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I Dated Online

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    It Didn't Work Out But I Am Not Sorry

     One year ago today, I dipped my toe in the Internet pond for the first time by joining a penpal club online. blah, blah, scrolled through hundreds of profiles,  blah, blah, finally found one not married who lived far enough away from me that I felt safe and who didn't...
    booklover56 booklover56 51-55, F 11 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    Yeah....wow...MISTAKE!!!!!

    Yeah I had an online relationship! Boy do I regret it more than anything at this Moment! I really wish I didn't get into it, because I got hurt hella bad! It was not worth the heartache and the pain
    DyinToBeLoved DyinToBeLoved 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    Society has long become more open to the idea

    of older men younger women relationship. Younger women are more vibrant, more full of life and that energy can spill over onto you, making older men feel younger in return. Typically, women mature at a faster rate than men do and sometimes a 50 year old man is more compatible...
    BB0729 BB0729 31-35, F Mar 19

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    I Met My Husband Through Online Chats

    When I left my abusive, first husband, I immediately put an ad on an online dating site. He still did not think our relationship was over, ugh, so I set out to prove to him that it was. Additionally, I did not have any support or friends, since my family was out of state, and he...
    LovesJeanValjean LovesJeanValjean 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2007

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    And Stupidly Enough,

    I thought it would work! Ah the naivety of youth! But I guess we learn our lessons different ways. This is how I learnt mine. Others learn theirs in other ways. Blegh.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 4, 2008

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    I once did on this site

    which wasn't even a dating site, i got loads of girls who followed me and tried messaging me and it got annoying and even some saying they had a crush on me...right lol. There was this girl that was great and we started talking for a bit and then it turned out she had a crush on...
    DatRandomGinger DatRandomGinger 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    2 Years.

    For 2 years I was in an Online Relationship, it started when I was around 13 and ended when I was 15. We met on a forum for a mutual interest, and were all part of a group of online friends. We'd talk in group chats, but rarely talk separately, we weren't very close at first...
    BanZeta BanZeta 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2011

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    Kiss Kiss

     I dated this guy online once for two years. We also talked on the phone some also. He was a sweet heart.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F Mar 5, 2008

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    I Love Online Dating

    I have been meeting people offline via online meetings for the past 8 yrs or so. It's the best way to meet someone if you ask me.
    blackguyindc blackguyindc 26-30, M Nov 5, 2007

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    No Luck :(

    since me and my ex broke up ive been trying to fill the empty hole that was left. ive tryed just about everything and no luck and everyone kept telling me that online dating sites are a good way to meet new people, so i thought i would give it ago....................... its been...
    jacksmith7491 jacksmith7491 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 14, 2013

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    At Least I Tried. ...

    At least I tried. All I got was profiles from other countries, wanting my Email address
    Socklord Socklord 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2008

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    If I were to date someone from this site,

    what are 5 things you like it want from me?
    FriendlyCanadian321 FriendlyCanadian321 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Online Boyfriend!

    After everything that had happened with my cousin, (Read that story), I've had a lot of trouble trying to date. It's bad enough I've never even dated to begin with so... Well I was over at one of my friends house, her parents where housing a party a couple of street blocks away...
    Jellie15 Jellie15 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2013

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    4 Members?

    There has to be a lot more people out there who has tried the prospects of dating online.  Someone should add a poll feature for "good idea" or "bad idea" to this group.  Honestly, it seems that the Internet connects us in so many ways, and with...
    nicole1355 nicole1355 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2006

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    Ok... I am back to date online,

    is very difficult to meet people in the real word. seem like everybody is in the web. I had a date 2 weeks ago with a man of my age, but I think, nothing happened (today I deleted his mobile number)... Tomorrow I will have another date, with a good looking man, but I am not...
    Etty21 Etty21 46-50, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Something I Learned From It...

    Some years ago, I was dating a woman and the relationship was in it's death throes.  The thing was, I suspected she was cheating online, so I set out to see if I could catch her at it.  I did, but that's not the point of the story here. In the process of...
    fallentower fallentower 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 16, 2008

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    Mistake.....

    Yeah I had an online relationship! Boy do I regret it more than anything at this Moment! I really wish I didn't get into it, because I got hurt hella bad! It was not worth the heartache and the pain. BroknWings....
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 22, 2009

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    Internet Dating and My First Heartbreak

    We agreed to meet on a Sunday at one of those coffee shops that stands on every main street corner of every major city.   How cliché, I thought, meeting a guy in a coffee shop. I actually first talked to him via e-mail.       ...
    dakota1185 dakota1185 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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    My First Girlfriend I Had Online.

    Well... It was a silly experience but I loved it. People would say that we weren't actually a couple, but I didn't care. I met her on Twitter, ( I had started Role Playing even though my account was just a personal one. ) we had some fun just RPing ( Role Playing ) then a few...
    ZeroX10 ZeroX10 22-25, M Aug 13, 2013

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    Slow Learner...

    I've been using online dating sites off and on for several years.  I've tried different sites.  Yahoo.  Match.  Eharmony.  Singlesnet.  I've met a lot of nice guys.  I've met some not so nice guys.  I've met guys looking for love...
    cedricsmom cedricsmom 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    Pretty Dumb

    i was 16 when i started dating online and i only did it bc my mom was newly single and since we had the net the she joined these sites, so i got the idea that if she can do it, why cant i?  I got into a lot of trouble, not with her, but bc of the stupid guys i dated. I...
    bOObsMaGee bOObsMaGee 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2008

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    Yes. I have online dated.

    I fell in love with there personalities and ended up dating them. I found out they were using me for my body. I would still online date anyone. I'm bi sexual soooooo yeah c; ages 13-16 thank you.
    mackenziee28 mackenziee28 13-15, F 1 Response May 13

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    I Dated Someone Online...

                       But I didn't use a dating site. I was on this fitness website where I was just posting in the miscellaneous section to make myself happy. I was dating a guy from my hometown at the time and really didn't think...
    ruggerbish ruggerbish 22-25, F Apr 20, 2010

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    The List

    It's amazing just how many dating websites are available out there.  The following are the ones that I have used over a period of about 6 years, on and off, before I got married: MatchDoctor, Adult MatchDoctor, AdultFriendFinder, FastCupid (this includes a whole bunch of...
    fallentower fallentower 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 23, 2008

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    The "S" Word

    For those of you who were waiting for an online dating horror story...here's the first of what I hope is many I plan to share here. Most, if not all, online dating sites have a spot in your profile where you can list your marital status.  Yes, I know, this seems...
    fallentower fallentower 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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    Online Dating

    K I met this guy online in nov we hit it off fast started sleeping with each other by jan became boyfriend girlfriend etc anyways I decided to look him up found out he was married comforted him of course he lied about knowing her but than decided to tell me the truth about her...
    Feb 3, 2013

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    Plenty of Fish!!

    I have tried internet dating much to the amusement of friends!!! I only met two guys. The first guy I met seemed quite nice, we went for dinner and chatted but then in the car on the way home he had his music on so loud we couldn't talk....very rude!!!! When I got home we...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 16, 2007

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    Fairy Tale Story

     This is a mushy real life romance. It is also very true. On a recent trip OS I met my cousin and her fiancee for the first time. They met online. Their story makes me want to vomit a little bit, but it's very happily ever after. Here it is: My cousin is a very intelligent...
    CosmicLucidity CosmicLucidity 22-25, F Mar 10, 2009

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    So Have I.....

    and I met the girl 3 hours after we first met online last week.No it was not graigslist BTW.It is still ongoing.
    SirPhoenix SirPhoenix 41-45, M Jan 15, 2010

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    I met my current boyfriend online on twitter.

    I've had my reservations about online dating since Catfish came out , but he seemed great, so I though "hey, what the heck, why miss out on a great opportunity?". We talked & Facetimed everyday for a few months, & then we met in person last week. It was great! I stayed with him...
    peaceloveindigo peaceloveindigo 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Finding Love

    when I first dated online, it was rather interesting. People seemed to be different online to what they where in person. I dated a bit, some where married and some had girlfriends which totally irriatated me to know end. I was looking for something more then friends and more then...
    sassee1 sassee1 36-40, F Aug 10, 2008

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    Love, Match, Barf...

    so, i have to confess that while i claim i don't like to meet strange internet folk, i was, for several years an habitual online dater.  i had personal ads on prodigy personals (before the world wide web-- NO photos!),  love@aol and then match...
    geenpunchbuggie geenpunchbuggie 31-35 1 Response Dec 9, 2008

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    Happily Ever After

     It was a random crossing, that my now husband came across my profile on a gothic dating site (neither of classify ourselves as goth and we have no idea why we were even on the site). He messaged me, I messaged him, we talks on instant messenger and met the next day. I...
    Blazespirit Blazespirit 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    The Long Goodbye

    Ok, so it's been a while, but here's another of my online dating horror stories: I met this woman, G, through an online dating site that specialized in "active singles".  The nice thing about the site was, it allowed you to see what each person's primary...
    fallentower fallentower 41-45, M 5 Responses Jul 8, 2008

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    Not Going to Do It Again

    Long-distance online dating SUCKS!  I hate it and while it's nice to know someone out there loves and cares for you is fantastic, but not having them close by is torture.  Makes things worse.  At least if it's online and they're in a neighboring state then it's not...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    Yea

    I've written some stories before about it. I dated a guy who was 35 with 2 kids and he turned out to be married. But he didn't tell me he was married until I was already in too deep. So yea.
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 26-30, F Jun 28, 2008

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    I Never Dated Anyone I Did'nt Know From the Internet

     When I was 17 and also 18 years old, I felt very lonely. I've never had a boyfriend, not even a date. I was just too shy to get to know a boy in this way.   So I started online dating. In the web there were a lot of lonely boys it was not difficult to get them to ask...
    LittleAnt LittleAnt 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2008

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    I Was A Fake Online..

    I know what I did was wrong. I took pictures from a sitemodel and said it was me. It was a one time thing, but I had met this guy over the internet and I started to love him. He thought I was the girl in the pictures. I told him a fake name, a fake background of my life, a fake...
    xdoex13 xdoex13 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2013

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    Online Guys

    Everything started when I joined a site for dating online....this was actually the last march of this year and I ended it a month ago. Chatting w/older guys online was fun, but then I started meetin them up someWhere near me. The first one I dated was 29-years-old and he gave me...
    Lizzpunk25 Lizzpunk25 16-17, F Nov 26, 2012

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    Not As Bad

    I DATED A GIRL ONLINE ONCE WE ENDED UP MOVING IN TOGETHER & DATING FOR A YEAR AND A HALF.IT WASN'T HORRIBLE AND I DON'T REGRET IT AT ALL,BUT IT IS HARD WORK DATING SOMEONE ONLINE YOU JUST HAVE TO BE WILLING TO PUT THE WORK IN
    samlellis49 samlellis49 22-25, F Feb 13, 2012

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    Some things are meant to judged.

    Like us. As soon as I was born, my parents left me with my paternal grandparents to pursue their university degree. At 9, my dad brought me to a new country. He is extremely busy and strict. At 12, my mom came and dad went back to original country. Long story short, I was a very...
    jadedpearl96 jadedpearl96 16-17 2 Responses May 1

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    Related Experiences

    Well a little over 3 years ago I was skimming thru meet me and saw this guy I Thought was really cute I said hey like two or three times we finally kept in touch on and off for a...
    daddysprincess2026 daddysprincess2026 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    It was the first time I had ever been in love. I met this person on a role playing website; nothing bad or inappropriate, just a place to talk and write stories together with...
    terribletaytor terribletaytor 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I want an online gf thats nice and sweet :)
    Unknownmofo Unknownmofo 13-15, M 13 hrs ago

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    It did not work out the way that I'd hoped. I won't name the site that I used, but I created a profile about 2 years ago (2012ish), and figured it give it a shot. I answered a...
    moonchile moonchile 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    Actually I have never dated anyone before.
    codinglikeajet codinglikeajet 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I know its a real taboo of online dating, what makes it worse is that it is long distant as we are both from different countries, I from the UK him from Romania (tom-not his real...
    kitakata1 kitakata1 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 17

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    Where do I start? I met this guy a year ago on the website Tagged. From the first ever messages we just sort of clicked, we had some sort of connection and I loved it. We have...
    5secondsofsara 5secondsofsara 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I want to warn people to be especially cautious and careful about who you friend on facebook or any social media . There are predators and scammers who don't want friendship or a...
    TexasTam61 TexasTam61 51-55, F Jul 1

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    -- Visited My Friends --Visited my friends yesterday, they made us honey toast & Sake Sashimi´╝îlove it, I never had think of that i would had time to get close to my friends when...
    cookiekong cookiekong 31-35, F Jul 11

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    Hi friends now-a-days its quite common for us to do all our shopping online bcoz of our busy schedule.I always do my online shopping in Unnati Silks,Hyderabad.They provide very...
    akeerarai akeerarai 22-25, F Jul 12

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    2nd part of my post :p After 3 years, this Italian guy came knocking on my online window xD We got to know each other online, he said he's a serious man and not looking for just...
    akeginu akeginu 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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