So I have never had much luck with dating and women, I am not shy and people tend to like me but I tend to get friendzoned all the time because I like to be friends with a girl and get to know her. I've never been very forward with flirting mainly because I am always afraid of rejection and then ruining the friendship. Because of this I just always assume the girl isn't interested and sometimes I can't tell if a girl is just being friendly or is flirting but I just assume the former so I don't come across as presumptuous.
I am moving to a new city and decided to get into online dating because I don't know anyone there and I don't want to become anti-social just because I don't know anyone. And I have had a lot of success with online dating, or at least getting to talking with girls and getting their numbers. I am not scared to start up a conversation but it really helps knowing that the other person is also interested in you and isn't just being friendly. It has kind of opened my eyes to all the missed opportunities I probably missed over the years. I've had a lot of injuries so I've lost a lot of confidence because of it and I do assume that the girl must not like me. But after being on these sites, it has made me realize that I was really being defeatist in my thoughts. I hope that this will carry over to my actual social life and won't just be relegated to online dating. It has also helped me to actually flirt, legitimately without becoming friends with a girl first. It's helped me to cut out the middle man and jump straight to the point and my intention.
Have any of you felt this when you started online dating? Has online dating boosted your confidence?
Most Helpful Girl
I haven't experienced that.0
Most Helpful Guy
I'm not good looking online dating doesn't work for me I tried0