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24 / F / Iwatobi!!
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It works for some and now we are in an age of technology it's easy to do and as long as you do it safely I don't see the problem. Someone I know is happily married now through online dating
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28 / M / UK
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It takes a lot of trust to pull off.
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ItsMev wrote:

Online dating is a great way to establish a genuine, non-physical motivated relationship. Especially if you're getting to know them without knowing how they look, as we are visual people, you're less likely to make an instant judgement upon seeing them or meeting for coffee.

However, long distance online dating is a lot more dangerous. Unless you're willing to or already planning to move continents or states, it's best to steer clear. Even if you find what you consider to be your "one love", there is not much many people can do to chase it.

Bottom line is: Just go meet people, or keep it to a realistic distance.


Yes, get coffee together. Coffee is love. Love.....
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Before my second wife and I got married I had a couple of online relationships with people I hadn't met in real life. My experience was that online dating relationships can feel intense while they are happening, they are pretty ephemeral. I know there are couples who met online and went on to become real life couples, but they are a very small minority.

To be honest, if it only stays online, I don't see it lasting.
Posted 5/12/14
Online dating is hard. I mean if both parties are both sincerely committed to one another, cool. But beware, it is easy for someone behind a computer screen to lie. I find a real relationship should always include being face to face with another person. You might know 50% of the person you meet online at the most. Lying behind a screen is easy, and many people do it.
Online friends, though, are a different story ^_^
Posted 5/12/14
I've been doing it for the past 5 years, I think...

It didn't work out for me. So I don't have any success stories to tell. Only really odd stories. I just think most people on those dating sites are WEIRD. In the sense that most of them are cheapskates or they have a stubborn personality and always think they are right [or maybe most men are like that... idk].


But I DON'T like cheapskate people or people who can't be reasoned with. Like one time, he and I want to watch the movie, Gravity. I suggested, let's watch in 3D cuz it's only like $3 more, and he was like... no let's watch it in 2D since it's cheaper... like WTF? But I felt guilty, so I paid for his ticket... and he was the one who ended up loving the movie more than I did -_-...

Then another time, I met up with another guy; but he looked older than his profile pic -_-''' so I decided to... not go through with the relationship because of that... [it's a superficial reason]... but I wished he would put his recent picture... it felt like lying...
He seemed like the most genuine one out of all the men I've dated... but, I don't know... putting an old picture of yourself... was sort of like lying... and I don't like liars.



I have so many more stories to say, but I'm too embarrassed to recount them here... my life is like a fucked up romantic comedy anime.




I'm too tired to keep trying... I'm not a quitter. But I think real life is the way to go from now on...

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Posted 5/12/14
I've done online dating... ie. Match.com style where you put up a profile, search through others profiles, message each other for a bit, but the goal is to eventually meet in person (internet as a way to meet people to date). It has worked pretty well, actually much better than the traditional way (where you meet someone in person first). You can filter through a lot of people and find what you're looking for faster (or they can find you faster).

Now online-dating, where the dating happens mostly online, I've never done. It just doesn't appeal to me. I realize a relationship is more than just physical, but without the physical, there really is no point, you may as well just be friends.
Posted 5/12/14 , edited 5/12/14
I personally don't like it. It's so complicated. I need face-to-face affection... And the D. ≧◉◡◉≦
Posted 5/12/14

eikkibunny wrote:

I personally don't like it. It's so complicated. I need face-to-face affection... And the D. ≧◉◡◉≦


How could you say that to me?!

I thought you love me like how I love you?!



But, I still love and adore you! ≧◉◡◉≦
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i've done it once. then i met him later in real life, and it was great. never doing it again. online dating is so so sketchy..

but on the bright side, it's a lot easier to get over someone you don't see all the time
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28 / M / wv
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Ive been trying it for years, next to no luck. Best profile I've ever come across ended up being an ex-girlfriemd who i hadn't heard from in years. Granted that has been a very good thing for me (i missed my bff) but Im still very single even after the effort ive put into it.
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23 / M / In Rainbows
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It's a crazy pile of crap, online dating is very very fucking boring i don't even want to say something about it.

but seriously i love the TOPIC. haha..

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I'm from Scandinavia an i was on an dating-site where i wrote with an girl from Asia, after texting an alot skyping an exchange FB for over 2 years i decided to go visit her. An I have to say she has introduced her family to me at skype before we met so i know about how she live an so on, an we really just had an strong connection. Its now 4 year since very first time, an i have visited her several times an are now in an relationship.

So nothing is impossible, but just be realistic to yourself an don't have to high expectations to her or what u have together, just let it all comes as it goes. It all comes to those who have patience, an it all worked out for me in the very end!



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26 / M / Socal
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Posted 5/12/14
I got no stories, but I'm single, free and available ;D

online dating doesn't sound too bad, well the match.com style where you meed up in person, none of that long distance stuff.

I might try it, nothing ventured nothing gained.
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22 / M / Chicago, IL
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

I've been doing it for the past 5 years, I think...

It didn't work out for me. So I don't have any success stories to tell. Only really odd stories. I just think most people on those dating sites are WEIRD. In the sense that most of them are cheapskates or they have a stubborn personality and always think they are right [or maybe most men are like that... idk].


But I DON'T like cheapskate people or people who can't be reasoned with. Like one time, he and I want to watch the movie, Gravity. I suggested, let's watch in 3D cuz it's only like $3 more, and he was like... no let's watch it in 2D since it's cheaper... like WTF? But I felt guilty, so I paid for his ticket... and he was the one who ended up loving the movie more than I did -_-...

Then another time, I met up with another guy; but he looked older than his profile pic -_-''' so I decided to... not go through with the relationship because of that... [it's a superficial reason]... but I wished he would put his recent picture... it felt like lying...
He seemed like the most genuine one out of all the men I've dated... but, I don't know... putting an old picture of yourself... was sort of like lying... and I don't like liars.



I have so many more stories to say, but I'm too embarrassed to recount them here... my life is like a fucked up romantic comedy anime.




I'm too tired to keep trying... I'm not a quitter. But I think real life is the way to go from now on...



That's understandable. A lot of us had it rough when it comes to relationships. And I get why you think pics of themselves are lies. There are times that we've found evidence of whoever this person really looks like. Skype or Google hangout is the way to go I think. Blame those who likes to set up traps. A lot of people can be really suspicious on the internet. Believe me. And I'm sure you'll find someone that totally fits on who you're truly looking for, and makes things better for you. For sure, It might take a long, long time, but time will tell.
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