I'm going to turn 25 and have literally no love experience.
I just don't get why guys never seem to be interested in me or if they somewhat do, simply stop or turn out not to be.
I'm thinking I might get on an online dating site and see where things go. I am not desperate for a boyfriend or have any expectation but I'm telling myself that this could be a great way to just get out there and start having something that can look like a love life.
BUT I have some fears related to online dating:
first I don't feel safe putting my picture up there.
Second I am a virgin and not really up for casual sex.
Third, how can I trust someone I meet over the internet? I have a hard time trusting people I meet in real life so I guess it would be much harder with a complete stranger.
So are those reasons enough for me to stay away from these sites ro is it worth the try?
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First, if you don't put your picture up there, you are not going to get anywhere. Countless people every day see your face, this is a fear you have to get over. I and the overwhelming majority of other guys will just skip over a profile without a picture because we figure you have something to hide.
Second, that's fine, dating sites are not just for hookups. You can specify what you're looking for - dating, long term, marriage, friends, etc.
Third, talk to them first before you agree to meet! I usually talk to girls for a week before I meet them: sometimes more, sometimes less. Meet them in a public place like a coffee shop and don't leave alone with them if you don't feel safe.
It's a strange experience at first but once you get used to it, it's a lot of fun chatting to new people online, going on dates with them, and more ;)1