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Online dating - works for you?

  1. Black Lilly profile image77
    Black Lillyposted 6 years ago

    Just curious. Gave that up already, prefer face-to-face encounters myself...

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      C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Gave that up myself.  Massive misrepresentation tends to occur.

    2. seyiari profile image58
      seyiariposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      well dating workins differently for different people. what work for A might not work for B. what i will tell you is find what's working or what will work for you and do it.

      1. alexandriaruthk profile image52
        alexandriaruthkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with this comment,

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    Justine76posted 6 years ago

    I have  known people who made it work, I mean, they met on line, but eventually it has to move into "real world" realm...

    1. dejajolie profile image59
      dejajolieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes just had this convo here @ work. I don't see the diff., if you meet someone out @ bar, social event, etc. they are essentially still a stranger. Meeting someone online you can have a few conversations and decide if you want to see them in the flesh... and if not, you move on, no harm no foul. I don't have a preference one way or the other, I am currently dating and meet people out in social aspects and online.

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        Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        i think i agree? i was kinda confused about the question... is it asking about how you meet, or the whole dating process? how you meet makes for a good story....to make a lasting romantic relationship, it has to go beyond superficial....on any platform

  3. Jonathan Janco profile image81
    Jonathan Jancoposted 6 years ago

    I agree with Lilly here. Online you can't read body language or hear a tone of voice. In person, someone can't help but show what they don't want you to see.

    1. dejajolie profile image59
      dejajolieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah but you can read out the undesireables and take it from there, online does lead to real-life if you want it to

      1. Jonathan Janco profile image81
        Jonathan Jancoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry, just can't trust it. Too many spammers and wayyy too many controlling hands at work.

        1. dejajolie profile image59
          dejajolieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thats when you rely on good ole' intuition... like I stated before (in another hun) there are flags people choose to ignore whether meeting the person online or in person, you just know if someone is BS'ing or not. I have met and dated (all long-term) three people I met online and they were who they said they were, just didn't work out just like any other relationship.
          Ex: you meet someone thru an online site, you exchagne a few emails, exchange phone numbers and after a few months decide to meet. You meet in a local public place for dinner, etc. -if sparks are still there, continue to date, if not, don't.

          Potential Red Flags:
          Person keeps putting off meeting
          Only call you during normal work hours 9-5
          They seem too good to be true-no flaws!

          THEN GO WITH YOUR GUTT AND bail..... there is no fool-proof system out there, I think people need to be more in-tuned with themselves, more realistic and do what feels right. Online dating is not for the timid, or gullible... to each their own.

      2. dejajolie profile image59
        dejajolieposted 6 years ago in reply to this
  4. creativeone59 profile image44
    creativeone59posted 6 years ago

    Okay,to all you non- believers, I met a ex-military man online talked on line three weeks fell in love, he proposed,and we got married a month later and have been married seven years, so far, so, don't knock it until you try it. blessings to you.  creativeone59

    1. h.a.borcich profile image60
      h.a.borcichposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations smile

        My husband and I met online 4 years ago. We are celebrating 3 years of happily married. Online dating can work - just be smart.

  5. denverkervy profile image60
    denverkervyposted 6 years ago

    At my age I still believe in online dating, you know I got to know my girlfriends from this site http://www.clickhere-perfectmatch.com, you might want to try as well".... You will need to gain some trust first.

  6. heartattack4444 profile image61
    heartattack4444posted 6 years ago

    I met my first love online smile  I also dated another guy I met online.  It didn't work out, but I'm glad I met him; he's a good friend now.

    Now I'm in love with a guy I happened to meet at a dodgeball tournament.  Love (or chemistry tongue) has the potential to happen anywhere!  big_smile

  7. Wendi M profile image83
    Wendi Mposted 6 years ago

    On January 3rd I will be celebrating 5 wonderful years of being with the a man that I met on Match.com.

    Normally this wouldn't be a big deal, but considering the fact that I've been married and divorced 3 times, and never made it past 3 years with any of those men (who I met in person) I'm pretty happy with the outcome of my online dating experience.

  8. adamareangere profile image80
    adamareangereposted 6 years ago

    Definitely met some crazies, ended trying the dating sites after about six months. But, some of my friends have had luck. One friend did it for about 2 years, then she met Rob and they are engaged and expecting a baby, he's perfect for her. So I guess it's hit or miss.