General Chat Thread, dating sites in General; I'm surprised this hasnt come up sooner, I mean its a site full of (mostly), dare I say it ;-) ...
21st May 2008, 04:42 PM #1
I'm surprised this hasnt come up sooner, I mean its a site full of (mostly), dare I say it ;-) nerdy blokes There's no way I can be the only person who has done or is doing, using a dating site.
Anyone use a dating? just wondering really, I did for a while until I didnt need to. :-) Their (sites not females, well actually them too but) nature is quite fascinating. I found them whilst generally not following any rules of common sense a hotbed of behavioural psychology.
WITHOUT slagging off the opposite sex or being rude, anyone got any anecdotes or recommendations they wish to share.
contrary to common sense, a less detailed profile works better than a more detailed one. In the former, they're hoping to have stuff in common, in the later, they're sure they dont.
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21st May 2008, 04:55 PM #2
whatever happened to going out with your mates and meeting new people in the pub?
I think dating sites are a rip off... and oh so slightly dangerous!!
ie/ make love happen guarentees to find you love within 6months... PAH I say... PAH!
21st May 2008, 04:56 PM #3
Originally Posted by browolf
Best Internet Dating Site In The World
And its FREE lol
21st May 2008, 05:21 PM #4
Can't possibly comment for various reasons...
21st May 2008, 05:27 PM #5
I have a rule only to date teachers, ok one teacher, but its an unbroken rule!
21st May 2008, 05:31 PM #6
Worked for me, and for one of my colleagues. Beats the hell out of trawling bars (i'd already exhausted Friends-of-Friends!).
My colleague is already married, and I should be too in september '09.
21st May 2008, 06:08 PM #7
I have to endorse Simon's recommendation for Plentyoffish.com at the moment. It's free, and I've just got chatting to a nice-sounding local woman on there, and I've got quite a good feeling about it!
I've been dabbling in the dating site game for a while - I'm far too much the stereotypical IT guy to have any luck in bars etc - but not had a great deal of success. I did meet a lady from another site last year, and she was everything she had told me, but we didn't exactly hit it off and didn't meet again - distance was a bit of a problem.
I think that's the main drawback with those sites. Putting, say, 'within 50 miles' on a search seems OK, but when it actually comes to the reality of being quite a long way apart, you realise it is an issue. It's a drag making a long journey regularly, and then there's the logistics of not knowing each other's areas.
I guess it's OK if theres a good selection of suitable ladies in the local area, but some sites I've seen give me about 3 or 4 results when searching for people meeting my criteria within a sensible distance. And given my worse than 2% response rate, I'm not paying £25 a month for odds like that!
My tip is not to expect 'no thanks' replies, even when the site you use gives links for them. I've found very few women bother. And few women seem to respond to 'winks' either.
Last edited by crc-ict; 21st May 2008 at 06:12 PM.
21st May 2008, 06:09 PM #8
You'd be OK then - certainly local to me, there are loads of teachers on those sites!
Originally Posted by ICT_GUY
21st May 2008, 06:11 PM #9
Using them now, 5th date lucky and alls is going well.
My rules after the dates
Don't drink too much, beer goggles can be embarressing.
If they talk about their ex all the time.. run
If you want to get rid of them talk about your ex
If they don't have a up to date pic... run faster
21st May 2008, 06:23 PM #10
I've never used a dating site, but I do hear of more and more people meeting this way. I say fair play to them myself
Another type of dating some of my mates have tried is speed dating. Another good way of meeting people I suppose!
21st May 2008, 06:28 PM #11
I've never been one for meeting women in pubs/clubs.....
I tried a few sites a while ago, and went on a few dates. Speed dating is good fun as well! Though I did notice most of the women at speed dating were teachers........
Fortunately I ended up meeting my fiance through a blind dates organised by mutual friends
21st May 2008, 06:42 PM #12
Originally Posted by tom_newton
well if you were already working together...oohhh. i get ya! :P
21st May 2008, 09:50 PM #13
Ah ... but has she seen you face-to-face ... or merely your Night Elf hunter when wearing your Epic Armour?!?
Originally Posted by tom_newton
22nd May 2008, 08:06 AM #14
I had a friend once (female) who used a dating site. She had a number of "dates" and they all turned out to be psycho "Norman Bates" loosers who could only get dates by joining a dating site....
just sayin' thats all!
22nd May 2008, 08:48 AM #15
Originally Posted by StewartKnight
Ouch a bit harsh its not only Normal Bates that uses them lol
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