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I Tried Online Dating

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    So I have learned online dating really sucks!

    ! I have also learned guys are way more pickier then the girls. They want the girls who look like models and hurt then in the end. They don't want normal girls, who are like them. Or you find the guys who don't read your profile and wink or message you that is something you...
    feelinglost84 feelinglost84 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    so I joined a site and met a guy within a week.

    he was the nicest and not creepy like most guys who had responded. we hung out. he was nice, and I thought he was cuter in person than his pics. we hung out again and he came over. i was less interested in him. i havent dated or been in a relationship in 10 years. did i freak...
    TearsWW TearsWW 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    10yeargap.com focuses on younger women dating

    older men and it encourages age gap marriage. 10YearGap.com is not a sugar daddy site. Single women are attracted to older single men as they are polite, respectful, generous, kind, intelligent, sensitive, caring, affectionate, and understanding. Many younger women would like to...
    MandyWilson MandyWilson 26-30, F Dec 3

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    I don't know if I'm just too picky,

    or if I'm just going about it wrong. I attract a lot of people I have no interest in; I always have. Of course, that works the other way too. I get that. The women I message are probably saying the same thing. That's why I prefer sites with mutual ratings. Even then it doesn't...
    m3mb3r1 m3mb3r1 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 23

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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 Nov 22

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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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    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 4 Responses Oct 13

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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 5 Responses Nov 2

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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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    I love online dating it's the best!

    I have met a lot of people have dated a lot of people and a lot of them has lasted a very long time! Online dating is amazing!
    Fitzpatrick09 Fitzpatrick09 13-15, M Dec 3

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    "If you wanted to be with me you would have

    canceled your plans to see me, I mean if you really liked me you'd want to be with me always" so I said "friends?!" And he said "remember what I said months ago?!" And I said "nup" and he said "it's not going to work if you don't want to be with me always" and I said "I don't...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26

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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 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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    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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    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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    I'm dating the most amazing guy on here,

    he's so sweet, I can truly trust him, we've been through some rough patches and I'm TRULY sorry for what I did, I love you more than anything in the whole world, you mean everything to me and I really mean it, we've been dating for a 5+ months, I love you so much Dolin! :D
    MaciP MaciP 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm 18 and i'd like to try dating online

    especially with ulder men .
    possyhat possyhat 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    10yeargap.com focuses on younger women dating

    older men and it encourages age gap marriage. 10YearGap.com is not a sugar daddy site. Single women are attracted to older single men as they are polite, respectful, generous, kind, intelligent, sensitive, caring, affectionate, and understanding. Many younger women would like to...
    JessieFay JessieFay 31-35, F Dec 2

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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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    It sucks nobody there is

    who I want to meet.
    notuh notuh 31-35, M Nov 24

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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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    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 26 Responses May 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Oct 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    sipsmoretea sipsmoretea 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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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 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 12

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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 5 Responses Sep 29

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    Online dating has proved an epic failure

    for me. I've met probably 15/20 men off dating sites over the past couple years when I've been in between relationships. They have almost all been dreadful. I did meet one guy who won me over. I'm not a girl who falls for lines, but for some reason I fell for his. Perhaps it...
    theirthere theirthere 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I m so excited, a tall Christian MD asked me a

    set of questions. Don't know where would this go, but I m happy. Feeling appreciated
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    well, I'm going to come clean

    and say that I have been in a few long term relationships lasting nearly one year each. the thing with me tho is that when I meet someone I like, I pursue them and make them mine. then we end up in a relationship. I'm dating one person right now that I met on an app. I really...
    justkyle20 justkyle20 22-25 Nov 21

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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 36 Responses Apr 11

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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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    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 Nov 18

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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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    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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