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been married before the internet but if I was single I think it would be fun to try, a friend of mine used one of the sites after he got divoreced and he claimed to have a lot of success (rule of 3 pe

Lol at 10 years later....

10 years ago I was taking care of a baby and a lot less gray.  Forget about on-line dating.  What's dating?

1 hour ago, leggo PE said:

It's mainly because it's looked down upon to bring back SUPER old threads. 10 years old is a SUPER old thread.

10 years ago I was taking care of a baby and a lot less gray.  Forget about on-line dating.  What's dating?

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2 hours ago, leggo PE said:

It's mainly because it's looked down upon to bring back SUPER old threads. 10 years old is a SUPER old thread.

Looked down upon?? 😮  That’s a classic EB move.  

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2 hours ago, leggo PE said:

It's mainly because it's looked down upon to bring back SUPER old threads. 10 years old is a SUPER old thread.

there have been a number of old threads resurrected lately lol 

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On 2/4/2010 at 11:02 AM, Guest said:

I have done online dating - I think it's a mixed bag. If anything, what it does is expose you to a larger universe of potential dates.

 

I would say my experience with online dating was good but I would caveat that experience by saying, I didn't expect much from it to begin with ... I didn't expect it to be better than/worse than going to a bar, going thru mutual acquaintences, etc. I think as long as you don't take as one tool in your arsenal for getting out to meet people - it's a fairly decent way to do that.

 

Having said all of that,

 

1. I think eHarmony is :poop: If you read the founders book, he has set the site up to meet your 'marrying' matched person within a few dates. I don't think most people are really looking for their next partner.

 

2. Most women really cannot articulate what they really want well when it comes to the level of 'independence' they are looking for within a relationship. I found that many said in their survey that's what they wanted but seeing and talking in person turned out to be a different experience.

 

3. Generally, most people really don't know what they want, especially if they are going through an online dating service. You have to realize the general public is not well educated nor articulate, so you cannot expect that the universe of potential dates is going to be narrowly trimmed to ones who meet your level of 'smarts' or communication-compatibility for that matter.

 

4. I think if you are looking to just get out, you SHOULD keep your criteria down. It's not hard to find go out with but a DATEABLE person is going to be harder. You won't know until you go out with them. A profile and a picture just doesn't go very far ... for better or worse.

 

5. If you are trying the online dating thing, I would prepare to be patient. Your pony isn't the only show in town. Women aren't simply going to drop everything they are doing just on the off-chance of going out with you. If you happen to find a date that can go out with you and has NO scheduling conflicts - be afraid, be very afraid!

 

6. Above all else, be honest with anyone you go out with - be honest about how you feel and your intentions. Practically all of your dates have met with the rejection of not getting called upon for the next date. It won't crush their fragile sensibilities. They will appreciate your honesty.

 

7. Have fun. That's what it is all about anyways. If you can't enjoy it - you might as well not do it.

 

That my :2cents: FWIW.

 

 

 

I would argue that there are varying degrees of what "success" could be measured against and that what you may call lowering your standards may be more aligned with not beling closed minded. :)

 

JR

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