I'm just wondering because I'm thinking about doing online dating. All my girl friends said I should try it but my guy friends say I shouldn't do it at all and basically tried to scare the sh*t out of me to not try online dating.
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I only use the free sites but I've heard that using a paid service is much better. You are far more likely to find a better match quickly.
Personally, I find on-line dating easier because it is already assumed that the person you meet is interested in you, at least to some extent. I don't have to read the signs, as I am very poor at doing that.
Some disappointments: If you use a built-in messaging system, people sometimes ignore you and not answer your messages. But one can get used to that.
Personal observation from using free sites: People tend to me somewhat egocentric compared to the general population. I haven't objectively verified that observation.
I find experience on GAG more rewarding than on dating sites though I am not using GAG for finding dates.