The Official Online Dating Diaries Thread

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Since so many of us are dating online, we should have a thread to discuss our dates.

I'll go first...

I have a date tonight! He's 31 and lives in Brooklyn. I honestly don't think he's that attractive, but this picture is the reason I winked at him....



He's 31, lives in Brooklyn, and seems to be on the "artistic" side...totally not my type, but oh well. I agreed to go out with him tonight, but then I remembered that there was a concert that I wanted to go to. Luckily, he thought it was a great idea. So, we're meeting at a little restaurant nearby to grab a drink and then we're going to the concert at nine. Wish me luck!
Oh, and my match dot com jerk of the day story...

I winked at this guy, he winked back, but his profile didn't say that much about him. So, I asked what he like to do for fun in the city. This is his reply...

Hhmmm... YOU maybe... )

M******
This was my response...

Nice...I know what you're here for....

Idiots!
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Blech!

I'm not dating online, but I sure enjoy the stories.
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Oh, and my match dot com jerk of the day story...

I winked at this guy, he winked back, but his profile didn't say that much about him. So, I asked what he like to do for fun in the city. This is his reply...

Hhmmm... YOU maybe... )

M******
This was my response...

Nice...I know what you're here for....



Idiots!
Originally Posted by cyndi
Cindy, I am not on match but you do get a lot better response if you only contact guys that their profile says long-term. I don't contact anyone that their profile says dating, or hangout or other relationship.
To me, if it doesn't say long term, they are just looking for a fwb's or hook up.
In my age group there are slim pickings. I am spending most of my time turning them down. Tonight one guy said he loved my hair. I really wish I could have loved him.
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In my age group there are slim pickings. I am spending most of my time turning them down. Tonight one guy said he loved my hair. I really wish I could have loved him.
Originally Posted by g-stringranny

Boy the online dating tales I could tell!! Luckily I did find my husband that way and he cancelled out all the bad, wacky and frustrating dates I had


Gstring- you like a bit like Ann Wedgeworth (Lana from Three's Company among other shows) in you picture ,but much pretty and curlier! Have you been told that in person??



http://www.celebritynooz.com/watn/ann_wedgeworth.html
Don't let your heart be broken. Let it love.
Since so many of us are dating online, we should have a thread to discuss our dates.

I'll go first...

I have a date tonight! He's 31 and lives in Brooklyn. I honestly don't think he's that attractive, but this picture is the reason I winked at him....



He's 31, lives in Brooklyn, and seems to be on the "artistic" side...totally not my type, but oh well. I agreed to go out with him tonight, but then I remembered that there was a concert that I wanted to go to. Luckily, he thought it was a great idea. So, we're meeting at a little restaurant nearby to grab a drink and then we're going to the concert at nine. Wish me luck!
Originally Posted by cyndi
Aw, that little dog is so cute, I love his little face! (Sorry to guano)
In my age group there are slim pickings. I am spending most of my time turning them down. Tonight one guy said he loved my hair. I really wish I could have loved him.
Originally Posted by g-stringranny

Boy the online dating tales I could tell!! Luckily I did find my husband that way and he cancelled out all the bad, wacky and frustrating dates I had


Gstring- you like a bit like Ann Wedgeworth (Lana from Three's Company among other shows) in you picture ,but much pretty and curlier! Have you been told that in person??



http://www.celebritynooz.com/watn/ann_wedgeworth.html
Originally Posted by Spider
I was actually thinking she looks like Lesley Anne Warren..

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To the OP:

My best friend is doing online dating but she's going to online dating sites and not getting much luck (She's 40) I've never gone to an online dating site but I did meet my current SO online. Try to join a forum that you're interested in to meet people...the relationship date sites attract guys like that @sshole you were talking about. Good luck with it!
I'm "TechKnockout" now.
What I want to know is they talk about woman but what is it with these men and going shirtless and the photos that some of them load up, my goodness.. Keep your shirts on.. I had met this guy on match a couple of years ago and (very goodlooking) but if you saw his profile he had at least 20 pics of himself, I mean really..Sometimes I wonder if they put up all those pictures for self confidence reasons.. I would love to put his search name here so you can look for yourself.On Match, I mean it is public viewing..
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I do the online dating thing for kicks! I have paid for Yahoo personals, match and chemistry.com...but for fun I hang with PlentyofFish.com, its free. It looks like I have 3 dates this weekend if they all call. Friday is with a hottie but he lives about 50 minutes away. Saturday afternoon coffee is with a fellow curly that is really funny. I think I like him the best. And Saturday night is with some guy who I have not talked to in a while who called out of the blue and I figured I would give him a chance...
Ill be able to fill in the drama after the dates!

Good luck with yours Cyndi!
"Someday love will find you...break those chains that bind you!!"







I peruse the sites, but I can never bring myself to pay for any of them, so things never progress.

plentyoffish is free, but I never found anyone I was really interested in on there.

I am willing to admit that my attitude sucks! Online dating doesn't feel like anything but a chore to me. I resort to it when things IRL get to be desert-like in the man department. Then things pick up IRL and I drop online like the bad habit that it is [for me anyway].
Those of you who do online dating, which sites would you recommend or stay away from?
I am willing to admit that my attitude sucks! Online dating doesn't feel like anything but a chore to me. I resort to it when things IRL get to be desert-like in the man department. Then things pick up IRL and I drop online like the bad habit that it is [for me anyway].
Originally Posted by wild~hair
Same here. IF I'm looking at a profile, rather than a person, I'm looking with a checklist in mind. Honestly, men online just rarely seem the least bit appealing.

If I'm going through too much real-life dating slump, I do speed dating. I've found I end up going on dates with 1/4 to 1/3 of the guys I meet there, because I'm more open when meeting actual humans, not facing a computer screen. I have some kind of fun speed dating stories...
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!
Those of you who do online dating, which sites would you recommend or stay away from?
Originally Posted by Amandacurls
I think that as long as you are smart about it any site is fine. I tried the sites you pay for but I didnt find a 'greater caliber' of guy. There are normal guys on the free sites. But the free sites do get alot of wierdos...but they normally show thier true colors pretty fast. Asking for more pictures, wants to meet RIGHT AWAY for drinks...doesnt have much info in their profile. Im a PRO when it comes to online dating Its keeping them around for longer than 6 weeks that has me stumped...
"Someday love will find you...break those chains that bind you!!"







netG, since we're similar in this way, perhaps I should try speed dating next time I'm in a slump.
netG, since we're similar in this way, perhaps I should try speed dating next time I'm in a slump.
Originally Posted by wild~hair


It's definitely worth checking out! I use predating speed dating, which is associated with Ok Cupid now. So there's a month of free internet dating which I just don't use. They let you choose whether or not to communicate with the guys online so they don't give out any of your contact info.


I don't know what it's like in other places, but I have found the speed dating here is almost all educated professionals. I've met professors, hotel managers, lawyers, bankers, teachers, marketing guy for a bookstore chain, and many engineers. Tucson is NOT high in professionals compared to blue-collar type jobs, so the ratio at speed dating is surprisingly high.


My favorite story was the guy who said he was a chef, with a snooty air. And it turned out he specifically cut up vegetables at an old folks' home. When he walked in (early) he looks around and I'm the only female in the room, and says "well, typical women are going to be fashionably late." The woman running the thing and I just looked at each other... When he got to my station, he said he likes eating out at nice restaurants, looks me up and down and says "I can tell you do, too." Umm.... wow. He then spent far too much time bragging about how he had a really nice car. Given I had parked next to a different guy who drove up in a Corvette (and didn't mention his car) I was curious what this guy drove. Turned out, it was about a 5 year old Prelude. Now, I wouldn't think LESS of a guy for driving a Prelude. But I did think less of him for bragging about his fancy car...
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The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!
Yeah, good for some anecdotes at least, huh?

It's always interesting to identify those single people IRL or online *where you can see so obviously why they're still single, but the source of the problem completely eludes them. They carry their baggage in plain view, for any and all to see.

I'm always grateful because it gives me a clear signal to keep looking.
My favorite story was the guy who said he was a chef, with a snooty air. And it turned out he specifically cut up vegetables at an old folks' home. When he walked in (early) he looks around and I'm the only female in the room, and says "well, typical women are going to be fashionably late." The woman running the thing and I just looked at each other... When he got to my station, he said he likes eating out at nice restaurants, looks me up and down and says "I can tell you do, too." Umm.... wow. He then spent far too much time bragging about how he had a really nice car. Given I had parked next to a different guy who drove up in a Corvette (and didn't mention his car) I was curious what this guy drove. Turned out, it was about a 5 year old Prelude. Now, I wouldn't think LESS of a guy for driving a Prelude. But I did think less of him for bragging about his fancy car...
Originally Posted by NetG

LOL! A prelude??! One of my friends did the speed dating thing once and the guy told her 'well you definitely like to talk, don't you?'.

There is actually this convention thing in Ohio that my sister is going to and my mom is pressuring me to go where you go to meet guys and they have speed dating. I wanted to go at first but now I'm thinking it's going to be a waste and a bunch of not my type people. Urgh..
Yeah, good for some anecdotes at least, huh?

It's always interesting to identify those single people IRL or online *where you can see so obviously why they're still single, but the source of the problem completely eludes them. They carry their baggage in plain view, for any and all to see.

I'm always grateful because it gives me a clear signal to keep looking.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
Yeah, those are the easy ones!

I just thought the guy who did marketing for a bookstore was the COOLEST guy. I thought it was an awesome job. He also wrote books in his free time. For some reason, though, I made him very insecure. It was too bad, because if he'd thought he was as cool as I thought he was, I think we would have gotten along really well!
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!

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