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11. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 9y

I've never tried the internet dating thing personally but surely its just as good a way fo meeting people as any other?

I'm member to a few sites in the UK for car enthusiasts and a lot dating results from that so I guess its the same kind of thing...?

12. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Whether I'm looking or not, I just don't really encounter eligable men in my normal life. When would I? I'm a student of a profession (nursing)which is mostly women. Everyone jokes about meeting nice doctors, but a lot are rather arrogant and stuck up.

When I was about 18-19 I used to date lads I'd met in bars/clubs, thats how I met my ex-boyf who I was with for 5 years. But now they are all either very young students or just scumbags. Nowadays when I go out, I'm there to have fun with my friends, not pick up.

Having been single for three years, you get a bit sick of saying "I don't need a man". I know I've got a few years to go before I become a bitter gin-drinking spinster with 50 cats, but a boyfriend would just be nice! As valentines day approches and all my mates are happily coupled up- you do start to get really bored of being single. A bit of romance would be nice. So I did sign up to match.com. may as well try it eh? And you know what? I've had quite a lot of messages. There are some really interesting guys out there, in the same situation, who seem to share a lot of interests like travelling, walking, etc. So who knows?

13. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

What about speed dating? For a laugh if nothing else.

PS most of the guys trying it on in the pub already have girlfriends.

14. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

What about speed dating? For a laugh if nothing else.

PS most of the guys trying it on in the pub already have girlfriends.

I'd agree with that definately...

rat finks

15. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Forget the doctors!! They'll end up cheating on you with a nurse from rheumatology anyway. Besides, they like being admired for their 'higher education" and "god-like abilities". Being in the nursing field - you know better. ;)

Good luck with the online dating and hopefully you'll find someone special!

ps: Though I prefer vodka, you can be gin-guzzling and have 50 cats and a relationship!! (Just not with a doctor.)

16. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Isadora

Forget the doctors!! They'll end up cheating on you with a nurse from rheumatology anyway. Besides, they like being admired for their 'higher education" and "god-like abilities". Being in the nursing field - you know better. ;)

Don't say that! I happen to know someone here in TP who really likes a very famous doctor!

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 2, 2007, at 9:15 AM by Hien ]

17. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

Quoting Isadora

Forget the doctors!! They'll end up cheating on you with a nurse from rheumatology anyway. Besides, they like being admired for their 'higher education" and "god-like abilities". Being in the nursing field - you know better. ;)

Don't say that! I happen to know someone here in TP who really likes a very famous doctor!

I think you mean "doctor"! ;)

18. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 9y

My brother actually met his fiance on match.com, so I'd say that it is definitely worth a go. I've had a look at it myself, but the problem is that I live up in the mountains in a very small community, whereas he lives down in the city. I think for it to work, I'd have to be willing to drive 100 miles for a cup of coffee, and I haven't hit that level of dire straights yet.

I am in a bit of the same situation though here myself. Getting slightly on in years, most of my friends getting hitched, having babies, etc. etc. And though most of the time I actually enjoy the freedom this grants me, I do find myself hoping that I don't end up with too many cats (in my case it would probably be dogs) in old age, wondering what could have been.

I do believe that in time, things will work themselves out, but do sometimes wonder how F-ing long is this going to take?

Good luck to you Clara. I'd say do it. It sounds like you have nothing to lose, barring maybe the friendship of a nice little group of smelly cats.

19. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

Internet dating? anyone ever tried it?

How the heck do you date the Internet?

Hmmmm. I can't give you any personal stories of dating sites, although i know a few people that have used them with moderate success.

However...

I'm member to a few sites in the UK for car enthusiasts and a lot dating results from that so I guess its the same kind of thing...?

... although not Car enthusiats, like Mim I do know a fairly large number of couples who met on the internet in general, and are still happily together &/or with kids & several couples who are happily married. Some of them have had several internet bfs/gfs. To be honest, it makes sense as well - on the majority of forum based sites, you are there because you have a specific interest, and as such, are perhaps more likely to meet people like you or who you connect with.

Allot of people baulk at the idea (especially odler generations), but to be honest, it has to be much better - and safer - going out with somebody you have known online for awhile and talked to a chunk, instead of somebody you meet at 1am in a bar when both pissed as a fart, especially if one is just desperate to pick up somebody - anybody - before the place closes 20mins later!!

But now they are all either very young students or just scumbags. Nowadays when I go out, I'm there to have fun with my friends, not pick up

It's kind of worrying that I know exactly what you mean, and that i've equated that feeling/view towards as part of me "growing old"

Yup, i'm also resigned to being single - excepting sheep and Francine - for a while [although, to nip this in the bud before its inevitable consequence, Phil, this is NOT a hint for you to set up a TPs dating/match making/speed dating service...]

20. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

Yup, i'm also resigned to being single - excepting sheep and Francine - for a while [although, to nip this in the bud before its inevitable consequence, Phil, this is NOT a hint for you to set up a TPs dating/match making/speed dating service...]

Maybe you should try your luck at www.online_for_ewe.com.

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