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I Tried Online Dating

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    I met my boyfriend on tinder.

    Wow. I cannot believe I just wrote that. It's kind of surreal still--he's my boyfriend and I'm his girlfriend. It blows my mind sometimes. He recently got back from his hometown and bought me a shirt as a souvenir. I can't express how this small gesture made my heart swell. It...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F 2 Responses May 18

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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 Jul 23

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    I am recently single

    and a friend dared me to go on to Tinder. I am 40-ish so this was a little intimidating. I followed the directions and put in a picture and started swiping. How strange, to look at a picture and basically say, "I am attracted to the way you look" with one swipe. Anyway, in a...
    rickl222 rickl222 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 10

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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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    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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    Need a good female friend,

    if one is interested let me know..
    Atifkhan1 Atifkhan1 22-25, M Jul 8

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    I'm still trying online dating

    and find it really hard.
    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 serious give up. I tried

    so many dating sites is ridiculous: match.com, POF, OkCupid, Tinder....those are just the ones I can remember. None of it worked...not unless you could meeting flaky men and asshats who just lead you on or just want a hookup 😔
    CharmedAmour CharmedAmour 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 5

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jul 26

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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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    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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    Most of the guys I met was from Facebook

    and was not intentionally to get a date at first. I tried the tinder app but I think it kinda sucks. never dated anyone from there, just didn't find anyone interesting, no interesting conversations... meh. I've heard of other apps and websites but I can't trust it either. I...
    Blackberries Blackberries 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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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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    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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      I am a real estate paralegal

    and work for a real estate company in the city. I love to work out, dance, love to try different restaurants, watch movies, camp, travel, love going to concerts, plays and enjoy life. Looking for a relationship. A man that is ambitious, sincere, loving and affectionate. see more...
    mirandalongfellow mirandalongfellow 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 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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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    amelcc11 amelcc11 26-30, F Aug 3

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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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    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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    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 22 Responses May 28, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    sadguy253 sadguy253 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 10

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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'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 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 5 Responses Jul 29

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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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    Anyone who has crafted a message on OkCupid

    knows that online dating is still a very unnatural act. You scan the stranger's profile, wittily riff off of their listed interests, insert a few choice questions, and acknowledge how weird the whole thing is. Nerve.com hopes to make this whole experience less stilted, and on...
    rsfindley77 rsfindley77 36-40, M 4 days ago

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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 3 Responses Jul 4

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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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    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 7 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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    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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    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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    10+ years later, and I'm still trying.

    .. Sure would be nice to finally actually go out on a date after all this time.... I get particularly miffed at some many of the ladies' titles or essays asking "are there any good men out there?" It really hurts to see that. I've even actually sent messages to some of them...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 3 Responses 3 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 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    Don't be alone by yourself anymore,

    you just need to find a pretty woman /a good guy to have a romantic date,then keep your serious relationship.Join bbwpeoplemeet.org ,if you are a single man,meet big beautiful single women there, if you are big woman,meet good guy there.We can not predict whether you will miss...
    Celialee Celialee 31-35, F