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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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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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    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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    It sucks nobody there is

    who I want to meet.
    notuh notuh 31-35, M Nov 24, 2014

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    So I have learned online dating really sucks!

    ! I have also learned guys are way more pickier then the girls. They want the girls who look like models and hurt then in the end. They don't want normal girls, who are like them. Or you find the guys who don't read your profile and wink or message you that is something you...
    feelinglost84 feelinglost84 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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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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    1. There will be game playing.

    Get over it. You do it just as much as the women do it. There are many well-intended and ill-intended reasons for this, but for the most part we all need to recognize that we’re human and well, dumb, when it comes to interacting with the opposite sex. 2. We all have baggage...
    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    Tried it. Not sure why.

    boredom? Anyways bunch of weirdos on there. Maybe I'm a weirdo but eh I'm not the same kind of weird. If you think women can't be creeps then you are mistaken.
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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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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    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 1 Response Jan 11

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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 9 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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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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    I m so excited, a tall Christian MD asked me a

    set of questions. Don't know where would this go, but I m happy. Feeling appreciated
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    New Year day I real don't know

    why the universe hates me. Girl if you ever read this just know that you are my closest friend, since we first started chatting. I haven't played the field like most guys do with their online girlfriend. Tempted yes, but haven't. I respect you to much to cheat that way on you. I...
    heavy57chevy heavy57chevy 56-60, M Dec 31, 2014

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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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    so I joined a site and met a guy within a week.

    he was the nicest and not creepy like most guys who had responded. we hung out. he was nice, and I thought he was cuter in person than his pics. we hung out again and he came over. i was less interested in him. i havent dated or been in a relationship in 10 years. did i freak...
    TearsWW TearsWW 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    And gave it up. Finding a date was not

    difficult at all and I have been on many. It's too bad they were all crazy, broke, hung up on their ex's, had 15 children, lived with ; their moms, dads, 15 kids, 30 cats, in a trailer, in a car, in a trash can, in a room at a rehab center, were 150 lbs heavier then they said...
    BohemianTragedy BohemianTragedy 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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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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    And I will never try it again.

    It was the worse experience of my life. Honestly, it's all just talking to a profile via email or text. And you're lucky if you get the opportunity to chat via voice or video. Plus you have to trust what to person is telling. Because it can be anybody you're chatting with. They...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    carry11 carry11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    I'm 18 and i'd like to try dating online

    especially with ulder men .
    possyhat possyhat 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    well, I'm going to come clean

    and say that I have been in a few long term relationships lasting nearly one year each. the thing with me tho is that when I meet someone I like, I pursue them and make them mine. then we end up in a relationship. I'm dating one person right now that I met on an app. I really...
    justkyle20 justkyle20 22-25 Nov 21, 2014

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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 26 Responses May 28, 2014

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    10yeargap.com focuses on younger women dating

    older men and it encourages age gap marriage. 10YearGap.com is not a sugar daddy site. Single women are attracted to older single men as they are polite, respectful, generous, kind, intelligent, sensitive, caring, affectionate, and understanding. Many younger women would like to...
    JessieFay JessieFay 31-35, F Dec 2, 2014

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    I am not seeing any serious woman.

    looks like we all here just for killing time.
    manwarkhn manwarkhn 41-45 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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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 love online dating it's the best!

    I have met a lot of people have dated a lot of people and a lot of them has lasted a very long time! Online dating is amazing!
    Fitzpatrick09 Fitzpatrick09 13-15, M Dec 3, 2014

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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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    Every guy likes to think

    that when he has sex with a girl, it rocks her world. But it's probably not true. Ladies, how often have you had "World Rocking Sex" ?
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Dec 6, 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 35 Responses Apr 11, 2014

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    It didn't work. they cheated on me.

    they showed me pictures. this happened to me four times. I've also been cheated on in real like too.
    emgal emgal 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 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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    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 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Last night I went back on seeking arrangement

    to delete my account, and I told my guy about it right after. He ended up hanging up on me because he assumed I was still on that site to find clients. I no longer used that site & was only on it to check my inbox and delete them. We argued about it last night on text & he...
    gingerbunni gingerbunni 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 23

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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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    "If you wanted to be with me you would have

    canceled your plans to see me, I mean if you really liked me you'd want to be with me always" so I said "friends?!" And he said "remember what I said months ago?!" And I said "nup" and he said "it's not going to work if you don't want to be with me always" and I said "I don't...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    gingerbunni gingerbunni 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    I'm no longer interested in online dating,

    such a waste of energy and time. So many boofheads who have sent messages to let me know they'd have to resort to chatting to me because all the hot girls don't respond. Oi yes I am aware I am not Jewish but a few 'oi's really hit the spot. I'm not bothered or upset that...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I don't know if I'm just too picky,

    or if I'm just going about it wrong. I attract a lot of people I have no interest in; I always have. Of course, that works the other way too. I get that. The women I message are probably saying the same thing. That's why I prefer sites with mutual ratings. Even then it doesn't...
    m3mb3r1 m3mb3r1 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

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    It wasn't really me trying I just randomly went

    to this dating website 2 days ago and made an account (I have to add that it was 2 in the morning and I was bored). Today afternoon I look at it again and I've got 160 something "like you" notifications. I was like "The Hell?! I'm not even pretty!" I deleted the profile...
    HelenaMai HelenaMai 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Yep, sure did. Several times.

    Actually ended up marrying one of the guys, after we dated for 2 years. Now we're getting a divorce. What a great story....
    wishihadatimemachine wishihadatimemachine 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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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've tried online dating

    for years on and off. I've met a few really great matches for myself and just recently tried on a dating website that advertised free weekend communication and I started talking with someone that matched my enthusiasm and has other commonalities. I am quite excited though it's...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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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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    It doesn't work out..

    . I've had it for two years and I'm finally awake from my dreams
    Blackdolphin275 Blackdolphin275 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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