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

Quoting Mel.

I used to also think that, before I discovered that women have completely different emotional need to men.

I hear you there! Mostly you learn that at the school of hard knocks.

32. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

I hear you there! Mostly you learn that at the school of hard knocks.

Psstttt!!....hard knocks.....it's a well known fact that there exists a single, clear, proven, fully substantiated, 5000 page long, Nth order partial differential equation for all this.....

33. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 9y

Quoting Q'

Quoting tway

I hear you there! Mostly you learn that at the school of hard knocks.

Psstttt!!....hard knocks.....it's a well known fact that there exists a single, clear, proven, fully substantiated, 5000 page long, Nth order partial differential equation for all this.....

Hey Q, have you been at the glue again? You know what that does to you.

And here's one of my favourite quotes:

"You have to kiss a lot of frogs if you want a prince"
(It's from a song by a Swiss Rockband called 'Zueri West')

34. Posted by kruzinkiwi (Budding Member 152 posts) 9y

Hey Clarabell, I :)will date you?

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

Quoting kruzinkiwi

Hey Clarabell, I :)will date you?

Talk about a long distance relationship. The commute would be a killer! But who knows - could work...

36. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

it doesnt work...thats a fact.

you exchange photos, photos are very misleading! plus they always show there best photo and send it over.

some people portray that they are exciting etc but when one meets they are very boring, but exciting to themselves.

you got more chance meeting people travelling or going to pubs, clubs or meeting people through friends of friends than anything else.

internet dating is totally un-natural! should be illegal if i had it my way, more bad than good comes out of it.

plus one spends days, weeks, months exchanging emails then you meet the fat head and they are what you not expecting...at least who you meet in a pub, through a friend is the real deal!!!

And its fake and totally artificial

Even if you met someone through a dating website,
Can you imagine telling your family, friends work colleagues?
They will think that you are desperate (which is true), think you are weird and that you lack basic social and communication skills, as well as total lack of interaction with another being!

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 9, 2007, at 8:58 AM by oslaue ]

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

Quoting oslaue

it doesnt work...thats a fact.

you exchange photos, photos are very misleading! plus they always show there best photo and send it over.

some people portray that they are exciting etc but when one meets they are very boring, but exciting to themselves.

you got more chance meeting people travelling or going to pubs, clubs or meeting people through friends of friends than anything else.

internet dating is totally un-natural! should be illegal if i had it my way, more bad than good comes out of it.

plus one spends days, weeks, months exchanging emails then you meet the fat head and they are what you not expecting...at least who you meet in a pub, through a friend is the real deal!!!

I don't think its really that bad. Sure, meeting the friend of a friend in a pub is probably the best thing, but unless your mates have tons of single available friends, it won't happen. And most of my friends are all too busy getting married and having babies to set me up with people, never mind go to pubs much.

Meeting people on nights out in pubs and clubs is a terrible idea, besides, as I said, I go out to spend time with friends, not hunt. And as for meeting people travelling, well, I've met some of the lovliest guys I've ever met travelling, but relationships are out of the question when you're going one way, them another, and you live on opposite sides of the planet.

So have you ever tried internet dating Oslaue? How do you know its so awful?

Sure, its seems a bit unnatural, but no more so than an arranged meeting through mates. I put my best photos on the website, and you just have to be aware that other people do too, and its not really the photo that matters. On, say, match.com, you write a profile and some stuff about yourself. Its easy to spot the boring gits who aren't bright enough to form sentences, or they use txt msg language, or just put that they are "caring" and "a nice guy" with a "gsoh". what it does give you an idea of, is someones abilty to articulate themselves, and most of all be original and funny.

I think the key thing with internet dating, is being a reasonable judge of character in the first place, for example, the guy who puts a photo of his expensive gas-guzzling car on his profile (I've seen that done) is probably a jerk. Modesty, humour, and being able to laugh at yourself are, for me, essential, and you can't really fake them.

You can chat on messenger, its far better than exchanging mails, this gives you a bit more of an idea about a person, whther you could converse, etc. If someone is from the same town as you, you might even know some of the same people or places. The other important thing is, don't keep up the emailing thing for too long. Arrange to meet (somewhere safe and busy obviously) and don't get your hopes up too much, just have a laugh.

Well. I'm trying it. Its kind of fun. Between you me and the gatepost, I've had heaps of messages, sure a few from dullards that can't spell, but a number of interesting ones, they are really ok, thinking logically there are probably normal guys in the same situation as me.

So...........I will now consider it my duty to experiment with the online matchmaking service, a consumer trial, for the sake of all single TPers, and I will keep you all informed......

Watch this space....

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

If someone hasn't got a partner it doesn't mean there is something wrong with them.

It doesn't??

WooHoo!!! Then there's hope for me yet

internet dating is totally un-natural! should be illegal if i had it my way, more bad than good comes out of it.

That's an interesting way of thinking about it. Why is it unnatural, and what do you mean more bad than good comes out of it?
[Serious question - i'm intrigued by the forcefulness of your reply]

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

Quoting Gelli

internet dating is totally un-natural! should be illegal if i had it my way, more bad than good comes out of it.

That's an interesting way of thinking about it. Why is it unnatural, and what do you mean more bad than good comes out of it?
[Serious question - i'm intrigued by the forcefulness of your reply]

And here I thought people dating at work was unnatural.

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

Oslaue

And another thing? Whats with calling me desperate? Thats not very nice is it? If you want the facts, I've been single for over three years, due to circumatances with travelling, changes in my life etc, and I haven't been looking for anyone until now. Sure I could carry on being single, but I am aware that the chances of me meeting a guy any other way are slim, and maybe a few dates, perhaps a proper relationship, would just be NICE. After a long while, it gets a bit boring being the only single one out of all your mates.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 9, 2007, at 9:24 AM by Clarabell ]