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rebelfury76 June 30th, 2013 5:45pm

Online dating: efficient way to find compatible matches or last resort if you can't meet someone "out there"?

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mrskinsey Memphis
06/30/13 5:48 pm

I know four couples who me via eharmony and have happy, successful marriages. I still put last resort.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
06/30/13 2:05 pm

As of now, happily married for several years, I say last choice.
But I can see the appeal for folks these days. More choices, less awkwardness initially.

bMyComrade Stumptown
06/30/13 1:40 pm

Somewhere between the two choices. It's just another way to eat people.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
06/30/13 2:06 pm

Eat people...Um...Hannibal, is that you?

bMyComrade Stumptown
06/30/13 2:21 pm

Ack didn't even catch that one....

On a side note, he suggests fava beans but I have found creamed corn on mashed potatoes to be a better complement. Especially paired with a nice stout or porter.

aurealis the sky
06/30/13 11:44 am

Definitely a last resort. I've never used an online dating service and don't plan to—I don't think it's for me. Maybe that should be my cure for being single? Lol. I'm shy and it seems pretty intimidating.

larkspur one race. human.
06/30/13 11:36 am

I met my guy online. We emailed for months first, spent another 2 months on the telephone before we ever met in person. We had already developed a very strong intellectual & emotional connection, the physical attraction was just icing on the cake.

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larkspur one race. human.
06/30/13 11:37 am

He's the only guy I've ever met online, and I wouldn't ever change a thing. If I met him at a bar, it could have changed everything.

wego sometimes
06/30/13 11:33 am

A good friend recently married someone he met online. They have been a couple for well over a year but they seem like they have been together forever. They are perfect for each other!

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susanr Colorado
06/30/13 11:14 am

Online dating service, or just dating people you met online?

I would never do the former; I have done the latter. Not to say an online dating service couldn't work for some people (it clearly has); it's just not how I would want to meet people.

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susanr Colorado
06/30/13 11:15 am

Oh, and I wouldn't say my experience was at all "efficient" - I had relationships with two people I had known for quite a long time online (a year or so) before we actually met.

Kris Humidity Central
06/30/13 11:02 am

I asked my bro if he would, his response "Naw, bîtches be cray"

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OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/30/13 11:09 am

Your bro sounds like a real bro.

funkytownchic Fort Worth
06/30/13 11:29 am

Bitches be cray everywhere though :)

Kris Humidity Central
06/30/13 4:56 pm

He's 19, going on 12.

EarlyBird Portland
06/30/13 11:01 am

I know many people who had great relationships or marriages with someone they met online. I don't think it's for me but think it's great for those interested.

TomM
06/30/13 10:57 am

Never tried and couldn't imagine. Maybe I'm just too old fashioned.

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OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/30/13 10:55 am

Hey why are you stealing my questions???

OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/30/13 10:56 am

Jk, you can have em if you want. I like sharing. :)

Kris Humidity Central
06/30/13 10:54 am

It just seems, I don't know how to explain it. It's a lot easier to gauge people in real life, and often those around will be the best suitable partner. I think with effort we can find a decent match, unless you just arnt in the right place.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/30/13 11:00 am

There is certainly a sense of intimacy that you can never achieve through online dating; however, I would not say it should necessarily be considered a last resort because it increases your chances of finding a suitable match.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
06/30/13 2:08 pm

Although, never assume that their pictures are actually them unless they have one with their face AND a sign showing their username. That hot chick might turn out to be an old dude.