Q: Just for laughs, my gang of single friends and I decided to join an online dating site. But the laugh is on me- I got matched with a wonderful guy, and now I’m embarrassed to explain how we met. How can I politely avoid the subject?
A: These days, it’s very natural for couples to have met this way. There’s no reason to be ashamed about online dating!
P.S. (Post Says) How does your new partner answer the question? Any discrepancy might bring more attention, not less, to your romance’s origins. Answer the question briefly but honestly, and then move the conversation forward: “We met online and we’ve been together for eight months; I couldn’t be happier. What about you and Ben- how did you two meet?”