Online Dating Etiquette: How to break up…virtually.

by mssinglemama on October 26, 2007

The adventure continues.

My single mama friend has already been on date #1 from Yahoo Personals. The man in question had so many things in common with her. They both love reading, writing, the same bar scene, etc. She followed my advice, met for coffee, and had a wonderful time. But there was no spark. Alas, just like old-fashioned blind dates the odds of catching a spark are tough. Her first question – so how do I tell him? The answer:

How to Break Up, Virtually (with an e-mail, of course).

Dear Mr. Online Dater

I had so much fun chatting with you over coffee, but I just didn’t feel that spark I was looking for. You are such an amazing person and I really hope you find your special someone. Thanks again and good luck!

Sincerely, Ms Single Mama

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  1. Online Dating: Rules of Thumb
  2. E-harmony Dating Review: for the single parent or any other dater

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

ladyfox January 20, 2008 at 2:37 am

I was looking through your blog and I have asked this question before! I think I googled it several times, and here I stumbled on it. Thank you.

I have been reading some single mom blogs that have helped me so much…including yours. All the wonderful advice I have received from blogs have inspired me to start one. Your little one is adorable. I have to read up to see how you caught ur current beau I need some tips.


mssinglemama January 20, 2008 at 3:44 am

Wow! Thank you! I’m so glad my crazy and often scattered thoughts have helped inspire you – that’s the whole point! So I can’t tell you how wonderful that is to hear. As soon as you get your blog up and going let us know.

As for how I caught my current beau – you’ll have to read up a bit. Do a search on my blog for ‘Kris” and you should find all of the related entries. Long and short of it – I was finally content with being single and open to the fact that I may not meeting anyone – then there he was. Amazing. We’ll see how it turns out! So far, so good.

Check out my entry on Top Places to Meet Men – all kid-tested and mama approved. Do a search for that one as well and it’ll pop up.

Thanks again!


Lucy McBees October 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Many thanks ms single mom. I love you.

Cheers Lucy.


Chester April 13, 2013 at 11:12 am

Although I agree completely with this post, as a man I can tell you that most women do NOT. I have been attacked more than a few times verbally by women who say breaking up exactly this way after meeting in person is rude and wrong.

Just letting you know. I have been the receiver if a nice email like this and did not mind. But attacked when I am the sender. Could it be that women have a double standard here?


Putusongolas January 28, 2015 at 12:47 am

Nobody moves in together wiouhtt dating first The majority of people who live together live as though they were married. They have hopes and dreams and goals they want to reach together. The strongest marriage is the one that will be built on mutual respect and trust, with a genuine love for each other. This marriage is based on tolerance, acceptance and full committment, not whether you only dated or lived together before having your relationship legally recognised.


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