Editor's Note: We received this letter in response to a series written by a freelancer about her recent foray into the dating service arena with Together Dating Service.
To the Editor:
Together Dating Service, which has been introducing lucky couples since 1974, has a marriage every day and a match every 17 seconds. If you are looking for a serious, committed relationship, the first thing to keep in mind is that you should not have unrealistic expectations.
We at Together say, by all means, shoot for the moon! Tell us all the qualities that you are looking for in your significant other. Together we will work with you to decipher for whom it really is that your heart is searching.
When we say be realistic, we mean that you should be flexible in the parameters you are setting for your dating goals. For instance, if you are 45 years old and you ideally would like to meet someone between the ages of 45 and 50, you should be open to meeting someone who is perhaps 43 or 52. If you are a George Costanza, maybe Pamela Anderson is not the girl for you, even though she is your idea of the perfect mate! This is what we mean by keeping it real.
It would be a wonderful thing if we could recreate the perfect person for everyone, but unfortunately, we are not superheroes or fairies with magic wands - although many thousands of happy couples do call us Angels. What we can do is introduce you to people who you are most compatible with and who share the same values and traits as you and with whom you can have a loving lasting future.
Together Dating Service