And while she’s a serious researcher working on a dissertation on the dynamics of online dating, she’s candid about her hopes to parlay her scholarly smarts and perky personality into a TV show all her own.

When my father heard I was online dating he was deeply sceptical.

He told me a story about a friend of his whose internet date had turned out to be morbidly obese as evidence that it was an avenue to be avioded at all costs.

Dear Geoff, Glad to hear you found someone special, and even happier that you spoke up.

Most of the people that write about online dating write about what’s wrong with it. I mean, that’s what news is – emphasize the bad, misery loves company, etc.

Under the guidance of a dissertation committee chaired by sociology professor William Roy, she anticipates completing her research this coming summer in her drive to make official the “Dr.” in her radio title. in political science from Emory University before entering graduate school at UCLA, Carbino moved to L. when she was 23 years old and asked herself that perennial question of the unattached, “How am I going to meet somebody?

Carbino chose her research topic after using an online dating site herself. ”She signed on with JDate, an online dating site for people seeking Jewish partners, and found herself intrigued.Turn on the TV and it’s not about kittens being saved from trees, but drive-by shootings.That doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of kittens saved from trees.Here is what I wrote back to her: First of all, I’ve had EVERY bad dating experience you can possibly imagine.I’ve had women write me nasty emails, insult me over the phone, ignore my phone calls, stand me up, refuse to thank me for dinner, refuse to reciprocate in bed… And yet I still run around as this super dating advocate, because I believe it is the best prospect to find someone special.And as you get into your mid-30’s, the bar scene is really old and set-ups have become a bit of a joke. But because it creates opportunity where previously there was none. My best friend in New York is marrying a man she met on e Harmony. My sister’s best friend is in love with a man she met on e Harmony. So as I see it, you have two choices: quit online dating and make a supreme effort to go to as many parties, coffee shops and adult education classes as possible OR try to find a way to avoid the worst of the online daters.