Recently I met a really nice guy through online dating and I'm too embarrassed to admit it to anyone. I haven't even told anyone about him. When I go out, I tell my parents (yes I still live at home at 22. Grad students don't get paid that much) that I'm hanging out with some friends or I'm studying or some other lame excuse. But they're getting suspicious because I'm going out more than normal and I'm breaking out of my pattern.
Recently, my mom even accused me of using online dating. Who knows if she knows the truth or not. Maybe someone told her they saw me on it. I don't know. But course I denied it and got very defensive about it. So I've cut back on seeing him and it hurts cause I really do like him and wouldn't have met him otherwise.
Is anyone else embarrassed about paying to meet people?
Any advice on how to get my mom to back off with the questions?
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This is the millennium you shouldn't be embarrassed about online dating. I've tried a free trial on true.com and I'm currently using okcupid. Its hard to meet people through friends for some people because their friends have moved to colleges far away or are busy working and being in a relationship. At bars and clubs you will only meet people that want to have one-night-stands or have a FWB relationship. And for a lot of people its hard to walk up to a person they find attractive and ask them out in public.3