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I Tried Online Dating

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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...
    allisoncc11 allisoncc11 26-30, F Aug 13

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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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    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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    JJPcheater JJPcheater 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    I tried on line dating

    but got looked at strangely sitting with my lap top in a movie theater. It really got weird when I put my arm around it and went in for that first kiss....
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    sadguy253 sadguy253 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 10

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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 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'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 May 26

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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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    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 4 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 tried online dating

    and I still do occasionally. I've met some nice women online. It's hit or miss, just like traditional dating. You just don't know what you're going to get until you spend some time with the person. My advice is to just go out with the person you've met online, but take...
    RichardHertz RichardHertz 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 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 7 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 17

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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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    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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    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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    I'm actually at the beginning of a planned

    6-month stint of online dating. I'm not having a lot of luck, but I'm trying my hardest! After my last disastrous relationship and a year of recovery, I feel I'm ready to try again.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 14

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Just following up with my previous post of

    going back on Match.com again after a brief relationship ended. I met a great guy and we've been together a few months now. If anyone hasn't had great luck the first time, give it another try because you never know what can happen. I'm glad I gave it a second chance! Just be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 9