I'm a 27 year old man, who has never been in a relationship before because I was too involved in building my career and had no time for relationships. Its beginning to get a bit lonely, so I guess it would help my cause if I can find someone to date. The problem is, I have absolutely no female friends or even female acquaintances. And I just can't approach a woman I hardly know and ask her out, because that would really creep her out. So, I'm considering the option of online dating. But most people only say negative stuff about dating sites. They say that dating sites are only used by losers who are unable to find a partner through conventional means, and the people on those sites are just leftovers whom nobody would be willing to date. And also it seems that dating sites have a really skewed male-female ratio, like 100 males per one female, and so men hardly get any responses from women. So are all these things true? I'd prefer answers from those who have actually had reasonable success through dating sites, but of course I welcome answers from everyone. Please help me out regarding this. Thank you.
P.S. Just some additional info. I may not be the best looking person, but I'm certainly way above average. Most people say I'm kinda cute, and I look much younger than my actual age. I mean...I'm certainly look good enough for women to give me a chance at least.
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Where did you hear that crap? Your "most people" must consist of high schoolers because I don't know many people who think that.. Yeah, maybe if you're < 22 and still in school and have the opportunity to meet all kinds of members of the opposite sex one might feel that way. But out in the real world there are a lot of people who have trouble meeting others. I work in tech and my company is about 85% male and doesn't have much social interaction with people outside one's own workgroup, M or F.
Now I can't speak for women, because I've never tried to date a guy, but there are definitely some worthwhile women on dating sites. And some desperate ones, as can be expected. But the only way you will know is to get out there and quit listening to adolescents.
And yes, there are usually more men, but it is more like 60-40, not 100 to 1. So you will probably have to be the one who initiates contact. And most 25 year old women on such sites will be happy to hear from a guy who isn't twice their age.0