I've been on online dating for 2 weeks... I still don't know how I feel about it yet. I'm very picky and I won't just talk to anyone. What do you think about it?
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In the movie Sneakers the thing that blows the girl's cover is the line, "This is the last time I'll try computer dating again" and the villain replies, "A computer matched you with him? I don't believe it. Search the building!"
Hollywood antics aside, do not underestimate the precision of a mate you can find using a well articulated matching system. Several people I know are extremely happy after doing it (okcupid was popular for them), and one is married with children as a result of it. Another fellow I know found love after his wife died using computer assisted dating.
The internet aspect, however, is the part to watchout for. That is where you get the trolls, the guys just trying to message you for sex, and so on. You have to draw things out and see who is serious and who isn't, and obviously meet in a public place at first. Don't give out your personal information until you trust them with it, including your address or cell.
I think it is a good way to save time. It is structured and methodical. Why run around randomly in some locale? Maybe that place isn't going to have good mates for you.
I do believe in online dating as a solution for people, but of course it is no substitute for common sense. I also do not believe in "online relationships" which I think are different than computer assisted matching services, and the two should not be confused.
Also, forget Skype & all that crap. It weeds out the lazy people who just want to webcam you or see your privates.0