No more on-line dating for this girl!

@loujac3 (1188)
United States
February 17, 2007 2:53am CST
For those of you who have experienced the ups and downs of on-line dating, you know the lines and types that are out there. There are the guys and gals that fudge on their weight and height. There are the no shows and the show me yours and I will show you mine types. There are the control freaks and the muscle heads and musician has beens. The catagories go on and on. I finally decided I have wasted enough time and I gave it up. I don't think there is an honest one in the lot. All I wanted to meet was a guy who told the truth about his life, was realistic about what he wanted in a girlfriend, and someone who could share similar interests. I had one guy fly to Oregon from Colorado and turned out to be a control freak and wanted to move right in. One down! It only got worse from there until I met who I thought was for real. He got cold feet or else he has some dark secret that I was getting to close to finding out about because he wouldn't answer simple questions and finally told me that the relationship was moving to fast. Any faster and they would have had to declare us both dead! So, have any of you found a better way to meet reasonably datable people? What stories do you have to add to this? Lets compare notes here.
4 responses
@catch_me (930)
• India
17 Feb 07
i dont think you can find a good date or love on internet... many users just make fun of the others.. i even got a friend we use to talk almost everyday...on net..even on phone... but suddenly where he gone no one know.. they just r here for timepass etc..
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@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Many of them can be that way. I want to believe in the good of every person, but I have seen so much negative that I am ready to give up on dating completely. I really hope that I haven't seen the end of dating in my life time.
• United States
17 Feb 07
You are right, it's sad to waste time online trying to find a man but I think it is also the same if you meet elsewhere. You are lucky you were able to meet. Mine would disappear after 8 to 12 months of romantic chatting.
@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I have to say that I met two honest men that are friends and we talk and meet for coffee on occasion but the chemistry wasn't there. The rest were too scary to think about. Horror stories to say the least!
• Canada
17 Feb 07
I'm sorry you've had some bad experiences with online dating. I really can't say much against it because I met my husband to be online in a chatroom. On the other hand, I know quite a few of my friends who had bad experiences with online dating, so it definitely goes both ways - but I think the same can be said for dating anyway whether its online or not. Have you tried any dating agencies? I'm not talking about online ones, because some of those are apparently a little shady. My sister joined one, she said she had to pay $100 for six months, but she said it was worth it, because she's met some guys through that and they've all been really nice. It might be worth a try, if you don't know any in your area, maybe ask around, or you could join a group or something that meets up regularly for fun nights out. Another of my friends did that and met his girlfriend that way.
@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Thanks! I will check into those groups.
@fariawala (119)
• Pakistan
17 Feb 07
ok
@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
17 Feb 07
And......?