The first rule of online dating is to stop IMMEDIATELY if it’s hurting you emotionally! Really, that is the starting point! (Granted, I’ve found online dating frequently confusing and painful, but I know myself. When I can’t see even a shred of the humor anymore, I always take a break for my sanity.)
Although I focus a lot of my writing on online dating, I hope I make it clear that each person should seek out what works for him or her. As long as everyone is honest in what they are looking for, then who cares if it’s a dating app, the local bar, a setup, or a meet-cute at a coffee shop?
I’m so glad you figured out what wasn’t working for you, Maria Konner, so you could find a new avenue to what does work!
Many thanks for reading!