Just a few thoughts because - no, I haven't done it, neither do I want to or need to (at the moment) but I might consider it one day. What interests me is, having heard quite a few discussions on the subject, why do people choose to misrepresent themselves when writing up their profiles and posting their photograph? If you are looking for a companion for whatever reason, surely it makes sense to be as honest as possible? I don't mean revealing any personal details that could lead to identity fraud, but rather the other stuff, interests, likes etc. If you don't do this, how great will be the disappointment when you actually arrange to meet a real person? Something that amazes me - why do so many people rate a 'sense of humor' so highly? There is one lady where I volunteer, who seems to find everything hilarious and she bursts out laughing every five minutes. It drives me nuts. I've always been rather a serious person myself although I do enjoy a good laugh as much as the next person, but one a week would suffice. Sometimes I laugh even less often than that. I recognise that I seek out the serious stuff in life. I like movies that are tragic and make me cry, I enjoy thrillers and forensic detection. I like the Swedish writers - has there ever been a better trilogy than "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"? I digress. I am not right now looking for kindred spirits. I think perhaps some people who use these websites are simply desperate - and so they lie. No wonder so many report bad experiences. Actually, I must steer clear of the things: I recall in my youth, during my dating years, most of the guys I went out with I felt sorry for. They tended to be either a bit of an underdog, pathetic for some reason and definitely stood behind the door when good looks were handed out. By the time I could bring myself to dump them, I really despised them and dreaded going out on a date. This developed into a Catch 22, whereby I would feel bad and doubly sorry for them, and thus the sorry situation would drag on. No, I must stay away from the idea of Internet Dating. Now I must go and read some blogs - everyone has written good stuff this week.