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Does Online Dating Really Work?

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3 years ago by Tracey Howell in Lifestyle > Other

I have to say....I'm a bit tired of online dating.....maybe I'm doing it wrong or maybe I use the wrong sites.....friends say it's better to go out but I live in a small city....isn't the internet the window to the world?

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The Oracle

I can tell more by looking at a guy than by reading a whole profile or texting with him for 3 days straight. Maybe I'm stupid or psychic, but when you meet someone you find out who they really are.

3 years ago by The Oracle

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Charlie H

Clover and Tinder are great apps, but they're hookup apps: they do what they do and they work well. What's not to like?

3 years ago by Charlie H

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Tracey Howell

Yes but that is something else than dating.......one is for a day, and the other is for life, hopefully...

3 years ago by Tracey Howell

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James Ellis

I used to be on it. People's pictures are not recent. Everyone tries to make themselves look better so as to attract the opposite sex. But if afterwards the date is a disappointment, what do you have?

3 years ago by James Ellis

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Iam LmnOP

nonono you feel like you're choosing your partner from behind a wall. A wall that they made themselves.

3 years ago by Iam LmnOP

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Sagalicious

I don't want to:
Put intimate details of myself online
Meet a guy who is 5 years older and 5 kg heavier than in his picture
Meet with a 'serious relationship agenda' on the first date
Be marketed by 'common interest' software
Go for blind or short sighted dates

3 years ago by Sagalicious

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Keep D Change

Yes but you don't have to do any of that. I myself must say I thought one and twice about sharing this here, but it's an interesting story-I think so anyway. Two years back I placed my profile on a well known dating site, won't say which one. My profile's down now anyway. So I just fill it in the usual way, I'm a bit chatty so I just share a few things about myself in the appropriate boxes. No harm done. I get few responses, maybe two or three a week, and I saw a girl for a drink in town a few months into the process. Was proper nervous, but need not have been. She were a sweet lass, not on the same page, but I enjoyed the beer & chat. Another date comes up, let me call the girl Amanda, and she leaves her number after a few email exchanges. We end up chatting and a few weeks later we meet up. I immediately recognised her and we both start laughing, we're both sop embarrassed. I'm red in the face and she's embarrassed too. Turns out that 2 and a half years ago we worked at the same travel agent. Back then we were on okay terms, nothing special. Anyhow, on the date we decide to have our meal, we feel like old friends (which of course we sort of are) and she starts to tell me about her life. How her dad died, the family situations and squabbles, her hopes etc and before you know I'm having the best night of my life and we're talking for 2 or three hours straight. We've been going out for 18 months now and I'm happy and she's happy too. We would have not got together by working together, but we found each other through an internet site. So don't knock online dating, many people honestly find a partner. Any more happy endings out there?

3 years ago by Keep D Change

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Nicole C

Nice one xx

3 years ago by Nicole C

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Frisbee

No happy ending here but thnks fr the story

3 years ago by Frisbee

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Sagalicious

That's a great story. We forget behind the technology there are people. Yes good things happen. I'm so happy for you KDC. Let's just say it's for a lot of people. Just not for me :)

1 year ago by Sagalicious

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Debbie Anderson

I think it does. I've seen it work, but not had it work. Also, one has to be careful to be in the real world. Don't give or have unrealistic expectations, be in the real world.

3 years ago by Debbie Anderson

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Selena  Roberts

Ditto. Don't throw yourself on it 100% and meet whoever sooner rather than later.

3 years ago by Selena Roberts

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Janet

Why not ? :)

3 years ago by Janet

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Iam LmnOP

I have been on 2 blind dates in my life. AWKWARD awkward. Happy days thinking back to those nights!!

3 years ago by Iam LmnOP

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pig in the rain

Do tell

3 years ago by pig in the rain

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Iam LmnOP

I won't go into detail but the first guy looked down at my boobs about a dozen times, and asked me what i was doing after. The other was just cheap. I could deal with that :)

3 years ago by Iam LmnOP

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BVNJ

No it doesn't. Everything is totally on your terms, everybody plays a real life card game so to say, and it sucks when you get that treatment. Doesn't work for me. Average user spends 2 hours a day on apps. I'd rather look out than look at the smartphone screen.

2 years ago by BVNJ

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Tristan11

Yes no complaints, I met some nice girls on there nothing permanent. But I think girls get the short end of the stick because blokes tend to be more cagey with misleading information and stats really. I understand that a lot are really uneasy have heard some wild stories.

2 years ago by Tristan11

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Selena  Roberts

I now have 3 members in the larger family that have met their other half on dating sites. Interesting that all invested over 18 months before they got 'lucky'. And they all seem very happy couples.

2 years ago by Selena Roberts

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Frisbee

No it doesn't everyone lies like it's a matter of life n death

2 years ago by Frisbee

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Mitchell Hill

With the industry generating 2 billion each year and growing at a 5% rate annually, it had better work. Of course it does, it would have collapsed long ago if not. It works differently but it does work.

1 year ago by Mitchell Hill

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