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. "Jeopardy"

He was bald, pudgy and showed up 45 minutes late.  I was ready to leave when he walked in the restaurant.  He plopped himself down opposite me in the booth and asked, "Where's my Margarita?" I was shocked. 

"Bryan, I didn't think you were coming." 

"Oh, are you going to start picking on me right away?" 

I'd agreed to meet him because he said he'd been a Jeopardy contestant.  To me, that meant he had to be very intelligent and probably interesting. 

"You see, I'm ADHD, and I locked my keys in the trunk when I parked two blocks away.  I'm waiting for AAA to come right now," he said. 

I didn't want to ask how he'd locked his keys in his trunk, so I just sat there waiting for more information.  The waitress brought him his drink just as AAA was calling him.  He grabbed his phone, and in the process, he knocked over his drink and ran outside.  A half hour later, he returned with his keys in hand.  I had ordered another drink for him, but told him I had to leave. 

"Well, don't forget to pay the check.  I left my debit card at home.  I'll make it up to you the next time we get together." 

Believe me, there was never going to be a next time.

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