I can see how it's an awesome option for single, busy thirty-somethings and up, but I don't know about my age group. I mean, I am pretty anxious (slowly inching towards "desperate", still not there though) to actually start attracting guys (guys won't even look at me twice for the most part) and yet online sites feel like browsing through a pile of stuff no one else wanted.
I really need to start actually dating to get over a guy who didn't want me, but online dating doesn't seem like the way to go... unless I'm doing it wrong. What do you think, should I give it another shot?
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I actually just checked pof and okc and they don't even let anyone under 18 sign up and I don't blame them because they'd probably just fall prey to perverts and the last thing a site wants to deal with is having their website broadcast for some rapist getting a hold of a minor. A LOT of girls' profiles say not to message them if they're old enough to be her father. So honestly you'd have a lot of old men lusting over you sending you perverted messages.
Even if you lied about your age and put 18 it would just look bad on you because then you're a liar. It's nowhere near "desperate" for people to have dating profiles at all nowadays. It's just annoying for a lot of girls to get messaged by creepers so if you don't have thick skin, it's not for you. The main reason guys complain about online dating about it because the girls' typically have unrealistic expectations listed at the bottom's of the profiles to the point where even when I go back and scroll through profiles for kicks... I see them there to this day and their profile's still active.
Plus in your day to day life, you'd get a much much much much better impression of the individual you're dealing with. With online dating there's so much anonymity involved that you can really be talking to anyone. Girls typically think they can "get to know" a guy by emailing back and forth but I can tell you from experience, I have emailed girls back and forth then met them in person and they were totally different from what I expected. Many(guys and girls!) lie in their profiles. So the best route is to typically meet them for someone quick with an easy exit and not be emailing them over and over again.0