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I Tried Online Dating

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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 don't and won't do it on this site,

    because this is not a dating site.......but i have recently made a new account on an actual dating site, to meet and date people in my general area. I do not understand why anyone would want someone long distance like in another state or country......like what's the point? just...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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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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    Online Dating...what??? Disaster In The Making!!!!

    i used online dating sites from 2009 to 2012 and i must say that all of them are a joke.the women on there are liers and damaged goods,thats why they are on there.i NEVER met one that was serious.ALL  of them seem to get a kick out of being on there,getting tons of messages and...
    irongrenadier irongrenadier 26-30, M 7 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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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 am a big woman in Chicago,

    I don't know whether people love big women,I'm a little bit but I treat people good and I have a nice look.I met several people on fb,we chat but it's difficult to get together because we are in different cities!The distance make the relationship hard!Then I received a mail...
    Celialee Celialee 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    JJPcheater JJPcheater 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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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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    Online Dating...Not The Cure For Loneliness.

    Let's see. What type of story would you like to hear? I have no successful online dating stories. If I did, I most likely wouldn't be on here writing anything at all. I'd be content, with that digital significant other made flesh, in the real tangible world. But that's not the...
    TheDarkTower TheDarkTower 31-35, M 8 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    Over years I tried many dating sites

    and most success I had was from OkCupid. The rest I could say zero success. The best ever contact I had was few overseas which clearly I am looking only for local but I still I chat with 3 for several years as friends as panpals. The rest I can't even get a chance to meet anyone...
    gorantse gorantse 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 1

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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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    I've tried online dating.

    Needless to say that it may work for some but it hasn't worked for me yet. I've been as nice as I can be and been that guy who isn't a creep and yet still it hasn't worked. I believe it may work but it seems that it only works for a select few and doesn't seem I'm included in...
    CityWok88 CityWok88 26-30, M Jul 15

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    I'm actually at the beginning of a planned

    6-month stint of online dating. I'm not having a lot of luck, but I'm trying my hardest! After my last disastrous relationship and a year of recovery, I feel I'm ready to try again.
    SoulScribe SoulScribe 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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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 23 Responses May 28, 2014

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    I've tried it once or twice.

    .. It's fun at first But then I start seeing couples out on the street and think: hmm wish I could go do that Or I simply get bored just talking with the person, because I'm more physical. I like kissing and cuddling and watching a movie or going out to eat That's just my two...
    thatcurlyredhead77 thatcurlyredhead77 22-25, F 2 Responses May 26

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    This sucks and I'm tired.

    .. all the good men are taken at my age....I swear I'm gonna kick the next guy who insinuated sex on the first date...
    SelfishShellfish SelfishShellfish 36-40, F 3 Responses May 20

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    Been online dating off

    and on for about 2 1/2 years. Today I decided to facebook search some of the meets that I had. They were regular guys who just didn't click with me. Some of them were quite needy and others were just weird. So of all of them...8 out of 10 were smiling back at me with the...
    prettyjj prettyjj 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate it. The only thing it accomplished was

    making me feel worthless. You know how many girls say they want "cute" or "hot" guys to message them? Or how many girls complain about "fat" and "ugly" guys messaging them? Well excuse me for not being Prince Charming.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 17

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 17

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    IndigoOryx IndigoOryx 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 18

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    My Dating Disasters

    I always mess up on dates so now I really can't be arsed with it all. Nobody screws up more than me. Listen to this My problem was I listened to the "experts" 1) pay her compliments I'm not really a shy person in fact its a job to shut me up so no awkard licences with ME. I met...
    chattychap087 chattychap087 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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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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    I met a guy online, only several hours chatting

    online he told me he really liked me, and wanna spend the night with me, and I know all he wants is sex, but I kinda refuse that coz I wanna take my time. And he keeps saying he feels things for me, well, he has no idea where I come from, how old I am, what food do I like, he...
    sallyzhang sallyzhang 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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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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    A met a guy online who was super sweet

    and charming. We talked, text, and video chatted every day for about a week before meeting in person. We didn't click because I thought he was too quiet and shy so I told him he wasn't the right fit for me. He asked for a second chance and I refused. Days later I had a change of...
    Mo2013 Mo2013 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Emergence (The Psychological Trauma Has Set In Redux)

    It’s time. That seems to be the phrase of the week for me. I have been listening to my inner voice and it has been screaming at me. It’s time already. Go. I mean, there is nursing a broken heart, which we have all done at one time or another, and then there is engaging in an...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 19 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    I downloaded a dating app called tinder.

    But i am too embarrassed to use it. Im not looking for a date, just some harmless banter and flirting. But i don't want people to think I'm desperate.
    justchels justchels 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am trying to get to know people I was in a

    long relationship that ended badly and now it has been over for a couple years now and now im trying to move on and date but i havent dated or tried talking to women in so long i dont really know how to talk to them in a message, for example i messaged a girl basically saying...
    rgagich rgagich 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 27

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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 1 Response Feb 13, 2014

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    I started on OKCupid

    and I went on one date and it didn't work out, he was just really weird. But after that I went on plenty of fish. (POF) I talked to this guy for a few months and then we went on a date and we hit it off. It will be a year in September. I am totally for online dating but everyone...
    SabRaWr SabRaWr 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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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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    What A Waste Of Time And Energy And Money

    i had a friend that was a bachelor his whole life and once in a while he would get down and say how much he wanted someone for a mate. i always had a mate. but i told him he should try internet dating. i thought it sounded like a good idea, kind of mysterious and exciting...
    luckylassie luckylassie 56-60, F 10 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Just saying....UGH!!!

    No more!! Lol
    SunnyGrlA SunnyGrlA 36-40, F 1 Response May 25

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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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    My name is Hannah 26 years of age.

    A couple of years ago I was looking for a black man. Fortunately, I got to know about the site through a friend of mine http://www.blackwomencupid.com Within the next three months I was able to find a black partner. I would like to recommend this site to all those who are...
    hannahhan22 hannahhan22 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Don't think I can get serious relationships

    from a dating app anymore. I'll just check out guys. And I don't like telling people how we met especially the family where I had to lie to my family about that but told some close friends.
    the808heartbreak the808heartbreak 22-25, F 6 Responses May 31

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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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    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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    I met my bf on a dating app.

    Turns out he still uses things like this to talk to ppl.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 9

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    I am very disappointed.

    Maybe it is my age group. Maybe I am missing out on some important information. Maybe I slept through that lecture. But I didn't get the memo. Here is why : 1- a lot of scammers. Fake profiles. Similar story. Widow, one kid living in another country, works on a high end job...
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 11 Responses May 23

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    OK... so yesterday night I installed another

    dating app just to give it another try. I'm deceived.... I may look like I'm picky but I can say that 99% of the guys I've seen are totally not my type. First of all, they all seem to be way too cocky, I like simple guys. then 90% of them show pictures of their muscles and that...
    Blackberries Blackberries 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 14

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    I found my soulmate there.

    We are madly, deeply in love with each other.
    Seneya Seneya 22-25, F 3 Responses May 18

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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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    So when I first moved to a new city,

    and was trying to get into the swing of being single again after my separation/divorce, I figured I'd give online dating a shot. After all, how bad could it be? I wasn't necessarily looking for much, just to get back out there in a new place where I didn't know many people So...
    RisenFromAshes RisenFromAshes 36-40, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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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 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    so I have been talking to a few guys on sites.

    at first, conversation is good. as time goes on, I'm struggling to find conversation. is this normal?
    TearsWW TearsWW 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 23

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