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Online dating .... cha-ching!

  1. purpleangel47 profile image60
    purpleangel47posted 7 years ago

    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! wink

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    askpowersposted 7 years ago

    online dating is not successful sad

    1. brucemoring profile image67
      brucemoringposted 7 years agoin reply to this


      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......

    2. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My daughter ended up marrying someone she met through on on-line service.

    3. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i agree, it sucks

  3. Hernibs profile image57
    Hernibsposted 7 years ago

    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

    1. brucemoring profile image67
      brucemoringposted 7 years agoin reply to this


      Yes do keep the faith your SOUL MATE is out there. I am a SUCCESS story in the online dating thing.

      Good luck,

      Bruce Moring

  4. raineer profile image65
    raineerposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Richieb799 profile image75
      Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think I can see what raineer is saying. I have met quite a lot of girls online, I think it is good at helping people to get out there at least! smile

  5. RecoverToday profile image84
    RecoverTodayposted 7 years ago

    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.

  6. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    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!

  7. R3dcougar profile image62
    R3dcougarposted 7 years ago

    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.

  8. Pearldiver profile image82
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    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... lol

    1. R3dcougar profile image62
      R3dcougarposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol...that's hilarious.  I find it nice that you talked to each other!  A lot of exes wouldn't have been able to do that....

    2. Len Cannon profile image90
      Len Cannonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      *slow clap*

  9. LeanMan profile image87
    LeanManposted 7 years ago

    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...

  10. AOkay12 profile image78
    AOkay12posted 7 years ago

    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.

  11. DanPowers profile image54
    DanPowersposted 7 years ago

    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.

  12. big_C74 profile image57
    big_C74posted 7 years ago

    If you keep realistic expectations and keep things in perspective you can have a lot of fun and potentially meet the right person.

  13. Roffi Grandiosa profile image60
    Roffi Grandiosaposted 7 years ago

    I think there's still a good chance a perosn could find a soulmate at an online dating