Dear Amy: I have been on the internet dating scene for a while.
Sadly, it seems that most of the men I have dealt with appear to be juggling multiple women.
They have confused me with other women by addressing emails to the wrong person, they have promised me a lot and then dropped everything when something better comes along, etc.
It is a game for many men, while the women generally are serious about making a connection.
This is the truth from the front lines of dating.
Dear L: I assume that there are some sites that are more “lasting relationship” oriented than others.
This past year I attended three weddings – all brought about by internet matching.
Dear Amy: I liked your answer to “Concerned Friends.” This group of friends were worried because their friend, “Jack,” had never had a girlfriend.
You cited a number of reasons why this might be, including the idea that he “might not be interested in a romantic relationship of any kind.”
A few years ago, my grandson approached me.
He said, “Gramma, do you know what ‘asexual’ means?
I said, “ Yes: You.”
He said, “Oh. You know!”
Mom ‘unmasks’ some schoolchildren
Mom’s bestie is her daughter
– Supportive Gramma
Dear Gramma: An estimated 1 percent of Americans identify as “asexual,” although that estimation seems low (to me), because – in our sex-infused culture – people don’t really talk about asexuality.
People who are asexual are often told that they “just haven’t met the right person,” but asexual people do not desire sexual contact with others.
This does not preclude having healthy relationships, romances, or any other emotional or physical human experience.
I congratulate you and your grandson for being so open with each other.
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