Finding a Date Online

Does anyone have any tips for finding a date and/or boyfriend online? Any success stories to share?

Thanks,
Saphron

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July 8, 20070 found this helpful

Yes dating is fun. Never accept a date from a man online with no picture with his name, because a picture says a thousand words he hasn't told you and never will tell you. I have dated online for years, and on many different sights. He may say he is 5'11 with smooth skin, but he isn't telling you what he looks like if he has no picture, and for those of us who aren't imaginative we cannot picture just by what he says he is on the site. Blue, brown, or hazel eyes or some sortof mix eye color. It doesn't matter get a picture on the site first both sexes. Yes if you live in the country one can say it is hard to get dating locally or state. Never date internationally now days you don't know who is out there outside the USA, or your country. Always try to date locally if not state or territory dating is ok. Never lie because they will find out eventually and that is a huge turn off for most men. One last thing if you get an interest who wants to meet you meet in a crowded place with people who know you. This can be your friends, family, worship place, or a restaurant you frequent and know everyone there. PS sites that are worth dating on CHARGE a fee pay what you feel you will use and how long you think you will be on the site. It is so worth the money then to find your true love. My cousin did on the site called Eharmony.com. She paid a fee and got the man she finally will marry next year. I am marrying this year from the same site. She got it from me. You need to at least try it before you foofoo the idea of paying. It isn't sex for money sorta deal it is no sex at all.

Tanya

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July 8, 20070 found this helpful

I actually met my husband on myspace. :P I used to think the whole online dating/meeting thing was weird, but it is rather common now. I have a lot of great friends that I initally met online.

Just be careful, meet in a public place, and talk for a few weeks online and over the phone before you comit to meeting them in person.

Pictures are very important, but when you put ones of you up make sure they are current, a lot of people put older pictures up from when they were in shape, younger etc. but people notice when you finally meet and its frustrating. (When I met my husband he actually had pictures up from two or so years before, then when I met him in person I thought he was fat didnt look anything like his pictures. I wanted nothing to do with him. He was persistant though and kept bothering me to go out with him again, and I got so sick of saying no and trying to ignore him I gave in. Who would have guessed two years later we would be married? lol. )

Online is really a great place to meet people, most people you will meet and get to know are actually really nice and normal. I have met dozens of people in person that I had met online first and none of them turned out to be weirdos. You just have to be careful. :)

If you are still nervous about it, there are some dating websites that actually do a background check on the people that sign up so they cant lie about not being married, and things like that.

Anyway, I wish you the best of luck!!! :)

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July 8, 20070 found this helpful

I met a wonderful man on a dating site. I think it was Kiss.com. Not that it matters much which site it is. We emailed each other and played Yahoo Euchre for awhile. After about 3 months of emails, euchre and a half dozen phone calls he surprised me by flying 1000 miles to come meet me.

Here we are 6 years later.

I would suggest taking as much time as you need to get to know him online before you meet him in person. If he's not willing to spend the time before dating you--he's not worth it.

Tanya is right, anyone can say anything online. Spend some time getting to know him and trust your instincts. We have all heard horror stories about online dating too.

Have fun.

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July 11, 20070 found this helpful

I met my husband on match.com...8 years ago next month. In October, we will celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary!

God Bless,

Sheila in Titusville, FL

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July 11, 20070 found this helpful

The Internet is <i>the</i> way to meet your match. I don't know what we ever did without it. I've been married 1.5 years to a man I met online 4 years ago.

There are a lot of sites, and I won't recommend one because I've been out of it so long. But do shop around and find one that feels right for you. Be aware that there are sites where people mostly go looking for a long-term relationship, and there are sites where people mostly go looking to hook up. I agree with Tanya that free sites are worth just what you pay for them -- maybe less. And that you should never date internationally. There are a lot of smooth-talking green card shoppers out there. Also be wary of foreign men living in the US on student visas and trying to obtain permanent residence!

Think about whether to post a photo in your profile. I tried profiles with and without photo, and I found that men who e-mailed me sight unseen were more sincere -- i.e., the superficial player-types didn't bother. I met my husband without posting a photo, but provided several to him once I knew he was nice. I think he was pleasantly surprised. ;)

Never agree to meet a man who hasn't provided you a photo, but don't count it against him if there isn't one in his profile. Some people are just private that way, and who can blame them?

Be safe. Be smart. Protect your identity and all your contact information until you've met and trust the guy. Set high standards and then stick to them. Understand that you will meet exponentially more men online than you ever could in person, and it naturally follows that you will meet exponentially more players than you would in person.

One final note: make the first 2-3 dates Dutch treat. That way, there are no unpleasant misunderstandings as to who owes what to whom!

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July 11, 20070 found this helpful

The Internet is <i>the</i> way to meet your match. I don't know what we ever did without it. I've been married 1.5 years to a man I met online 4 years ago.

There are a lot of sites, and I won't recommend one because I've been out of it so long. But do shop around and find one that feels right for you. Be aware that there are sites where people mostly go looking for a long-term relationship, and there are sites where people mostly go looking to hook up. I agree with Tanya that free sites are worth just what you pay for them -- maybe less. And that you should never date internationally. There are a lot of smooth-talking green card shoppers out there. Also be wary of foreign men living in the US on student visas and trying to obtain permanent residence!

Think about whether to post a photo in your profile. I tried profiles with and without photo, and I found that men who e-mailed me sight unseen were more sincere -- i.e., the superficial player-types didn't bother. I met my husband without posting a photo, but provided several to him once I knew he was nice. I think he was pleasantly surprised. ;)

Never agree to meet a man who hasn't provided you a photo, but don't count it against him if there isn't one in his profile. Some people are just private that way, and who can blame them?

Be safe. Be smart. Protect your identity and all your contact information until you've met and trust the guy. Set high standards and then stick to them. Understand that you will meet exponentially more men online than you ever could in person, and it naturally follows that you will meet exponentially more players than you would in person.

One final note: make the first 2-3 dates Dutch treat. That way, there are no unpleasant misunderstandings as to who owes what to whom!

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July 16, 20070 found this helpful

I didn't meet my husband online but before I knew him I met and dated quite a few very eligible bachelors - nice, cleancut, attractive and professional men - that I met through online sites like match.com. You have to exercise caution, things like meeting at a public place in separate cars over coffee or lunch for the first several dates and just remember that the person you are meeting is a stranger, not someone recommended by a family member or a friend. Unfortunately there are people out there who will mislead others about their intentions. I enjoyed a lot of attention and had many wonderful dates - and some not so great - through online dating. I remember I used to get flowers at work all the time during those times! My coworkers were so jealous!! :) Eventually one relationship got serious and we began to date exclusively. Ultimately, the relationship did not work out, but lasted for 2 years afterwhich I met my husband. Before online dating I spent a lot of time alone because I did not want to go to the single's bars to get out and meet people. Had I not opened myself up by exploring online dating I might still be single. Online dating can be very fun!

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December 9, 20070 found this helpful

This website is all about how to meet people. It includes discussions about the do's and dont's of online dating as well as other how to meet people suggestions like speed dating, social activity organizations, etc: http://www.meet-people.ws

This website suggest the top ten ways to meet people:

http://www.squidoo.com/meet-people

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