"He may not be my soulmate, but hey, a girl's gotta eat!"
- Phoebe, after Chandler asked her why she was going on a second date with a guy if she believes he is destined for someone else.
This was so funny to me because, I too am guilty of going out to eat with someone that I know I'm not going to spend the rest of my life with - simply so someone can buy my dinner. I don't make much with my salary and living on your own isn't exactly cheap, so gotta jump at those opportunities when someone is offering to buy you a nice dinner!
The perks of meeting someone online is that they know you are also dating others too, that's the purpose of the website! And if a guy doesn't respect that then they are being hypocritical! Dating online isn't always an instant match as soon as you join, but hey if that's how it worked for you then that's wonderful.. I hate you.
You've gotta compare your options though, and see what all is out there for you. That's the fun part.