a bar or at kayaking lessons. Whether it's the fact that many of us already conduct so much of our personal and business lives online, or the proliferation of online dating sites touting their successful matches, it's perfectly acceptable to say, with pride, that you met the love of your life with your fingers on a keyboard, not wrapped around a cocktail at a singles event.Here, five women who found their mate (or were found) online, and went from email to walking down the aisle: A divorced mother, Anna, 46, looked into the future and saw a time when her kids wouldn't need her around quite as much—and she'd end up alone.In online dating, one of the big questions everyone always asks themselves is can texting everyday before meeting be OK?The problem with this question is that everybody is different.You also need to know whether he listens as you talk or he tries to out-talk you.
"His profile struck a chord—he was very spiritual, for one thing, which was important to me." Those other matches had interested her, but fizzled once they got past initial communication. Six months later, Anna and Sam were engaged; they got married in April 2010.
You can include how much money you earn and how much your are looking for your partner to earn.
You can specify religious preferences, and even the body type of the partner you are looking for.
You can start to say things without thinking, let your guard down and also let things drift into territory they really shouldn’t.
If you fall asleep at the wheel in this way, you may miss the “sweet spot” for meeting that person altogether.