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Dating after college - tough?

  1. Jul 9, 2011 #1
    I graduated college and am looking at moving to a new place. I would like to hear some stories and experiences of people who were single after college, and how difficult/easy the dating game was in "the grown up world".
     
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  3. Jul 10, 2011 #2

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    It depends how extrovert you are. Are you afraid to talk to strangers? Do you find yourself chatting with women in supermarkets? parks? your building? or any other place?

    Do you mind taking up other activities such as dancing? or gym? or other where you might meet new friends.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2011 #3

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    okcupid.com

    teehee.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2011 #4
    Yes, but this limits you to mostly single mom's and nutcases.

    It can be difficult depending on the area you live in and type of person you are looking to date. I prefer the smart and well educated type which was pretty much non-existent where I lived and work right after I graduated. Although my love life hasn't really changed much now that I'm back in school, if I actually had time to date I imagine it would be much easier going in school and living in a college town full of people my age.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2011 #5

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    Nonsense.

    Or well, maybe.

    A few of us have gone onto OKC to laugh at peoples profiles (actually it turns out only people in Belgium have profiles that are hilarious) and it's really not that bad. The internet dating scene really seems to be maturing. I have yet to be swindled out of $10,000 for a nigerian princess.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2011 #6

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    When you're on OKC, you might get messages from people who want to make "movies" in their basement. But aside from that, it's a pretty cool site :biggrin:
     
  8. Jul 10, 2011 #7
    I'm not extroverted at all. I tend not to talk to people.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2011 #8
    Then yes, dating will be tough...
     
  10. Jul 10, 2011 #9

    Lisa!

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    Ok, so write to them!
    I mean online dating could be useful for people like you...
     
  11. Jul 10, 2011 #10
    Heh, well, I'm not a total outcast, I'm just not the type to strike up random conversations.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2011 #11
    The best thing I ever did was join a soccer league. I've dated maybe 5-6 great girls from my soccer teams over the past few years. Volleyball or Kickball leagues would be good too!
     
  13. Jul 13, 2011 #12
    Do you like gladiator movies?
     
  14. Jul 13, 2011 #13

    lisab

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    Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?
     
  15. Jul 13, 2011 #14

    DaveC426913

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    Do you like to see grown men naked?


    (too far?)
     
  16. Jul 13, 2011 #15

    DaveC426913

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    All seriousness aside. What are your hobbies?

    I mean social hobbies.

    Do them.
     
  17. Jul 13, 2011 #16
    I've always been a fan of yelling honest compliments out the car window to people I don't know. I don't think that counts.

    Biking, hiking, climbing, disc golfing...these are social but I would need to know some people just to start.
     
  18. Jul 13, 2011 #17

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    Look for http://www.meetup.com/" [Broken] in your area. I joined a hiking group recently. I was a bit worried showing up as an unaccompanied female but it was really great, not awkward at all. I met some fun people, too!
     
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  19. Jul 14, 2011 #18

    Evo

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    Oooh, tonight there is a local witches' coven meeting, but only members of the coven are allowed. :frown:
     
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  20. Jul 14, 2011 #19
    http://witches.meetup.com/
    :bugeye::rofl:
     
  21. Jul 14, 2011 #20

    Evo

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    Perhaps I could meet a druid or a warlock. :uhh:
     
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