Edit the following paragraph to eliminate distracting shifts in point of view(person and number)?

When online dating first became available, many people thought that it would simplify romance. We believed that you could type in a list of criteria—sense of humor, college education, green eyes, good job—and a database would select the perfect mate. Thousands of people signed up for services and filled out their profiles, confident that true love was only a few mouse clicks away. As it turns out, however, virtual dating is no easier than traditional dating. I still have to contact the people I find, exchange e-mails and phone calls, and meet him in the real world. Although a database might produce a list of possibilities and screen out obviously undesirable people, you cant predict chemistry. More often than not, people who seem perfect online just don’t click in person. Electronic services do help a single person expand their pool of potential dates, but its no substitute for the hard work of romance.

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  • When online dating first became available, many people thought that it would simplify romance. People believed that they could type in a list of criteria—sense of humor, college education, green eyes, good job—and a database would select the perfect mate. Thousands of people signed up for services and filled out their profiles, confident that true love was only a few mouse clicks away. As it turns out, however, virtual dating is no easier than traditional dating. You still have to contact the people you find, exchange e-mails and phone calls, and meet in the real world. Although a database might produce a list of possibilities and screen out undesirable people, you can not predict chemistry. More often than not, people who seem perfect online just don’t click in person (no pun intended). Electronic services do help single people to expand their pool of potential dates, but it is no substitute for the hard work of romance.

  • I experienced several problems and challenges during this project; my main problem was concentration and focus. When I started the project I was not very motivated and rather than working I talked to my friends. At the time, I didn’t realize how much I talked, and where I sat probably wasn’t the best place to be if I wanted to try and finish. I can’t say that I didn’t do my work at all, but it was hard to concentrate when my friends and I continued to talk. I had to take the project home since I fell behind, which did not help very much. The next few classes I brought in my iPod, in hopes of distracting me from chattering to my friends. Listening to my favorite music helped me when I worked on the project and it improved my concentration. Although my main problem was concentration and focus, I overcame my problem by finding something to keep me focused on my work!

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