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Posted 8/23/15

splenoidnisus wrote:

As a moderately introverted person who doesn't really like going to parties or out drinking to meet people, there are three ways I can meet potential partners - through friends (ideal, but I'm an introvert, so I don't have so many!), through work (can be problematic), or through online dating or apps.

I've tried a few over the years - a couple from my country, OKCupid, and very briefly Tindr. My favourite was definitely OKCupid. It's properly free. I felt there was a real range of people - I could say who I was and what kind of person I am, knowing it would limit who would want to date me... BUT... that's a good thing! The best thing I ever did in online dating was to represent myself as I am. It helped stop me from meeting people who were terrible matches, and helped me also realise that, as I am, I'm somebody that some people do actually want to meet. It's easy to feel that being a anime loving, gaming, dorky/nerdy/geeky/whatever person makes it hard to find someone, but it can actually help if you own it, and are open about it. You'll be that much more likely to find somebody who either loves those things too, or is at least cool with you being into that stuff.

That said, I'm single, and have been for ages, so maybe don't listen to me!


This is pretty much me but I've never tried a dating site. My last relationship was through work. I'm talking to someone now recommended by a friend.
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I meannnn I tried Tinder but I wasn't looking for anything serious, yet here I am. In a serious relationship as a result from a tinder connection. I guess you know when its the right person. I just tell people we met at a bar...its partial truth
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Iguess some people would find use of it,but i wouldn't since i have no idea how to approach someone like that.
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Posted 8/24/15

jeanius- wrote:
I was curious how many people here have tried dating sites, and if you have then have your experiences been favorable or nightmarish?


I've never dated a girl I was not friends with first.




I could count the number of girlfriends I've had on one hand, with fingers to spare

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I like Tinder but it's mainly just for fun and because it's connected to Facebook it's a lot safer. Unfortunately most of the guys on there just want sex and nothing else.
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I tried a dating site for about six to eight months, then I ironically met my husband on a blind date with mutual friends. The problem with dating sites is that you won't get any messages or many replies if you're not an 8/10 or up on the attractiveness scale, and then if you are you will get too many messages (many from perverts).

Either way, the great problem is that if you are searching for a partner in a database, of course you're going to hold them up to higher standards than the average person can live up to. If you were to meet them in person and think they were charming/interesting, you'd have much lower standards, because you can see that they are a human being and not a catalogue item.

That said, my sister and her husband met on a dating site and their relationship has always been my ideal. When it comes to dating, you just have to try everything.
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Posted 8/24/15

Rinnybean wrote:

I like Tinder but it's mainly just for fun and because it's connected to Facebook it's a lot safer. Unfortunately most of the guys on there just want sex and nothing else.


I was curious before you go out on date do you have a list in your head of questions that dude needs to pass cause I already know you have guts to ask stuff?
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Posted 8/24/15

Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote:

I tried a dating site for about six to eight months, then I ironically met my husband on a blind date with mutual friends. The problem with dating sites is that you won't get any messages or many replies if you're not an 8/10 or up on the attractiveness scale, and then if you are you will get too many messages (many from perverts).

Either way, the great problem is that if you are searching for a partner in a database, of course you're going to hold them up to higher standards than the average person can live up to. If you were to meet them in person and think they were charming/interesting, you'd have much lower standards, because you can see that they are a human being and not a catalogue item.

That said, my sister and her husband met on a dating site and their relationship has always been my ideal. When it comes to dating, you just have to try everything.


This. All of this. The problem with all dating sites.
Everyone holds the online profile and pictures to an absurd standard. You can't get to know someone just from a picture. Yet you'll easily pass on someone who might not be your perfect 10/10
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Posted 8/24/15

Drkhao wrote:



This. All of this. The problem with all dating sites.
Everyone holds the online profile and pictures to an absurd standard. You can't get to know someone just from a picture. Yet you'll easily pass on someone who might not be your perfect 10/10


A good friend of mine that I ended up meeting on the dating site gave me this book ( http://www.amazon.ca/Unhooked-Generation-Truth-About-Single/dp/B003A02YZG ) for my birthday and it was very interesting.

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Posted 8/24/15

pirththee wrote:

A buddy of mine married a girl from a dating site eleven years ago.


Girl? =0 Or you mean woman at age 18 or above? :p

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Posted 8/24/15
The worst.
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I'm sure it'd be my only chance of meeting someone, but I've never put a serious effort in online dating because I don't make enough money or have enough time to even entertain being in a relationship.
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Posted 8/24/15
I tried it when I was 14 I think. Forgot what dating site it was, but I thought it'll be nice if I can find love there. How I feel about them today is nae. Not much to say but that honestly.
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Posted 8/24/15

Rinnybean wrote:

I like Tinder but it's mainly just for fun and because it's connected to Facebook it's a lot safer. Unfortunately most of the guys on there just want sex and nothing else.


Just because it's connected to Facebook doesn't mean it's safer. It takes less than 5 minutes to make a new email and a fake Facebook page.

There's a reason why the term "Lady Killer" exists.
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