>Dating is a lot like working the real estate industry. On a regular basis, you face rejection. Cold calling is not for the faint of heart, much like dating. You have to get back out there and find the person who needs you even though you will get thousands of doors slammed in your face.
Whenever you do find a person who seemingly has an interest in what you have to offer, there are still numerous pitfalls.
More often than not, when someone stops communicating with you, won’t take your calls, or ignores your emails, you know it’s a bad sign.
Some will lie to you about their circumstances. You have to research each new client thoroughly and listen to your gut.
At any point during a transaction, and for no apparent reason you can be told, “Thanks, but no thanks.”
Many people will use you. They will give you the impression that they are your client, only to find out that they are also working with 4 other agents. Some don’t understand how you have any value and will be angry when you ask for compensation for services rendered. (I’m not sure how that is like dating, but maybe it’s like divorce?)
Even if you have been working with a client for months, they can reach a point where they decide that the relationship is over. Sometimes, it’s because you got too comfortable and stopped making the efforts you did at the beginning. Sometimes it’s not you, it’s me. Sometimes, it is you.
>I hate dating, online or off. I usually have more to say than just some stupid thing like I did above, but I am really stumped. It could be a lot worse, it could end up like this http://drollgirl.blogspot.com/2010/07/on-line-dating-disaster.html.
>Wow. That was really bad! I try to steer clear of the creeps. Trusting your gut is the only way.
Dating is like everything else. It's all about perspective. If you think it's bad and you'll meet nothing but creeps, you are right. If you think it's interesting and fun, you are right.
Of course, my heart could be broken tomorrow and my perspective will change for a moment, but I keep on keepin' on.