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Poll Who has tried online dating/met someone online?

Discussion in 'Meeting people in Stafford' started by db, Mar 23, 2015.

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Have you ever met up with anyone who you first got to know online?

  1. Yes, through a dating site

    16 vote(s)
    39.0%
  2. Yes, through a discussion forum

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  3. Yes, through a chat room

    6 vote(s)
    14.6%
  4. Yes, some other way

    2 vote(s)
    4.9%
  5. No

    14 vote(s)
    34.1%
  1. arthur

    arthur Nixon Garden Neatness

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    Over 10 years ago when it first came out my friend and I were both single so we sent messages to people and both met up with people, making sure we told each other where we were going to meet the person and checking in with each other to ensure we had both safely got home.

    It was stressful meeting someone new and wondering if you would like them – My horror story is I met a guy from stoke and he seemed ok – meet up in pub - had a drink and ordered a meal then the conversation turned to how his ex-partner had swindled a charity out of thousands of pounds and how they had pretended that their child had had an incurable illness to collect money, he got off with a caution and she went to prison. I ate very fast said my goodbye and left very fast

    I love being single now and stopped looking I love not having to consider another person.
     
  2. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    Yet being single seems to make you less bold.
     
  3. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats, None knew so well as I: For he who lives more lives than one, More deaths than one must die.
     
  4. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I can't believe there's another John Marwood living in Doxey Road ! and at the same number house too!

    Amazeballs!!
     
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  5. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    One of my best mates I met through a discussion forum, he likes to tell people that I meet young men on discussion forums.
     
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  6. Dreamies

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    I did online dating .. I am only 27 lol. when i was at uni i met someone through a dating site, ended up living with the guy..who turned out to be a total freak lol.. never again, if i can't find anyone in the real world. i would rather be alone lol
     
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    photography_bloke Well-Known Forumite

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    My therapist suggested last week that I try online dating as a way to meet new people 'as that's where most people go these days'

    She didn't really know what to say next when I pointed out that I'd been trying it for years and had got absolutely nowhere....
     
  8. Floss

    Floss Well-Known Forumite

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    Years ago they had a singles night on a Sunday at Tillington someone once told me they use to announce if they had reason to believe someone in there was married, that they needed to leave before they are named and shamed, I understand it would sometimes clear the place.
     
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  9. sarsaparilla

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    This is quite an interesting thread. I have met men from dating sites but gave it up a long time ago as I concluded that it's a complete waste of time. They all had one thing in common - no matter how much you reinforce the fact that you are initially looking for friendship only and would just like to meet for a chat to see if there is any kind of spark, they all, without exception, seemed to assume that we were going to launch into a full throttle affair and there was no question about it! It was so irritating! I never met anyone on a whim, I always corresponded and chatted for a while first. Here are one or two of my experiences.

    1. We sat down with our drinks and he seemed quite nice. Then, about 20 minutes into the conversation, he said, "I'm just going to the Gents and then I have something important to ask you." I knew what was coming and he came back and proposed!

    2. He had written me a poem which made no sense whatsoever. He was nothing like his photo and nothing like the person I had spoken to and insisted on sitting with his arm around the back of my chair. He was so boring, I excused myself to power my nose, and ran across the car park and drove home.

    3. He turned up with an apparent reluctance to smile. It soon became apparent why - he had two teeth missing at the front. He said to me, "I'll have more teeth NEXT time you see me, I'm having them done on Saturday! Then, he said he had a motor bike and he would come and pick me up on it at the weekend and take me to Wales!!!!! The powder-my-nose trick forced an early exit!

    Another thing they all seem to have in common, in my experience anyway, is that they've all had what they describe as 'psycho' wives. No doubt their wives were painting the same picture of them to prospective suitors.

    I think success stories are rare.
     
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  10. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    sarsaparilla Well-Known Forumite

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  12. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Fattyclappers.
     
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