Online Dating - have you tried it?

@maezee (32250)
United States
February 7, 2009 6:54pm CST
I'm sure this question has been addressed before, so, sorry for the redundance if that's the case. A friend of mine has recently started using the site "Plenty Of Fish" and has got me interested in trying it out. I'm curious to know.. Have you ever signed up for a dating site? Which one? Have you had any good/bad experiences with this particular website? Have you ever met someone in-real-life that you met over the internet? Is it hard to get to know someone over the internet? Would you say it's "embarrassing" to admit you've been on a dating site before? Do you consider it a "last resort" or something you'd do only out of desperation? (I'm not implying that I think this, but it IS a common notion). Do you think it's easier or harder to find true, legitimate love online (versus in the more traditional sense)? Would you pay to sign up for a dating site, or do you think they should be free? Opinions needed :)
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@delkar (1716)
• Romania
16 Feb 09
yes, i tried online dating, but not on websites. Just on MiRc or some chats. I was with some girls starting from online,and yes, we met and all was good, but not too much. Your soulmate can be anywere in this world. The NET it`s only the messager. It will help you to meet your soulmate. You will know when you`ll meet him, because you`ll think all the time at him, and even if you didn`t saw him, you`ll make yourself an image of him, from just what he told you. But please, be careful, and go to a real date with him just after you know him verry well. And even so, i reccomand you to go with a friend of yours( a girl or a boy) to be sure. Because on the internet he can tell you something, and in reality, he could be... I don`t want to scare you, but i just want you to be careful. You`re a cute girl, and i think that you have already a lot of boys that want to be with you, but there is just one, that do you think it`s your soulmate? You know... after a wile, heart never cheats you. As about the desperation, i don`t think so. It`s easier nowadays to talk to someone on the internet, even how we "talk" right now.
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@maezee (32250)
• United States
16 Feb 09
Thanks for the advice! I'm not really looking to find someone on the internet, but I thought, hey! Why not give it a try, right? :) Thanks for responding!
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
Yes i have tried internet dating lots of times. Most of them who are in the same area eventually became my real girlfriend. I met then thru chatsites. It just depends on how you develop as a couple and how much risk you are willing to take. There's really nothing wrong with it because it is just another medium to meet people. There's no shame in it. I have loved my former girlfriends as much as i have loved former girlfriends i have met away from the computer or internet. If you've met someone interesting online, why not give it a try? Just be safe.
@maezee (32250)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Thanks for the response! :)
@soulist (2987)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I have tried online dating before and I wasn't very happy with it. I couldn't find someone who wanted more than to just hook up on the weekend. I have met a guy online through myspace that I dated for 10 months before he ended things and now I am dating someone i met at work. I think dating sites can be helpful for some though.
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• United States
19 Feb 09
I met my husband on an aol chatroom.we now have been married for 1 yr.Im a shy person so for me this was easier for me then meeting them right away in person.after talking online i didnt meet him till a few months later.I think it depends on you but eithor case just be safe.talk to them a wile before actually meeting them.
@maezee (32250)
• United States
19 Feb 09
That's awesome! I was beginning to lose hope with the online-dating thing. Thanks for responding! :)
@carlas (201)
• United States
3 May 09
I'm not opposed to it but I think there are plenty of places to meet people in person, and that online dating can be dangerous if you're not careful! I personally wouldn't do it, but that's just me.