Yahoo Dating, Would You Do It?

United States
June 29, 2009 11:03pm CST
Okay, I have to say that the whole online dating thing doesn't make any sense to me. I guess if it's not standing right next to you, how do you really know who they are. I do have a few friends that have met their spouses through online chat or services. They seemed to have worked out the distance and made their relationships work. I don't understand it and I don't have to, but I'm glad it works for others. So, have you ever online dated? Did it work? Was it worth it? I guess I'm still clueless even after seeing some success for others there.
8 responses
@toonvk (267)
• Belgium
30 Jun 09
I am part of this social network site called Netlog, it's mostly used by Europeans. I made some friends on that site with who I can talk very well. They're just so funny! But finding a date on sites like those would not be something for me. I want to know to who I'm talking
• United States
7 Jul 09
I agree. I'm all for people finding whatever it is they are looking for, but it's not for me.
@toonvk (267)
• Belgium
7 Jul 09
we're the old fashion ones :p Wanting to talk to a real person instead of a computer. And that being said by a 16 year old. Haha
@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
I don't get it either. I do think that the online social sphere is a different venue for people to make new friends -- but only as introductions. I don't think that you can learn about someone - really LEARN about someone and get to know them if they you see them in person. It has something to do with how we perceive the "face" of a person. Thanks for the response on my discussion :)
• United States
31 Jul 09
I completely agree there. I don't understand how poeple do the relationship thing, webcam or no webcam. The real person is who you see face to face. The eyes never lie.
• United States
30 Jun 09
I've never really liked the whole online dating regime. I never was a big fan of it and while it works for some people, I just think of it as degrading. If you have to resort to going online and basically praying for a shot in the dark that you can find your significant other, more often than not it's going to end in disappointment and that person feeling worse than they already supposedly are.
• United States
6 Apr 10
That's very true. I joined another social network and was disgusted by it. It was on online meat market for dating and got the heck off of there. Aside from reading me 'I'm not into dating so don't ASK me" tag line, there were some pretty gross people sending even grosser stuff in messages.
• India
30 Jun 09
Its better not to under-estimate or over-estimate anything.Chatting is one and being emotionally involved is another.I have text chatted and video chatted with many in the internet.I do not give out personal information unless I am sure that my "chat buddy" is willing to share it.Internet is a suspicious source of friendship.Its always better to be vary of being emotionally close until we see them in person.I do not deny that friendship or love happens in the internet.In fact,its a trend.But being very careful is safe.
• United States
11 Jul 09
Sounds like you and I have the same approach. I've met some really terrific people, but it took time and months to get to the point of sharing personal information. I don't understant peopel that give out their names, city and states when they chat. To me that just isn't the smart thing to do.
@vivianchen (2649)
• China
30 Jun 09
Hello there, In my opinion, i think online dating, or make friends online make sense to me. As long as both of you are sicerely to each other, you can know each other well on line and in the real life too! On line dateing is only the method for you to find someone who fit you, you can choose it or not. I actually found my boyfriend online, both of us never thought that we will be boyfriend and girlfriend, we just trying to find someone who is from the same area to be friends, but it work out becoming my boyfriend. And i am very happy for that!
• United States
1 Jul 09
I like online chat because it connects you to the whole world. I've learned a lot about people and cultures there. Even met a few great friends too. I'm happy for people that find that someone special online, but it isn't for everyone.
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
30 Jun 09
I have a friend who's in MATCH.COM - and she talks to me about the guys that she's been meeting and all that. Please note that this girl is pretty cute (in my book, I guess) and I think she can date anyone she wants. I'm not sure why she's taking this route. We've observed, and she's agreed, that for the most part - there are still A LOT MORE creepy and awkward people. However, there are those rare ones that are pretty serious about meeting people. She went out on a date with this guy who she met on match - and he turned out pretty normal. She said she doesn't know where it's headed, but she's not putting all her eggs in one basket, not yet. The good thing with match (or any other dating site) is that you have an inventory of guys (or gals) that you don't have time to waste "waiting" around. All of that is based on her experience. I'm already committed, but I'd definitely consider it if I wasn't. Maybe when I'm 30 and still boyfriend-less.
• United States
30 Jun 09
LOL. I hear ya, but I'm pretty content myself. I have seen it go both ways as far as what works out or horror stories.
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
29 Mar 10
My Hubby and I met online and it worked out really well for us. We've been together for 9 years and married for 3 years. Meeting online does have it's advantages and disadvantages...it's true that you don't get to see the person face to face and you don't get a first impression. However, you do spend a lot more time talking and you learn a lot more about each other...at least we did. We knew practically everything about each other before we ever met face to face. I also had a background check ran on him through a friend of mine and I made sure that when we did meet that someone else was with me. Online dating isn't for everyone though. Those ppl that are impulsive and don't look before they leap, should stick with regular dating b/c it isn't a good idea to meet the first person you talk to...after all, you never know who or what they are. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
• China
1 Jul 09
i belive that have true love in everywhere.that will depends on the guy you ment in internet. just do it if you think you have feeling. but as for me,i belive fall in love at the first sight but i dont think that will happen on myself. it is contrary.