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."Piano Playing Widower"

I thought my ship had come in when a truly delightful man contacted me.  He was a retired high school English teacher who played the piano, and he was widowed, not divorced.  I wouldn't have to listen to how the "ex" had taken everything he owned, or some variation on that theme. 

I contacted the Piano Playing Widower and we agreed to meet in the parking lot of a restaurant that turned out to be very crowded, so I suggested we have brunch at the restaurant high on the hill overlooking the lake. 

He had a terrible fear of heights, but if I would drive, and he could cover himself with a blanket, he said it would be possible.  He moaned all the way there but seemed okay upon arrival.  When we finished our scrumptious meal, including two glasses of Champagne each, I asked him how long it had been since his wife died. 

"Last week," he said. "I knew I would soon be a widower when I set up my online profile."

Aghast, I gazed at the lake. With this revelation, I knew that my ship was about to sail away without me aboard.

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