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Niche Dating Sites Are Making People More Stupid - VICE

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Looking for your soul mate but can't seem to find him or her? Maybe you should check out a weird dating site. Yet even a sizeable user base and a dominant spot in the market doesn't mean they've ultimately cracked the code when it comes to solving everyone's love life issues. Many of which take much more specific approaches to matching people up other than by looking at any two users' profile information and finding similarities between them. You might be surprised to find out what kind of strange, highly niche dating services there are now available, with more popping up all the time.

Then you find some sites do not charge women as much. POF tried to correct matters by giving a sequence of events like messaged her, added favorites etc. But look closely and you will see that they have not been on site for months. Next comes the data sharing. Profile one appears on many websites????

Sometimes the same name sometimes changed. Who owns the website?? Check carefully as Match has swallowed up many and although each website has its own regulars there is no doubt that data is being shared. My friend met a girl who admitted that if she was bored she logged on, got a date, made him pay and dumped him.

Her total to date was months ago guys duped into paying for her date. Then no doubt she will demand equal pay according to the ME TO movement.

Ah well I have a second date coming up next week. We will see but the original post is percent right.

Men are becoming second class citizens and they are allowing it. YEP because you expected us to pay for the first date. Interesting article. I don't think anyone's online dating commentary takes into account that most single people are single because they're hearts are closed to relationships in the first place. The waters are muddy because women and men and everyone else on the gender spectrum can make as much or more money than each other and this "independence" has had the effect that crummy behaviors that used to only be the provenance of men is now "afforded" to women as well.

Why be emotionally available and compromise your life if you can afford not to? I was in an "almost relationship" for a month with an emotionally immature woman who had the intellectual and physical intimacy thing DOWN. And then she freaked out and killed it because she is emotionally immature. What does online dating have to do with this? And yet we blame the technology No men are mgtow bc they are brainwashed to be.

There is more money to be made if there are no families and more people get divorced and there are two households instead of one paying for more rent. More water. Home insurance.

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If tjey split all the families they make twice as much. Please many women want to be married they are doing what the guy wants thinking that will get them a husband But for some reason society tells you how to handle and live your sexual life and people actually listen!!!!!!

At this point I've moved from actively trying to passively waiting and am fast approaching the I give up stage. It's time I accepted the fact that I'm never going to be in a relationship or have a family. My wife was dead for 2 years and out of loneliness. I tried online dating. Found this incredible woman. Made dinner for a few times, bought roses for V-Day. Yes, we had sex but it was at her OK. Just made me want her more. Everything was going pretty good.

Than BAM! I get a phone call that it's over - because now get this I was too nice - no man had ever made dinner for her and no one had ever sent her flowers.

She wasn't used to someone telling her she was beautiful and so on I hear ya. You might want to check out some local church groups and see what kind of social activities they do in your community.

You'll have a higher chance of meeting women who would be more interested in a meaningful relationship instead of quick gratification. I think our society as a whole has really degraded and meanwhile there are still people out there that are looking for real, meaningful relationships with someone special. I hear this from many men actually and I feel for them. I had a hard time finding men who were not just interested in having sex.

Guys wanting a relationship were hiding somewhere from me when I was single. I hope you're able to have better success in the future! Tried online dating years ago with no success. Tried it again last year and lasted three days paid for three month lol. I'm an upbeat happy guy and it made me depressed and would eventually have destroyed my self esteem.

Unfortunately, I meet almost zero women outside work. I go out to clubs and such but around here it's what one of my female friends dubbed a sausage fest. I've walked into a live music event with hundreds of people and the four or five women there were obviously with their BF. Met a guy online he was showing interest and doesn't it's always excuses when i ask about then when i mentioned when we can spend time together i get a response once he gets what he want i don't hear from him unless we see each other im not sure what to do next time we talk again.

Met a guy online. Seemed great until he asked me for 13K a month later. I said no and never heard from him again. Originally claimed to be a wealthy European man.

It was my one and only time internet dating. Never, ever again! Well with the kind of women we have out there nowadays certainly tells the whole true story unfortunately. I would never use a online dating site because I don't like them and social media either I would meet someone in real life because I met this girl who always smiled at me and liked me so it's much better than online with bs.

I don't know how the hell i can date in person. Whenever I've felt and been lonely, I've always wanted to cry because I had no company. And I've tried to date girls in person and online and they just think I'm too ugly, stupid, and annoying and which has made me cry. I never had been so sad in my life as much as I have just because of me not having company from someone that i would love.

And I'm such a nice, sweet, and loving little guy and nobody thinks that I'm that because they don't see me like a nice, caring, and loving young man and it just makes me cry just to be treated like garbage by someone that says they love me but doesn't act or show like they do.

I've been lonely all of my life and I've been crying because of it and I absolutely hate crying from being lonely. Our photos are ours and our favorite photos are not to be messed with, no matter what the prejudice of the CEO. If they are not entirely clear they are still OUR PROPERTY and in my case I always find it hard to get a good photo of myself but finally I got a beautiful selfie and tried to open a new Dating Site account only to have the beautiful pic "flagged" by the administration, and undoubtedly because they were operating on the model created by bad people trying to fool other people It is really nobody else's business.

If there is a chance it is based on fraud it is simple enough to get someone verified in a respectful way. But I guess dating is only about consumption and never humanity OR respect. But then again dating IS discrimination on steroids. They had many complaints already. Haha, great article. I will say, though, that it is quite slanted towards a woman's perspective. I totally understand why a woman might be offended if a guy decides within the first few seconds of meeting her whether he finds her attractive or not From experience, I know that if I see a woman or man and I'm not immediately physically attracted to that person, then I probably never will be.

For most guys, I think it's the same as well. Physical attraction doesn't tend to "grow" on us the way it might for women. Subconsciously, my brain is immediately asking itself, "Could I ever conceivably have sex with this person? There is nothing a person can do or say that will ever make me attracted to them physically if I don't find their appearance attractive. Now, there's more to a connection than physical attraction, but that's an essential part!

If it's not there, then I could still be friends with the person if our personalities seemed to click, so I would never run away from such a situation. The problem is that people go into online dating and dating in general with an agenda.

Usually they are either trying to secure sex "let's have fun! In other words, most people go into it wanting something from you. That's why, overall, I agree with you. Online dating kind of sucks!

It's much easier to just have a circle of friends and let them naturally filter the prospects that come through. I have signed up on some dating sites just in the last few months and the have screw me out of about 3 hundred and fifty dollars being promised they would hook me up with lady's and I'd have all kinds of hookups but it's been a scam they took my money and left me hanging I still have two sites that STOle 80 dollars on the third of this month I called my card holder and I was suppose to have got it back but I think they are fucking me too what do I do.

I drove across town, waited at the restaurant where I had made reservations. We met had a nice meal a few drinksafter we took a walk around and talked some more. At the end of the evening she said that she had a nice time and kissed me then said she wasn't really ready to date. When i was searching some why you shouldn't this one helped me a lot, the Answer is: 1 You shouldn't date you might get killed by some weapon or a knife.

It is the owner. I fell for a girl that was riddled with baggage from her childhood, divorce, etc. It may be shallow, but I know what I like and what I feel will never amount to anything.

Online dating also ruins otherwise decent women, I believe. Women who normally would be quite modest and grounded with their value in a relationship have their egos so overinflated because of the sheer amount of messages they receive. I agree wholeheartedly, I am middle aged, petite, blonde Bob, well educated and keep fit regular gym user size I managed to make it to a couple of dates but most middle aged men are looking for women with crane legs and Rapunzel hair.

I have been happy in my own skin and can make turn heads when I am out and about but when "online dating" people seem to chase a dream that doesn't exist. Middle aged Men in general run on the wings of hopes that they can still pull a glamour model just because they are financially secure but nothing special about them. The connection online is so shallow mainly small talk - I would rather grab a book. The author of this article is spot on in my opinion.

I am a plus sized woman and was always been honest about that. I even joined sites particularly for curvy people and guess what!? When they hear that most head for the hills. The bottom line, online dating is not for me. Good luck in your search people. It was actually 10 years ago or so that I last used an online dating site and I have been married 7 years.

I have 4 kids with hubby and I was a single mother when I met him. I had a lot of fun reminiscing about past dating experiences, despite my tone, lol. If we are to take her at her word, the author last used an online dating service "about 8 years ago," and is now married with 5 kids.

So, assuming she met someone right away and they got married right away which is highly unusualshe had 5 kids in a period of 8 years. Not impossible, of course, but highly unusual. Additionally, assuming all that, she still somehow spends an inordinate amount of time with her "hubs," as evidenced by this somewhat angry retort to what she perceived to be -perhaps correctly so - a condescending post:. Even if we take the - married and 5 kids in an 8-year span or less immediately after stopping online dating - at face value, one is left wondering how many happily married woman with children 5, no less would be devoting this much of their time to online "hubs.

For older people the dating sphere is frought with perils, especially online dating, and yet still the best of the worst options for many. To this day i have been on few dates simply because the sheer disgust with the whole approach and is akin to diving head first into a buzzsaw.

The only thing that works in terms of protecting and advocating for yourself is being straight-up on who you are. Online dating sucks. I should write my own blog about it. First line, I read your profile and we have a lot in common.

So tell me about yourself, what do you do for fun, Really? Can't plan a date but they are extremely romantic. Heck, can't even manage a meet for coffee. Second date should be sexual, huh? And it goes on Back in the ancient times before the time of the internet there was something even worse. Telephone dating companies you would pay them for the opportunity log into their own separate phone system for women it was free of course and check out profiles.

It seems that with with every improvement in technology simply highlights the utter shallowness of people. I actually consider myself to be lucky. With all these online dating problems I can see why it's such A pain In the ass to find a relationship.

I use to go on pof and I thought I was going to be on there forever until weeks later I found an interesting profile. I decided to message him. I know it sounds risky but I gave it a shot even people with pictures still lie so doesn't make much of a difference.

Anyways he replied back to me we stayed on pof chatting for a few days until we exchanged emails. Than we started talking on the phone and we met up a week later.

I knew it was going to be good. I even deleted my account because I felt the chemistry on the phone when we talked and I knew he was the one. It was just something i felt. Well let's just say he was handsome as hell. He told me he didn't have a profile pic because he wanted to weed out the people that only cared about looks. Ever since then we have been in a relationship for 5 years. We were friends first than slowly it developed to something more. I know dating online or offline can. I last dated online about 8 years ago Many comments on here would indicate that it hasn't.

I'm feeling a bit duped by the author here, if she is married with 5 kids how could she ever have dated online in the current climate?

That doesn't make sense. I don't think I'll ever use online dating again, it's a waste of time. Tried for three months on 2 different sites, very depressing. Sending messages to fake profiles and old profiles they never delete. Women who aren't really there to date, just "window shopping"scams and catfishers.

Jul 30, - The problem with matching two people who believe that lizard people control the world is that they could have kids who will carry on their. Nov 21, - It's crazy that we use these “apps” to meet perfect strangers (and yes they are perfect strangers). We bestow upon them a certain level of trust. I don't like dating websites for the following reason. Dating websites are unsafe. You are required to enter much of your sensitive information.

Men pretending to be women and women who's first question is "what is your income? Here is the math. Not very good odds. The real odds are probably lower. I have a slight feeling I should probably break up with my current girlfriend online. None of my past relationships online have worked and I broke a vow that I will never get into another long-term relationship because I know the results will not only break their heart, but it will break mine too and depress me.

I've possibly just shoved a lot of "love" into her face saying how much she means to me and other things, so it might break her heart badly. She is going through a lot, and dumping her now would be bad. But I still don't wish to hurt her emotions in the future.

Because that'll leave a mark on me. And I have a few friends online that know how much I've said I care about her and how much she has told them how much I matter to her.

So I will be hated by around 7 friends. And lose at least 3 because of it. Well thought out messages never returned, not even a polite not interested. Fake profiles, old photos, women there for an ego boost, cheating wives and Women who ask how much I make. I'm looking for a relationship not to hire a prostitute! If you ask me how much I make I'm pretty well off you get a "sorry, I'm not interested" reply.

I finally meet someone who I think has similar interests and when we meet she's about pounds heavier than her picture. Um, what part of I like to kayak, rock climb and compete in long distance cycling makes you think I want a women who can't climb a flight of stairs without stopping for a break? Women who set up a date, know we are going somewhere nice and then to a show afterthen cancel at the last min.

Women who date multiple men at the same time! Who does this?? What kind of home were you raised in? It means I'm looking for a real long term relationship including possibly marriage and starting a family.

I'm a tall, fit, handsome guy with multiple degrees a really nice home and a very successful business. On one popular site I was listed as the second most contacted man in my area a large city. It was still a bad experience I won't repeat. If I can't get a decent date online I feel sorry for the average Joe. Online dating is a poor way to meet someone. It's missing all the intangibles of sexual attraction and chemistry. I wasted so much time messaging hundreds of women only to scrape together the occasional date which almost immediately I knew was a mistake.

Had I met these women in person I would have known instantly that I wasn't interested. People have been getting together for thousands of years by meeting face to face. Social media and online is only contributing to social retardation. Look at the nerds who create all the online sites that people are supposed to interract on. I gather most of them would be unbearable in a one on one situation.

And yet they have sold us a bill of goods that we are supposed to meet and socialize with people on their sites. Very risky for us good men out there trying to find love online since the women of today are very extremely dangerous to meet as it is which most of them nowadays are total Psychos anyway unfortunately. Been there and done that.

I disagree with this article. The majority of people today meet their partner online. I met my boyfriend on a dating site Hily!! Hily's the perfect dating site for anyone reading this sad article and nodding their head, because you will not experience the kind of flaky, weird guys described here. I've only had good experiences.

I met my xwife on Yahoo personals in when it was free. Turns out she settled for the first guy that would marry, have kids and support her as a stay at home mom. Well, now she's got to work gets half my income even being apart.

Never again will I marry. I really loved reading your post. Thank you. Every single thing that you said I had experienced the same. At first i thought that perhaps there was something wrong with me. I have finally come to my senses and now know that I do not have to even give these sleazy disgusting middle aged men any of my time, I am worth much more than that!!

Once upon a time meeting people in everyday social interactions was common and practical but after a two year relationship that ended five years ago I decided to try online dating.

I wanted to share my experience so other people have some insight into the horrors but also the hopeful side. Most woman that I met were decent people but there wasn't a real connection between them and I.

You can almost tell even ten mins into the date but I tend to try and give it at least a bit longer. Most of the time my dates went fairly well and a second date was arranged. The problem isn't having good convo and meeting new people which is always an exciting experience. It's the things that begin to be unveiled as the dates progress. Not to say we all don't have our own degree of baggage but many of the woman I have met weren't ready to commit.

Wether it was a past relationship that hadnt been resolved sufficiently, a mental health issue that was unresolved or just not sure what they wanted. I believe there can be success with online dating because I have heard relationships working out between people who met online.

But a vast amount of people who don't have thier own issues figured out and proceed to drag people into what ever it is they are dealing with is a bit discouraging.

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We all have corks, faults, flaws etc but if it is going to literally effect the ability to be in a relationship it's more then irresponsible to be dragging people you don't even know into it. In one light I think online dating has a horrible aspect and numerous pitfalls in regards to types of people wether just looking for a hookup, mentally unstable, crazy stalker ex boyfriend's, the list goes on but may pose hope for those who have an inability to meet people for reasons of shyness, lower self esteem, and less confidence.

Over all though finding your soulmate or at least a keeper so to speak would be far and few inbetween. I don't suggest trying to meet your true love online, for casual interactions though, it's not a bad resource. Just be aware you may be singing up for more then you originally intended to recieve. Thank you, this article is sensible and has a high degree of accuracy.

Divorced 6 yrs ago, I have finally come to the conclusion that my attempts at online dating are futile and time consuming, but worse, emotionally deflating. Unfortunately as an older male, 65there are some harsh realities: where can I possibly meet a lady ladies? Older, single males. People think an older male may be successful chasing after younger women, hardly any truth to this. I have tried to meet women about my age group but online the women, because of their advantage online, often claim to desire men years younger than they are.

That I personally am in excellent health and level of fitness is meaningless to these ladies as my actual age does not boost their self worth as a younger man by age can.

I am truly in a bind. For every ladies I write a decent, cordial intro. Women commonly complain that they receive crude messages from men with no common decency. However, my well crafted, sincere messages with recent photos has resulted in mostly, almost all actually, failure. Just not sure about what I can do. My good friend convinced me and put me online, I met a guy who was very surprised to find a pretty woman online to the point that he was shaking with nerve on our firs date, declared his undying love for me, wanted to marry me and to share my dreams.

First liar was his age he made himself 10 years younger. Truest thing i ever read online. I really am wondering what has gone wrong. I didn't try online dating but in fact something more serious. Online matrimonial websites, which is kind of a norm in India and South Asia. The guys i have come across - such duds, to put it mildly. They lie about their profession, their pay, their interests, their lives, their having been married or divorced in the past.

If i find a handful interesting and try to get in touch, they dilly-dally, they are only interested in seeing as many photos of mine as possible, even daring to ask for ones in states of undress, and worst of all - holding decent intelligent flowing conversation is the most impossible task anyone can ask of them. Maybe the claims were true. God knows. But the guy was ultimately so boring that i wasn't even interested in hanging around and finding out.

I too am starting to believe it's true - all the genuine solid men are married, gay or dead. I too have given up. Best of luck! I personally would NEVER use the internet to find a relationship ever again, but I know of a lady that it did work out for so I guess you never know!

So I deactivated it. My email has never been productive until I used it in online dating site. I can relate to virtually all the points in this article. Moreover, personally the profiles have rarely appealed. I don't know why but I've found a vast majority to be boring. Many of those that do bother to fill out their profiles tend to write similar, if not the same things. I've only come across a handful with some enthusing spirit but unfortunately, they've never responded when messaged [and no, it's nothing to do with my approach; I can converse fine].

I've had a sum total of eight contacts. Two of them were moved communicationally from the site — by me — but in spite of their asking to meet up and wanting to 'chat', one never bothered contacting unless I did while the other hid behind spamming text messages and refused to speak over the phone, despite being the one to suggest it. In the other cases, I've been approached by people either significantly younger than me, who haven't been that interesting or have randomly blocked me after initiation.

On top of that, some had been circulating the other dating sites simultaneously, which made me warier. I've since left my OKCupid open but I'm no longer actively searching. Instead, I'll go to or start some Meetups and social events. I don't think online dating is suitable for me. Online dating is also hell for a man, i have been online for a while now and its pretty discouraging, i am 44 i keep fit, i don't look half as bad and i get turned down by women who have nothing to offer.

The people i have met lie about there appearance, they never ever look like there picture, i have been insulted by some, telling me that i am ugly, look older then my age and so on, i want a hot guy you are not a hot guy. What as this world come to. I was 10years with a women and she left me for her soul mate, faithful, took care of her and all.

I have been single for 4 years now and meeting people at my age is not easy, the worst part is when i go out with friends i get hit on by 25y old women who think i am a military, i am build for my age close to 6 feet and pounds. I have a good job my own place independent and to be honest i stop looking for a relationship, its been 4 years of frustration and i did try. If you want low self esteem then go online for a men that is the place, after that you look at yourself and start thinking that maybe you are the ugliest man on the planet and more.

Post like this one make me realize that online might not be the place to meet. Most people over 40 want looks before anything else and worst most of the time they don't look that good either, i met women who post picture of them dated 10 15y and when you meet them they give you a hard time. It's good to get a different perspective on the subject.

I agree with the ones further down. But I'll break it down:. Oh, sex! Online didn't invent it. In fact, at least thru online you can actually weed them out a little easier as more is shown than mingling at a singles joint. They're going to in real life among strangers at singles joints. However, you do have a point -- people are more readily to lie about some stuff to avoid being weeded by filters.

But this is understandably due to another flaw -- 5! People are more Unnecessarily Judgemental online. This is not pressured online whatsoever, so this is no flaw to online.

Online has no allure for it. There's plenty of people in one's surrounding areas. So avoid that, have recent pics -- and you won't run into that Anymore than IRL dating. Thing is, people are more judgemental online. Their tastes are more stringent. They assume the worst, with a hair trigger. You complain about it applied to you, but you apply it to others and Want to. BUT, yes, it IS a flaw of online. Looks hold greater weight. If they look like their pic, that IS something they can surely go by.

Looks is 1 regardless, but people feel they're cheating themselves if they feel others feel they could at all "do better" in any way. Thank you for the excellent article.

I was considering online dating. You have saved me from a dreadful experience. Thank you very much. I will pass on the online dating experience. I will take my chances on meeting someone the old fashioned way like in our grandparents day. By the way I think you are beautiful, smart and very witty.

Have an amazing year. Hold out for an awesome mature loving man.

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I believe they are out there. I mistakenly signed up for a site and have been bombarded with too many "check the out" messages in just 2 days. This isn't normal. I don't want to have this much thrown at me. In the past, you might meet 1 a week or less at a party or bar. I can deal with that. This is crazy. It's nice to read that I'm not alone in being horrified at online dating. Some of us just don't get anything from viewing photos or reading texts and want to actually meet someone in the real world and get know a real-live person.

Unfortunately, the online dating crap has oozed into the real world and made men think they can approach women in the real world the same way as online. They want to hook up immediately, have no conversational skills, act strangely and admit bizarre desires too readily come on dudes, fantasy roleplaying isn't for everyone.

Sadly, I think this social retardation and attempt at turning women into holes-on-demand are here to stay and women have really lost out on the best of men. I will definitely be buying a cat! I tried it off and on for years after getting divorced and had zero success. It was very hard to get a date in the first place, maybe I would meet one woman out of a hundred messages sent if I were lucky.

I was rarely attracted and the couple I liked didn't feel the same. It's such a waste of time compared to just screening for someone face to face when you know in a split second you're attracted and would like to go on a date.

Finally after I gave up and got on with my life I met someone the old fashioned way who is beautiful and kind. The worst thing about online dating and social media is it's conditioning people to move online and creating social retardation.

I tried chatting up a lot of ladies in public places and trying to line up some potential dates with no success and often they reacted like they were being hit on by an axe murderer. I've heard this from many other men.

So people are being conditioned to meet online when it sucks and the old fashioned way of meeting is becoming less viable. The only people happy are the ones profiting from people trying in vain to meet someone online. I tried to get a partner "offline" but two years of trying didn't bring anything to me so I decided to go online. I am 20 years old. My online experience wasn't that great anyhow. But I have trouble meeting men offline. And by troubleI mean, I don't meet men. I also don't have any friends who could introduce me to people or hang out with me somewhere.

I so agree. I have met over complete losers on line. Liars, married men, disgusting drunks and pigs. I am in my mid 50's and in pretty good shape, educated, own my own home, drive a sports car and most say funny and nice to be around.

I get dates, but almost all of them were with men I would never consider in real life. I put forth an honest and open profile with recent pictures. I get lots of responses from foreign scam artists, men seeking sex and slimy creeps who look and speak like they just crawled out from under a rock. Unkept, and lonely old men pretending to me within my age range looking for arm candy or a caretaker.

Men pretending to be rich and important while living in a trailer. On line dating may work for sad lonely people who stick to their own kind, but for the rest of us, its downright pathetic. It took months for her to admit what she was and I originally believed I had settled in spite of having lots of money, half decent looks but the fatal flaw of having very low self esteem - very easy for her to walk all over me- she was in essence not really good looking which I felt was a good thing.

It's been 6 years since then I'm 60 plus and after raising my own 2 children alone I'm willing to stay alone. I'm never willing to come to any woman's rescue no matter how convincing she is. I'm better alone and OK with that So the online predators are not just GUYS. A very well written article which capsulates beautifully the real essence of Internet dating. I have personally tried Internet dating several time, always on the recommendation of others normally content couples who have no idea about the complexity of dating.

Each time I have tried, I have always regretted it and felt that I was selling myself out and putting myself up for a fall. It's very soul distroying, particularly if you get no responses or the only responses are from sleazy, inappropriate individuals that send generic messages.

It's unfortunately similar to a "meat market" where you are judged on your looks rather than on your merit. I find also that the prolonged emailing of a "potential match" is a bad idea as it allows you to formulate a picture of the individual, therefore, when you eventually meet in person, that individual does not live up to your expectation.

It's similar to reading a book and formulating an image of the individual character, visualising how they look, act and sound. However, when watching the film adaption,that illusion maybe shattered when seeing the chosen actor.

A classic example of this is the character Christian Grey. I think Internet dating has had it's day. The genuine, quality individuals that once used the site sppropriately have left and made way for trolls and sleazy individuals.

Oh well, that's life. Each time I have tried I have always regretted it and always felt that I was selling myself out and putting myself up for a fall. It's a little soul distroying, particularly if you get no responses or the only responses are from sleazy, older individuals that sent you a generic message.

It's unfortunately similar to a "meat market" where you are judged on your looks rather than your merit. I find also that the prolonged emailing of a "potential match" is a bad idea as it allows you to formulate a picture of the person and when you eventually meet in person, that individual does not live up to your expectation.

It's like reading a book and visualising what the individual character would look and act like, and having that illusion shattered when you see the the film adaption where the actor is not what you visualised It is scarier than loneliness. What if the nice person gets serious and it is hard to get away? Good points. But online dating is not dating per se, but meeting someone who could exude the same vibrations as you.

You don't immediately strip down to your undies to anyone you meet online. In fact meeting online is probably even a better way of getting to know each other before having and eyeball-to-eyeball. I've come to discover that online dating is a scam. If you've ever browsed the Craigslist personals, it isn't about dating; It is the passive form of Craigslist. Where Craigslist is the left brained masculine aggressive ads of prostitution—dating sites are no different.

They are the right brained feminine passive ads of prostitution. If you are a real person looking for real love, and you are unaware, you could enter into the world of fantasy hooking up and believe it to be reality—winding up raped, manipulated, and abused. I agree with your hub to an extent, although I also agree with your point that there are exceptions.

One of my best friends met her husband online and they have 2 daughters and a happy marriage. None of my online dating experiences turned into anything more than a few dates, though. I do have some pretty funny stories that came out of it. I ended up meeting my husband at church.

In my experience, meeting online is tough because you don't have the benefit of mutual friends and acquaintances, etc, and I agree with you that people do often lie and misrepresent themselves. To each their own, I guess, but it wasn't the right path for me.

I agree with this article and it is spot on,get used to rejection and also being able to reject someone. I'm actually a pretty woman and in great shape my biggest hurdle is that I am conservative and yes most of these guys are looking for hookups. I state this in my profile and men still try, the worst is when they shame me and say I am no fun, I'm beginning to think men prefer whores. Those complaining about the people they find on dating sites should also look into their own behaviors, what they're writing in their profiles, how they're responding to people, and how their personal filters are working.

I've always been able to find massively intelligent, kind, grounded, and real men online OKCupid, mostlyas have many of my girlfriends. I'm married to one right now, as a matter of fact. I wrote him, which is not my usual style, but it sure as hell paid off in this instance.

But it takes a lot of patience and you need to put out there what you want in return. I also agree with the author that getting addicted to it is hugely dangerous, just being addicted to FB, your iPhone, etc.

Not all men are like what is described in this article. Nor are all women the cliches that are easy to think. I'm a shorter guy, and all it takes is patience and trying to not get upset by how lame us humans can be.

I don't put up how much I make which is a lot because it automatically helps weed out the women I would never want to date. Little things like that can help. I'm often surprised by profiles I read, then see the woman doing some of the very things she complains about guys doing. Another is to not set up impossible expectations based on the false romantic tinsel that we all grow up on in this country of ours. Everyone -- Every.

That's not a bad thing at all; it's reality. Once you accept that, you have a better shot at both online dating and staying with someone you meet. People window shop forever online, which is the biggest problem with it. People also think that there's always something better than what they have, something better just around the corner. This is a basic human condition, unfortunately, but it can be worked around. I've had a few truly amazing relationships from women I met online.

They didn't work out but we're all still friends, and there's no difference between the amount of breakups and divorces on the offline vs. I'd been to different online sites sinceand on my first year of being in there lets say I did found a few real men, some of them are my good friends. But I am not looking for friends, I am looking for a Boyfriend, but all I got was false hope and scams and lies.

So I minimize my logging in to the dating sites and on I met a guy. He is a nice guy and a member of a Christian Community. Though he is not into social media sites our communication is kind of old fashioned way. He sent me a post card last year for my birthday, and we still talked with each other until now through text message or email.

I don't hope for the real one between us because I might get disappointed, if life favors one day and it will come true I will be greatful.

But if not it will be fine with me. Love comes when you least expect it. I run and own my own business and I study aswell but I always find a balance for a social life.

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I have always tried in relationships but it's usually after months I truly find out who those men are truly like then it ends up in a break up because it was a lie. Advertising of dating sites is bs and should check their members better. It's here to stay whether we want those changes it brings or not.

So I'm glad to see all this conversation and wish more than 1 in 5 long lasting relationships were people meeting online. I loved it. I loved the slow nurturing way of old fashioned dating. But times change and now we do internet dating. If you're expecting a text message, it's still a kind of "date. No substitute for eye contact which can tell you all you need to know. If you go into the online dating thing, just know you're taking a chance and that the imagination is much more active than reality is.

Nice looking people are not always as nice as they look on the outside and getting to know someone is not as easy as sending off a text message. Our society needs to be comfortable to be single or you can't be comfortable with someone else as well.

Most "men" in "real" life just want to hook up with a girl so he can bang her that same night. If it's such a concern, then why make it possible? In this day and age, technology has advanced rapidly, so why not use it? It's perfectly alright to go on Facebook using a smartphone, so why shouldn't it be ok to meet someone online and have a relationship with them?

It sucks that you're apart, but from an emotional point of view, it can be life changing. If you arrange to meet up at some point, that would kick ass.

In this day and age, it's not such a big deal. I met someone too that I'd like to meet. Doesn't matter if you meet in "real" life or not, what matters is that you trust each other and bond with one another. I wish I read this two years ago when I was going through a bad patch of dating online.

Sadly where I live they are no men so the only choice I had was to go online. But after three disastrous meet ups I would never consider doing that again. I'm happier alone and if I'm destined to be alone then so be it. Excellent hub and very good valid points. Yes, it's still best to meet someone in the real world by doing something you enjoy -- playing golf, taking a cooking class, reading at the library, or performing in community theatre. Online dating definitely favors those who are attractive and extroverted.

If you're an older women 40 plusit's especially disheartening because the men your age want someone 20 years younger! Great hub. Great article. I myself never tried the online dating scene but I think the bar scene was just as bad. I love what you shared about people always looking for "attractive" people. This tends to be how society rules the world. I think people are much more fascinating when they allow themselves to just be who they are.

If you can't find people that want to be with you, do a self examination. If there are changes that better you, meaning, you ditch the negative thinking that drives people away, then make the change. Don't ever change who you are, just because you think you aren't good looking enough. It's too bad that the guys who've had bad experiences with online dating can't somehow meet the ladies who've also had the same bad experiences online!

Where can good single men and women find each other if they're not venturing online? Women stay with men that abuse them and treat them like shit, its almost as if they want that, id rather be single than date some ratchet masochest or some woman that thinks they're better than me because they got a lil money. Thanks for writing this article. Bottom line, online dating is not what it was when some of these commenters met their loves.

If you have a brain and are not looking for a hookup online dating can damage your view of society. It would be nice if more people let the few good people that are seriously seeking relationships to get out of their houses and stop waiting for an email saying here I am. Great article! Thought you had read my mind. See 37 more comments. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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