But Pines added that there are advantages to meeting potential dates first online.
Right checklist -- she admitted it was just a perk.Tsilli Pines, who worked for a year and a half on the Jewish community personals section of AOL, also advises people that the fewer their specifications and the quicker they take up dating versus emailing, the greater their chance for a lasting relationship."I think if you dwell too long in a virtual space with someone, you get a false sense of intimacy," says Pines.Simply type in your type and presto: Up come possible squeezes for the night or for life, with accompanying essays on their favorite films, fantasy holiday escapes and most embarrassing moments.(Nota bene: Most dating services require members to fill out essayistic questionnaires, which can take more than an hour to complete.)"Searching for men to date online is almost indulgent," admits Jennifer, a 30-year-old nonprofit worker in San Francisco.
"That is the future."Translated into non-cyber-geek speak, this means that Craigslist, as well as many other personals and other sites, are fine-tuning their search engines, so that users can put in many attributes or key words, hit the search button and come up with a list of people, apartments or jobs that meet their specific criteria.