Online dating is the romantic equivalent of eating at Denny's: There's a menu full of tantalizing photos and enticing descriptions, but that Grand Slam breakfast never looks quite as good when it's sitting in front of you.

Just The Facts

  1. Online daters stretch the truth.
  2. Skepticism is good.
  3. Denny's can be, too.

Just another meal at Denny's

Obviously, people exercise plenty of factual calisthenics in their online profiles. And just because Denny's menus may show you a more appetizing photograph doesn't mean you should stop eating there.

The same goes for online dating. Just look through those menus with a healthy dose of skepticism, and maybe your next Grand Slam will be everything that you expected.

Check out more of Dennis's musings on dating and relationships here.