I'm a 25 year old male from Bangalore, India. I've been through a few troubled relationships in the past, several years ago. I'm single since more than 2 years now, and during these 2 years I enjoyed my single status and didn't even try to date anyone. But now, I'm slightly feeling the need to get into a secure long term relationship, which may hopefully lead to marriage after 2 or 3 years. I have only a handful of friends, all male. And there is no way I can directly make any female friends or date them. So I'm considering the option of signing up on a dating site. First I thought of matrimonial sites since I'm mainly looking for a relationship which will eventually lead to marriage. But I know matrimonial sites are for people looking to get married immediately. I'm not in a position to get married for at least another 2 or 3 years. Hence I felt a dating site might suit my need better than a matrimonial site. So I just want to ask, how effective are dating sites to find a partner? Most people only say bad stuff about dating sites, like they're full of fake profiles and fake people only looking for short term fun. And some people also told me that the ratio of men to women on dating sites is like 100 is to 1, and men never get any responses. Sill others say the women on dating sites are those who have failed to get dates in real life, so they're the kind of women no one would want to date. Please advice me. Thank you.
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They shouldn't be called dating sites...you really don't date on there. Instead, they should be called Finding sites...where you find the type of people you're interested in...and in turn they are doing the same thing...you contact each other...email...meet in person and so on. Trust me..after being a a dating site for any length of time..you are able to discern from the truthful...valid profiles...and the fakes. In my experience there are MORE good honest people online than I expected. You will learn quickly. Good luck0