And it's easy to grow apart because you're not sharing day-to-day life.
That said, I know people who had HUGE distances between them and survived that and ended up committed and together.
Should my courtship techniques be the same as when I was in my 20s? Question from Randi: What do you think about long-distance relationships? They take a lot of attention, by e-mail, by phone, sacrificing money because the cost can become difficult.
This resulted in one conversation with a male who ended up wanting sex, even though my profile clearly said I'm straight and looking for friends. I've asked questions and reported failures dozens of times and they have never once contacted me to resolve a problem or answer a question.
On top of that, I came to the app today, and my account was hacked! I had a load of conversations that I had no part in, with random people around the world. If you block a member on here they are right back on the next day.
Question from Janet: I don't even know where to begin. Almost all activities have either singles groups or mixed groups of singles and married people who are all devoted to the activity at hand.
But remember, if you don't find someone interesting in the group, you should leave — don't get stuck in a place where there is no opportunity to meet someone.
So if you really like this guy, at some point you should open up more of your world to him. But I think most of the things that apply to heterosexual relationships have resonance with same-sex relationships.
Question from Fran in San Fran: You don't mention a lot about homosexuals dating. Of course there are some differences, and I would be sensitive to those differences. Join singles groups that do the activities you love.
So it's not easy, but if it's really important to both of you, and both of you work at it, it can have a good outcome.
Question from Lois: What about trips that are only for singles?
My profile information was all changed, and all of my pictures are gone. There are more scammers and fake profiles on this website than there are true real members.