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K_Love

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Posted: Jan 29, 2010 - 10:29am

 Sean-E-Sean wrote:


...typo/fixed...ha!...

 


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Posted: Jan 29, 2010 - 10:25am

 kysmet wrote:

Nice to hear about their experiences and thanks, you're sweet in a weird canadian kind of way 
 

...typo/fixed...ha!...
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Posted: Jan 29, 2010 - 10:19am

 kysmet wrote:

Physically...I have major hang-ups where that's concerned.  I'm really trying to work on being happy now, though, instead of waiting until I look the way I want to look.  It's hard.
 

  So, as long as your pictures adequately portray how beautifully adorable you are (and what you really look like,) you "needn't" worry about that, but I get that it's not all that of a rational worry. 
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Posted: Jan 29, 2010 - 10:16am

 phineas wrote:

One of my sisters-in-law went through eharmony and is in a great relationship — 5 years now, and he just moved in with her (moved to the coast from Denver). One sister used it and met a nice guy. Didn't pan out in the end, but they were a pretty good match on a lot of levels.

And hey, when they meet you in person, they'll love your bad old self — they'll be worried about living up to you
 
Nice to hear about their experiences and thanks, you're sweet

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Posted: Jan 29, 2010 - 10:16am

 meower wrote:


Do you mean wont be what they expected physically or personality wise?

 
Physically...I have major hang-ups where that's concerned.  I'm really trying to work on being happy now, though, instead of waiting until I look the way I want to look.  It's hard.

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Posted: Jan 29, 2010 - 10:14am

 kysmet wrote:
I created a profile on eharmony a while ago but never really pursued anything (a couple friends have had very good experiences with it).  My problem is that I am hesitant about meeting people in person.  I have no problem communicating with them; it's just my own insecurity that when they meet me, I won't be what they expected.  Last night, I got fed up with my situation and updated my profile.  I haven't subscribed yet but they have some specials going on so I probably will so that I can actually communicate with people.  I just really need to get over my hesitation but don't know how.

 
One of my sisters-in-law went through eharmony and is in a great relationship — 5 years now, and he just moved in with her (moved to the coast from Denver). One sister used it and met a nice guy. Didn't pan out in the end, but they were a pretty good match on a lot of levels.

And hey, when they meet you in person, they'll love your bad old self — they'll be worried about living up to you

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Posted: Jan 29, 2010 - 10:13am

 kysmet wrote:
I created a profile on eharmony a while ago but never really pursued anything (a couple friends have had very good experiences with it).  My problem is that I am hesitant about meeting people in person.  I have no problem communicating with them; it's just my own insecurity that when they meet me, I won't be what they expected.  Last night, I got fed up with my situation and updated my profile.  I haven't subscribed yet but they have some specials going on so I probably will so that I can actually communicate with people.  I just really need to get over my hesitation but don't know how.

 

Do you mean wont be what they expected physically or personality wise?
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Posted: Jan 29, 2010 - 10:13am

 kysmet wrote:
I created a profile on eharmony a while ago but never really pursued anything (a couple friends have had very good experiences with it).  My problem is that I am hesitant about meeting people in person.  I have no problem communicating with them; it's just my own insecurity that when they meet me, I won't be what they expected.  Last night, I got fed up with my situation and updated my profile.  I haven't subscribed yet but they have some specials going on so I probably will so that I can actually communicate with people.  I just really need to get over my hesitation but don't know how.

 
You've got nothing to lose.  You don't have to meet anyone you don't feel drawn to.  Or use them as practice.  (That sounds mean, but you can still have a pleasant time with someone, even if they're not THE ONE, and you're honest about it.)

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Posted: Jan 29, 2010 - 10:10am

I created a profile on eharmony a while ago but never really pursued anything (a couple friends have had very good experiences with it).  My problem is that I am hesitant about meeting people in person.  I have no problem communicating with them; it's just my own insecurity that when they meet me, I won't be what they expected.  Last night, I got fed up with my situation and updated my profile.  I haven't subscribed yet but they have some specials going on so I probably will so that I can actually communicate with people.  I just really need to get over my hesitation but don't know how.
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Posted: May 16, 2009 - 6:27pm

 private_di wrote:
rather than starting a new topic I thought I'd just revive this one...so has anybody here had any luck in the last four years with online dating?  I've tried match, eharmony and adultfriendfinder (oh I can tell you some stories about *that* one)...no success at all.  The only communication I receive (emails, winks) are from guys who are in their 60s (I'm 41).  A friend told me that's because men are always looking for a woman 20 years younger than him, so I can forget about finding a guy. 

I don't think there's anything else that can make you feel as worthless and undesirable as online dating is making me feel right now...

Anyone else in the same boat?
 
It's like dating IRL. Most dates are duds, and maybe you'll be lucky if you meet someone. It just broadens your scope. The older you get the worse the men are, but also, that's like real life. It's good practice, if nothing else.

If you like to dance, try to find a contra or barn dance group. There are usually single men, most of them losers, depending on where you live, but some good ones. LOOK FOR A YOUNGER MAN! Depending on what you are looking for, a young man might be more interesting.

I met my very best friend on a dating website. I met a couple other interesting guys as well, one who still remains my friend after a few years. I had a sexual relationship with the guy, 14 years my junior, that sold me my car, and it lasted for 6 months. It's something you have to create for yourself, if you want it.

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Posted: May 16, 2009 - 6:27pm

 newwavegurly wrote:

For every story of love on RP, there are plenty of stories about broken hearts that people here are not privy to. 

 
Sad but true.
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Posted: May 16, 2009 - 6:09pm

 oldslabsides wrote:

Ayup.  I know about a few of those as well.
 
Me too.

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Posted: May 16, 2009 - 5:06pm

 newwavegurly wrote:

For every story of love on RP, there are plenty of stories about broken hearts that people here are not privy to. 

 



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Posted: May 16, 2009 - 3:39pm

private_di wrote:
rather than starting a new topic I thought I'd just revive this one...so has anybody here had any luck in the last four years with online dating? I've tried match, eharmony and adultfriendfinder (oh I can tell you some stories about *that* one)...no success at all. The only communication I receive (emails, winks) are from guys who are in their 60s (I'm 41). A friend told me that's because men are always looking for a woman 20 years younger than him, so I can forget about finding a guy.

I don't think there's anything else that can make you feel as worthless and undesirable as online dating is making me feel right now...

Anyone else in the same boat?
before i met my husband (see "oldslabsides" below), i did on line dating for a few years. i had what have to be some of the worst experiences of my social life through the process of on line dating!

i did meet a couple of really nice people, but, for the most part, i had total failure in the endeavor.
(i consider "a couple of nice people" out of the TWENTY THREE i met to boil down to "total failure!!")
most were in my relative age group (40's), so the age difference thing was not an issue for me. of course, you filter people by certain criteria on line, including age.

perhaps you should set your filters properly in order to designate your desired age group??

anyway, there were other...many other...issues instead that caused things to go wrong with the vast majority of candidates.

i have even been asked to write a book about my experiences, because i collected some unbelievable stories in the process of on line dating.

sorry you're having a bad time of it.


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Posted: May 16, 2009 - 3:14pm

 newwavegurly wrote:

For every story of love on RP, there are plenty of stories about broken hearts that people here are not privy to. 

 
Ayup.  I know about a few of those as well.

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Posted: May 16, 2009 - 3:13pm

 oldslabsides wrote:

An excellent disclaimer, J.

I know of at least three marriages of people who met here, but I don't think any of them came here "looking for love."  Strictly speaking, P and I did not meet on RP, but were introduced by a mutual friend who is also a member of the community.
 
For every story of love on RP, there are plenty of stories about broken hearts that people here are not privy to. 


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Posted: May 16, 2009 - 3:10pm

 newwavegurly wrote:
Beware, as RP is NOT a dating site.

Although there are people that have wound up in relationships that met through here, RP is not a dating site, nor was/is that the intention of it. Trying to use it as such is probably not a good idea. If you become friends with people here, and it becomes something romantic, so be it—but if you come here and pursue people here as if it IS a dating site, not only will you probably be disappointed, but it could cause problems.
 
My 2¢. 

 
An excellent disclaimer, J.

I know of at least three marriages of people who met here, but I don't think any of them came here "looking for love."  Strictly speaking, P and I did not meet on RP, but were introduced by a mutual friend who is also a member of the community.

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Posted: May 16, 2009 - 3:01pm

Beware, as RP is NOT a dating site.

Although there are people that have wound up in relationships that met through here, RP is not a dating site, nor was/is that the intention of it. Trying to use it as such is probably not a good idea. If you become friends with people here, and it becomes something romantic, so be it—but if you come here and pursue people here as if it IS a dating site, not only will you probably be disappointed, but it could cause problems.
 
My 2¢. 
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Posted: May 16, 2009 - 2:06pm

 PoundPuppy wrote:
Why not have a weekly Singles forum. If it works fine..... if not no harm, no foul. #-o
PP
 
This sounds good to me...I feel I have more in common with this crowd than Plenty of Fish which I have used maybe 3 times...Got tired of seeing the same old guys on there, most who can't spell, whose shed and 4 wheeler is their favourite pastime and who are looking for their soul mate to cuddle at night..barf. Yeah yeah, I know what you are thinking, no wonder she has no luck. bawk bawk

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Posted: May 16, 2009 - 2:01pm

 private_di wrote:
rather than starting a new topic I thought I'd just revive this one...so has anybody here had any luck in the last four years with online dating?  I've tried match, eharmony and adultfriendfinder (oh I can tell you some stories about *that* one)...no success at all.  The only communication I receive (emails, winks) are from guys who are in their 60s (I'm 41).  A friend told me that's because men are always looking for a woman 20 years younger than him, so I can forget about finding a guy. 

I don't think there's anything else that can make you feel as worthless and undesirable as online dating is making me feel right now...

Anyone else in the same boat?
  Yes, I tried a couple of online dating services shortly after a bad breakup, but I was still not over my ex so it couldn't work. However, when I got over her, I then didn't feel the need to find someone and that is exactly when I did. Bottom line; when it comes to finding someone it usually happens when you are looking the least.{#Yes}


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