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    Hope she didn't end up on the radio because she wasn't attractive enough for TV ;)
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    Hehe, I'd say she's a looker. But I'm not your typical, hypocritical 50-something male thinking he's entitled to a Barbie Doll.
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    well now, you're just bragging.

    :D
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    I tried match and eharmony. I seriously felt like I didn't get any replies on match while girls routinely sent messages and replies on eharmony. The only thing I can think of is that eharmony is more likely to have an active account. Match allows you to browse and see pics for free. Eharmony won't even show a pic without a paid subscription.
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    Match seems stuffy and pretentious. Lots of window-shopping going on.
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    glad to be in my 25th year of marriage so i don't have to deal with online dating.
    had a friend who's 30 yr marriage ended, (husband had mid-life crisis) and she tried 'plenty of fish'.
    men sent her, unsolicited, photos of their junk.
    (and she shared them, also unsolicited, with me...):eek::eek::eek:

    aaarrrggghhhhh.
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    While the women do tend to be more demure than that, some can be VERY bold.

    Wish I found more attractive the ones who want to get nekkid.
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    i'm still a bit old fashioned in that i believe there ought to be(at least!) a little dating before nekkedness.
    and oh so very glad i don't have to go thru all of that stuff again!
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    Oh, don't cry for me. I'm having the time of my life.
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    Well, I got this VERY interesting email that said she wanted me and I clicked it. Then my computer hard drive started spinning continually and then my computer got kind of slow. And as I recall, I got a "thank you" note from a Rolls Royce dealership in Russia. Does that count as trying internet dating?
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    It you're already an online dating pro!
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    We met traditionally and fell in love hard but we use the dating sites every now and then for fun.

    I've said too much.
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    I've no personal experience with online dating sites but have a nephew - mid 40's - who dated women he met on Match for a few months. I don't know that his experience was typical, nothing like Dream's apparently, but he said the women he met were all past their "sell by" date, average "low quality" and not what he was looking for in a long term relationship. He gave up on the site after he met someone through a mutual friend.
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    That's very interesting, lacuna. I hear the women complaining about the men all the time. It's like my gender is lowering the bar for me.
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    I had the exact opposite experience. I got lots of winks on Match as well as many replies. Nothing serious came of it, but I did go on many dates for a while. Eharmony, on the other hand, was awful for the one month I used it. First off, they only let you see the girls you are supposedly compatible with. Then, I think, I could only reduce my distance preference to no less than 40 miles or something, so I kept kept getting pics of girls living over an hour and lots of toll money away. Many times I didn't get one person within an acceptable distance.

    I would get these ridiculous questionnaires sent to me which I refused to fill out (part of their guided matching process which I had no confidence in), and would I would instead message the women directly. I had a few back and forth conversations but not one date. On Match it was usually 2 emails each way, and the deal was done. I really hated wasting time with emails and texts since it told you so little about how it would go in person. I've heard speed dating and meet and greets, where you meet each other and then can decide whether or not to go on a date, are much more time efficient.
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    I just coffee around a lot.
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    not crying for you. lol.
    it was fun when we were all going out clubbing, and dancing, and generally partying. it was great. the music was great. dressing up was great. all in all, it was a wonderful part of my life. 70s and 80s. i particularly had a great time going out during the 80s.

    but...i just can't imagine doing it at this point in my life!
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    Hey Sweetie, I take it you won't have to find out. And I'm very happy for you. Still, I am finding that ladies my age group dig 80's music. ;)
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    that's what i heard from women, as well.
    and they have terminology.. like 'bbw', (i had to ask) 'big beautiful woman', and a whole host of other things. people can hide behind a keyboard.
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    nope. i won't. pretty settled i guess. and if anything happened, i'd end up being the 'cat lady down the street'.
    and i love 80's music. i take criticism for that too, because it was my favorite decade musically, lol.
    anyhow,
    enjoy yerself.

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