I was also encouraged to do the whole 'online dating' thing which I absolutely refused to do for years, until one of the girls from my Grid Iron team encouraged me to do it last year. I was anxious to do it it, but gave it a go and didn't last very long on the site I signed up to (pof.com). In fact, I didn't last more than 24 hours because of the amount of messages and types of messages I was receiving. On top of that, I still valued the traditional way of meeting someone on a romantic level, so online dating was a difficult concept for me to grasp. Still, after deactivating my profile the first time, I did go back on, and deactivated and reactivated three times before I met someone who sparked my curiosity to go to the Czech Republic this year.