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I Tried Online Dating

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    Not Much Luck So Far!

    First I tried Plentyoffish. After all, it's free, so what have I got to lose... right? Here are a few of the men I met and talked to. 1. Meet Markus (name changed). Markus has social anxiety, so taking a train to come and meet me was a big thing. A very big thing. He was shaking...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 10 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    I absolutely hate when guys takes their shirts

    off for a picture. Or when they put the middle finger up because they are so "badass". It's not cute. It's immature and it shows that you can't take a decent picture. Same for the ladies. Dressing half naked for a picture attracts the wrong type of man.
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I hate being judged for how I met my boyfriend.

    Yes, I know the risks of online dating and yes, I am young, but I met someone who makes me happy, so what difference does it make? I was lonely and was looking for something that would last, something that a lot of college guys aren't looking for. I joined a free online dating...
    FierceAsFire05 FierceAsFire05 18-21, F 3 Responses May 13, 2014

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    Sooo thought I was ready to put myself out

    there. Signed up for an online dating site. I knew I'd have to weed through the people that weren't serious but what's wrong with me? Some seem nice and attractive but no one is catching my attention. People all around me can find someone all the time. Why am I so picky? I want...
    velvetskies velvetskies 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 10

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    gingerbunni gingerbunni 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 17

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    Dating Is Still Confusing, Even Online!

       I'm not much of a barfly, and it's very difficult to find places to meet people, so I joined EHarmony for a month earlier this year(it's $50 just for a month!).  I ended up meeting two guys from the site, but both turned out to be disasters!  The first guy...
    TreadingWater TreadingWater 31-35, F 21 Responses Aug 5, 2008

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    Ok Well..

    Too many people saying negative things about online dating. And I am sorry for those who had some serious problems with it. But its not all bad. I met one of the most beautiful people I have known in my life through here. We dated for about 2+ years. We broke up starting of this...
    Floydian Floydian 22-25, M 12 Responses Aug 10, 2011

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    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I'm no longer interested in online dating,

    such a waste of energy and time. So many boofheads who have sent messages to let me know they'd have to resort to chatting to me because all the hot girls don't respond. Oi yes I am aware I am not Jewish but a few 'oi's really hit the spot. I'm not bothered or upset that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    Top 10 Rejection Lines Given By Women And Men (And What They Actually Mean...)

    WOMEN I think of you as a brother. (You remind me of that inbred banjo-playing geek in "Deliverance") There's a slight difference in our ages. (You are one Jurassic geezer.) I'm not attracted to you in 'that' way (You are the ugliest dork I've ever laid eyes upon) My life...
    moxill moxill 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    The Dating Chronicles

    It’s like a little party, the online experience. I like to think of it as a congenial get-together, but of course way too many have crashed it—it’s not the intimate affair I was hoping to attend, but the reality is there are a lot of us, so it is what it is.   I quickly...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 9 Responses May 1, 2012

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    I just started online dating trying to avoid

    the whole "don't be alone on valentines day" thing. Once you manage to get through the pervs and fakes, like the older men using different pics, which i didnt fall for *cough cough*. Then there are some great people i have made friends but not anyone worth having a serious...
    Alice0509 Alice0509 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2014

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    I finally have my first date from somebody I

    met online. I don't even care if it doesn't work out, it's still more than I had anticipated.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Jan 28

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    I had a actual decent online date tonight,

    everything flowed well and looking forward to another date.
    Kmek3232 Kmek3232 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I Tried Online Dating And............

    First off I was in the state of loneliness. I had just got out of the US Army and came home to my wife and beautiful daughters. I was not circulating well back into society. I was drinking heavily and found myself in divorce court before I had put the bottle of booze down. So in...
    3rdbct187thRakkasan 3rdbct187thRakkasan 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    No offense, but your attitude toward online

    dating is beyond rude & insulting. If those people choose to have a profile up, then they are more braver than you who sits behind a screen talking ****. You sound hateful, and I feel sorry for you. That are not socially regarded, or desperate, you need to get your head out of...
    gingerbunni gingerbunni 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2014

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    OK Cupid Advice For My (And Everyone Elses) First Timer

    To my wannabe ok cupid stalker: Before you ever met me you did the following. Don't do this to me or any other girl if you ever want a relationship. Just some advice: 1. Do not email 12 photos individually of you, your friends, your family, your work projects, before...
    prettyjj prettyjj 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    Time Is Over!

    Game is over. You got zero score! It could seem weird that I have never had a boyfriend in my life, before last year I met a man online who I had the internet relationship with for the 8 months. Like many of long distance relationships we had no opportunity to meet up and talk...
    SuriPokemon SuriPokemon 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I really hate online dating.

    I learned a lot of the "unwritten rules" of online dating the hard way. For men looking for relationship or "friendship" with women, the men are expected to always initiate the conversation. I can't speak for the same experience as my female counterparts, but guys have to...
    JoePianist JoePianist 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 9, 2014

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    Tried it. Not sure why.

    boredom? Anyways bunch of weirdos on there. Maybe I'm a weirdo but eh I'm not the same kind of weird. If you think women can't be creeps then you are mistaken.
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    Roll The Dice

    online dating is convenient for a homebody like myself that doesnt get out much. so i'm open to online dating and have learned to accept the risks that come with it. such as:exchanging numbers with a nice looking guy only to call him and discover that he has a major speech...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    1. There will be game playing.

    Get over it. You do it just as much as the women do it. There are many well-intended and ill-intended reasons for this, but for the most part we all need to recognize that we’re human and well, dumb, when it comes to interacting with the opposite sex. 2. We all have baggage...
    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    Me and my friend were discussing our past dates,

    and it was the most funniest and entertaining conversation. It's crazy how you can never categorise a man. There were men I dated who believed just planting their lips on a girl, would make them theirs for the night or to be securely their date. Aweee dear, there were times...
    EstuaryRivers EstuaryRivers 26-30, F Feb 16

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    So going on the first date with a guy I met

    online. How do I go about it??? Help!!!! what to wear (3? to -2? ) temperatures?? What to talk about? what to do??
    savysue savysue 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I've tried online dating

    for years on and off. I've met a few really great matches for myself and just recently tried on a dating website that advertised free weekend communication and I started talking with someone that matched my enthusiasm and has other commonalities. I am quite excited though it's...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    It doesn't work out..

    . I've had it for two years and I'm finally awake from my dreams
    Blackdolphin275 Blackdolphin275 18-21, F Feb 1

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    The Psychological Trauma Has Set In

    This is for Autimom, who has been begging me to write this for months. "The material is just too good she insists. You owe it to me to put this in writing." She's right. She has been a good friend. So, here goes nothing. Well, the first thing you have to do is create the profile...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 67 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    I tried online dating

    but nothing seems to work for me. I believe it is too dangerous to try to meet someone online. I know there is another way to meet someone.
    elana453 elana453 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Online dating makes me feel like **** sometimes.

    If I message someone who I find cute, or not necessarily extremely attractive but not horrible, they'll message me for a little while and respond to me with short sentences I can't do anything with. Then they'll just stop, and I feel rejected and it hurts. I've been on two dates...
    idontknow2658 idontknow2658 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    So u lied to ur "best friend" about your

    relationship and he is to stupid to figure it out ha ha ha should keeps things secret if u don't want them found out. ha ha ha
    jakemin jakemin 16-17, M Feb 17

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    carry11 carry11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    So guys, it's been a year almost

    that I have been doing this. A year and more than fifty dates . More than that if you include dates with just one person numerous times. I think this is the straw that broke the camel's back. I had been seeing someone for almost two months. We had met on a dating site and I had...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    Jake977 Jake977 18-21, M Feb 21

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    The Truth Behind Women Online

    i am  going to share with you some of the things I saw and went through with dating from 2009-2012(i quit as of jan 2012:women are just too hard to deal with)and before you start the jokes,i am not gay and will never date guys.i dont like gays actually.now this is my assesment...
    irongrenadier irongrenadier 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Every guy likes to think

    that when he has sex with a girl, it rocks her world. But it's probably not true. Ladies, how often have you had "World Rocking Sex" ?
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    And gave it up. Finding a date was not

    difficult at all and I have been on many. It's too bad they were all crazy, broke, hung up on their ex's, had 15 children, lived with ; their moms, dads, 15 kids, 30 cats, in a trailer, in a car, in a trash can, in a room at a rehab center, were 150 lbs heavier then they said...
    BohemianTragedy BohemianTragedy 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    After being ditched because a guy couldn't wait

    fifteen minutes for me on a date I am starting to ponder how you can spot a nice guy. The truth is, I don't know if you truly can because most people lie. Sad that I know this after only doing this for five months but there you go. But here are some things that truly flabbergast...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 25 Responses May 28, 2014

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    I think that online dating is a way to chat

    with people and that is it! Cause honestly people think that you have to click with them right off the bat. It takes time to get to know someone and if a person is starting a conversation, you shouldn't stop the conversation, because you guys didn't click in under two lines...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F Mar 7

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    The Only One To Protect You Is You!

    Online Dating - Oh my! LET'S EXPOSE THESE FOOLS! Okay, so I had to explore this form of social media for myself recently...though I've been on the internet for over 20 years...eek! I won't send out my bragging rights, but, let's just say PLEASE LISTEN TO MY ADVISE! You think...
    WaSrD WaSrD 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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    So a few weeks ago I felt really irritated

    that I hadn't gone on a date in a while and downloaded this app. The app was good for finding local people who wanted to hang out. So me and the guy have hung out twice , and we talk all the time and stay up nights on the phone and he even has future plans for us to go to this...
    jenny832 jenny832 18-21, F Jan 11

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    I am currently chatting with three guys on an

    online dating site and I just discovered that guys don't read profile descriptions of girls. Apparently, they just look at your photo and maybe your age and if they think you look okay, they will contact you. They don't care about the educational background, work, beliefs, likes...
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2014

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    Well, I have been doing it

    since October. Off and on ... I think I just exhausted myself and now I am burnt out. 25 dates( or more I think it's more I lose count) and they all have been .... well let's revise shall we? 1) The disappearing acts... those guys that after insisting so much to go out with you...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 37 Responses Apr 11, 2014

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    well its been rough as hell,

    alot of liars and manipulative men out there been taken for a fool twice now. I am looking for a real alpha dominant male but I only get liars. not going to give up though.
    Kmek3232 Kmek3232 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 17

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    Just hopped on Tinder

    for the first time in a while. Came across a chick's profile that just said, "I am second." Thought to myself, "Well stop taking pictures next to hotter women." Lol
    m3mb3r1 m3mb3r1 26-30, M Jan 12

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    Online Dating Is Reality On Acid

    I tried online on three different sites: match, harmony and pof. Match and pof are hook up sites and harmony is for more serious people. It's not that it was awful or left me scars...although i did meet this one guy with a scar.......moving on..online dating is accelerated...
    Theasianexperience Theasianexperience 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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