Who Says Online Dating's Only For Losers?

Written by Nicolette Arden

About 4 years ago, I did.

Until a good friend suggested that we try it. I had to admit, I was curious, but wasn’t online dating for hideous losers and people who had something to hide? Wasn’t it only for those who couldn’t get a daterepparttar ‘old fashioned’ way?

I let my friend talk me into browsing some pictures on one ofrepparttar 150105 more popular dating sites. I had to say, there were some pretty decent looking men on there. Their profiles made them sound like fairly mentally stable human beings. I had to admit thatrepparttar 150106 single thing was getting really tedious. I had donerepparttar 150107 bar scene (as we all have), had friends try to ‘hook me up’ with some other dateless, picky single person (though, why some of them figured they hadrepparttar 150108 right to be picky, I have no idea), with no success.

Online dating, here I come. I figured “What do I have to lose?” Atrepparttar 150109 absolute worst, I’d meet more ofrepparttar 150110 same type of losers that I’d been meeting. At best, I’d meet someone that I was actually compatible with who could also relate to me.

I had another dilemma with regard torepparttar 150111 dating thing. I had been divorced for about a year atrepparttar 150112 time, and I have 2 children. Now, I know that you ladies who are divorced with kids can completely relate to what I’m saying here. Finding a decent man is difficult enough, add to thatrepparttar 150113 fact that I’m looking for a decent man whom I can trust to be around my children. Finding a man anywhere on this planet, that I wouldn’t mind having my son emulate, is like trying to find a pair of Manolos on sale at Sears.

Anyway, I signed up with my friend on one ofrepparttar 150114 ‘bigger’ dating sites. I met one dude, who said in his profile that he was 5’10”, with an athletic build. He had an attractive face, he was divorced, and he had 3 children who were presently in his custody. He sent me an email. We corresponded via email for about 2 weeks, after which time, we decided to meet for lunch at a local restaurant.

He arrived atrepparttar 150115 restaurant earlier than I did. Early enough to have been already seated when I got there. He barely stood up to shake my hand upon saying ‘hello’, which I thought was a little weird, but whatever. We talked from lunch time untilrepparttar 150116 hour turned into dinner time. The conversation was going so great, that we decided to stay for dinner, after which time, we decided to take in a movie. Whenrepparttar 150117 waitress broughtrepparttar 150118 bill, he paid it and as we stood up to leave, I saw why he was already seated atrepparttar 150119 restaurant when I got there, and why he didn’t fully stand up to greet me. This dude was about 5’7” tall! Now, I’m 5’4”, and inrepparttar 150120 boots that I was wearing, I was nearly taller than he was! I was so cheezed that I immediately lost my taste forrepparttar 150121 movie, made up some excuse about not feeling well all of a sudden (it must have beenrepparttar 150122 fish), and boogied on atta’ there.

Problems Associated With Teen Pregnancy

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

Pregnancy is one ofrepparttar pivotal moments of a woman's life but not when you’re young with a bright future ahead. Teen pregnancy is one ofrepparttar 150034 most difficult experiences any young woman can go through. The stress of pregnancy, revelation of pregnancy to parents, and moving on despiterepparttar 150035 shame and worry can be nerve-racking. Indeed pregnancy especially during teenhood will never be easy.

According to studies, teenage pregnancies inrepparttar 150036 United States have decreased steadily overrepparttar 150037 years. In 1991, there were 60 out of 1000 young women who gave birth and in 1998, 51 out of 1000 gave birth. This decrease may be due torepparttar 150038 effective use of birth control and decreased sexual activity among teens.

Yet teen pregnancy rates remain high. According to Women’s Health Channel, inrepparttar 150039 United States alone, approximately 1 million teenage girls experience pregnancy every year. At least 5% of young girls give birth and in 1997, at least 13% ofrepparttar 150040 births inrepparttar 150041 US are of teenage girls. ?? Health risks torepparttar 150042 baby and children out of teen pregnancy are more likely to experience health, social, and emotional problems. An increased risk for complications such as premature labor in teen pregnancy and socioeconomic consequences are present.

But there are more serious problems forrepparttar 150043 teenage mothers-to-be thanrepparttar 150044 statistics and howrepparttar 150045 world views them either negatively or positively. Bothrepparttar 150046 baby andrepparttar 150047 mother are at risk in major areas of life such as school failure, poverty, and physical or mental illness.

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