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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 12-15-2007, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Online dating.

anybody try it?

A few of the ladies i work with in the ICU are always harpin on me for not having a girlfriend, and they suggested i try internet dating. i laughed in their face and told them that is for people that are desperate for affection, and im perfectly content not having a serious relationship. I wont date any of the girls they try to hook me up with at the hospital, well, mainly because i dont **** where i eat (anymore... lets just say i have to tip-toe around the fifth floor so i dont run into a couple girls whom i was dating... at the same time)



So these women bought me a month of match.com for x-mas and spent a half hour setting it up with me today. we have a wager.


If i meet a girl whom i would consider dating, and all goes well, i have to make up for the month of match.com by taking these three out for drinks downtown.

If its a scam like i think, they've gotta buy my lunch for a month.

only thing is they have the PW so i cant just be a COMPLETE ass.



so anybody every meet anybody w/ sites like this?
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not on sites like that. But I met TaintedL♥ve online, but it was in IRC. That was goin on 4 years ago. The rough part is the person you might find might not live close by.
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they were doin searches within like 20 miles of my zip code. was such a hastle trying to compromise on what to write about myself, here's what we finally agree'd too.



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I don't like negative people. A positive attitude is a must, and thats how i started this endeavor. "awww why dont you have a girlfriend" "you should try online dating"... K ... This online dating doesn't really seem to hold all the weight that I've been told about. Personally i think its kind of a silly idea... desperation is no way to bring two people together. But im sure some of the people on here are normal... i gotta say its probably a whole different perspective from a ladies view, but eh, i'll try anything once.

everybody told me to write all this wonderful stuff about myself, and i did that, but to be honest the only way to judge somebody's character is to talk to them. So i revamped my profile a bit to be a little more real... cause im a realist. baby.

One thing i HATE to do is talk about myself, though, so this is all.
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I like to ride my sport bike. I go all over the place on it. I love to paint, I Like to read, mostly non-fiction; watch new movies. I snowboard, i try to play my harmonica. Working out is my therapy. I golf, play billiards, camp, hike, music. ummmmm.
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I'm a technician at Akron General Hospital, Going to school as well.
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The Northside. Great local spot for live music. as far as travel goes, i go everywhere on my bike when its warm. mountains of Tennessee to the Florida keys.

when i want to relax, i just do it.
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Oh god, doesnt it change from day to day? right now my favorite thing is snow. snow baby snow. I like my alone time, but only in moderation. loneliness is a bitch. my Mp3 player is probobly in my top ten favorite things. gotta have them tunes.
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i aught to throw out a TWF shout out on it
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never on one of those sites but ive met a few girls through forums and every one has been severely damaged goods
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never on one of those sites but ive met a few girls through forums and every one has been severely damaged goods
no comment.
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hey now, you try having a personal life in iraq. not the easiest thing in the world there buddy
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Sites work, because you get to know the person and read their book prior to going out with them, so its like skipping the pick up line and first get to know you coffee date. But yes alot of them are damaged goods!!
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hey now, you try having a personal life in iraq. not the easiest thing in the world there buddy

Not by any means!! SO still wants to arguee, and girls like the man in uniform, but you can only talk online, cant please them, and you dont have much to talk about unless you like scaring the chit out of them!
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About a month ago I went to NJ for a managers meeting... One of the guys at the meeting met his wife on eHarmony. He said he dated a few of the women that he matched with and all of them were great.

Personally, I've never done it. Back in the day I used chat rooms to get laid, which worked pretty well. I am not against the idea of online dating, however I don't want to spend the $.
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I've heard lots of people say they've met their SOs through online sites like eharmony...

However my gut is that you aren't going to find a girl on one of those sites who isn't either ugly, crazy, etc. To need to go to one of those sites to meet someone, I would imagine you would need to be lacking in one department or another.
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all depends. After you are married for many years n then get divorced clubbing just isnt the same as it is for you n others now. That n when was the last tyme ya heard someone say they met the wife/hubby of 25yrs in a bar?

I see what everyone is saying. I wasnt looking for no1, nor was TaintedL♥ve when we met. Then again it was on one of those sites
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My cousin met her now husband through one of those dating sites. Eharmony or Match. Something like that. She's also pregnant and been nothing but happy with her marriage.

And I know lots of people who met through Myspace but that seems to be nothing but trouble.

Go for Prostitutes. Because after 3 dinners at $50 a pop. You could have just gotten a prostitute which is gauranteed to have a happy ending or your money back.
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I've tried the online dating thing. for me, all I've succeeded in doing is meeting people that I consider idiots and freaks. I prefer meeting someone in real life, the good old fashioned way and beign able to judge them in person. online its easy to make yourself look or sound like a great person, when in reality, you could be a total freak.
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I've heard lots of people say they've met their SOs through online sites like eharmony...

However my gut is that you aren't going to find a girl on one of those sites who isn't either ugly, crazy, etc. To need to go to one of those sites to meet someone, I would imagine you would need to be lacking in one department or another.
There's lotsa hot chicks on the internet... I've bagged a few from chat rooms...
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my sister in law met her current bf on line and they seem to work perfectly together, i was impressed, seemed to do good job



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There's lotsa hot chicks on the internet...
Oh I agree with that. I'm just not sure about meeting someone for an actual relationship from an online dating site...
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nothing wrong with meeting ppl online. The dating sites tho tends to mean they are looking for something they cant find locally.
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i met my wife on yahoo chat. we talked about 6 months before we met.
we've been together for almost 8 years, and two kids later. we have both been married before and werent into the whole clubbing thing. we got all the formalities outta the way and got to know each other pretty well before we met. which was something new for me. to know the person inside first. i am glad it worked out te wayi did.
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I think it is a perfectly capable medium. Finding the right person is difficult regardless and increasing your chances is always good. I have found that bars are the worst place, but I don't really know I picked up my wife at a job in a far away place.
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