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I Tried Online Dating

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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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    Been online dating off

    and on for about 2 1/2 years. Today I decided to facebook search some of the meets that I had. They were regular guys who just didn't click with me. Some of them were quite needy and others were just weird. So of all of them...8 out of 10 were smiling back at me with the...
    prettyjj prettyjj 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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.
    SoulScribe SoulScribe 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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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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    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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    OK... so yesterday night I installed another

    dating app just to give it another try. I'm deceived.... I may look like I'm picky but I can say that 99% of the guys I've seen are totally not my type. First of all, they all seem to be way too cocky, I like simple guys. then 90% of them show pictures of their muscles and that...
    Blackberries Blackberries 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 14

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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 found my soulmate there.

    We are madly, deeply in love with each other.
    Seneya Seneya 22-25, F 3 Responses May 18

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    Well,there's not much about dating,

    so i noticed this sector to be busy... I want to ask tip or your take on dating women and if everything just falls on the female selection who will she decide to date,mate,marry down the line and i believe this concern and frustration goes with everybody. This is what i could...
    Peteswords Peteswords 31-35 2 Responses Jun 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Over years I tried many dating sites

    and most success I had was from OkCupid. The rest I could say zero success. The best ever contact I had was few overseas which clearly I am looking only for local but I still I chat with 3 for several years as friends as panpals. The rest I can't even get a chance to meet anyone...
    gorantse gorantse 31-35, M Jul 1

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    I am trying to get to know people I was in a

    long relationship that ended badly and now it has been over for a couple years now and now im trying to move on and date but i havent dated or tried talking to women in so long i dont really know how to talk to them in a message, for example i messaged a girl basically saying...
    rgagich rgagich 22-25, M Jun 27

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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 I have been talking to a few guys on sites.

    at first, conversation is good. as time goes on, I'm struggling to find conversation. is this normal?
    TearsWW TearsWW 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 23

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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...
    peach1977 peach1977 36-40, F Jul 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 23 Responses May 28, 2014

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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 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 1 Response Feb 13, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jul 15

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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 3 Responses 2 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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    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 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 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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    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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    IndigoOryx IndigoOryx 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 18

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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 1 Response Jul 4

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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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    Ok I've not tried it yet

    but I'm thinking it's the way forward if I'm ever going to find a man.
    sbell88 sbell88 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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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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    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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    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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    JJPcheater JJPcheater 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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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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    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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    Just saying....UGH!!!

    No more!! Lol
    SunnyGrlA SunnyGrlA 36-40, F 1 Response May 25

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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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    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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    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'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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    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 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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    I am a big woman in Chicago,

    I don't know whether people love big women,I'm a little bit but I treat people good and I have a nice look.I met several people on fb,we chat but it's difficult to get together because we are in different cities!The distance make the relationship hard!Then I received a mail...
    Celialee Celialee 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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