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2012-10-07 03:11:53 PM
Forget the nonchalant, "So, wanna hang out?" ask-out cop-out. You're online dating to find love (or sex), not a new pal. So ask the object of your Internet affection on a real date, with a suggested time and place.

Why is "hanging out" not a "real date"? Can you not find love or sex by "hanging out"?

Do not ask an Internet stranger out on a dinner date for your first meeting.

Wait, what? Isn't that a typical "real date"?

I'd even advise against something like a movie, since you can't talk and actually get to know each other.

Ok, so no dinner, no movie. So...hanging out?

Do not invite an Internet stranger to hang out with you and your friends on your first meeting.

Again, they give no real reasons why not.
 
2012-10-07 03:40:39 PM
I wonder if that NYC guidance counselor dates online?
 
2012-10-07 04:03:37 PM
I will never ever lower myself to where I'm seeking a female companion via the internet. Just say no to online dating.
 
2012-10-07 04:59:15 PM

DWitchiewoman: whiteylexus :
I'm a legit 6-foot-4, but I've thought about lying about it on my profile, because I think it scares away the women who are shorter than, say, 5-foot-6. Women want tall men, but not that much taller than them.

Wrong.Trust me, a lot of women dig very tall men. I consider 5' 6" to be short.
I don't want to be taller than him when I'm wearing 6in heels. I prefer for my man to be at least a foot taller than me. I'm 5'2'


From all the 5'6" guys, fark you.
I not only have to be taller, but taller than your heels.. Ridiculous.

Meanwhile, the tall girls want tall men too.
 
2012-10-07 06:45:20 PM

Smackledorfer: From all the 5'6" guys, fark you.
I not only have to be taller, but taller than your heels.. Ridiculous.

Meanwhile, the tall girls want tall men too.


Awwww.. the little guy is angry.

It's okay... little man.
 
2012-10-07 06:50:27 PM

Smackledorfer: DWitchiewoman: whiteylexus :
I'm a legit 6-foot-4, but I've thought about lying about it on my profile, because I think it scares away the women who are shorter than, say, 5-foot-6. Women want tall men, but not that much taller than them.

Wrong.Trust me, a lot of women dig very tall men. I consider 5' 6" to be short.
I don't want to be taller than him when I'm wearing 6in heels. I prefer for my man to be at least a foot taller than me. I'm 5'2'

From all the 5'6" guys, fark you.
I not only have to be taller, but taller than your heels.. Ridiculous.

Meanwhile, the tall girls want tall men too.


I'm 5'3", as previously stated, and while my ex-hub was 6'4", my last bf was 5'2". If you have a great personality it doesn't really matter how tall you are. So cultivate that, mkay?
 
2012-10-07 07:17:42 PM

SundaesChild: I'm 5'3", as previously stated, and while my ex-hub was 6'4", my last bf was 5'2". If you have a great personality it doesn't really matter how tall you are. So cultivate that, mkay?


So, take whatever you can get, eh? You sound fat.
 
2012-10-07 07:26:16 PM

PallMall: SundaesChild: I'm 5'3", as previously stated, and while my ex-hub was 6'4", my last bf was 5'2". If you have a great personality it doesn't really matter how tall you are. So cultivate that, mkay?

So, take whatever you can get, eh? You sound fat.


I'd care what you think, but I'm too busy alternating between dating Ents and hobbits.
 
2012-10-07 07:43:02 PM

SundaesChild: PallMall: SundaesChild: I'm 5'3", as previously stated, and while my ex-hub was 6'4", my last bf was 5'2". If you have a great personality it doesn't really matter how tall you are. So cultivate that, mkay?

So, take whatever you can get, eh? You sound fat.

I'd care what you think, but I'm too busy alternating between dating Ents and hobbits eating a tub of Crisco with a spoon.


FTFY
 
2012-10-07 07:44:24 PM

PallMall: SundaesChild: PallMall: SundaesChild: I'm 5'3", as previously stated, and while my ex-hub was 6'4", my last bf was 5'2". If you have a great personality it doesn't really matter how tall you are. So cultivate that, mkay?

So, take whatever you can get, eh? You sound fat.

I'd care what you think, but I'm too busy alternating between dating Ents and hobbits eating a tub of Crisco with a spoon.

FTFY


Gross.
 
2012-10-07 07:46:47 PM

PallMall: SundaesChild: PallMall: SundaesChild: I'm 5'3", as previously stated, and while my ex-hub was 6'4", my last bf was 5'2". If you have a great personality it doesn't really matter how tall you are. So cultivate that, mkay?

So, take whatever you can get, eh? You sound fat.

I'd care what you think, but I'm too busy alternating between dating Ents and hobbits eating a tub of Crisco with a spoon.

FTFY


Also, you're an ass. Probably wacking off into an old sweatsock.
 
2012-10-07 07:47:54 PM

Deman: Not that I have the numbers to make a proper conclusion, but this is what I've learned from my female friends: Tall & handsome > Tall & Ugly > Short & handsome > Short and Ugly. So take solace tall guys, your height that you didn't have to work for does more for you than the 5'5" guy's sixpack.


As a 5'5" guy with a six-pack, I have to say that my own experience supports this conclusion.
 
2012-10-07 07:57:29 PM
I suppose I won't have to worry about this until next year since I've already gone on one bad date, thus fulfilling my yearly quota.
 
2012-10-07 08:02:45 PM

SundaesChild: Also, you're an ass. Probably wacking off into an old sweatsock my mom.


FTFM
 
2012-10-07 08:05:09 PM

PallMall: SundaesChild: Also, you're an ass. Probably wacking off into an old sweatsock my mom.

FTFM


You wack off into your own mom?

/and, welcome to ignore, liter
 
2012-10-07 08:13:15 PM

PallMall: SundaesChild: Also, you're an ass. Probably wacking off into an old sweatsock my mom.

FTFM


That definitely reads as if you were wacking off into your own mom.

BTW this isn't the pockemon xbox forum or wherever that you came from.
 
2012-10-07 09:51:04 PM

OgreMagi: I've pretty much given up on dating, online or otherwise. I know I'm no prize, but I'd prefer to date someone who weighs less than an elephant. Unfortunately, it seems the only "hits" I get on my profile are from women who are ginormous. Let me repeat the facts. We skinny guys are NOT interested in fatties.

The dishonesty in profiles amazes me. When your stated age is 45, I'm going to have a hard time believing that photo that looks like it was taken in college. It all comes down to expectations. Guys want lingerie models, women want greek gods.

My last attempt ended in confusion. We exchanged a few messages. Her photo looked honest and we shared some things in common. We finally exchanged phone numbers. I called her, we chatted for a short time and she said she would call back that evening or the following morning. She didn't. I called her again a few days later (foolish of me). She apologized, explaining she had gotten the flu and would call in a few days when she felt better. She didn't. I gave up at that point. I don't know what I said that put her off. Perhaps she simply didn't like the sound of my voice. 

To put it short. What's this "what's this real-life date you speak of?"


I feel ya, was my experience too. It can get you way way down. Did lots of online dating and I learned that the vast majority on those sites were not seriously looking for someone, or if they were they wanted me to meet every item on their 300+ wish list. Its as if they wanted their perfect person to just drop out of cyberspace and hand them the fairytale.
BUT it did finally work out for me (married one year this month), there are SOME genuine people online who are realistic. You just have to keep trying to find them. In my experience the article is wrong on #1 (kind of like Ficoce says but not as extreme). I found emailing/chatting for 2+ weeks before meeting really weeded out the non-serious people and those that are just after one night stands. Chin up. Good luck.
 
2012-10-07 09:53:02 PM
I agree with this article 100%.

No arguments at all, this is how it is.
 
2012-10-08 02:00:12 AM
What if you're a girl?
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2012-10-08 02:30:03 AM

ladyfortuna: JackieRabbit: Online dating: noun. The process by which you waste thousands of hours and even more dollars for what you could have got from a hooker with a five minute conversation and an agreement on price. Often confused for romance, online dating is more a form of tedium that rarely has a good outcome.

I, my sister, my father (new wife), and my old coworker all met our spouses online. It's more likely than you think. The list is actually some pretty good advice; I wish it had been written back in the day when I first started using Match, although I only violated two of those a little bit. FWIW, the coffee scenario worked best for me.


Agreed! Met my fiancé online.

And if you are spending thousands of minutes and dollars on dating websites, you are probably trying too hard.

It's not for everyone obviously, but doing shift work makes it hard to find dates in the traditional ways
 
2012-10-08 02:50:38 AM
What is wrong with going to Backpage, forking out $200 for a hooker and getting humiliated face to face?
 
2012-10-08 07:57:21 AM

OgreMagi: I know I'm no prize, but I'd prefer to date someone who weighs less than an elephant. Unfortunately, it seems the only "hits" I get on my profile are from women who are ginormous. Let me repeat the facts. We skinny guys are NOT interested in fatties.


Amen. I'm 6'1" and weigh 160. I'd like to go out without being compared to the nursery rhyme of Jack Sprat and his wife. A little chub on a chick is fine by me and but fat rolls are not.
 
2012-10-08 02:47:05 PM
I killed all of my online dating profiles, no cute girl wants a 300 lb dude. Winter is coming - more warmth, vodka, and movies for me!
 
2012-10-09 03:00:54 AM

UncleStumpy: ladyfortuna: JackieRabbit:
Agreed! Met my fiancé online.

And if you are spending thousands of minutes and dollars on dating websites, you are probably trying too hard.

It's not for everyone obviously, but doing shift work makes it hard to find dates in the traditional ways


Since it was 7 years ago, I don't know if they figured out a way around it, but after paying for one month of Match.com and getting annoyed at the morons looking for a quick 'hookup', I discovered I could change my user name to IM_____ (AIM name here). Voila, instant free contacts. I figure they must have fixed that by now, but I also figure people are still getting around it SOMEHOW.

/waiting for Lordfortuna to get home from the airport right now, in fact
 
2012-10-09 11:58:49 AM
"I was shirtless in my profile photo, so what's the big deal?"
 
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