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I Tried Online Dating

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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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    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 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 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    So a few weeks ago I felt really irritated

    that I hadn't gone on a date in a while and downloaded this app. The app was good for finding local people who wanted to hang out. So me and the guy have hung out twice , and we talk all the time and stay up nights on the phone and he even has future plans for us to go to this...
    jenny832 jenny832 18-21, F Jan 11

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    Just hopped on Tinder

    for the first time in a while. Came across a chick's profile that just said, "I am second." Thought to myself, "Well stop taking pictures next to hotter women." Lol
    m3mb3r1 m3mb3r1 26-30, M Jan 12

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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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    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, 2014

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    I had a actual decent online date tonight,

    everything flowed well and looking forward to another date.
    Kmek3232 Kmek3232 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    It doesn't work out..

    . I've had it for two years and I'm finally awake from my dreams
    Blackdolphin275 Blackdolphin275 22-25, F Feb 1

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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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    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 5 days 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    I've been on many online dating sites

    for almost 3 years now, and still single after then. you'd think for a bi guy I'd atleast find someone out there
    lokistark lokistark 18-21, M May 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 67 Responses Jan 20, 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 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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    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 10 Responses Feb 8, 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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    gingerbunni gingerbunni 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 17

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sooo thought I was ready to put myself out

    there. Signed up for an online dating site. I knew I'd have to weed through the people that weren't serious but what's wrong with me? Some seem nice and attractive but no one is catching my attention. People all around me can find someone all the time. Why am I so picky? I want...
    velvetskies velvetskies 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 10

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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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    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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    blindangel92 blindangel92 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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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...
    sarahccaa sarahccaa 26-30, F 5 days ago

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