Honestly, who has tried dating online?

United States
October 24, 2010 3:55pm CST
Whether they're far away, or they're down the block, who has tried dating someone on the internet? I know I have, and it really isn't the same. (negative term). What about you? If you are right now, how's it going? If you feel interested in dating online, what's the reason behind it?
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10 responses
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
24 Oct 10
i remember it was years ago when i tried the chatting sites and found some interesting girls there. i did go out with some of them. i liked the privacy and freedom that online spaces had for couples. and i heard success stories of couples, now married, who met online because of those sites. however, these sites could be haven of abusers and scammers. after a while, i moved back to the face to face and interpersonal connection of dating and meeting people.
• United States
24 Oct 10
Yeah I find it really risky to be dating online. I like face-to-face dating A LOT better.
• Philippines
25 Oct 10
You're right. I would even prefer blind dates rather than online dating sites!
• Hungary
25 Oct 10
I've tried too many times already and one thing is for sure you have 50% less chance to pick up a date than in real life. In my view it's a total vaste of time. Maybe in a lot bigger society than ours with somekind of tradition or well developed process it can be helpful for people living a hard-pressed lifestyle. In general it misses that vibration between men and women that sparks off the real emotions, the real you and the true face of your partner. Many things cannot be duplicated in a virtual environment, most of them playing an essential part in the future of a relationship. If you have the time, some money and a chance, try the real life instead.
@karsted (241)
• Canada
25 Oct 10
I have never dated anyone online, and I dont think I ever would BUT I do have a friend who is doing it and is engaged to get married. I am hoping all the best for them as a couple; they seem very much in love with each other.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
25 Oct 10
For me not to try even one time but the reason they want have a husband that can support them all they want.
@roxyoo7 (246)
• India
25 Oct 10
Well not seriously but just for the sake of time-pass i used to do it. Its like very much fake and unreal so never expected to find a date over internet but like i said just to kill boredom I remember once i met a girl and she got serious and we planned to meet and all. When i saw her, I was like "bloody hell" she was the girl I've been talking to. I didn't even talked to her, just saw her and ran away and never tried it again. My friend, on the other hand got a hot chick over internet, so now I'm thinking of trying it again. But there are enough girls around you. In your city, class-mates, college mates and all. So i don't think that there is any need of going online in search of a date.
@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
24 Oct 10
I would never think to start a long distance relationship, but things happen around. One of my relative's sons, met his wife through internet. They talked, met, liked each other and he moved to live with her. Now they have 2 kids, still happy together and they are a real family. So, if someone really wants something and he/she finds it, everything is possible.
@bird123 (10442)
• United States
24 Oct 10
Love is a funny thing. You just never know where your true love is coming from. Would it really hurt to try online dating?? I had my doubts until a good friend found her true love through online dating. She took her time. Lots of communication. True love will wait out however long it takes. When it came to meeting, they met in a very public place with lots of friends. Somehow it all worked out. They are happily married. One can choose to see the negative in life but how much greater will life be if we value the good things more??? People will be attracted to your love, kindness, and positive energy. Share that which is special about yourself with others. They might not end up being your true love but you will make the world a better place.
@creyos (276)
• Indonesia
24 Oct 10
I have tried dating online, moreover I have account in several dating sites. Really, the first time I joined the dating site, I didn't look for a real partner in instant or any romance relationships. My intention was actually more to make new friends, networks to exchange information or maybe a stranger friend for sharing about your problems. But I do expect that probably among them, the online friends can really become real friends and let's see where it will go. Based on this purposes, I seldom to have blind date or meet the person in real as I always felt afraid or nervous or worried with the online friends which we never know who they really are. Since we can't deny and just ignore about the cyber criminal issues like romance scam, money frauds, etc. Or we couldn't really detect their pictures are real or just a copied picture of someone else. So for all this time, I just met 2 guys. The first guy that I met is surprisingly working in my ex company and we get easily discuss something about the company related matters, which finally we decided to meet up and share something in common. And the second guy I met was incidentally happened as he was going to the same place with his friend while I was with my friend, too. Me and the 2nd guy had a flirt after we met, but I knew that he's just playing around so I kept reminding myself and it's finished by the time. Now the sweet thing which happened on this dating online(indirectly). The friend's of 2nd guy that I met, at the very first time, me and my friend commented that he's cute. But of course I was still stick with the 2nd guy and also I saw him as a playboy type, so it's just remained as a first time impression. But guess what? me and the 2nd guy's friend now became a couple. It's pretty hard to believe that he's serious with me but up until now he's being very nice and proof what he said. :) And the other sweet thing, a while ago, I had referred a dating site to my friend, and maybe because she's very laidback without concerning much on any issues of this cyber world, also definitely she's so lucky which she finally met her boyfriend from that dating site who really a nice and well being guy. ;)
@sjaswon (639)
• Jamaica
24 Oct 10
I wanted to date a girl online but I knew I don't trust anyone. Because I heard an event about the scammers.
@pino69 (57)
• Belgium
24 Oct 10
One year ago i met this girl, text allot with her and on al her pics she lookt, ok! Nice face blabla. Ok we said let meet sometime. Well when i saw her i was like holy s**t(sorry)! What a f***ing(sorry again) Hippo! She was 'bigger' then on the pics and her teeth were just omg. So if you do online dating, look at the pics. And if you like the pics, ask her e-mail acc. And then cam and if you then still like what your seeing then, you have the OK to ask her out. But they can do alot with computer these days so still, look out.