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Dear Poll: Would you Online Date?

It seems to be harder and harder these days to meet a quality man, someone who you trust, respect, have fun with, etc...but more importantly, someone who feels the same way about you. According to a previous poll, 59% of you said you meet the men you date through friends. Of course that is a wonderful, safe way to prescreen and get to know someone, it even makes it easier to go on group dates, but sometimes it isn't that easy, in which case, thank goodness for online dating!

Online dating used to have a negative stigma attached to it, but it seems like people are warming up to the idea more and more. So what I want to know is, would you feel comfortable meeting a potential mate online?


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rellicDragon rellicDragon 8 years
I did give it a try and met a few weirdos ... but I never went out on any dates... hoping I will find someone one way or another ... lets see
The-Austin The-Austin 10 years
I met my man through the internet (a matchmaking site) about 8 months 2 weeks 2 days a go and we're going to get married less than 20 days from now :)
haydee haydee 10 years
I met my husband online! One just needs to be careful
Spilltojill Spilltojill 10 years
I met my boyfriend (of almost 2 years) on Myspace - we live together with a fur family now:)
laundrykarma laundrykarma 10 years
I started online dating because I was sick of the guys I was meeting at the bar that I had nothing in common with. At least online you get some kind of idea what the other person is into before you initiate conversation. Obviously I've had my fair share of strange and weird experiences - like messages from polygomists - but that doesn't mean you have to respond. I think the biggest thing is people don't know how to date online - or how to figure out what the other person is after. Sure a lot of guys are after one thing, but if you're upfront about it, you'll save yourself the trouble of evening indulging in meeting the guy in person. Just don't rush things, or get your expectations too high before you actually meet the person and you should be fine.
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
I was considering it. However, several of my co-workers tried online dating and all had TERRIBLE experiences. So I think I'll learn from their mishaps and stick to dating the old fashioned way!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 10 years
I met my hubby online 7 years ago... so Yes.. But that was way before the internet was full of weirdos
pinkpapaya pinkpapaya 10 years
As someone pointed out in a previous comment - the 'NO' response here is leading and making an erroneous assumption. I think that while there are people who may have that view, but there are others who would say no because they have concerns about safety, about anonymity, or a just simply because they are uncomfortable with the online medium in general. In fact, I think people who use the online dating option can be quite fussy and discerning - sites like allow you to filter your 'options' to extreme detail! At the end of the day, we live such full lives, that often revolve around limited networks of people, that it becomes difficult to find new friendship, let alone potential love. If there is a new medium that facilitates the process - why not give it a try?
nicachica nicachica 10 years
eh, what's the big deal with online dating? i've tried it and i just see it as another way of meeting people. at first i was wary because a lot of the guys on Match and Yahoo are a bit creepy but if you go to more specialized sites that match your interests (The Onion for me), then its more likely you'll meet cool people. Anyway, its not like every guy you meet at a bar is going to the love of your life either, know what i mean? of course, i happened to have met my beautiful man at a bar last year!
sass317 sass317 10 years
I did the online dating thing- I personally didnt have much success but I know people who have. I do know a girl who met her husband on match- but they are too embarrassed to tell anyone thats how they met-and everyone who meets the husband thinks hes gay. Thats not really the point, point being there are plenty of people out there who have had luck with online dating- actually when my husband and I were on our honeymoon we met a couple also on their honeymoon that met online- they seemed like nice normal people who were just sick of the bar scene and wanted to meet some new people and found each other. I say yay for them.
Jeannie_CK Jeannie_CK 10 years
I think it's cool. You get to know a person from the inside by talking to them first before meeting them.
melda melda 10 years
I did it five years ago and had boyfriends from London and Turkey that last for at least two or three years I think it was great if it wasn't our first online chat I'd never even get to know them we had so much fun together traveled a lot and then I meet my current boyfriend two years ago and we are getting married!
junebrug junebrug 10 years
I've done it, but it's always been a disaster and seems to be popular with guys who already have girlfriends! A good way to meet people neither of you know, I guess. The need to interact with actual humans occasionally keeps me coming back and hoping, but honestly the whole thing smells like a cheap motel where you hope you don't see anyone you know.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
I tried it for about a year and I did not like it. I found that some of the guys were immature and looking for one thing. It was fun, but none of them wanted to get involved into anything serious. I actually found my boyfriend through a friend. She used to work with him and hooked us up at a Halloween party.
kythera kythera 10 years
I'm with the love of my life right now, 3 years strong. We met on an IRC chat a little more than 3 years ago, and after 10 months of chatting and talking on the phone we decided to meet in person, in a public place, with a friend. Now I'm engaged and we are getting married on the 3 year anniversary of me moving here to be with him. You can't rule this stuff out. You just have to have some common sense when it comes to dating online. You can't see thier true face so don't trust them until you start talking in person. And if I meet men off the net (and I've met 5) then I ALWAYS bring a friend and some extra cash in case I needed to get the hell out of there. Be smart, date smart.
cgmaetc cgmaetc 10 years
I have heard both success and horror stories. My problem with online dating is that it's way too time consuming. When I was on, I got lots of interested parties, but the emailing back and forth... it just seemed like a lot of the guys had WAY too much time on their hands. I'm a people person, I like to look people in the eye and check out their mannerisms and you just don't get that online. But I have made some decent pen pals.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 10 years
The "no" response for this poll is ridiculous. What makes people who meet online more willing to settle because they're desperate, "not caring who the mate really is"? Seriously? I'm actually offended by that. I don't know one person who has met someone online that just settled and doesn't give a shit who their mate is. But perhaps I'm just offended because I met my BF online, and I was not desperate or willing to settle! Quite the opposite. I was just looking to have fun and go on some good and bad dates after getting out of a long term relationship. And I happened to go on a very very good date with an amazing guy! And neither of us is remotely settling. It's not the most romantic way to meet someone, but in the scheme of things that small fact doesn't really matter.
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 10 years
Personally, I wouldn't do the online dating thing. a lot of my guy friends just use it as a way to juggle women. they make themselves out to be these sweet caring person then try and see how many girls they can get to email them. it also seems kind of desperate. websites like e-harmony and match that claim they can find you the perfect person. really it should just be called 'arranged marriages .com ' . people get lazy and don't want to try and meet people, so they rely on a website to find them 'matches' with similar personalities. it all seems so fake and contrived to me.
alieapple alieapple 10 years
i couldn't. i know a girl who's "dating" a boy who she's never met, but has been talking to him for about a month now. their O.T.T photoshopped faces are, according to them, "made for eachother". they wouldn't recognise eachother in real life, and their personalities are different offline and online. i only think i couldn't, because I'm a fifteen year old girl. and I'm too paranoid I'll accidentally go to meet a 40 yr old man. so no Internet dating for me !
Goja Goja 10 years
The same with me, I met my husband in the chat room and we have been happily married for over 2 years :)
angelbaby2 angelbaby2 10 years
i met my hubby on I would highly recommend it!
Amity-A Amity-A 10 years
I couldn't do it, but one of my best friends met her boyfriend of over a year online.
Marci Marci 10 years
I know 3 girls who met their husbands through online dating, so I DEFINITELY would.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
No. I agree with jhuck, though.
jessica08317 jessica08317 10 years
i think its kinda lame. but for some reason it`s becomming the new thing* meeting someone through myspace/facebook && the other dating websites..i`m not warmed up to the idea..just yet anyways
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