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I Tried Online Dating

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    The biggest problem I have with online dating,

    isn't women, it's the men. All the sexually frustrated, creep and Pervy guys on online dates rapidly diminish chances fur guys who are actually trying to find someone.
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Hi I've tried online dating

    but I haven't had any success in it. I've either attracted scammers, or men who didn't want to bother with a long distance relationship. Has anyone successfully met that special someone and is still with that person?
    brownflamingo brownflamingo 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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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    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 think guys just look at the pictures

    and that's it. I have been on and off dating sites and I'm having no luck. I'm not a bad looking person or fat. I'm an average person. I can e-mail guys and never hear anything back. I sometime wish even if they don't want to talk to me at least write me back saying you don...
    feelinglost84 feelinglost84 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I've tried online dating

    once again for about a year and a three months now. I feel like I have not had any success. I've met guys who have lied about there age, to guys who have had a drinking problem, to guys from who are just crazy and guys who just have issues from their ex wives or "baby mommas...
    catnisswil catnisswil 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    The Flip Flop Game

    this is for the guys only(since women look out for women only)  i had a profile on pof.com.when i had my real picture up,i got no replies.i changed it to a buff dude and the women not only sent me their numbers on the first msg(something that NEVER happened to my old picture...
    irongrenadier irongrenadier 26-30, M Feb 8, 2012

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    His profile said he's a non-smoker,

    but he smokes! I hate smoking, maybe I'm being irrational but it makes me angry and it's a huge turn off.
    FatAlly FatAlly 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I am in two online dating sites

    and have (tried) chatting with so many guys... and man, they are so boring! They don't know how to keep a nice, interesting conversation going! They say they are interested in knowing me, but they don't know that they should ask questions, they don't know what questions to ask...
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    This weekend, I began trying online dating

    for the first time. Even though I'm an absolute romantic, I never had much luck with girls. I've never had a girlfriend, let alone asked a girl out for a date. Either I've been too shy to ask out a crush, or a girl I liked was already taken. More recently, I was very hurt by...
    JoePianist JoePianist 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    I tried doing this again.

    I made a new profile. I started talking to this guy. He seemed nice and nerdy like me. The first day of us talking, he asked me a sexual question. I'd rather meet a guy who wants to know me as a person, not a horn dog. I know I'm not like most girls, so that question pissed...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 8

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    Advice?

    So I started dating online a little while ago. Friday night, I went on a first date with a new guy. It went really well for the most part, but he mentioned that he tends to "move fast," and I mentioned that I don't. (I tend to move at a glacial speed - when I was dating my ex...
    MeNotWe MeNotWe 26-30, F 13 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I signed up for a couple of the most popular

    free online websites while I was in the midst of dealing with my first real heartbreak. I quickly deleted the profile and cancelled the plans I had to meet a guy because I realized how stupid it was for me to risk myself getting hurt again so soon. I recreated the profiles a few...
    rlc91 rlc91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have tried several times

    and it always ends up the same. It may start out well, but it soon dies out for one reason or another. Once a person learns of my personal situation, they run away. I just wish I will find someone someday who will take me as I am without any expectations.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I have tried online dating

    so many times that I have decided to give up. The last online date I went on the man made me pay for dinner and treated me like dirt the whole entire time. He was even checking out the waitresses while we were trying to talk. I found out a few moments later that he lied about...
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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    Let's see... I have said this on the question

    and answer forum but will repeat it here. I have tried them all... well a lot of them and here are my results after three or four months. EHarmony- It's a ghost town. You never get any responses from people and the insane system of answering questions doesn't screen people...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 11

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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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    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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    A Huge Waste

    Time and money down the drain; it was really horrible. I tried so many and the consequences were the same for all. I just couldn't live up to expectations with so many. It started out good for some, but as it went further, I was always put down. I even tried one that was supposed...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response May 23, 2012

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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 46-50, F 67 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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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 22-25, F 11 Responses Apr 9

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    Some of my girlfriends

    and I have tried online dating with disastrous results 10 to 13 years ago. Ninety-nine percent of the males we met for a date were creeps because misrepresenting themselves (liars), alcoholics, smokers, drug abusers, abusers of women and children, over aggressive in kissing and...
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have dated online a few times.

    Somehow I never got the person that I saw in the picture that they posted. One date explained that she had just recently gained a little weight. Wow what a butt .
    son2who son2who 51-55, M Mar 21

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    Hello, I'm writing because I am heartbroken

    over this girl I meet over the Internet on a dating site. As negative stuff started to creeping into my life this new heartache show up as real as if we physically dating and now about to breakup. We had a great start talking about anything that came up to mind... I openly...
    heavy57chevy heavy57chevy 56-60, M Mar 29

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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 6 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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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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    Older Men Younger Women Dating Site - AgeMeet.

    com AgeMeet.com is the # 1 dating for Older Men Younger Women Dating Site, it offers a meeting place where younger women seeking older men and older men dating younger women. This will also set you free from the embarrassment and annoyance of general dating places. Here at...
    sallycc17 sallycc17 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I got with random lads over the internet

    as a 12 year old. But only 2 of them were really official. The first one was a lad called Michael. We were both 14 at the time and he lives 2-3 hours away. Even though we have never met, he was the first guy I fell for.... hard. At risk of upsetting myself over reminiscing...
    24luverofchoc 24luverofchoc 18-21, F Mar 31

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    A few months ago, I signed up

    for plentyofish. After dating a very pretentious man, and getting very unwanted messages I decided to deactivate my account. Maybe I'll try again soon. Are there any good websites? Quality men?
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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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

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    I used to be really cynical about online dating.

    .. until I met my girlfriend through an online dating site... now my opinion has softened quite a bit. :-)
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 8 Responses Oct 6, 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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    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 46-50, F 19 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    And it sucked a$$....

    thinking about putting myself out there again but do I really want to deal with all that crap again?? I think I need to just get out of the house more instead!
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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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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    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 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 3 Responses Feb 28

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    Wow What Elegant Women

    okay so not trying to bash online dating sites but for the most part my experience on the free sites was nothing but girls who were..... lets just say lacking civilized behaviors.... ****** for lack of a better word. if you want to be respected by guys ladies don't be posting...
    Disfiguredreality Disfiguredreality 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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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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    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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    AgeMeet.com is the #1 Age Gap Dating Site

    for younger women older men dating . It is Free to post & browse 550,000+ active members. We have been in the online dating business for over 11 years and has achieved tremendous success bringing younger women and older men together! younger women looking for older men mainly...
    Junetangcc17 Junetangcc17 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Just recently was dating someone

    for 7 months and how it ended was terrible I never got the closure I needed he ripped my heart out and the fact that I'll be 27 in June scares me I feel like I'm going to be alone for the rest of my life but in reality I know I won't.. I just have to patient.. And wait.
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 9 Responses Feb 27

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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 39 Responses Apr 11

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    I'm really sick of it.

    I just want to meet that one person and be done with it.
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    mrvitous26 mrvitous26 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 10

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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 46-50, F 9 Responses May 1, 2012

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    Oh and I forgot Zoosk!

    Where all they are really looking at is your money.
    catnisswil catnisswil 26-30, F Mar 18

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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 1 Response Mar 19

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    I have had some hilarious experiences.

    Men tend to read what they want to see and largely it's often the photo rather than the profile they are attracted to. However I did at one time have a profile that was humorous with no piccy and had many nice intelligent guys who had taken the trouble to read it contacted me...
    Tidedancer Tidedancer 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 17

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It is problematic for girls too, but in a different way. And hell, they can at least get free drinks :-) I am not going to list all the usual complaints (like the need to message...
    janecek janecek 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 28

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