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I Tried Online Dating

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    A few months ago, I signed up for plentyofish. After dating a very pretentious man, and getting very unwanted messages I decided to deactivate my account. Maybe I'll try again soon...
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    And it sucked a$$....thinking about putting myself out there again but do I really want to deal with all that crap again?? I think I need to just get out of the house more instead...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I used to be really cynical about online dating... until I met my girlfriend through an online dating site... now my opinion has softened quite a bit. :-)
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 day ago

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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...
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 9 Responses Feb 27

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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...
    luckylassie luckylassie 51-55, F 6 Responses Feb 8, 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...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    The Flip Flop Game - this is for the guys only(since women look out for women only)  i had a profile on pof.com.when i had my real picture up,i got no replies.i changed it to a...
    irongrenadier irongrenadier 26-30, M Feb 8, 2012

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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...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987 22-25, M 17 Responses Dec 15, 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...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 9 Responses May 1, 2012

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    The biggest problem I have with online dating, isn't women, it's the men. All the sexually frustrated, creep and Pervy guys on online dates rapidly diminish chances fur guys who...
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M 2 Responses a week 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...
    Theasianexperience Theasianexperience 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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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...
    Alice0509 Alice0509 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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    I've tried online dating once again for about a year and a three months now. I feel like I have not had any success. I've met guys who have lied about there age, to guys who have...
    catnisswil catnisswil 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18

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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...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    If you've been following my experiences, you'll know that I recently started online dating for the first time. After nearly getting scammed on Match.com, I decided to stay away...
    JoePianist JoePianist 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I'm really sick of it. I just want to meet that one person and be done with it.
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I got with random lads over the internet as a 12 year old. But only 2 of them were really official. The first one was a lad called Michael. We were both 14 at the time and he...
    24luverofchoc 24luverofchoc 18-21, F Mar 31

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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...
    irongrenadier irongrenadier 26-30, M 7 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    Hi I've tried online dating but I haven't had any success in it. I've either attracted scammers, or men who didn't want to bother with a long distance relationship. Has anyone...
    brownflamingo brownflamingo 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Older Men Younger Women Dating Site - AgeMeet.com AgeMeet.com is the # 1 dating for Older Men Younger Women Dating Site, it offers a meeting place where younger women seeking older...
    sallycc17 sallycc17 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 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...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 10 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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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...
    SuriPokemon SuriPokemon 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    A Huge Waste - Time and money down the drain; it was really horrible. I tried so many and the consequences were the same for all. I just couldn't live up to expectations with so...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response May 23, 2012

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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...
    JoePianist JoePianist 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 9

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    I signed up for a couple of the most popular free online websites while I was in the midst of dealing with my first real heartbreak. I quickly deleted the profile and cancelled the...
    rlc91 rlc91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    What is your opinion of online dating?
    mrvitous26 mrvitous26 26-30, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have tried several times and it always ends up the same. It may start out well, but it soon dies out for one reason or another. Once a person learns of my personal situation...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Hello, I'm writing because I am heartbroken over this girl I meet over the Internet on a dating site. As negative stuff started to creeping into my life this new heartache show up...
    heavy57chevy heavy57chevy 56-60, M Mar 29

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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...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 19 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    Advice? - So I started dating online a little while ago. Friday night, I went on a first date with a new guy. It went really well for the most part, but he mentioned that he tends...
    MeNotWe MeNotWe 26-30, F 13 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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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...
    Floydian Floydian 22-25, M 12 Responses Aug 10, 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...
    prettyjj prettyjj 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 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...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 39 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have dated online a few times. Somehow I never got the person that I saw in the picture that they posted. One date explained that she had just recently gained a little weight...
    son2who son2who 51-55, M Mar 21

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older men younger women relationship. Younger women are more vibrant, more full of life and that energy can spill over onto you...
    BB0729 BB0729 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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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...
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I think guys just look at the pictures and that's it. I have been on and off dating sites and I'm having no luck. I'm not a bad looking person or fat. I'm an average person. I...
    feelinglost84 feelinglost84 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I have had some hilarious experiences. Men tend to read what they want to see and largely it's often the photo rather than the profile they are attracted to. However I did at one...
    Tidedancer Tidedancer 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    AgeMeet.com is the #1 Age Gap Dating Site for younger women older men dating . It is Free to post & browse 550,000+ active members. We have been in the online dating business for...
    Junetangcc17 Junetangcc17 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Oh and I forgot Zoosk! Where all they are really looking at is your money.
    catnisswil catnisswil 26-30, F Mar 18

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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...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 67 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    Let's see... I have said this on the question and answer forum but will repeat it here. I have tried them all... well a lot of them and here are my results after three or four...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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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...
    3rdbct187thRakkasan 3rdbct187thRakkasan 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    I tried doing this again. I made a new profile. I started talking to this guy. He seemed nice and nerdy like me. The first day of us talking, he asked me a sexual question. I'd...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 7 Responses a week ago

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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...
    TheDarkTower TheDarkTower 31-35, M 9 Responses Mar 2, 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...
    gingerbunni gingerbunni 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Wow What Elegant Women - okay so not trying to bash online dating sites but for the most part my experience on the free sites was nothing but girls who were..... lets just say...
    Disfiguredreality Disfiguredreality 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    His profile said he's a non-smoker, but he smokes! I hate smoking, maybe I'm being irrational but it makes me angry and it's a huge turn off.
    FatAlly FatAlly 31-35, F 2 Responses a week 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...
    TreadingWater TreadingWater 31-35, F 21 Responses Aug 5, 2008

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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...
    moxill moxill 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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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...
    WaSrD WaSrD 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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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...
    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago