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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Mr. "Drunken Professor"

I was checking my email one evening...okay, I was checking to see if any decent profiles had shown up on the three dating sites I was on.  I was in luck!  A handsome sixty-something retired literature professor wanted to chat with me.  But what if he wanted to know if I'd enjoyed Tess of the d'Ubervilles? Or God Forbid, Beowulf?  I hadn't even finished reading The Grapes of Wrath!  I'd copied a friend's book report in high school, changed a few words and got a C plus.  I was no literary match for him, but I gave him my personal e-mail as he'd requested. 

Immediately his face appeared live on my screen.  "Good Evening, Professor," I said. 

"How're you doing, Honey?  His slurred words drawled out, "How come I can't see you?" 

"I don't know, but I can see you.  What area of literature did you specialize in?"  He was now trying to fill his glass from a nearly empty bottle of Tequila, then flashed me a lopsided grin.  "Shakespeare...you heard of him?"

"Why yes, I most certainly have." 

Then he knocked over his Margarita. 

As he was blotting up his spilled drink, I said, "Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night...." and I closed the connection.

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