just wanted to know what people's opinions of online dating were.
kinda embarrassing that i feel i have to resort to that, but I've been feeling pretty lonely and want to talk to people
I had a really bad experience using OKC the first time around... and i don't really want to pay for anything...
so opinions? good experiences, bad experiences? alternatives?
Most Helpful Guy
It has been my experience that on-line dating is toxic.
From a male perspective, most of the female profiles are fakes created by the site owners to generate male traffic and persuade males to part with money.
Other female profiles are created by scammers.
When I used a couple of sites I received about 200 messages per week (I counted) from black men in Ghana and Nigeria, who pretended very badly to be white women in far-away places.
The profiles that were genuine were, in my experience at least, of women who had psychiatric conditions that needed professional care.
I assume that, for females of your age, there would be a different set of problems that are equally as toxic.
If you want to generate a few introductions and dates, my suggestion would be to use an old-fashioned introduction service. These are agencies that have a physical office and want you to do there for an interview.
You can be certain that the men are who and what they say they are; the loons should have been filtered out; and you will be introduced to men with whom you have things in common.
In the 18 to 35 age range, such agencies have five males to every female on their books.
Most Helpful Girl
I don't really think anything of it, it works for some people and in some cases they actually get what they want out of it whether it'd be something casual or serious.0