Survival guide to online dating
Setting Priorities Living in a physical and material world as we do, it is easy to get caught up in the things that we think are important today only to be disappointed with the realization they are not essential tomorrow.It is critically important for all prospective and current daters to compile a list of the ten most important things they are searching for in a partner.The process of dating is similar to an economic theory called the law of diminishing return.The first date is often fun and exciting and filled with a tremendous sense of anticipation and hope.However, as this process begins to repeat itself ad nauseam, the feelings become less intense, less hopeful and sometimes even depressing.
We have all seen people marrying for looks or money where after the 'honeymoon' period has ended there is limitless strife and heartache and eventually a separation.
While looks are certainly important, they pale in comparison to the true essence of an individual.
It would be unrealistic, as well as unwise, to expect anyone to completely overlook the external physical makeup of a potential mate.
However, it cannot be overstated how crucial it is for one to be honest with himself about his physical characteristics and what he believes are realistic expectations of a potential mate.
This is especially true for the observant crowd who are looking to build a home filled with Torah and mitzvot.Although a gorgeous smile can certainly light up a room and a big diamond glitters, a beautiful soul outshines them, especially when one realizes that he needs to live with it every day.