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On line dating

  1. Jul 1, 2006 #1

    wolram

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    Zooby suggested i try this, so far i have 20 nubile Russian girls who want to marry an older English man (as Russian men are all drunkards), 5 high pressure buisness women that have never had a relationship before, and a load of old boilers, where is my eve :confused:
     
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    I met my husband on line, in a chat room about pets. We chated for over a year befor I agreed to meet him. Then dated for another 8 months in real time, then just figured out we should be married, so we did.
    I don't think I could do a online dateing service, the ones I looked at, just had a creepy feel to them.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2006 #3

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    Whenever I've heard of someone meeting their eventual spouse online, it's been through chat rooms and forums where they just happen to stumble into someone else single with similar interests, just the way you might find someone to date when going out to parties or joining local organizations, etc.

    Actual online dating services seem all wrong to me too, and I've never met anyone who's had lasting success from those. You might as well get the mail-order-bride catalog for as much good as those seem to do.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2006 #4

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    Moonb, you're not helping! :biggrin:
     
  6. Jul 1, 2006 #5

    loseyourname

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    I met Swerve through OKCupid! I'm not sure that honestly qualifies as a dating site, though. I've actually met a lot of people from it, but had no intention of dating any of them other than her.

    Edit: Honestly, though, that site has sucked for at least two years now. It was cool when it first opened and was just a bunch of people from the Spark that came to take tests and happened to meet up. Now it's become infested by the types that Wolram is talking up.
     
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  7. Jul 1, 2006 #6

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    Yeah...when someone posted a link to some quizzes there...was it Gale I have to blame for that?...I set up a profile just to see what happens. Ick! I got all the male equivalents of what Wolram listed.
     
  8. Jul 1, 2006 #7

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    A close friend stumbled across such as site, with attractive young Russian woman. It turns out that this site, and others, are a scam to collect money from Western men.

    My friend checked into one of the women, and he found that she had multiple identities on different sites. Further investigation revealed that several other Russian women were doing the same. At least one woman was an actress who allowed her image to be used by unscrupulous people to con money out of unsuspecting men.

    I'll try to dig up the information.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2006 #8

    wolram

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    Well if any one wants a vintage man in unrestored condition, barn find unused for 30yrs, engine starts with no rattles or knocks, all gear select ok,
    some signs of repair to body work, 100% origonal, easy restoration project or use as is, sensible offers only no wheel kickers.
     
  10. Jul 1, 2006 #9

    FredGarvin

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    Me too. Except my wife and I met in a Detroit Red Wings forum and talked back and forth for about 2 years before meeting.
     
  11. Jul 1, 2006 #10

    Evo

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    Online dating sites can work, but you have to sort the wheat from the chaf, and it's 99.999% chaf.

    Most men want a woman within walking distance of their house. :grumpy: Their profiles should just come out and say "I don't actually care about finding the right person, I just want someone nearby". Sorry, I've seen what lives within walking distance of my house. :surprised

    I must say I have met a couple of incredible men on dating sites. OKC really isn't a dating site, it's more meeting new friends. I've become friends with a woman I met on OKC, we're klutz clones. She could be a sister. I also met the nicest suicidal, alcoholic, gun toting Russian Nuclear Engineer on OKC. :biggrin:

    Moonbear, you're just not looking in the right places. I'm going to send you a profile of someone I think you'd like. He's too young for me. I found a cutie for MIH also. :approve:
     
  12. Jul 1, 2006 #11

    Math Is Hard

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    Wonderful! We have to screen him for cat allergies, though.
     
  13. Jul 1, 2006 #12

    Pengwuino

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    This is all very sad to read....
     
  14. Jul 1, 2006 #13
    indeed.
    Myself I'm not married yet, but I have 2 friends who met their future wives on irc.
    So upon this and all other cases I must conclude that relationships through net work.
     
  15. Jul 1, 2006 #14

    Pengwuino

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    No they dont, you just get to meet exponentially higher amounts of people online and even though you're chances are much lower finding someone online, you have the big numbers to make that low-probability work. It's not love, its science. :biggrin:
     
  16. Jul 1, 2006 #15

    wolram

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    For one time the penguin may be right :confused: no impossible::bugeye:
     
  17. Jul 1, 2006 #16
    and by simple scientific explanation, it proves that working relationships through internet are proportional to overall number of chat users with respect to connection speed they possess. Hence, with few assumptions, they do work.
     
  18. Jul 1, 2006 #17

    Pengwuino

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    That formula doesn't add up at all
     
  19. Jul 1, 2006 #18

    chroot

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    I met my girlfriend on.. *gulp* myspace.com, of all places. We've now been dating for over two years, and living together for over a year. I'd say it's been a resounding success.

    Of course, I met about 20 girls before her who were often spectacularly wrong for me. And, of course, I met my share of psychos. The meth addicts and the kleptomaniacs turned me off of online dating for a while, but eventually I hit paydirt.

    Just like penguin says, the internet exposes you to many times more people than you'd otherwise have a chance to meet, so the probability of success is really pretty good.

    - Warren
     
  20. Jul 1, 2006 #19

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    Historically, I'd say I've met the highest quality of woman through classes and school-related crap, but there are few women in my department now and none that I find myself attracted to.
     
  21. Jul 1, 2006 #20

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    Yeah, that seems to be the best place to meet people, but once you're out of school, if you haven't yet met THE person, then it gets a lot harder to find them. :frown:
     
  22. Jul 2, 2006 #21
    Nothing wrong with online dating. It used to have this huge negative stigma attached to it, but it's pretty acceptable these days. I started doing online dating back in the late 90's when it was pretty taboo. Not that I went to online dating sites. Just used to chat a lot, and through the course of that met girls with similar interests. If you don't meet them online you meet them in bars where they(or you) are likely drunk, or you have to gamble on coming across somene from your daily life. It's just another medium for hooking up. The ritual is still the same, only the medium has changed.

    Btw, met my wife online and we are indeed happily married.
     
  23. Jul 2, 2006 #22

    Evo

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    Meeting online is almost the only way to go now. Seriously, I'm not going to hang out at smoky bars with a bunch of drunks to try to meet the man of my dreams.

    I'm not in school, I don't go to church and there aren't really any available men at work. Where else am I supposed to meet someone?
     
  24. Jul 2, 2006 #23

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    Go where you're interests take you and you'll find people like you. If your life is surrounded by computers, online would be a good bet. If you're into the bar scene then you'll be hard pressed not to find someone at the bar. If you are into clubbing, you'll find someone just like you at a rave or what not.

    The advantage of the internet is that you don't really have to go anywhere and theres places for people with lots of interests online. Another advantage is that you can go onto the internet to find people into your favorite interests other then computer-related things but you cant go to places like clubs and organizations to find people who have interests dealing mainly with computers.
     
  25. Jul 2, 2006 #24
    I hear pengwuinos available Evo, :devil:.

    Ok, I admit that was crossing the line.:rofl:
     
  26. Jul 2, 2006 #25

    Moonbear

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    What if you just like to sit quietly at home? :biggrin:
     
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