(Names changed to protect identities)
Getting your fingers burnt in Internet dating
Sudha had almost given up her search for true love when a friend recommended she give online dating a try. “It’s quite simple, you can choose to divulge how much you want. And of course, quit whenever you like,” her friend endorsed.
“The initial days weren’t as bad, really,” divulges Sudha, “Yes, there were the occasional creeps, but I also had a few good dates, one even leading to a fourth date. He was sensitive, attentive and quite reserved. I felt I had lucked out. Things got serious soon enough with Raman, because who has time to waste. Almost three months into our courtship, I thought I’d surprise him by turning up at his office early from a work trip. He had not been very communicative the past few days, saying that work was very hectic. I figured he deserved a nice dinner and relaxed time. So there I was, at his office, when the receptionist told me he had not come to office for three days. Why? Oh, his pregnant wife wasn’t keeping too well.”