Internet dating


Anonymous
on Jun 18, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

Been single for a while now.. Been thinking about trying out internet dating..

Would anyone trust internet dating?

Anyone know of friends or family trying out internet dating, that led to success?
 

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AlexJC
Why not? on Jun 18, 2012 @ 02:43 pm

I know people who have tried internet dating and I know others who have tried it and actually ended up getting married to the person they met online.

I say- why not? If you keep safe (i.e. meet in public places, follow your gut about the guy), then you will be fine. I don't think there is anything wrong with internet dating. Finding a suitable person is hard! If you can make it easier, why not?
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Vlicious
Worked for me! on Jun 18, 2012 @ 02:59 pm

I know it's a tad scary and still a bit taboo, but it did work for me! It's so hard to meet people nowadays! I have 2 jobs and zero time for dating! I'm over the club/bar scene (which are never a really good way to meet people anyway) and I've tapped out other resources like work or friends! So I tried 3 different sites over the past year (www.okcupid.com, eharmony.ca, and match.com), and wasn't too actively seeking, but one guy did stand out and we have now been dating for a couple months! The key is to be safe, like Alex said! Meet in public places, only exchange email or phone numbers when you feel truly comfortable, and don't rush into anything! You'll run into your share of creeps along the way, but don't let them discourage you! And be persistent and patient! You have to kiss a lot of frogs before prince charming comes along... (not that I did... lol!) Good luck! Have fun with it! :)
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beachbabe
Good idea on Jun 18, 2012 @ 03:22 pm

I think Internet dating is kind of changing the dating world and how it's done! I find there are more and more people who have met online these days and it really works out. Definitely stay safe and smart the way other ladies have said. But I say go for it! What have you got to lose? :)
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ElizabethMD
Worked for me!! on Jun 18, 2012 @ 04:14 pm

With less then 3 months till our wedding. Internet dating, is how we met. We met on Evow when it was new and free. Our relationship is like any other relationship. It just started online instead of a bar,party,friends suggestion etc.
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AlexJC
Free vs. Paid on Jun 18, 2012 @ 04:21 pm

This is kind of an odd question, but what does everyone think of free vs. paid services? Do you think you meet more people with one or the other or are more likely to find a bettre suited match?
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TigerLilly
I use it! on Jun 18, 2012 @ 09:48 pm

What websites have you guys tried? Here are the ones I've tried:

eharmony - I went on a few first dates but it never panned out to anything more. I find the amount of e-mails and the whole process very daunting. It's a lot of work and I don't have that much time. That being said, I know some people who met the person they're marrying on this site.

Lavalife - I went on a few dates with guys from here too. The first guy I met I really liked. We clicked really well! But I should've stayed away for a bit due to his psycho ex. Too involved, too fast and I kinda lost my chance as he's not into me anymore. I think this one is cheaper than eharmony and you don't have all those questionnaires. That being said I only had one "success" out of many meetings. A lot of creepy, old guys message me here too.

Plenty of Fish - It's free! This is what I'm currently using. I have my first date with a guy from here tomorrow. There are a lot of guys just looking for sex but most are pretty up front about it from what I've experienced I don't have many guys contacting me on this site though. Whereas eharmony matches you so you don't have to search for people. Pros and cons on that I suppose.

Vlicious, what site do you recommend? What did you think about match.com?
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Tiffmorris
Go for it! on Jun 19, 2012 @ 10:02 am

I say go for it, you have nothing to lose, but everything to gain. Both me and my boyfriend had tried the whole online dating thing, there are many nice people out there that don't know what other way to go about meeting people in this day and age. Although I didn't meet him through an online dating site, the internet played a big role in my meeting my boyfirend, we actually ended up meeting through the husband of a very close friend of mine, he had been trying to put a cover band together and found my boyfriend through an online musician site (boyfriend's a drummer). A few of us went out to check out a band and my friends husband decided to invite the guy out to get to know everyone a bit better, it's been over a year now and we're talking about marriage and kids.

As for which sites to go through, I think all the sites are the same, many people use multiple sites to get out there more.
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KatelynRose1984
POF. on Jun 19, 2012 @ 03:21 pm

I met my boyfriend on the Plenty of Fish dating site. He's amazing. You have to weed through the weirdos, but eventually you'll find your prince charming. It's honestly hit or miss!
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honeybee7
why not?! on Jun 19, 2012 @ 07:47 pm


Internet dating worked for me. I met my husband on Lavalife and we have been happily married since 2006. Prior to meeting my husband, I did date a few different guys through internet dating websites.... ah the single life! Use your common sense when it comes to internet dating. I've met one or two guys who are complete jerks just out to score. Plus you just have to be realistic with your expectations. Some guys don't "look" like their pictures!

A few thoughts if you've never tried internet dating
- First meeting - meet in a well lit place with plenty of people. I usually suggest a coffee place. Never suggest something long like dinner or a movie. This way if he's a creep you cna finish off your coffee and call it a day. If he's interesting it can lead to "hey I'm hungry, want to grab something for dinner?".
- If you're unfomfortable going out on your dates, make sure you let a friend know where you're going
- Always drive youself to/from, especially during the first few dates

Hopefully some girls can expand on this as to what they've learnt to do and not do with regards to internet dating.
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wingszeblake
YAY on Jun 20, 2012 @ 10:14 am

:) i met my husband through ICQ more than 10 years ago, we chatted online for awhile, then we met, and after about 1.5 years, we got married, and still are. :)

i say nothing is wrong with internet dating, just be cautious is all. BUT make sure you let your family or friends know when you go meet him the first couple times, just in case.!

good luck
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