People no longer expect to meet their soul mates only at church, high school or college. If you're lucky, you do. But how else do you meet someone in today's world? The internet, of course!

Dottie is a veteran of the online dating world. She leads a very busy life, very different from that lived by parents. She thought that by now she would have found a like-minded man but here she is, seven years later, and she’s only found Mr. Not Quite Right, or more often, Mr. Definitely Wrong!

She certainly can't be the only woman out there in the same boat. So here are some of Dottie's "adventures" (as she likes to call them) in the world of internet dating.

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Title: Mr. "You have nice teeth!"

A suave-looking man who professed to be 57 years old, but looked twenty years older, wrote to me that I had a pretty smile and nice teeth.  I thought that was going a bit far, since in my profile photo my teeth weren't showing.  We agreed to meet at a local Mexican restaurant and when I arrived, he was already seated.

He kept looking down and moving his right hand in a circular motion.  Maybe he had some kind of medical condition (I couldn't image what!) that caused him to do this?

The waitress took our dinner orders.  A shrimp salad for me and some kind of meat dish for him.  After my second Margarita I asked him why he had commented on my nice teeth since they were not visible in my photo. 

"Oh, I am a dentist, and I'm always thinking about teeth.  I just knew you had nice teeth, and I was correct."

Right about that time, he took some meat off his plate and put his hand underneath the table. The meat was gone when his hand reappeared. That's when I realized that he had a very small dog on his lap! The man licked his fingers, took another morsel off his plate and gave it to Coco.

Then he smiled and said, "She has very nice teeth, too."

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