I am curious to know how many people out there are doing online dating and if so, what sites do you like/dislike and why. Also, please feel free to share any other thoughts you have about online dating or dating in general.
I think this information may be beneficial to other people on this site so I hope you share. If you do share, please provide a general (but specific enough to be helpful to others) description of your age, gender, geographical location and what your goal is dating wise (a relationship, marriage, hook-up, two adults having a monogamous sexual relationship with no other commitment, etc).
Less information will not be considered more information... at least with this thread. Please feel free to say whatever. :)
Been using it for years. I've met a lot of women off there but never got a relationship from it. Finding one where the interest was mutual in that case was tough.
I had a very messed up situation recently happen. This girl I met that I clicked with the most, not to put her on a pedestal, invited me to her place and before we had sex, I found an empty condom wrapper on her bed. I didn't say anything about it, but then she ignored me and once I tried calling her, she texted me and saying she's not interested anymore. Makes me feel like I'm paying for her mistake.
I used to a lot as even though I'm 23 so should be out there I worked 2 jobs and uni so didn't have much time to go out there. It's how I met the majority of my ex's and my current boyfriend liked plenty of fish as it matched up people close by though they need to work on how close. I met my current boyfriend through there, been a year so going well :) really hated tinder. Most the guys just wanted sex regardless of what they put in their profiles. And even though you'd match they'd hardly talk. I mean it does work if you put the effort in. I mean a work friend has been with her plenty of fish match for at least 4/5 years. Even my dad met his now fiance think it was from ok cupid or match. com
Craigslist is almost pure foreign scammers. PlentyOfFish is mostly cam girls and people looking for hook ups regardless of what their profile said. Udate. com doesn't exist anymore, but that is where I met my ex wife. It was a very good website (paid subscription site) for LTR.
Too many fake profiles (mostly email harvesters/sellers even after the fake Russian women that were asking for plane ticket money to be western unioned to them mostly disappeared) and insane expectations with most of them so didn't bother after I did a few free profiles back in 2001 or so at the suggestion of a few friends. I do browse Backpage/escorts every so often (if you want to count that as a dating site). Mostly just searching for fuckbuddies in Cincinnati OH.
I tried one site OKcupid but I didn't get anywhere with it yet I messaged 10 of my top matches and got 5 polite but all uninterested responses. I may try bumble it sounds like a better idea for both men and women.
Too many guys are just clicking or swiping on any girl to get a response. If they get a response they don't try to engage in conversation or want to talk at all. Sometimes I'm tempted to put "TITS" as my header just to get a dialogue going.
Too many guys not filling out their profile or just saying "ask" which I'm not going to do because it's going to be a three word reply with no further attempt to get to know me.
Or if I do finnnnaaalllyy find a normal one that's not a catfish, they get cold feet about meeting up.
Lots of dead profiles. Lots of matches but no connection. Hookups are easy peasy but looking for something real is the equivalent of a unicorn hunt.