Discouraged about dating

Some of our readers are dead against teens dating, while others think that it just cannot be prohibited because parents want to.

Hence, they suggest that teens should be told about the consequences and dangers of risky behaviour while on dates.

Instead, they should focus on their career, how they can perform their best in everything they do. However, being in a romantic relationship at such a young age is not rational.

A girl commits suicide just because she couldn’t marry the guy she wanted, while that guy for sure will fall in love with another girl again.

So, sacrificing a beautiful life just for a romantic relationship is a blunder.

If he covers all his bases and is himself, he'll do OK. DEAR HELPFUL: Many readers wrote to point out that the problem "Dateless" is experiencing could be more about the idiosyncratic subscription rules on some dating websites than about the writer or the women he is contacting.

Other experienced users shared their stories: DEAR ABBY: I can tell "Dateless" why he's not getting "thanks, but no thanks" notes from the women he contacts on the online dating service: Those women are most likely overwhelmed with responses.

It appears people are simply taking the easy way out without any concern for others.

And unfortunately, this doesn't happen only in online dating. LOUIS DEAR ABBY: I'd like to suggest that "Dateless" consider that many people don't check their dating site often -- or ever.We are middle-aged and have been together for two years.Even though we deactivated our memberships in the dating sites we were part of, we still get emails daily that "'So-and-So' sent you a message." It appears these sites still show our profiles as active, allowing people to try to contact us.-- OVER IT IN TAMPA DEAR ABBY: Sadly for "Dateless," many of us women who are also attempting online dating have learned the hard way that any response can quickly encourage a stalker who emails us or sends instant messages relentlessly.I consider myself to be a courteous person with Midwestern values, and I tried (initially) to politely respond to everyone one way or the other.Before I met my husband 10 years ago, I signed up on a dating site, then left the house to run some errands.