What would you do if you have not dated in a long time and you find it very difficult to meet new guys/girls.Would you then start dating online?
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Honestly, I have trouble dating outside of online. I can't find anyone in my area that is in a good enough situation to date, or network being I moved here a while back. The nice part of online dating is already knowing for sure the person's single. The trouble's involving the people who lie online, but people lie in normal day to day life too.
I've met numerous people from a variety of sites and honestly, I'd say go with free ones unless you're aiming for a special interest dating site like a religious one. I have tried match and not only did I see the same profiles, but I had less dates because it gives you unpaid accounts to message and they'd have to pay to respond.
From what girls have told me on dating sites, many guys just try to use them to hook up anonymously. So many guys are trying to "date" with the intention of sex only and no actual relationship. Plus, the guys signing up far outnumber the girls so if the girl looks somewhat decent, she's got an inbox of like 50 guys wanting to date her. I blame this highly for the amount of girls growing up with a very self-entitled attitude towards dating.
A huge problem both guys and girls face is people using misleading photos. This has happened to me a few times. Girls mislead guys on their weight, using outdated photos when they were thinner, or by taking face-only photos and nothing more. Then they meet up and it's a huge girl. Guys lie about their height constantly and will put over 6ft and when they meet up it's a short guy. Guys also lie about their age as well if they're an old creeper, but girls seem to notice this right away in their photos, or even find out by things like noticing their year of graduation or some other inaccuracy.
If you do date online, meet ASAP. Don't email on the site too long. You just get a misinterpeted version of the person through emails. Talk to them on the phone, meet up, and go. You cannot "get to know them better" through emails. It just doesn't work and you end up building up an inaccurate version of the kind of person you think they are. Many people online are socially phobic. So they can write a good email or text, but when you meet up it could very well be silent and awkward, especially with newer generations.1