Phillip Zimbardo, Director of The Shyness Institute at Stanford University.“That’s millions of guys who seldom meet women because they are too shy.
“When it’s found out that they aren’t, all hell breaks loose and allegations of lying and cheating are flung about.
“If you’re meeting someone online, be sure to spend several weeks getting to know them online first through emails and video chats,” suggests Fisher.
“It’s also recommended to do a background check to ensure they have no criminal background and aren’t already married.
“Women over 40 sometimes convince themselves that there are not many good opportunities for a future mate on the dating scene after 40, and therefore settle for the first good candidate who comes along,” Drenner says.
“Too often, they make the ‘smart choice,’ meaning a good potential partner that cares for them, rather than the ‘heart choice,’ who is someone they love.” So go ahead and hold out for someone who you really, truly love.