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Relationships are another. The online world constantly reminds you of the life you could have, while the real world is anything like it. This void between what could be and what is is only getting wider, and dating apps seem to make it harder to bridge the divide.
When I was on dating apps, on the rare occasion that I did match with a woman who I ended up meeting, I realised that looks and well written bios are a weak proxy for interestingness.
Some of these women were not capable of speaking a hundred coherent, well thought out words, let alone a thousand. Time is too short for that shit, my friend! With the proliferation of dating apps, women are placed on a pedestal. Given the ratio of 5 men to every woman on Indian dating apps, women are getting more attention than they ever have experienced. For a lot of women, this is working to inflate their egos, making it only harder for guys to match with and connect with them.
I have actually matched with women who then ask me to go and follow them on IG. The cheek! Screw you woman! Simran wrote about how one of her friends matched and chatted with a guy who then just before they were to meet divulged he was married. I pity him for so many reasons. In my book of ethics, it is pretty simple. If you want to play, stay single and make it known that you want to play.
If you want to commit, do so and stick to it. Either way, man up and face the consequences. Own up to your stupid actions of the past but stop making more, as that will just push you deeper into the quagmire of horse poo you already find yourself in. While women complain of matching with creeps and married men, men complain of having to send out hundreds of messages in order to get responses.
Either way, I have no time for either. All said and done, like most things online, dating apps give you the appearance of making it easy to find love or sex or whatever you are looking for. It only digitises the process and makes it more long drawn out. It is a bit like a person wanting to start an online business thinking that the 2 billion people on the internet are a proxy for high demand. Swipe happy and lonely. That describes the experience of most guys on apps.
Too much time is wasted on conversations via apps. From my perspective, if I want to chat, I want to chat in real life, unless I have already met the person.
Too bad that apps let you upload pics from 5 years ago. I once went up to a woman while waiting around the bags carousel and started talking to her. I foolishly thought she was really into me, and she even gave me her number. She played along nicely in the days that followed. It turned out that she was married. I just assumed she was single. It is almost an interesting game to try and figure out if a person you are talking to is actually available and wanting to mingle.
I never know what might happen. Some conversations online dating are like beating your head with a particularly hard mallet. Single word answers, poor spelling beyond auto correct failures, uninterested unless it's about them etc. Gave up back in November, don't regret it. I have just started proactively online dating having divorced a year ago.
I quickly met a guy and had a few lovely dates, but unfortunately he comes with some baggage and isn't in a great place right now so that ones fizzling out. But it's given me a taste of what I've been missing so now I'm keen to get out on more dates - but as you say it's so hard to actually engage with people on there!
I would love to meet people in real life but tricky at the moment with less activities and events going on! I agree. Dip in and out if you need to. The lack of conversation can be boring, and the occasional incredulity when you suggest meeting up in person as opposed to sending endless messages for weeks is really annoying.
Get a pen pal mate. Maybe check weekly for any new joiners. The good ones don't stick around long. The same old faces will be there for ages. to be honest I really enjoyed it. I didn't bother responding if the message was generic or just "hi" but had numerous dates, some one offs, some months of seeing each other and then I met DP, 4 years ago. His message mentioned things I'd said in mine, was funny and articulate and we went from there.
It is what you make it. Is your profile message articulate, a little witty or just a list of interests? I've had such a mixed bag with it.
At first it can be a bit of fun and a distraction. I guess it depends on the ages of the men you're swiping on. I've found them to be more fun and surprisingly better with conversation. The dates I've been on with guys in their 30s have been disastrous. But I guess it depends on what you're looking for as well. I've not bothered about anything serious, just someone to enjoy spending time with I guess. I've got a lot of issues after being abused by my ex. I met someone I really liked, he was 22 and I was 31, so never likely to go anywhere.
But we were seeing eachother for 6 months and he was a really great person, I do still miss him. Still on the apps and it's boring me lately for sure. I think you need to keep the online convos short and arrange a meet up ASAP to see if there is any connection. I am 50 now so it is probably irrelevant but I tried in my 40s and i am so much happier since i stopped torturing myself with OLD.
It is torturously boring. Not sure about the comment that the good ones go quickly and you are left with the same old faces? I am one one of the good ones and have become like stale bread. I am female and I can confidently tell you the older you get the harder it gets. Dull bio's, or 'just ask' I am not going to ask if there is nothing to go on. One word messages, poor spelling and grammar. I never get messages from anyone I am remotely attracted to. When I see the profile photo I go 'really??
It is dire. I am so relieved that i realised that my happy ever after is to stop looking. Stop complicating my life. When my teens are just a bit older i will have freedom and my focus right now should be becoming brave enough to go on holiday on my own, joins clubs, talk to people, initiate social get togethers. I wasnt even lonely when i put myself through OLD. I just feared i might be in the future. Ive relaxed into knowing im ok on my own. Also coming round to thinking that im in a better situation than a lot of married women my age who have served a blah man's needs first their whole lives.
Like not even a bad man but just Better to be strong on yr own than to only feel strong because you are half of a conventionally acceptable whole. I often do something small like try a diffrrent route. I cant wait for freedom and i wont waste it on internet dates. With both calls it became pretty obvious within the first couple of minutes that they were just wanking during the call.
Tbh, I love it. I ignore all nonsense messages, and respond to the good ones. Lots of banter. Brightens up my day. Are you one of those people who makes zero effort and expects the man to be full of banter and entertaining though?
Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. I finally got round to adding a photo to my profile and suddenly getting a fair few messages, so perhaps I'm not as repulsive as I thought. However, I was expecting I don't know Some flirting, maybe? Nothing particularly risqué. I feel like ive been transported to the victorian era! all the conversations I've had so far can't even seem to get beyond the 'hi, how's you? If they ask me how my days going and I tell them, and ask the same all I get back is a 'great thanks This really wasn't what I was expecting.
Oh wise mumsnetters, could it be because Im only interested in other women? Would I have more fun online if I was straight?? Or is everyone I've chatted with on POF actually a fake?? Rather than asking closed questions i. a question that can be answered by a single statement like "how are you" ask open ones that invite a long response: "What have you been up to today?
if they say they like photography: "I see you like photography - what are your favourite subjects to photograph? I travelled there too in - what parts did you visit? I have tried specific questions but just seem to get generic answers back, and nothing to move the conversation on. It gets boring quitr quickly. Or maybe 8 years of Mn has given me unrealistic expectations of what online conversations are usually like??
I have to say when using dating sites I've found 9 out of 10 conversations are like this. You just have to keep plodding through til you find someone who's capable of actually using their words. Maybe try a different site?
OKC is also free and I've found generally a better level of conversation than POF. And paid sites are better again. I applied a number of initial filters. For example, someone who messaged with, "hi, how's you?
Poor basic grammar, or a lack of interest created in the first contact, filtered people out. I had quite a few filters that I applied mercilessly. Some of them were clear from my profile.
Even my main picture was a little 'quirky' and divided people into "wtf" or "haha I like it. Oh, I sympathise - although I hate the plans for the weekend question as for me it was always 'nothing! What I can't understand is that very few start the conversation with 'I really enjoyed reading your profile, I also love - insert hobby, book, film, etc -.
Or what really annoys me is that they will say interesting profile and then when you respond it's obvious they haven't read it! Also when you do meet up and engage in a conversation the half of them have never had an interest in what they said they had. My older brother was on online dating he lied about his age and where he lived btw, but is youthful looking, I was surprised to find he's younger than me.
He has now met someone but initially women were crawling all over him; he could practically smell the desperation, which he found a turn off! We were matched which is how I discovered he was online! Try the Dating thread on here - currently on thread 93 or so I believe. Online dating is long periods of boredom, followed by short periods of interest, disgust, amusement, intrigue, disgust, boredom and potentially a relationship - or not.
Some people just send out spam messages, some will craft witty, erudite message, but you think they have the face of a 70 year old potato so will never read it. It takes time. Elen, I wonder how they crawled all over him?
justcurious how other women message that's off-putting, as I'm thinking of trying out OLD. They were very full on with him, he had invitations to meet very quickly. In the end he wanted someone who would take it slowly - and more his own age. They are very suited he tells me.
Not sure if he has fessed up to his true age or not. He thinks online dating is favoured for the man, he got messages from women half his age - he had no intention of seeing someone so young - the younger women basically just wanted sex he didn't want hook up situations. Have you had relationships with women before? I'm sorry but it's true! These very ingrained beliefs still hold true when we're interested in each other.
Men approach women and each other more often than women approach men and each other. My point is that you do need more in your flirting armoury than your looks if you're going to get anywhere with women. Being gorgeous obviously helps though. God yes, it's dull as shit! Either you get messages from creeps or you send messages and get no replies.
Finally there is an e-spark and you get a bit invested in it. Only to meet up and find it was all imaginary. I think the best way to meet online is through a forum or something where you can see how someone chats. I know about 8 people who met their partners on that sort of thing including me.
I only know 1 couple who met on a proper dating site. That being said, it's useful practice to get you in the dating mindset and to meet new people! Look this thread up, several women there odd man too exchanging and discussing experiences with OLD. Its not for the faint-hearted;! I agree scared Currently, I'm on a few forums where there is an equal number of men and women.
You can really sort out those who you like and don't like. Plus it's free. My daughter met her current and lovely partner this way. Fingers crossed! Or maybe 8 years of Mn has given me unrealistic expectations of what online conversations are usually like? With you on that one. Most PEOPLE are not terribly interesting, but on MN you get to talk to a whole bunch at once and you don't notice how many boring replies there are for each interesting one. When you are forced to talk to one person at a time, you notice every single one who has nothing to say for themselves.
Trills I think it goes further than that. People develop an on-line persona of sorts. I do know a few other people I've met after on-line exchanges all male I'll add, and there're rather different in real life. Two of them have really vicious on-line arguments yet in the flesh you just would not believe there're the same people.
Totally different in the face to face world, on-line it just reveals the real them behind the façade of anonymity;! Elendon Can you say what sort of on-line forums these are? It does take time to develop an interaction. But if it's something you are interested in, say photography, baking, science, then you will get a good mixture. And we do have meet ups haven't been able to go to any yet, but they are lovely meets by all accounts. But the conversations are intelligent, interesting and lively.
Many are already partnered, but there are singles there. Elendon I should hope you do have some social activity too! Are you at liberty to say what the scientific one is at all?.
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Fingers crossed! Plus, nothing beats meeting people in real life, however you orchestrate such meetings. Better to meet people naturally. I am 50 now so it is probably irrelevant but I tried in my 40s and i am so much happier since i stopped torturing myself with OLD. Not sure about the comment that the good ones go quickly and you are left with the same old faces? We live in an attention deficit world Dating apps are the epitome of this condition that humanity is struggling to come to terms with. But the conversations are intelligent, interesting and lively.But if it's something you are interested in, say online dating is boring, baking, science, then you will get a good mixture. Or is everyone I've chatted with on POF actually a fake?? Shameless 😑 Why do women put themselves through OLD. I know about 8 people who met their partners on that sort of thing including me. While women complain of matching with creeps and married men, men complain of having to send out hundreds of messages in order to get responses. It is dire, online dating is boring.