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Posted 6/7/14

tonyb13 wrote:

id say if u never have to meet yes. if you intend on meeting get 10 photos and a mean ass backround check sum crazy ass people out here like me that you dont want to get mixed up with.


Gotta get that mean ass background
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I've used online dating services before, and generally I've been incredibly unlucky, but there are some moments where things weren't too bad. You definitely have to put yourself up on a pedestal to try and attract potential dates.

There's twice as much effort that has to be put in for males, since I feel like online dating is saturated with males.

I think it's great for people with busy lifestyles that can't seem to find time to just socialize. However, some can argue that why online date anyway if you're too busy to find an actual date?

But yeah, I don't mind it at all and I think it's a neat way to meet people.
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Is online dating anything like online shopping? If it doesn't work out can you send it back for a complete refund? Now if E Harmony etc did that at least you'd know they really believed in their service.
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I've never had a lasting relationship come from the internet. A few nice hookups though, and a pretty damned good vacation when I was 19. (sexy blonde girl flew me across the country, we banged for 2 weeks, she paid for everything, basically I was a prostitute. It was amazing. I don't expect such fortune again in my life.)
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Posted 6/10/14
not my cup of tea but meh... to each their own

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Online dating is for people who lack the social skills or initiative to meet people in a natural method. You are better off volunteering or signing up for a kickball league because the intangibles of attraction are almost never found in a dating profile. Just a checklist of things that show nothing about compatibility.
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Posted 6/10/14 , edited 6/10/14

creightonja wrote:

Online dating is for people who lack the social skills or initiative to meet people in a natural method. You are better off volunteering or signing up for a kickball league because the intangibles of attraction are almost never found in a dating profile. Just a checklist of things that show nothing about compatibility.


This is both inaccurate and quite frankly insulting. A lot of people use the internet as a means of dating and meeting new people. Some might even call it the new norm. And just because people choose this method by no means makes them all socially inept and lazy as you're implying.
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I have nothing against the people who do use it to meet people, but I personally dread the day when people no longer meet their partners face to face, and most couples are formed from the internet rather than actually going to places and physically interacting with other people. I know I make it sound as if I've got something against people who do use internet dating sites but I really don't. I'm sure plenty of people are happy with it and it works for them. I just dont want it to become the norm.
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Posted 6/10/14

PretearHimeno wrote:


creightonja wrote:

Online dating is for people who lack the social skills or initiative to meet people in a natural method. You are better off volunteering or signing up for a kickball league because the intangibles of attraction are almost never found in a dating profile. Just a checklist of things that show nothing about compatibility.


This is both inaccurate and quite frankly insulting. A lot of people use the internet as a means of dating and meeting new people. Some might even call it the new norm. And just because people choose this method by no means makes them all socially inept and lazy as you're implying.


You are welcome to feel insulted, and I am entitled to my opinion. I agree that online dating is becoming more normal, but I think that is an indicator of how introverted and incapable people are of forming offline social networks of people you might have suitable mates in.

But if you want to argue norms, arranged marriages were the norm a few centuries ago and I doubt that qualifies it as an ideal way to form romantic partnerships.
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Posted 6/10/14

creightonja wrote:


PretearHimeno wrote:


creightonja wrote:

Online dating is for people who lack the social skills or initiative to meet people in a natural method. You are better off volunteering or signing up for a kickball league because the intangibles of attraction are almost never found in a dating profile. Just a checklist of things that show nothing about compatibility.


This is both inaccurate and quite frankly insulting. A lot of people use the internet as a means of dating and meeting new people. Some might even call it the new norm. And just because people choose this method by no means makes them all socially inept and lazy as you're implying.


You are welcome to feel insulted, and I am entitled to my opinion. I agree that online dating is becoming more normal, but I think that is an indicator of how introverted and incapable people are of forming offline social networks of people you might have suitable mates in.

But if you want to argue norms, arranged marriages were the norm a few centuries ago and I doubt that qualifies it as an ideal way to form romantic partnerships.


Its funny when people say "im entitled to my opinion" , especially when your are insulting people.

And in my culture there is still arranged marriages, and i'm glad i found a wife before my family tried to force someone on me. I dont even think you know what you're talking about. "few centuries ago" ha. Its still happening and its still acceptable in many cultures.

So If someone finds someone online, that's great! Its the new norm and its gonna be this way for a long time, so get use to it.

Im married and i found her, who cares how. I'm married and happy.
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I am not insulting anyone. I am characterizing the traits that make someone more likely to use online dating and why I think it is suboptimal. Your sensitivity will not change my opinions or advice to people who are less experienced than me.

I have nothing against arranged marriages either. I have more prejudice against selfish people in marriages. That is a problem associated with romantic marriages
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Now if i throw you into the topic about the traits most girls dislike, you would be under the knowitall. :/ Goodluck to you Mr experienced.
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Posted 6/10/14
I don't have problems meeting women. I don't need luck. The poor young guys here who are shy and unable to face potential rejection are the ones you should save your self-righteousness for. Dating online is the crutch of a wounded ego and little self-confidence. I don't care how pathetic you are, more pathetic men with the courage to take a chance on a woman they are interested in will always have more romantic success.
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Posted 6/17/14
Whatever floats your boat.
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Posted 6/17/14
Personal opinion - Its a hassle if I can't see the person on a regular basis. I don't have time to be sitting behind a camera or a phone screen all day. It'd be easier if I could just involve them in my business in reality that way I don't have to stop what I'm doing to pick up my phone. As Shikamaru from Naruto would say, "what a drag." But there is the exception of them moving into the same area as me, I wouldn't date them until they did though.
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