In my experience with online dating you usually talk for a few days online, trade phone numbers talk for a few more days and then just fall off the face of the planet without ever meeting in person. What's the point of online dating if you don't actually have any intention of ever meeting anyone in person?
Most Helpful Guy
That sort of behavior is why I stayed away from free online dating sites.
When I was looking for new relationship after my first marriage ended in divorce, I decided to join eHarmony.
I chose eHarmony for two reasons:
1) They focused on putting together compatible matches.
2) It was a paid site. That meant that the women I was matched with had to pay too. Money makes many people more serious. Nobody pays $150 just to fuck around.
Anyway, I chose a 1 year membership as that was the best deal and I wanted to commit to the process the eHarmony way.
Seven months later, I was matched with a woman I would one day marry. @GraySailorsBride and I have been happily married for 9 years as of June of this year. I love her as much today as the day we were wed. As far as I'm concerned, our honeymoon phase is still going strong.3
Most Helpful Girl
I think a lot of people use it as a way to feel like they have the support and 'love' of someone else, minus all the possible problems, stress, and responsibilities that face to face relationships can bring. Kind of like a more convenient alternative, another way to feel like you belong?1