Broaden your horizons, open your mind and what do you get? A whole slew of quirky personalities from your backyard and beyond - at your disposal to pick through and find "the one." It's like having another job!
brucemoring here, I am actually a success story in online dating. I was just getting ready to pull the plug when I met my SOUL MATE Lilian from the Philippines. We have a great relationship going strong for 14 months coming up on the 25th. We are working on getting her visa so she can join me in Hawaii. For now we spend several hours a day using Skype video. Almost missed this one......
My daughter ended up marrying someone she met through on on-line service.
cha...ching is right.Even on Online Dating sites, never mind the personal marriage bureau I had in Ireland make money and thrive because they feed on people's ...(unattainable) dreams. But you can always hope. You have to work on it too, however. They sure open up a world of possible matches and thousands where you know after a few minutes of phone talk will never work out. I flew around the world to find that elusive soulmate and always thought Next time lucky.
The Ex dating Guru
Depends on what you're looking for. A quick date is always easy to find. But a great person who is suitable for long terms romance is much harder. But that's just like real life.
You have a very good point here. Online dating has it's risks, just as meeting someone in the "real" world. Only difference is that when you meet an individual through mutual friends, you (at least) have some common aquaintences. With online dating, who knows what is at the other end of the line? Risky indeed.
a friend of mine was meeting an online date this weekend. can't wait to hear what happened. she keeps telling me each time she's connected with someone that it was a waste of time and won't do it again - but every few months, she's back at it. she tells me that many are married/attached and/or they do not look like their photo.....ha ha I don't plan on trying it...but I do like her stories!
I have heard of loads of online dating success stories - my nephew, for example, is married to a woman he met through match.com. So those rarities give one hope - but I've tried it myself, and have to say the caliber of men I met was disappointing. They are the cyber equivalent of the sleazeballs who troll bars looking to pick up women. All we have done is give people a new modality for searching for shallow sex.
I knew online dating wasn't going to work for me when I made a date under a false name with someone else who was using a false name as well... But she seemed to be able to talk about the things that I had always liked so I thought maybe....
When I walked into the place where we had arranged to meet I couldn't believe that my ex-wife was there waiting for some guy. Great... I thought.. first online date and I have to be in the same place as she is... We talked while we waited but when neither of our dates turned up we realised that we had been waiting for each other...
Been there tried it... even had 1 that lasted over a year... Met a few strange women too....
Some of my "friends" use it to find a new woman every few weeks....
The hubpage forums are more fun...
I steer clear of online dating websites, because of bad experiences with them. People lie about their identities, their physical appearances, marital status, and age. Also, the internet is like a playground for predators. It is not the most likely place to find a decent person.
I've spent a fair bit of cash on online dating sites. Like the other posters say, it's a full time job in itself trying to find a partner on them.
I don't understand why people sign up to the free dating sites, some of the people on these sites scare me!!!!
I seem to be having more luck with an introduction agency - the owner told me they reject 80% of the people who apply. I guess these 80% end up on plenty of fish, lol.
If you keep realistic expectations and keep things in perspective you can have a lot of fun and potentially meet the right person.
I think there's still a good chance a perosn could find a soulmate at an online dating
by Yves 3 years ago
What is your view of online dating?Please feel free to share a story about you or someone you know. If you have never tried online dating and you are single, what is holding you back?
by dotty1 8 years ago
Hi all.... have any of you used online dating sites? are there good honest SINGLE men on them really????<snipped link - do not promote your hubs in the forums>
by SEXYLADYDEE 8 years ago
Online Dating has changed the way many people meet new people. But has it made dating better?While online dating has become they way more people meet and connect it also is full of "Vipers" who prey on lonely people. People are being conned out of money and more. And even worse many, many...
by Hezekiah 8 years ago
Do you think online dating sites can be dangerous places?I hear that people post fake profiles to trick people.
by Black Lilly 11 years ago
Just curious. Gave that up already, prefer face-to-face encounters myself...
by AnnaCia 8 years ago
If you meet a person online, what would be the steps to take before meeting him/her in person?Lets say that you have communicated with the person online for a month or two and there comes the time to meet each other.
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