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I Tried Online Dating

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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 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.... Second date (yep I ain't wasting time

    the previous bastard broke my heart and the pieces I'm convinced are out there somewhere!) I know him from work and bumped into each other on a dating website. Two days in intense texting (I said texting not sexting) I remember when I first saw him at work, first impressions...
    Bluesrain Bluesrain 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 8

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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 8 Responses Feb 27

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    LONG READ BUT ID APPRECIATE SOME FEEDBACK PLZ

    Hey so i tried match.com for about a month before i got sick of it and cancelled my acc. Im 26 year old guy considered handsome by some ppl. I went out on few dates and was very surprised at how different the girls really looked and acted. I met one nice girl who im good friends...
    braster25 braster25 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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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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    robinwill robinwill 26-30, M Sep 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 5 Responses Apr 13

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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 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 4 Responses Feb 28

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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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    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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    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 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 Sep 11

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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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    I tried it today. I signed up to some dating

    sites. It hasn't worked for me. Maybe also because it's harder for me to find a lesb gf than a straight guy. I'll keep trying.
    lauracassie92 lauracassie92 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    I tried online dating a

    while back but I don't know what sites to use. Any suggestions?
    katiehad katiehad 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1

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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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    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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    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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    I've always had really great experiences with

    online dating. It's great for going outside your social circle and meeting new personalities. I would have to say my most interesting date was with a butcher/ police officer. Very strange combo. I still talk to most of the guys I met and actually have a good friendship with...
    blazeee blazeee 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I tired haven't seem to be working maybe I'm

    not doing it right and what if this guy is a killer or something I'm kind of scared at the sametime I watched to many horror movies and CSI where people die from online dating
    Crazybunny101 Crazybunny101 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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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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    This is an irritating conversation I had with

    some guy who chatted me up.He wrote "I need a break" on his Marital Status, so I asked why.
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I tried it and it didn't work.

    At the first mistake he acted like a child and blocked me. Won't try this again.
    JosDor1510 JosDor1510 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Dating sugar mommies can be a very exciting

    experience for young men nowadays. It can also get quite intimidating if you are not fully prepared for whatever it is that lies ahead of you. If it is your first time dating sugar mommies in person, you must focus more on making it a memorable experience instead of worrying...
    GarthPasche GarthPasche 51-55, F Jun 24

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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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    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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    mynameisnotkhan mynameisnotkhan 26-30, M Aug 7

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    Hey there internet peoples.

    I've been using Oasis lately although to no success, I find it difficult to talk to women without them physically being there. The main reason is that I'm not so good at casual conversation but even then, pushing out of my comfort zone I get a very small reply which cannot be...
    MajorDerp MajorDerp 18-21, M Jun 16

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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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    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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    I suppose the most realistic attitude a woman

    could have towards online dating is cynicism. The British musical artist La Roux's "Bulletproof" seems to captivate the aforementioned mentality. The song consists of having a hard heart. I would not normally side with pessimism, however...the right man will find a way to revive...
    Chaotician Chaotician 22-25, M Aug 8

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    Not intentionally. I knew him .

    We went to the same school then he graduated and left the county to go to school and run track. It was hard for us to see each other so it felt like an online relationship for a while because we could barely ever see each other outside of skype and he asked me out over facebook...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Aug 4

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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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    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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    I'm still trying it. Woo what a world.

    The dating scene is dog it dog, facade upon facade! I'm inly trying to find one needle but il have fun rolling around in the hay until I find it! Bring on the posh dinner dates and expensive cocktail bars! Hey! I deserve it! My last boyfriend raped me of my self esteem and...
    Bluesrain Bluesrain 26-30, F Aug 8

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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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    So.... Date number one!

    !! He asked what's he gotta do to take me out!!! I gave my number! ( yep I'm easy!) Half Indian and half Portuguese... Looked aight but not the same as in the picture. Said he was 6ft in his profile, yep my *** 6ft! More like 5ft8!!!! Turned up under dressed expecting to chat...
    Bluesrain Bluesrain 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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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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