Because some older singles are lonely, they make quick--and foolish--decisions, hoping to improve their situations. The Internet often plays a part in this scenario by connecting people who live in different parts of the country who, of course, have never met face-to-face.
One Orange County woman met a Pennsylvania man online. Each had children. They exchanged hundreds of e-mails and had so much in common, they decided to marry and merge their families. They had never met in person.