I am beginning to become curious about online dating. I do meet lots of men and I go on dates often, but I feel that meeting men at bars and around town isn't a really great filter. The guys I am going on dates with are just not very serious or don't even meet my minimum requirements for a prospective partner. Online dating seems like a great way to filter through the masses and focus only on people who have the seriousness and the specific qualities you're looking for.
I work 45-50 hours a week and I am completing a master's degree program in the evenings. As much as I would love to meet someone, I just don't have the time to spend going on dates just to learn that the guy is the polar opposite of what I want. I cherish my free time because I have so little of it, and I don't want to spend it with guys who only want to get laid or that I have absolutely nothing in common with.
So please, tell me about what led you to get on dating sites. What kind of people did you meet? Was it a success?
Most Helpful Guy
I've tried Eharmoney, OKC and Match. they were best in that order. Match I did not trust and it gets tiring sending out requests with no response (for guys).. women get the opposite... lots of requests from guys they don't want:) My brother met his wife there though.
Eharmony I had several good matches, but few. I like how matches personality.
OKC I like in terms of how it works (owned now by match). There are fake profiles, it takes time and energy. Not a high success rate, but some.
you can meet people on GAG as well, I think that can be good as you get to know their thinking and intellect in public forum rather than their portrayal of themselves on a marketing site.
It's harder to do online than in person because it is so easy to mis communicate in marketing and text and easier to build a rapport in person and get a sense of comfort. Texting is a false bonding/comfort. But there is more volume so opportunity online.
In general, dating and finding someone seems harder than ever, not just me saying that but people I've talked to on both sides.
Most Helpful Girl
Yes, @vera123, I Have. I still have my Profile on a Reputable Dating site.
back in 2011, a Man from Egypt had Found me on Facebook and we Began a Wild Whirl Wind Romance by Chance. After getting to Know him and his family better, I then hopped aboard and went abroad to be with them all for 30 days. Things went so Well that after returning, I jumped Back on the Band wagon again. We then tied the knot at the Ministry of Justice. I resided there for a long while, trying to be a Muslim's wife.
I am Back in the States for a few years now, and although I have Not gone Back to be with him, problems in the Middle East have Gotten worse and so on, I still use my Online Dating Site to do Some dating. I have Never had a problem, and from the Comfort of my own living room, I can Pick and Choose Who I Want to Talk to or Not. And of course, One needs to be Educated in Online anything.
It's not for everyone, hun, but it seems to be the Big thing Today.
Good luck and Give it a try. xx0
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