So why, Ellen, would you take your quest to the land of apartment scams and Ikea dressers?
Surprisingly, she says, people are more honest there. Ellen has dabbled in online dating for almost two decades. And for a few years, I had profiles on Match and J-Date up at the same time.” Ellen's voice is warm and inviting. But as anyone who has spent more than five minutes in the dating scene knows, finding a true partner can be like searching for Waldo (as in “Where’s? And Waldo, Ellen says, was not on any of the dating sites she signed up for.
"Like something was wrong with you if you had to take that path to get a date." But along with the advent of online dating, and the dozens and dozens of sites created to make finding companionship easy, she figured out the cold, hard, truth: any site can promise to make you a match, but paying .99 a month to find love doesn’t necessarily mean love will find you.No “Woman Seeking Man” post is funnier than the one you are about to read (originally posted circa 2007). I’m looking to get married to a guy who makes at least half a million a year. I know a woman in my yoga class who was married to an investment banker and lives in Tribeca, and she’s not as pretty as I am, nor is she a great genius. Most beautiful women are superficial; at least I’m being up front about it.The great thing about the post is that it’s all about personal finance! I’m a beautiful (spectacularly beautiful) 25 year old girl. I know how that sounds, but keep in mind that a million a year is middle class in New York City, so I don’t think I’m overreaching at all. I dated a business man who makes average around 200 – 250k. I wouldn’t be searching for these kind of guys if I wasn’t able to match them – in looks, culture, sophistication, and keeping a nice home and hearth.There’s a sale everyday on Craigslist, hence why would you ever pay full retail?You can even get massively entertained in the Personals Section! Here are my questions specifically: Please hold your insults – I’m putting myself out there in an honest way.“I started online dating shortly after I got divorced in 1998,” Ellen, a psychiatrist, told me when I contacted her — through Craigslist, of course — to inquire about her ad. A stand-up comedian by night, she has a great sense of humor. “I learned to ask a lot of questions,” she told me when I asked what she had learned from her experiences.