Online Dating

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  1. Dreamliner
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    I was divorced about a year ago and practically badgered into online dating by dear friends of mine back in Orlando. They met online, fifteen years ago, and have been happily married fourteen years.

    It's been an interesting ride. I've had the privilege of dating a banker, a trial attorney, a professor, a retired actress who did the voice-over for AT&T's "Reach Out And Touch" commercial, teachers, businesswomen, artists, dancers, etc.

    It can be addicting, for men and women alike. The vast array of "choices" before you can engender a fear of focusing on one person for fear of missing the "next better" match.

    Has anyone else tried it ?
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    Not me, but my brother and an uncle found wives that way.
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    Started a match acct a few years ago. Came close to dating a girl who I happened to know from another setting; match just happened to pair us up. But I started dating another girl I knew and liked. Our happy third anniversary is coming up in May. The net dating was tempting, because it was like shopping for a great catch. In the end, I got my best catch. Good luck, dream! :)
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    Thanks, friend. And delighted that you found your match by whatever means!
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    I used match before I met my wife (through more traditional means). I had similar and quite promiscuous experiences. Maybe things are different on varius sites in different regions, but match.com in New England was pretty mutch a hook up site.
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    I use a couple of the free sites. I've met some interesting women, but it is definitely a crapshoot. You can have nice conversations ahead and like each others pictures, but there's no way to know until the date if there's that chemistry. Often I find either I am not interested in them when we meet or vice versa. I've been doing it for about 2 years and only met 1 that led to a 2nd date.

    Supposed to have a date on Friday. We'll see how it goes.
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    Here in Charlotte a number of the men on match all go to a local bar weekends. And the monied, paunchy men will pick up a woman, spin her around, deposit her mid-song, pick up another women, etc. And the women are all probably thinking, ""Pick me! Pick me!"
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    See my aforementioned theory.
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    Well, before the whole Internet dating thing, my husband and I met through UF's VAX/VMS system and talked on it for 6 months before our first date. (well, he cheated - he saw me at the lab and called up my username to talk to me...and I did see him once and thought he looked like a nerd. But we talked online anyways :) ) That was 20 years ago, and we've been married almost 18 years.
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    Wonderful story, ice! Technically, online dating has been around for over fifty years. I believe they use to call it "computer dating."
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    Ehh. I tried it over 14 years ago. Met a couple of losers, but did have one relationship that lasted about a year. He was the best *you-know-what* I ever had up to then. :oops:
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    I have plenty of good stories, but I don't want to hijack your thread and make them put it over on Too Hot...
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    Seems pretty unanimous.

    Online dating is a great place to get some. Not someone.
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    There are, among the women, plenty of playas with soft profiles. One messaged me, "I like men. I like to meet them."
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    Asked another woman how her day was. She replied, "Long and hard. Yours ?"

    Playas
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    I definitely don't get the same hook up vibe on the whole. That said, it has happened.......
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    wow, thats exactly how I did it
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    When I was separated back in Summer of 2011 I joined PlentyOfFish.com. I met a few nice ladies, a few nutters and actually dated a nurse 10 years my junior for 4 months. We broke up and I took a hiatus till my divorce was final. I joined match.com and had a real bad 3 month streak of soul crushing rejection and the normal dating BS. I met my current squeeze in April 2012 on Match. She had just come out of a two year thing with a guy she met on there. I kinda got the whole "You will know when you know" thing now. Our first date was not your normal match.com, interview process. We just clicked and about 2 hours into the date were making out like teenagers. 2 years later going strong. She estimated she met about 20 or so guys on dates off match. Most were flakes, one was married, some were poon hounds and others clingy, damaged girly men.
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    Just a thought, maybe it took so long to find someone you clicked with because a lot of women might not like being referred to as your "current squeeze" ;)
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    Now a radio talk show host in Minnesota has the hots for me.

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