When I first started online dating I went out with pretty much anyone who contacted me. Of course, I did weed out the ones who seemed a little "off." But even if someone didn't seem all that attractive to me I decided to just see what happens. I didn't get very far with anyone and began to dread the first meetings because I fully expected to be disappointed.
I stopped online dating for about a year and then started up again 6 months ago. I am much more selective now and only actually met one person face-to-face. We dated 2 1/2 months before it ended.