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I Tried Online Dating

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    I found my soulmate there.

    We are madly, deeply in love with each other.
    Seneya Seneya 22-25, F 1 Response May 18

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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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    There is something I need to get of my chest

    and I suppose that's what this is all about. I "met" this guy through a very popular online site recently.. Wow. He seemed perfect. Good looking, seemed smart, was athletic, sweet in the beginning. Then, slowly, he started saying things on text that were either highly...
    wingofthebutterfly wingofthebutterfly 46-50, F 11 Responses Apr 5

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses May 20

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    I tried online dating

    but nothing seems to work for me. I believe it is too dangerous to try to meet someone online. I know there is another way to meet someone.
    elana453 elana453 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 13

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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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    So u lied to ur "best friend" about your

    relationship and he is to stupid to figure it out ha ha ha should keeps things secret if u don't want them found out. ha ha ha
    jakemin jakemin 16-17, M Feb 17

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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, 2014

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    well its been rough as hell,

    alot of liars and manipulative men out there been taken for a fool twice now. I am looking for a real alpha dominant male but I only get liars. not going to give up though.
    Kmek3232 Kmek3232 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 7 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    it sucked really bad .

    I was expecting to meet pple at my age but nooooo it just had to be 50+ guys . seriously how do they even workout
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F 1 Response May 4

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    I finally have my first date from somebody I

    met online. I don't even care if it doesn't work out, it's still more than I had anticipated.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Jan 28

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    Once I felt lonely for several years

    and I didn’t manage to find a boyfriend. I tried almost everything including asking strange girls out. But any of my efforts succeeded. So a friend of mine suggested me to register on one of the online dating services. It didn’t matter on what exactly so I randomly picked...
    EfeFarren EfeFarren 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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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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    At first he was the best friend you could ever

    have. 2 years into our friendship online things started to get serious and asked me to be his girlfriend. However, it lasted 10 months and we are just friends now. I never knew how much of a jerk he would end up as. I never knew how people could change. The only reason I haven't...
    internationalkoala internationalkoala 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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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 24 Responses May 28, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Feb 28, 2014

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    in my experience online dating doesnt really

    work I used to try and online date when I was about fourteen. only I think to get away from my dad and my experience with him.because I felt that I was horrid and no one could ever love me except my father and sure it made me happy to talk to that person when I could onthe phone...
    aliciastra aliciastra 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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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 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 still do online dating!

    Pretty sure it's the only way for me to get into relationships.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 2 Responses May 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 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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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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    Just saying....UGH!!!

    No more!! Lol
    SunnyGrlA SunnyGrlA 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    i'd love to, but finding guy whos in my age

    kinda hard, i kept meet the olders.. and it annoys me
    shalleo shalleo 16-17, F 1 Response May 4

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    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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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 38 Responses Apr 11, 2014

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    gingerbunni gingerbunni 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 17

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    Online dating makes me feel like **** sometimes.

    If I message someone who I find cute, or not necessarily extremely attractive but not horrible, they'll message me for a little while and respond to me with short sentences I can't do anything with. Then they'll just stop, and I feel rejected and it hurts. I've been on two dates...
    idontknow2658 idontknow2658 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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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've tried it once or twice.

    .. It's fun at first But then I start seeing couples out on the street and think: hmm wish I could go do that Or I simply get bored just talking with the person, because I'm more physical. I like kissing and cuddling and watching a movie or going out to eat That's just my two...
    thatcurlyredhead77 thatcurlyredhead77 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    So going on the first date with a guy I met

    online. How do I go about it??? Help!!!! what to wear (3? to -2? ) temperatures?? What to talk about? what to do??
    savysue savysue 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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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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    Jake977 Jake977 18-21, M Feb 21

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