Dating online

Discussion in Misc & Others started by Dora M • Mar 19, 2014.

  1. Dora M

    Dora MWell-Known Member

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    I wonder if any of you guys has ever tried out one the online dating places? Does one actually meet genuine people there or is it all a bit dangerous?
    I never had the need to try it out myself, but I am curious to know whether there are actually people who met their true love or soulmate online. I have a friend who recently got married to a man she met on facebook.
     
  2. mikelouis

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    I must say where to meet your soul mate can not be chosen. It will happen anytime that it happens. Online dating is not the best as people really post fake profiles that are not about them. When you meet the person in real life they are so different so you get disappointed that they have already cheated you to get into a relationship/
     
  3. apple1989

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    I have not tried online dating. And never shall I. While there are reports about the success of online dating, I believe there are more fails than hits. Besides, love is not something we should search, if it happens, it happens.
     
  4. Gelsemium

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    I haven't tried it either because I am with my wife for about ten years and ten years ago that business was not very known to me and at all I think. If I was single I would certainly go for it if I was having a hard time finding a partner, I just might get lucky that way. :)
     
  5. Skroozey

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    I have never done it before, to be honest more to the social stigma my social circle attach to online dating. I actually think online dating will be a massive part of our future. As more and more parts of our lives inhabit the internet, it is only natural that looking for love will go online too. Sure you will get people who don't like the idea and want to find someone in the real world, and that's fine. But what if there is someone who is incredible for you out there, but you never get the chance to meet them because you closed yourself off from the world? Something to think about.
     
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    Intentionally I will never try it, but "accidentally", I might, like if I see a cute guy on Facebook and I was instantly attracted to that person to the point that I would want to get to know him, then I might try it out. But of course I would only agree to meet up in public places, and after talking and getting to know that person for quite a period of time.
     
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    I have been on some of these dating sites but never really made a move or anything on them. I was searching and looking today on one I have signed up for a few years ago-and find just reading or browsing on this site kind of fun. The one of have been on was a Irish dating site,but find most of the girls on there are not Irish-or they just don't look Irish. Also some of the profile pictures are famous people-like today I saw Betty White on there and started laughing out loud. Also they seem so fake and like the people on there are just trying to scam you-but you never know-some of them could be honest or true to form?
     
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    I love writing this post because it has a happy ending and shows that some dating sites do work.

    My daughter met her fiance on PlentyofFish the free dating site. They lived around a 2 hour drive from each other and met halfway at a place where there were plenty of people about. They liked each other immediately.

    3 years later they are engaged, she moved to his home town in Portsmouth and they have bought a house together. They have the happiest relationship and it shows that sometimes online dating does work.
     
  9. moneymania

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    I don't look for love, I just let love find me. I will never try using a dating site since you might just be "catfished", and in my opinion it seems a bit desperate. It's better to just meet people in real life than meet total strangers online who are possibly dangerous.
     
  10. littlewitch66

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    @moneymania@moneymania But for some people it doesn't happen that easily. There are many people who marry and divorce and don't know where to start looking again. Some people are just too busy to get out and socialise, others just never seem to find the right person in their every day life. I don't think it seems desperate, with the introduction of the internet it's just another way of meeting people.
     
  11. Jason76

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    I met my girlfriend on there, but I'd have to say, though, if I was in someone else's shoes I'd be cautious. In fact, I'd say all dating sites wouldn't be the same, so you'd get what you pay for. In other words, some would have better matchmaking strategies like say eHarmony. Nonetheless, I didn't find my girlfriend on such a site, but rather just a random one.
     
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    That's definitely not my kind of thing (not at all). For some things I prefer the old fashioned way and dating is one of them, haha. So, it's a big NO for me.
     
  13. moneymania

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    @littlewitch66@littlewitch66, I guess you're right. It's just that I prefer falling in love unexpectedly, and not because it was "planned" and I was looking for it. I want love to find me, not the other way around, since having a partner is something I could definitely do without.
     
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    I have tried dating sites, met some very good people, and now we are friends. Almost got married, too (he passed away). I like dating sites, for when you go out you got to spend money. Our time was disco and you got to pay for gas, parking, drinks, food and it costs a lot! Online dating is free and fun, just as long as you are cautious in the beginning and when you first meet. Take your time, before you commit, and relax and enjoy it for sometimes you just become good friends. I check reviews about the site first, check with Norton site check and if the site checks out to be good and safe, why not. Some say they just want to make friends, so you can do that too.
     
  15. littlewitch66

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    @moneymania@moneymania Oh yes it's nice if you can meet people in the real world. That's how I met my partner but to be honest everyone says how dangerous it can be to meet someone online, and it certainly is easier to be someone you're not, but as my sister pointed out you could just as easily meet a stranger down the local pub who seemed nice and then turned out to be dangerous. I once met someone I thought was nice in a club in my home town and he turned out to be a real nutcase so I guess we should take care whether online or in the real world.
     
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