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I Tried Online Dating

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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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    It's frustrating when I start talking to a girl

    only to find out very quickly that she's a webcam girl and she is using the dating site to get people to sign up for the site. I've learned to identify the signs quickly, but it's still no less frustrating....
    Army0917 Army0917 31-35, M 5 Responses Dec 17, 2015

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    Expatnudist Expatnudist 46-50, M Jan 24

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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 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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    Staying online sending messages back

    and forth forever creating unrealistic expectations of the people you're talking to but never meeting. It's Pointless. 80 percent people on dating sites says we can't meet so what's the point of being there? Nowadays we've got too many social websites and dating sites but tbh...
    babyblueeee babyblueeee 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 12

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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, 2015

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    Went on a date the other day

    and the guy turned out to be a creep. Not going to see him again.
    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 13, 2015

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    I've started to use online dating sites

    and only use one. I've messaged a few guys, but no reply. I thought maybe one would have replied. I mean, I'm not ugly or anything, though I don't think I'm good looking either.
    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 10 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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    And,,,it is how I met my

    now hubby 14 years ago off of Kiss.com.Before him though,it was like a big old candy shop,soon many guys a different date each week.. but it got so icky ..lol..till him:)
    Fabulissa Fabulissa 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 18

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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'm debating on whether

    or not I want to keep going on dates and meeting new people that way or not. Pictures can be deceiving and you can't tell much about personality from a short lived conversation. I like to go out to movies with guys because it gives us common ground to talk and if after the...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I'm on POF and no girl ever responds back to my

    messages, I rarely get any messages, and I was just blocked after saying hi to someone on there! Seriously?? What do you women want?
    chasingMonday chasingMonday 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    ThatsummerIforgot ThatsummerIforgot 16-17, F 14 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    I've found my zen. I have reached online

    dating nirvana... When I look through all the profiles and I notice how many girls I find myself attracted too. And not just like, oh she's hot kind of attraction. But a more like, I think she's attractive, plus she's my type and she's possibly on my level. Those people are...
    thenicholasexperience thenicholasexperience 31-35, M Jan 31

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    OK, here goes.... After 50 it gets

    even more interesting! I have tried Plenty of Fish, and when I took down and cancelled my account lo and behold, two months later, they have billed Pay Pal. There is not any way to end the relationship with the web site! I am having it investigated right now. I am intelligent...
    rosieshuman rosieshuman 56-60, F 5 Responses Sep 30, 2015

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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 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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    It was a lovely experience,

    started off strong, 4 years later got cheated on. Lol. I would def it again! No seriously, I totally would, some may say I'm stupid to repeat the same mistake....but I look at it as dedication and not accepting failure!
    TwistedCognition TwistedCognition 36-40, M Jan 5

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    I was always told how online dating was

    for desperate people or people who were socially awkward, as well as people who looking to prey upon unsuspecting victims. Moreover, some people mentioned the thing of being disappointed by catfishing, and this was before catfishing was called catfishing before it was a thing...
    brownowleyes brownowleyes 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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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 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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    ftby9515 ftby9515 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 6, 2015

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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, 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, 2014

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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...
    emilyccaa emilyccaa 26-30, F Dec 8, 2015

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    I'm a 67 attractive woman,

    blond, petite, who belies my years in maintaining a youthful in appearance, and slender & fit. I had tried out some of the dating sites, adding an updated and honest photo of myself. I don't lie about my age to look for a guy within my own age bracket, or somewhat younger.Many...
    jo48gro jo48gro 61-65, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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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...
    julieccaa11 julieccaa11 26-30, F Dec 10, 2015

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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, 2015

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    So today I attempted to go on my "third tinder

    date" first one: the guy never showed up and claimed he fell asleep, second one went okay until he mentioned he asked me my opinion about how long you should date before you get engaged/married and he seemed creepy after that considering I just met him in person! And finally...
    cl20 cl20 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 19, 2015

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    I've signed myself up

    for a few dating sites over the years. Kind of hard for me though because I'm quite shy and most of the time I can never make the first move to contact women that peak my interest which always stuffs me up.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6

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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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    Impossible to work; app,

    fees, or even for free.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Dec 10, 2015

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    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle 36-40, M Jan 26

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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 will admit it openly one of the pet peeves I

    have for the dating universe is when a woman is no longer in her physical prime been through every horrifying relationship imaginable and now decides that she wants a quality man after exhausting herself mentally physically emotionally and spiritually with men who played with...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've been into dating sites

    when I was younger. I mean, when I was like 14... up until 17, I guess. It has been my pastime, plus I really enjoy it because I have no life outside the internet. I almost had an online relationship when I was 16. But that just didn't work at all. I stopped because I got busy...
    aLittleLamp aLittleLamp 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    But it hasn't done me any good.

    So many women out there say they're looking for a good guy. But I just get ignored. Meanwhile, all of my coworkers who are women can't believe I'm single- I won't date coworkers. So, obviously my charms aren't communicating across the internet. I've been doing the online dating...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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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 65 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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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 8 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    33 years Man looking

    for women to date online if ur interested message me
    sexydom33 sexydom33 31-35, M Dec 10, 2015

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    Tinder,Skout,POF..are similar.

    (I still have keep Okcupid cos at least i've met two guys on this site in a six months.ZERO on other sites) In my case,i couldn't find a guy who match me,i mean we matched as liking pics. But how do you know about people untill you literally talk them and get to know... Well...
    babyblueeee babyblueeee 31-35, F 10 Responses Jan 24

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    some years back when I first came to the social

    media I was greatly insulted there were so many lovely ladies who stopped by my profile even after I sent a message but didn't bother to actually respond. it wasn't until I started actually visiting their profiles looking at the post that reflect their mind and their photos...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Nowadays many single peoples,

    especially if you are over 30,we are on dating site due to technologie's improvement. Cos it's getting harder to get natural enviroment. Everybody can't stay away from phone, even in toilet,in public,with friends,text back while middle of the conversation. I'm stick with my...
    babyblueeee babyblueeee 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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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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