I am nineteen and unlike most people my age, I actually want a serious relationship. I don't go out much and the guys I come across are just not for me. Do you think nineteen is too young to be on a dating website?
As long as your 18 your old enough. Just know it is tougher for women online. But it works. My sister met her husband on POF. com. But she told me that at least 75% of the messages your going to get are going to just be for sex, married guys, too old, too young, etc... so you need patience going through them. don't bother with any messages that are just one word "Hey" or one sentence. if they don't want to put in an effort to say something, they aren't serious. I won't reply to any woman that won't give me at least a couple sentences to say hello. Put as much information as possible in your profile. Use current pictures. I don't bother with any women that just put "message me if you want to know more." because if they want me to make my decision to contact them only on their appearance, then they are either high maintenance bitches I don't want anything to do with, or not serious about a relationship. I have had good luck with POF. com and Tinder (no, it is not just a fuck app) match. com is a complete waste of time/money.
It's a good age, however I don't know if you will find people as serious as you are. Most dating websites that teens early adults even late 20's usually just end up with a hook up BUT there are those rare ones where they find a relationship out of one. for example my friend out of all the sites she found her long term boyfriend off of tinder, I wouldn't recommend that obviously but it just shows that even in the places you'd least expect it, as long as you're honest with yourself and others it may open some doors!
I see nothing wrong with it. In fact, I think it can be wonderful. Just remember to be careful, as you should always be when dealing with other people on this footing, whether you're online or offline. You will attract a lot of jokers, but you'll also attract good people. The trick is being patient and thorough enough to ferret out the truth before you get too close.
I think you will have a hard time finding a guy near your age that wants to settle down. Not saying you shouldn't date online, just expect that most men are looking for very casual dating not long term.
Every type of experience you can have is good. So It doesn't matter if your 19 and doing online dating. Your young to celebrate that and try all that you can. Plus the internet gives you no boundaries on finding a guy. Though you have to filter out the liars. Though unlike with pictures video chatting makes it kind of impossible for them to lie about how they look. I guess they could but they would have to spend A LOT of money, time, and effort to create that lie. I don't see that many people going through all that trouble to lie on video chats.
It is possible to find a serious relationship, dating websites are for people afraid of spending their lives alone and are too old to be out and about finding other people their age for serious relationships