I've been a member of 5 different online dating sites over the past year and a half and have yet to meet anyone face to face. I've only gotten as far as half a dozen phone numbers. I'm really thinking that this is a complete waste of my time. How do men benefit from online dating (I'm willing to hear some advice, lol)?
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Honestly, it's hard to say whether or not it is or isn't a waste of time. I'm in your shoes though; currently, I'm registered on three or four different on-line dating websites, and I never get any bites on any of them. I spend tedious amounts of time re-writing my profiles, adding new pictures all of the time, messaging people that I find interesting, etc. and I never get anything. Most of the time, I never even get replies to the messages that I send; they simply read them and delete them.
I've know quite a few people who have gone onto on-line dating sites like I have, my Mother included, and the majority of them have run into the same problems that I have, and have eventually ended up becoming so frustrated with the sites that they give up hope on them. However, that's not to say that that's been the case for ALL of said people; one of my friends used to get countless profile views per day, messages and flirts like crazy, and would never have any trouble meeting people on the sites. Perhaps it's because he's good looking and rich though...
The bottom line is that it varies from person to person. The majority of people won't have any luck on those kinds of websites, and if you're looking at any that require you to subscribe to them, meaning pay them to use their services, then I highly advise you NOT to do so, as it's a waste of time and money, and will only leave your frustrated, with less money in your pockets in the long run. If you're not having any luck on these on-line dating websites, I think it'd be a better, more effective use of your time for you to try going out to a couple of bars or clubs every now and then, and trying to meet someone in person. Odds are you'll have much better luck that way anyways, as on-line, people can be anybody they want to be, and may not even look like who they portray themselves to in their profile.
Generally speaking, it's just a better idea to try and meet people face-to-face, as then you instantly have an idea of who they are.0