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I Tried Online Dating

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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 3 Responses Feb 13

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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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    Been on and off pof for 2 years.

    I have been pretty good at choosing who to actually meet. A few frogs have hopped in but not many get past the screening phase. I have met some nice men and a couple have become good friends. As far as love, this time it is the closest I have been. He lives 2.5 hours away...
    prettyjj prettyjj 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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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

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    If I could compare my online dating experience

    to anything, I'd compare it the IPhone game "Flappy Bird". You see, when I first downloaded that game, I thought: "This game looks pretty easy, all you do is tap the screen, and fly this badly animated bird in between these green pipes". But when I started playing that game, I...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    Worked for me. Married with children now.

    And I get to go to the footy.
    NeilT NeilT 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    So I've been on one site

    for awhile (okc: TheyCallMeMrEd) and it's been mixed results. I do warn about my condition on there because I got rather tired of awkward/horrible dates.What bugs me is when people will message you, pretend to care and then take off. I've even had people delete their profiles...
    HungToMyKnees HungToMyKnees 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 2

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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 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

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    I didn't like it much,

    though. Too many horn dogs and was hoping for a nice geeky shy guy. But did stay in contact with a really great guy, who I'm not attracted to but we befriended each other really quickly, so now we can whine to each other about our non-existing love lives. At first I was O...
    Godess4Fun Godess4Fun 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    Date 3! Yep I had two in one day (un intended)

    Well actually it wasn't a date! I just turn up at his at 12am after my ex refused to let me in. I was a drunk drama queen who slated my skin coulour my body and looks. He tried to hug me but I was too unpredictable. I left date 3's house when my cheating ex decided he would...
    Bluesrain Bluesrain 26-30, F Aug 17

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    Was I being too forward ?

    !? I had been talking to this guy for a few weeks I met online ( we exchanged emails) and we got a long yet he never set up plans to meet. Finally after 2 1/2 weeks I told him I was interested, not sure where this is going to go but it's a lot harder to actually get to know...
    Oneofthoselives Oneofthoselives 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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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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    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 4 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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    Ok so date number 2! Italian stallion,

    but he wore trainers! What's wring with men!?! So I took him to one of the most expensive cocktail bars in the area and repeatedly told him I was thirsty! Yep I took him! But I will let him off soon as he's new to town! Nice guy but he wasn't my ex! Nice guy though. Not sure...
    Bluesrain Bluesrain 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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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

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    What is it with the women on these online

    dating websites? I'm a financially stable, genuine, honest, loyal, goal oriented individual, yet I fail to draw attention from my 'suitable' matches. It's pathetic really. Perhaps if I were a tatted deadbeat with a drug addiction and an Alamony payment I would be worth a...
    MrRustyShackleford MrRustyShackleford 22-25, M 7 Responses Oct 25

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    sipsmoretea sipsmoretea 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I have tried online dating sites before.

    You put in a profile, upload some pictures and then wait for some flunky somewhere to "approve" your stuff before it gets posted. Yesterday I tried Plenty of Fish. It's a bit more on the wild side. A lot of questions to answer. Many of them are sexually graphic. So I was...
    cowboybob41 cowboybob41 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    robinwill robinwill 26-30, M Sep 8

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    Doesn't work for me. I've talked to some

    amazing women, but without physically meeting them, I get bored after a few messages. I need to feel that connectivity in person. I wish it was that easy.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Aug 9

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    A month ago I was hanging out with my friend

    and I told her how lonely I was being single and how I couldn't find anyone that was good for me... so she suggest online dating.. me being a uptight old school person I said no that's weird.. then she proceed on telling me that she had met a few good guys online and that they...
    fragilbutimstrong fragilbutimstrong 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14

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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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    Date 2 with Italian stallion Oooo hilton

    for coffee! I like :) Very nice guy! But I don't fancy him ! :/
    Bluesrain Bluesrain 26-30, F Aug 22

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    I have not ever been able to meet somebody

    online , ( attached is a photo ) I need some help am i unattractive ? I have tried several sites all i wanted was a female to just chat to nothing more , ive used different preferences and post different photo's regularly , am i ugly or do these sites not work ? Is there anybody...
    EjTwinty EjTwinty 18-21, M 6 Responses Sep 29

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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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    To bad they are all fake!

    Is there any one real online lol. Feel like the internet is ran by one person and he keeps making new accounts over and over to try to screw with my head xD Just want want to find a real women that I share Interest with, sorry guys Im in the Army and surrounded buy dude ._. I...
    EBestest EBestest 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    I have been on Plenty of fish

    for 4 years on and off. I meet two men that I spent maybe 3 months with tops. I was not really looking for a man just dating friends first type of deal. Well the friends first deal never happens for me and i end up falling for a stranger in the end. I wish people would take the...
    OneTooManyTears OneTooManyTears 36-40, F Sep 4

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    Maybe this isn't for me.

    I'm already getting annoyed with it again. Last night I logged on and answered a few messages before going to bed. This morning I checked my new messages. There was some from a guy from last night that annoyed me. He responded to me right after I signed off. Then like five...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 9

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    I am currently talking with two women.

    One is perhaps the most boring person in the world. I ask her questions and all she answers them with the bare minimum of characters. If I ignore her for a day, she will ask "How are you?". I am continuing this conversation out of pure boredom to see if she'll eventually get...
    Marbo12 Marbo12 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    It didn't work. they cheated on me.

    they showed me pictures. this happened to me four times. I've also been cheated on in real like too.
    emgal emgal 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 4 Responses Oct 20

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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 51-55, F 9 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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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

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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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    Just did a tumblr post on online dating go

    check it out chanelconoco.tumblr.com
    someoneforyou12 someoneforyou12 22-25, F Nov 10

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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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    It's A Terrible Place To Be...

    I recently tried the online dating scene as it had been suggested to me by a FEMALE friend of mine. (That was my first mistake). So I thought I'd give it a go and see where it leads. Needless to say I wasn't all too impressed. I think dating sites can be detrimental to one's ego...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987 22-25, M 17 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    Repetitive :( how many frogs : buttons do u

    have to click before I meet someone I click with so this meat market browse is over! Tired and just want someone to hug and hug me X
    Bluesrain Bluesrain 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    And I will never try it again.

    It was the worse experience of my life. Honestly, it's all just talking to a profile via email or text. And you're lucky if you get the opportunity to chat via voice or video. Plus you have to trust what to person is telling. Because it can be anybody you're chatting with. They...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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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 9 Responses Mar 2, 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 recommend anyone who has dated a creep

    or aggressive person to post them to gopeoplefax.com and create their reputation. I wish the last guy I dated was on there and someone would have told me about him. I would of ran the other way!
    MaryAnn45 MaryAnn45 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Not sure what to do here.

    I started talking to this guy , we really got along and talked constantly for three days. He "email introduced" me to his friend and then he stopped being as talkative ( I've had to initiate all conversation) . When we do talk he seems still completely interested. His friend...
    Oneofthoselives Oneofthoselives 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 24

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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 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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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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