Dating for six years no proposal
Despite a few duds and near misses, her perseverance—plus an online connection seven years later that resulted in a marriage proposal—would eventually reaffirm her belief that online dating is an ideal way to make a real connection with another person.
"I didn't know how I was going to meet someone, especially when with what little free time I had I wanted to spend it with my friends." Heeding advice from friends living in New York City, Allison turned to the Internet.
"Putting up pictures that represent what you look like means you don't have to worry later, if he or she doesn't call you to go out again, that it's because of how you look," Allison says.
"Be honest about who you are."Avoid pictures of yourself with either too many props or too many other people.
In 2000, Brenda Allison graduated from law school and moved to Chicago.
There, she found a supportive group of friends, an apartment within walking distance of the city's hottest spots..absolutely no time to date.
According to experts, honesty, patience and a well-thought-out profile are all anyone needs to find true love.