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(RealScreen)   Bravo is set to launch a series about online dating. Specifically, how guys do online dating. So tune in for a rotating cast of guys sporting fedoras to distract from their acne while they mansplain why women should be flattered by their dick pics   (realscreen.com) divider line 86
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2014-01-15 04:36:53 PM
Mansplain?
 
2014-01-15 04:40:12 PM
Speaking personally, I used online dating because it eliminated 99% of the guesswork.
 
2014-01-15 04:43:22 PM

TheJoe03: Mansplain?


RationalWiki has a great article on that. I'd link you but I'm on my phone.

The Congress hearings on birth control a while back are a textbook example of it.
 
2014-01-15 04:47:06 PM
libertarian-brony.jpg
 
2014-01-15 04:48:23 PM
followed by the sequel "online dating in america: a womans guide to free drinks and food!"
 
2014-01-15 04:50:57 PM
Online dating is basically a way for women to order up a cock like you would a pizza.
 
2014-01-15 04:51:19 PM
Will there be an episode on how long of a series of phony personal tragedies invented by a poor shlub who is a hundred pounds heavier than their profile picture will be believed by some other poor shlub?
 
2014-01-15 04:58:09 PM

TheJoe03: Mansplain?


Stupidest made up word ever.

Especially fun when a female 'mansplains' why 'mansplain'-ing is a thing.
 
2014-01-15 05:01:49 PM

Jake Havechek: Online dating is basically a way for women to order up a cock like you would a pizza.


It certainly seems to do a reasonable job of matching up, um, buyers and sellers.
 
2014-01-15 05:04:10 PM

bacongood: TheJoe03: Mansplain?

Stupidest made up word ever.

Especially fun when a female 'mansplains' why 'mansplain'-ing is a thing.


No, it's a great word because it makes fun in a dopey manner a dopey tendency of some men to be asswipes.
 
2014-01-15 05:05:32 PM
I feel bad for my friend who's trying to do online dating due to none of his friends knowing single girls (and he's trying to find an actual gf). He is 5' 8" on a good day, and that is apparently right below every woman's threshold.
 
2014-01-15 05:07:12 PM
I hope this one guy I went on a date with is on there. I mean, he should still be single. One of the few times I have thought to myself, " This guy might rape you if you let him walk you to your car." Nasty nasty liars, men can be
/I know, I know, girls lie too. No one should.
 
2014-01-15 05:07:18 PM
They aren't fedoras. They are trilbies.

/ otherwise, yeah, I agree with the headline.
 
2014-01-15 05:07:29 PM
No, no, no.  The fedora is to distract from the hairline.  It's the goatee that distracts from the acne.

thecpt, there are tons and tons of women under 5' 5" -- you mean to tell me he's too short for them??
 
2014-01-15 05:10:43 PM

thecpt: I feel bad for my friend who's trying to do online dating due to none of his friends knowing single girls (and he's trying to find an actual gf). He is 5' 8" on a good day, and that is apparently right below every woman's threshold.


Whatever happens, tell him that he should never lie about his height and he should never be bitter about it.
 
2014-01-15 05:18:11 PM
And then there's those that ask, "Where have all the good men gone?"  Apparently they're tired of self-entitled women (especially those on dating websites) that have impossible laundry lists of MUST have qualities and constantly shame men for any behavior they find "creepy."
 
2014-01-15 05:25:50 PM

ramblinwreck: And then there's those that ask, "Where have all the good men gone?"  Apparently they're tired of self-entitled women (especially those on dating websites) that have impossible laundry lists of MUST have qualities and constantly shame men for any behavior they find "creepy."


OK, everyone - Resentful Nice Guy has reported in, now the thread can commence.
 
2014-01-15 05:25:51 PM
My problem with online dating is that I don't trust the site is giving my profile equal exposure.  When I first joined match.com many months ago, I had 5 to 10 visitors per day to my profile.  After a few months, that dwindled down to only a few a week.  So I quit for a few months and cancelled my membership.  A few months later, I signed up again and immediately got lots of visitors for a month or two.  Now it's back down to only a few every week.  And they all seem to be old divorced hags.  I've cancelled my membership again and will likely join another site to see if it's any better.  I did get 4 or 5 good dates out of the service though, so it wasn't a complete waste of time and money.
 
2014-01-15 05:28:21 PM
I've been married since 1988, before the web was a thing. I honestly can't imagine what the online dating experience is really like. (Hopefully, I won't have to find out someday.)

Is it really as disappointing as I've heard? Honestly, I'd like to know.
 
2014-01-15 05:29:06 PM
i online dated.  i never wore a fedora.  i got laid.

// hooray
 
2014-01-15 05:32:20 PM
Read headline, immediately thought of this.

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-15 05:33:43 PM
The entire show could just be men messaging potentials with words of woo such as, "Hey. Hey what're you doin? Come over to my house. It's ok, I'm not a convict cause I have a gaming license...we can rent a redbox movie. Hey, you still there? You like vodka?"
 
2014-01-15 05:39:01 PM

Mr_Fabulous: I've been married since 1988, before the web was a thing. I honestly can't imagine what the online dating experience is really like. (Hopefully, I won't have to find out someday.)

Is it really as disappointing as I've heard? Honestly, I'd like to know.


I met my wife through online dating, and I found it far, far less disappointing than the live event. In particular, there were two major components to that: the first was the removal of most guesswork (Is she single? Is she interested? Are we looking for the same thing?), and the second was a greatly lessened fear of rejection due to the anonymous nature of the icebreaking.
 
2014-01-15 05:39:31 PM

Mr_Fabulous: I've been married since 1988, before the web was a thing. I honestly can't imagine what the online dating experience is really like. (Hopefully, I won't have to find out someday.)

Is it really as disappointing as I've heard? Honestly, I'd like to know.


Basically it's a ton of guys yelling, "Pick me! Pick me!", while women sit back and take their pick of the litter.
 
2014-01-15 05:41:19 PM

Mr_Fabulous: I've been married since 1988, before the web was a thing. I honestly can't imagine what the online dating experience is really like. (Hopefully, I won't have to find out someday.)

Is it really as disappointing as I've heard? Honestly, I'd like to know.


I've met my partner of 12 years on gay.com.
 
2014-01-15 05:41:38 PM
"HI. My name is Dave and do you know how to make Thai spring rolls yes or no?"
 
2014-01-15 05:43:00 PM

Marshall Willenholly: My problem with online dating is that I don't trust the site is giving my profile equal exposure.  When I first joined match.com many months ago, I had 5 to 10 visitors per day to my profile.  After a few months, that dwindled down to only a few a week.  So I quit for a few months and cancelled my membership.  A few months later, I signed up again and immediately got lots of visitors for a month or two.  Now it's back down to only a few every week.  And they all seem to be old divorced hags.  I've cancelled my membership again and will likely join another site to see if it's any better.  I did get 4 or 5 good dates out of the service though, so it wasn't a complete waste of time and money.


Where do you live? If you don't live in a major metropolitan area your profile may have simply run through the available people in your area. This happened to me with my profile; my profile got a lot of attention at first but after a few weeks everyone in my immediate vicinity had seen it so activity dropped off. When you signed up again, your profile showed up as a new profile, so it got renewed attention for a while.

I've had a lot of success with OkC... but you kind of have to work at it. And be respectful, of course.
 
2014-01-15 05:43:16 PM

thecpt: I feel bad for my friend who's trying to do online dating due to none of his friends knowing single girls (and he's trying to find an actual gf). He is 5' 8" on a good day, and that is apparently right below every woman's threshold.


As someone female who dated a dude my height (5'6")....I question your use of "every woman."

/no neck strain while kissing!!
 
2014-01-15 05:44:26 PM
I did the online dating thing once, but I found the expectations to find chemistry to be too high. At least if I meet someone offline, and I'm not interested, their expectations are lower and I can just keep things platonic.
 
2014-01-15 05:44:32 PM

ramblinwreck: constantly shame men for any behavior they find "creepy."


Uhhh, you might want to try not being creepy. Just a friendly suggestion.
 
2014-01-15 05:46:29 PM
I should also add that offline, my expectations are lower. So when there is chemistry, it's a nice little bonus
 
2014-01-15 05:48:37 PM

thecpt: I feel bad for my friend who's trying to do online dating due to none of his friends knowing single girls (and he's trying to find an actual gf). He is 5' 8" on a good day, and that is apparently right below every woman's threshold.


According to the women I met when I was online, guys lie about their height worse than women lie about their weight. So tell him to change it to 5"11 and don't date women taller 5"7. Problem solved.
 
2014-01-15 05:55:46 PM

ramblinwreck: And then there's those that ask, "Where have all the good men gone?"  Apparently they're tired of self-entitled women (especially those on dating websites) that have impossible laundry lists of MUST have qualities and constantly shame men for any behavior they find "creepy."


Oh man, don't you hate it when women have, like, opinions and preferences and stuff?
 
2014-01-15 06:08:15 PM

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: ramblinwreck: And then there's those that ask, "Where have all the good men gone?"  Apparently they're tired of self-entitled women (especially those on dating websites) that have impossible laundry lists of MUST have qualities and constantly shame men for any behavior they find "creepy."

Oh man, don't you hate it when women have, like, opinions and preferences and stuff?


Everyone has preferences. But, a lot of the laundry lists are the female equivalent of "must be blond, blue-eyed, with a 20 inch waist and huge knockers. Also, she must have 3 college degrees, love star wars and my little pony, and 1990s spider man comics. Oh me? I'm 5 foot 3 with a cleft palate, a high school drop out, unemployed, and I wear a fedora."

As for me, I met my wife online dating. I had met a bunch of women (big metro area) and was about to give up. I messaged her planning on striking up a friendship, and things did not go as planned. Just when you least expect it?
 
2014-01-15 06:12:43 PM
When luckily, in reality, the huge knockers are the only real requirement.
 
2014-01-15 06:22:13 PM

zeroman987: But, a lot of the laundry lists are the female equivalent of "must be blond, blue-eyed, with a 20 inch waist and huge knockers. Also, she must have 3 college degrees, love star wars and my little pony, and 1990s spider man comics. Oh me? I'm 5 foot 3 with a cleft palate, a high school drop out, unemployed, and I wear a fedora."


I know a lot of younger folks who have online dating profiles and get some traction off it, but they're still active in the bar scene and/or meeting people through other friends. Makes sense to aim high on a static page while probably being more "reasonable" through other methods.

I tried online dating for a bit when living in Atlanta, and it was alright...but then again I simplified my profile to essentially "in a new city, don't really know anyone...um...wanna hang?" and wasn't expecting anything.
 
2014-01-15 06:29:26 PM

FishyFred: thecpt: I feel bad for my friend who's trying to do online dating due to none of his friends knowing single girls (and he's trying to find an actual gf). He is 5' 8" on a good day, and that is apparently right below every woman's threshold.

Whatever happens, tell him that he should never lie about his height and he should never be bitter about it.


I have never for the life of me understood why or how height gets lied about.

"My parents are dead" is an easy lie, especially if you don't see them often.

"I'm single" is a harder lie to get away with the longer you're dating and it's certainly a monstrous lie because you're most likely hurting people, but still possible as lies go.

"I'm 6 foot 2" is a lie you're going to get nailed on in SECONDS. on sight. What is it about this that people keep perpetuating? Is it some "Oh, I hope that I'm so awesome you won't even care once you meet me?" NO. the first thing that gets noticed is you're a lying liar. That's not even strike one. It's a bunt that bounces right into the pitcher's mitt.
 
2014-01-15 06:30:37 PM
here's the thing about online dating. i've done it for a little bit on and off. never really got anywhere, BUT, i noticed that because i wasnt a total creep almost all the women i went on dates with would show me the messages they received from others on the site. I feel bad for the women on that site, it's just incoherent sentences and weird sexual requests, but conversely, gave me much more self confidence now that ive seen the competition
 
2014-01-15 06:31:00 PM

thecpt: I feel bad for my friend who's trying to do online dating due to none of his friends knowing single girls (and he's trying to find an actual gf). He is 5' 8" on a good day, and that is apparently right below every woman's threshold.


Any woman who gives a guy a veto for height isn't future love interest material anyhow.
 
2014-01-15 06:38:55 PM

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: ramblinwreck: And then there's those that ask, "Where have all the good men gone?"  Apparently they're tired of self-entitled women (especially those on dating websites) that have impossible laundry lists of MUST have qualities and constantly shame men for any behavior they find "creepy."

Oh man, don't you hate it when women have, like, opinions and preferences and stuff?


There's requests and then there's delusional. This is an actual list from a chicks profile. no actual names used:

YOU:
-are a vegan/vegetarian who prefers nutritious meals
-ride a bike often if not every day
-rarely or never drink
-rarely or never utilize weed
-like to read or create
-enjoy yoga or meditation
-love more than one genre of music
-are critical of gender, race and nationalism (if not everything!)
-rarely watch television
-are interested in social justice
-like to hike or do other outdoorsy things
-are out going
-are farking weird
-aim to avoid commodity worship
-are punctual and conscious of other people's time
-are enthusiastic and grateful for all that you have
-are happy being single and want someone to match and add to your happiness rather than solely create it

Doesnt that seem a little excessive for requirements of someone you havent even met yet?
 
2014-01-15 06:42:06 PM

Cynicism101: thecpt: I feel bad for my friend who's trying to do online dating due to none of his friends knowing single girls (and he's trying to find an actual gf). He is 5' 8" on a good day, and that is apparently right below every woman's threshold.

As someone female who dated a dude my height (5'6")....I question your use of "every woman."

/no neck strain while kissing!!


Sorry, not every. But he said it substantially eliminated him.

/being 6'4", yeah neck strain sucks.
 
2014-01-15 06:55:42 PM
How do we do online dating?

The same as we do IRL dating...we lie our asses off, hope to obfuscate and inflate to confuse the target female long enough for her to sleep with us...meanwhile, the girl already made up her mind about sleeping with us or not before she even logged on, or in the case of IRL dating, sat down, so it is all pointless...but here we are.
 
2014-01-15 06:57:55 PM
It's on Bravo?

Then count on most of the men on the show not looking to date women online.

And no, that's not being discriminatory; that's just being observant to what the demographic target seems to be for Bravo viewers these days.
 
2014-01-15 07:14:18 PM
Catfish TV.
 
2014-01-15 07:30:47 PM

Ken VeryBigLiar: thecpt: I feel bad for my friend who's trying to do online dating due to none of his friends knowing single girls (and he's trying to find an actual gf). He is 5' 8" on a good day, and that is apparently right below every woman's threshold.

According to the women I met when I was online, guys lie about their height worse than women lie about their weight. So tell him to change it to 5"11 and don't date women taller 5"7. Problem solved.


No, he's going about it all wrong. He should list his height as 6' 6". When women ask him where the hell the other 10 inches went, he should tell them that they'll find out if they play their cards right.
 
2014-01-15 07:35:21 PM

gittlebass: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: ramblinwreck: And then there's those that ask, "Where have all the good men gone?"  Apparently they're tired of self-entitled women (especially those on dating websites) that have impossible laundry lists of MUST have qualities and constantly shame men for any behavior they find "creepy."

Oh man, don't you hate it when women have, like, opinions and preferences and stuff?

There's requests and then there's delusional. This is an actual list from a chicks profile. no actual names used:

YOU:
-are a vegan/vegetarian who prefers nutritious meals
-ride a bike often if not every day
-rarely or never drink
-rarely or never utilize weed
-like to read or create
-enjoy yoga or meditation
-love more than one genre of music
-are critical of gender, race and nationalism (if not everything!)
-rarely watch television
-are interested in social justice
-like to hike or do other outdoorsy things
-are out going
-are farking weird
-aim to avoid commodity worship
-are punctual and conscious of other people's time
-are enthusiastic and grateful for all that you have
-are happy being single and want someone to match and add to your happiness rather than solely create it

Doesnt that seem a little excessive for requirements of someone you havent even met yet?


Sounds like she needs a puppy not a man
 
2014-01-15 07:35:46 PM

gittlebass: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: ramblinwreck: And then there's those that ask, "Where have all the good men gone?"  Apparently they're tired of self-entitled women (especially those on dating websites) that have impossible laundry lists of MUST have qualities and constantly shame men for any behavior they find "creepy."

Oh man, don't you hate it when women have, like, opinions and preferences and stuff?

There's requests and then there's delusional. This is an actual list from a chicks profile. no actual names used:

YOU:
-are a vegan/vegetarian who prefers nutritious meals
-ride a bike often if not every day
-rarely or never drink
-rarely or never utilize weed
-like to read or create
-enjoy yoga or meditation
-love more than one genre of music
-are critical of gender, race and nationalism (if not everything!)
-rarely watch television
-are interested in social justice
-like to hike or do other outdoorsy things
-are out going
-are farking weird
-aim to avoid commodity worship
-are punctual and conscious of other people's time
-are enthusiastic and grateful for all that you have
-are happy being single and want someone to match and add to your happiness rather than solely create it

Doesnt that seem a little excessive for requirements of someone you havent even met yet?


Honestly? No. It might be her way of letting her reject anyone who doesn't look like George Clooney. Or maybe she just wants to avoid fat introverts who stay home and play video games all the time. Either way, if you're not interested, move on. Its not your job to tell her what her expectations should be.
 
2014-01-15 07:35:50 PM

gittlebass: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: ramblinwreck: And then there's those that ask, "Where have all the good men gone?"  Apparently they're tired of self-entitled women (especially those on dating websites) that have impossible laundry lists of MUST have qualities and constantly shame men for any behavior they find "creepy."

Oh man, don't you hate it when women have, like, opinions and preferences and stuff?

There's requests and then there's delusional. This is an actual list from a chicks profile. no actual names used:

YOU:
-are a vegan/vegetarian who prefers nutritious meals
-ride a bike often if not every day
-rarely or never drink
-rarely or never utilize weed
-like to read or create
-enjoy yoga or meditation
-love more than one genre of music
-are critical of gender, race and nationalism (if not everything!)
-rarely watch television
-are interested in social justice
-like to hike or do other outdoorsy things
-are out going
-are farking weird
-aim to avoid commodity worship
-are punctual and conscious of other people's time
-are enthusiastic and grateful for all that you have
-are happy being single and want someone to match and add to your happiness rather than solely create it

Doesnt that seem a little excessive for requirements of someone you havent even met yet?


It does seem a little much, but most of those don't seem like unreasonable demands (aside from the vegetarian thing), it does seem like most of those basically boil down to "be fit, socially conscious and not hung up on pointless shiat."

/Has an online dating profile or two
//Has never worn a fedora/trilby in his life
 
2014-01-15 07:38:31 PM

The Larch: Ken VeryBigLiar: thecpt: I feel bad for my friend who's trying to do online dating due to none of his friends knowing single girls (and he's trying to find an actual gf). He is 5' 8" on a good day, and that is apparently right below every woman's threshold.

According to the women I met when I was online, guys lie about their height worse than women lie about their weight. So tell him to change it to 5"11 and don't date women taller 5"7. Problem solved.

No, he's going about it all wrong. He should list his height as 6' 6". When women ask him where the hell the other 10 inches went, he should tell them that they'll find out if they play their cards right.


Depending on his delivery, that'll either earn a slap or laugh.  Good advice.  Keep the laugh, leave the slap.
 
2014-01-15 07:40:51 PM
Online dating. If you're a woman, the odds are good but the goods are odd. If you're a man, the odds are terrible and the goods are odd.The rule of dating, in general: people become single for many reasons. They stay single for only a few reasons, and they're usually...powerful ones. Your best bet on finding good potential is in the traveller class - those who are new in town.
 
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