I am curious, how many of you have tried online dating, such as match.com. I met my wife on match and we married after three years of dating. I used it on and off for 6 years prior to meeting her.
The most important thing I learned from it is that a photo is more than a thousand words and thoughts. It was way to easy to see a picture of a match and dream up a thousand other images and scenarios. Most often, what I had thought up from that online image was far different from when I met them in person.
If you have tried it, what have been your experiences?
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I've never done the match.com thing, but back in the days of AOL I used to hang around chat rooms and find guys to meet in person.
That was when high school boys could chat with high school girls suggestively and not have to worry about being a predator and ending up on Dateline NBC. Heh. A disclaimer for the younger members on the board- My mom allowed me to have guys I met online come by the house. She figured if a guy didn't mind coming over when they were around then he probably wasn't a perv. She was right. Only shy, awkward boys on my doorstep! I became friends with a few of them and still stay in touch here and there.
Getting back to your question though. Yeah. Usually they looked a lot different than their pictures. I was pleasantly surprised by some and swear others used magazine cut outs, haha.1