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Servant of the Most High. As a man I'll do my part and reach out after the date usually via text and more often than not I get a positive response to hanging again. Then when it comes time to actually plan something that's when it gets tough. We all have our own lives and I'm not needy so I won't be upset in the least. I will respond something like "Sure then another time! That being said I won't offer any alternatives and if she doesn't then that's the point it fizzles away. This is so true. You're doing it wrong. Ask when she's free, then set something based on one of those free days.
You decrease your chance if you randomly pick a day that she may not be free. No need to insult people for enjoying video games and chips. Some of love video games, chips, AND exercise. I tried Yahoo about six years ago, followed by eHarmony where it seems I barely passed their 'qualification' based on the limited matches I received , Match, OKCupid, Chemistry, OKCupid again, a number of phone-based 'hookup' apps where, honestly, None have worked for me.
Unless you're an extraordinary guy looking you'll have a tough time getting noticed. Everyone's standards are too damn high, but I guess in-person meetups work that way, too. That's the only reason I gave eHarmony a try: That way, I could avoid the initial shock created when my apparently ugly mug pops up onscreen. The depressing feature with ALL of these sites is 'who viewed me' along with read receipts where it's clear your message was received AND your profile was viewed At this point, I'm about to join a meetup group or attend a speed-dating event I've given up on online dating completely at this point, even though night shift work makes the IRL opportunities few and far between.
PoF and some smaller geekfinder-like sites were a cesspool. Tinder is fun to build a like-library on, but I just started and I doubt long-term success will come in that package. OKC is the only thing I ever had success on and that was maybe a date a month, with no second dates. I'm a hand-crafted, actually-read-the-profile message kinda guy, and the lopsided competition on there is so immense that if I wanted to meet with real success it'd be like taking up a second job.
I've soured on the whole experience, so we'll see if r4r works. Otherwise I'm sticking to IRL attempts, tough as they are. As a fellow night worker who tried the online approach I agree. Maybe my experience would be different if I were in another city but as far as Austin goes it's way too competitive for online dating for average guys.
The whole effort to reward effort is indeed quite high. I'd decided to focus on myself and become open to real life encounters. I found that relying on the online process can make one lazy and can potentially diminish social skills. Everything else I could say about the online experience has been said here.
Best of luck to anyone attempting online dating. Eventually you just run out of fucks to give, I'm too busy with a full time job to take on another full time job of looking for a date. Did Match for 3 years and have done OKCupid for a year. All messages met with silence, only date I got the gal couldn't stand me in person even though I'm the same on the internet.
Before the internet web, it was pretty well known that joining a church was pretty good route to constantly getting laid. But if you try ballroom dancing Married now, but you are very right. Just being a good guy works, because 'word gets around' and My wife and I met on OK cupid. Although I am a travel nut and she is quirky and introverted, both vegetarian.
So perhaps I only prove your point about the site. I found the wealth of information you could gather on a person to be a good thing. Some aspects are obvious deal breakers such as religion or wanting kids or not, but others not so much. I still had the opportunity to decide what information was important to me, and some things I could overlook in light of other factors. I personally felt the whole process was very efficient. As a professional in their 30s I dont have time to constantly date, so being able to quickly filter down to a small subset of people was very good for me.
I felt they were giving me guy after guy that loved to work out and was looking for a woman who "took care of herself". I'm overweight and like video games and chips. I find match goes in cycles for me. There will be no one of interest that I haven't already tried to message for months, and then there will be several interesting prospects. No long term hits though. I used to be one of those guys who thought " I am not getting responses from girls on match cause I am not a super good looking guy with a lot of money blah blah blah" then I learned ones success on these sites is more about how your profile is presented than anything.
I decided to got the organic route and have found it better simply because what I end up looking for is funny sharp witted girls and that's hard to tell online. Here is also something I watched and found really interesting https: Just being out with friends, going to bars, blues on the green, coffee shops, stuff like that. I have a good amount of girl friends which helps a lot. Maybe girls feel more comfortable meeting you and talking if they see that other girls like your company.
Then there is always the good ol' "set me up with one of your friends" which is actually cool if the friend doing the match making is a good friend. It used to show you the amount of currently logged in users, and over the years it was crazy to watch it go from 1, on a Sunday night to 10k With the population climb messaging women became more and more of a pain, like you said they're inundated with messages so standing out from the other dudes trying to drum up a conversation is difficult.
I've dated and had a number of girlfriends from it so I don't doubt its legitimacy at all but it over the last two years it's been hard to really even try. After sending a ton of unique and fun messages to people and getting ignored you just stop putting that much effort in. Nowadays I pretty much only use the Quickmatch feature since that notifies one another if you like each other, and then wait for a woman to message me first. In my experience I've always had a much better time if the girl messaged me first. I'm not sure why. Maybe they're more into me than a girl whose seen me but not messaged.
I've still never received any interest on there, after months I completely forgot about it and just don't visit it. I guess I'll hop on there again as I'm actually interested in meeting someone long term.
Now that I'm writing all this I'm considering making a dating site that puts a quota on the amount of men allowed to join. Either by simply limiting the number of men based on the number of active female users like 2: I decided to bail on POF when I got a message from a girl whose main profile picture was her in her wedding dress with, what I can only assume is her ex husband, cropped out. Mids guy here, I always recommend OKC In a couple months I am marrying a girl I met on there.
We were in Maryland when we met though, so I can't really speak to the Austin area singles scene. But here's some advice I gave to another guy about what did work. I met my boyfriend of 2 years on there.
Before I met him I went on dates with very attractive and interesting guys that I had a lot in common with. But there was no chemistry in real life. When I met my boyfriend, we talked a lot longer online than I normally do. I tend to meet people quickly in real life before I invest in getting to know them too much.
I don't like wasting time. But the pool of men to choose from in Austin was overwhelming. And I got a lot of messages. I only talked to guys that I messaged first. My current boyfriend was the only exception. I thought he was very good looking, and was intrigued by him. He talked to me like a person, and didn't ask personal questions. I deleted my account by our 3rd date. I have a guy friend who uses tinder primarily, loves it - and I think that says a lot about his character.
Have you tried "How About We"? It's very hipster populated, and has those quirky types. Wait, no love for craigslist? Holy shit the flood of messages scares me on a regular basis. It's gotten to the point where I hardly ever log on anymore. There are just too many. Like OP said, you don't get a lot of dick pics or random hookup messages as you think you would on a dating site.
That's almost what makes it worse. Someone took the time out of their day to read my profile and write a message based on it. But there are just too many messages. It's impossible to keep up with them all. As a guy on there If people don't respond, I assume they've either got something else going on or aren't interested So have an upvote for trying to be a decent human being.
I am a male, and on the bottom of my profile i have "If you want to talk, because trust me i won't be sending any more spam your way" 5 months later i have had 2 emails from gay guys, for some reason, and 1 girl. Yeah I gave up on OKC. I had a couple creepers and lame losers reply.
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Not that I tried for very long though, only a week or two. I much prefer meeting and getting to know people in person than online. Even if 'online' is supposed to be the preferred method for people my age 25 it just feels better in person. I actually met my current boyfriend on Tinder. It might have just been a fluke, but I sure am glad I decided to take a chance! I'm 6'2", and I think this is probably the most difficult place I've lived, dating-wise.
For whatever that's worth. Grouper is a good one to try too. I wish Match had more quirky women. A lot of them tend to be yuppy or preppy types.
OKC is more laid back and casual I feel some people are on there more as a social networking site than a dating site , and Match is more serious. It all depends on what you're looking for. Either way have fun with it and I think the most important thing to remember as a man is don't take it personally. Never be cynical and most important do not expect a single thing in return. You could have put together an awesome introduction message, hit send, and know for sure she'll be very interested in you yet you get nothing in return.
Respect her decision she wasn't interested and move on. My experience on OKC and other sites has made me extremely cynical about dating in general -- I don't see how it couldn't if you watch what's going on and unless you're attractive enough to have easy success with it. Mainly the problem is exactly what you describe, and it's a magnification of the same conditions offline, due to the lower practical barriers over the internet. For whatever reason, the common wisdom for guys, on the internet or in a bar, etc, is to "play the numbers".
You see this advice everywhere, from the jaded alt. So guys have this culturally reinforced idea that dating is about spamming as many women as possible, regardless of how appropriate the connection might be. Of course on OKC where this is free, the behavior is not restrained by the number of women a guy can find physically to hit on. Women then are flooded with poorly-aimed attention, a lot of it from guys who may be decent but not really a good fit, and are forced into a much more shallow decision making process.
There just isn't enough time to give each suitor any in-depth consideration. Again, dating sites take this trend in our modern culture and amplify it enormously. And the old-fashioned mode of forming romantic relationships -- regular unplanned contact and conversation that leads to friendship and a mutual discovery that you enjoy being together -- that kind of thing has become unbelievably, depressingly rare, especially once you're no longer in school. Like, who makes friends and then falls in love?
That's like, weird, man. I think the thing about online dating is you can't use it exclusively. If it's your sole way to get dates, then you're going to have a bad time. I agree with everything you said about how women are flooded with poor messages and I do think that's an issue on OKC. That means men who actually maybe a good match will message a woman only to get lost in the mess that is her inbox. I totally agree with this.
Do they have a feature now that allows you to see who has paid so you don't send messages to people who can't respond? Profiles of paying members are highlighted in green, so I only message highlighted members. Also I have received a couple "thanks but no thanks" messages which is perfectly fine. I appreciate the time involved in even just replying with that. On OKC a lot of messages just end up in some black hole.
That being said for whatever reason they can be a paying member and not be highlighted green since I have received messages from women who are not highlighted and had conversations. I guess the rule to follow is if they're highlighted then you know for a fact they're paying, and if they're not highlighted they could be paying or not paying. Two friends of mine who are definitely good spellers and not fans of country music met on Plenty of Fish and got married about a year ago, but they met quite a few years ago.
Maybe POF refocused on the country crowd since then. I met my wife on eHarmony and we are both Atheists. I dont know what it is like now but but a few years ago the site didnt have much to do religion. Yeah, but to use that one, you have to look into a camera and say the word "critter" while keeping a straight face. There's also that one for people with STD's: I like the off-line dating experience in Austin.
There's no meticulously crafted profiles and the women aren't being messaged by tons of thirsty dudes.