Are dating sites worth the time and effort? Why not find someone the old fashioned way

@TebzaK (83)
March 10, 2017 11:55pm CST
Laately ive been seeing numerous ads about dating sites. Do they actually work? Has anyone ever found actual love from these websites? which leads me to wonder if dating has become so difficult that people are looking to do it the easiest way possible.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Mar 17
My sister and her husband met on a dating site. They have been married for 6 years and have 3 kids together. My husband and I met online in a chatroom 12 years ago. We have 5 children together. =) For some online and dating sites absolutely do work if both people are genuine.
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@TebzaK (83)
11 Mar 17
It was a better time and most definitely a safer version of the internet. A lot has happened online in 6 years, people will do anything for most things, like creating a fake identity. At least you and your sister found a green patch of the net, people are being kidnapped these days.
@Lubuto (2261)
• Zambia
11 Mar 17
I found someone on a dating site some time back, we never got together though. But I feel it does work for some people.
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• India
11 Mar 17
Haven't tried yet but I think can work for some because have seen couples
@TebzaK (83)
11 Mar 17
And are the relationships similar to people who met up close?
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• India
11 Mar 17
@TebzaK every relation has its own story. Yeah some are similar
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@TebzaK (83)
11 Mar 17
Time will tell @optimisticbeauty stay optimistic
@paigea (21755)
• Canada
11 Mar 17
Met my husband through an all line dating site. We have been married 15 years.
@TebzaK (83)
11 Mar 17
I suppose it's a good option for many people around the world as long as its a legitimate website
@megatron777 (3779)
• Guam
11 Mar 17
I prefer too the old fashion way. I think we are both conservative and too old @Tebzak for these dating sites (just imagining)
@TebzaK (83)
11 Mar 17
What ever happened to those places you could meet someone for a few minutes and then move on?
@franxav (4742)
11 Mar 17
Those who can't find anyone the old fashioned way, perhaps for them an online dating site may help.
@TebzaK (83)
11 Mar 17
I personally don't like surprises, maybe a video chat would change how i feel about the whole thing but i don't want to meet someone i wasn't expecting to meet.
@prinzcy (5063)
• Malaysia
11 Mar 17
For some people, that is the easiest way possible. It's more difficult for them to meet with other people due to lots of reasons.
@TebzaK (83)
11 Mar 17
I'm guessing that its reasons like security, it makes sense i suppose, if a person is about to meet a stranger
@sharon6345 (118584)
• United States
11 Mar 17
I found more than one person on the dating site.I ended up friends with one very good guy. I end up dating other. The one of them good friends. But he was a couple years younger And he started getting clingy.. He wanted to take me to meet his mother. When I was about his mother's age. Don't get me wrong he was 25.t it that way but I still feel uncomfortable to be into that man's house. To meet his mom. I guess because I don't look a day my age he thought it would be ok. But I wasn't comfortable with it.
@TebzaK (83)
11 Mar 17
It makes sense, also if you didn't prepare for it. Perspective is healthy for relationships, even friendships. Without it were just misunderstood people walking around all uncomfortable.
@pumpkinjam (5768)
• United Kingdom
12 Mar 17
I do know people who have successfully found love through dating sites - one sister and one nephew of mine to name but two. You could question whether people truly find love by meeting at a pub or dating friends of friends. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. There are lots of reasons why a person might try a dating site. I've been on them and, while I did meet some nice people, I didn't end up in a relationship with any of them. I imagine the same would have been the case had I met them elsewhere. For some, it's a last resort as they seem to be unlucky in love. Others, it's just another option. Still others, it might be due to time constraints. I know, for example, one person I met was working nights. My current partner is disabled and limited to what he can do (I didn't meet him through a dating site although we both happened to be on the same one. I only knew that because he told me after we'd met in real life that he'd checked out my profile!). I don't, however, think that dating sites are necessarily the easiest way but, for some, it might be.