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Dating is really hard. First you have to find someone with whom you share a mutual attraction, then you have to make sure that you want the same thing in terms of commitment. But the hardest part is meeting someone. As a result, many have turned to online dating sites. In fact, a third of recently married couples met online. It’s time for a frank discussion! What I learned from interviews was that online dating is equally painful for men and for women, but for very different reasons. As the saying goes:

No Luck With Online Dating? 7 Things You Need to Change

I actually felt the same way about it until I undertook a research project a year and a half ago that led me to join 18 different dating sites, going on a date with a girl from each one. Here are ten of those tricks. Be Yourself I cannot stress this first point enough. If you are convinced that you have to lie in order to get someone to go out with you, I strongly disagree with you.

Using the Internet, you can take what you have and find someone who is looking for exactly that.

As the saying goes:

I have found this topic interesting and it basically affects me too. I agree with some of the replies but I would like to add my comments. I subscribed to a dating Web site “meetic” for three months, just to give a try. I always have been sceptical about Virtual Dating as I believe that it’s still a matter of chemistry, virtually impossible to replicate via Internet. Well, I got more than visits to my profile in two months, a fruitless date with a lady and a lot of understanding about what people look for in a dating web site.

Studying hundred of women profiles and how they contacted me, I had the impression that still women look for the stereotype. Tall, blue eyes, possible younger, good looking, very close to where they have their job, children, schools, etc. But a couple of women revealled me that men are not too much different. They still look for sex, extra marital affairs, hang out, attractive, etc.

In other words, we are still at the basic instincts and look for the perfect package. These are the reasons why I believe it’s so difficult to find someone in the dating site. You get a visit to your profile and nothing more.

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December 24, I’m getting really discouraged. No body has contacted me on the dating site. Maybe this is not the right way to go. I would really like to meet some new friends. I’ve tried bars, church, swing dancing, the beach, going out to different places and events.

I don’t know what to do.

I want a serious relationship, but I either get the guys who just wanna have fun or the unavailable men who need to see if they still have it or not. Meanwhile, my year-old associate has no problem getting men over the age of 30 to approach her. I’m starting to think it’s me. I’ve tried online dating but am now leery because one guy turned out to be abusive. I’ve been cancelled on and have felt like I was always the one making the effort.

I’m also considering it’s because I date outside of my race and most people operate in the social structure of race. I think I’m a good person.

I just have no luck with girls. Why is it so hard?

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I’ve tried some of the most popular dating apps, and here’s what I’ve found:

Your difficult experiences with some guys, cause you to be extra cautious and demanding with other guys, who react to your extra caution and higher demands, by rejecting you for being too challenging, which in turn confirms your belief that they are not ready for a serious, responsible relationship.

I quickly put together a profile on a few online dating websites and started messaging people. I sent messages to about 30 people expecting to get only a handful of replies, but instead got NONE. I don’t have the most detailed profile but think I sound good on paper in my opinion heh. My friends and housemates are always trying to set me up with people which makes me think I’m not totally undesirable so think my pics are pretty decent To those guys especially who use online dating – is this the typical experience?

Is it just a numbers game and should I be messaging way more people? Maybe I should stick to offline dating haha I’m mid 20’s btw. It’s hard to comment about your profile without actually seeing it. Obviously you don’t want to write War And Peace, but you should at least try and put yourself over in as best light as possible. The lack of responses you’re getting is perfectly normal. It’s just something that most men who use internet dating must get used to. Yes, I would definitely say it’s a numbers game, and you need a thick skin.

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It doesn’t matter how good looking they are, the sex is going to suck regardless of their appearance. You realize that you have just as good of a chance of having great sex with a good looking woman as you do with one that is not so attractive. They have realized long ago that sex with some you actually care about is much better than a one night stand with a stranger. This means that what you should be looking for is not just someone who has good looks but someone who makes you feel good sexually and mentally good.

You attract exactly that… experiences which reinforce your belief.

I want to talk about two dueling forces that when harnessed correctly will get you anything you want in your life— love included. Those two things are standards and hard work. When we turn our standards toward getting the kind of relationship we want— we shut out other options. If you decide to only spend your time on worthwhile people and pursuits— guess what you attract more of. By the way, this works the in reverse when you lower your standards.

You attract exactly that… experiences which reinforce your belief. Having standards includes getting clear on exactly what you want in a partner. Without a roadmap, how are you going to get where you want to go?

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Love , Heartbreak November 20, You might just be undateable, and that’s the honest truth. Change your bad dating habits in 5 steps. Is “no” a word you hear a lot in the dating realm? If it is, you may need to take a good, hard, honest look at yourself.

It’s time for a frank discussion!

Your difficult experiences with some guys, cause you to be extra cautious and demanding with other guys, who react to your extra caution and higher demands, by rejecting you for being too challenging, which in turn confirms your belief that they are not ready for a serious, responsible relationship. This sort of cycle can be very hard to break free of, because simply closing your eyes to what you have learned, and blindingly accepting the next guy who comes along as okay, will likely cause you even more trouble, unless he entirely by chance, turns out to be the real guy you’v been looking for.

The only thing I can suggest, based on my own experiences, is to shift your immediate goals from trying to find a serious mate, to trying to find a nonsexual friendship sort of thing, including more than one person. Join into some group activity sorts of things, where you can have fun without even having to THINK about building a serious love relationship. This can help you feel better about your life in general, as it allows you to more calmly associate yourself and spend time with other people.

That in turn, will tend to make you naturally more attractive in general, so that when the right kind of guy DOES happen by, he wont be driven off by your nervous suspicion.

I just have no luck with girls. Why is it so hard?

Participant Hey, I know excatly what you mean Alisha. I am going through the exactly the same thing. I am 22 and trust me when i say , I know i am young and should enjoy being free, but the thing is, it doesnt always work like that. To me i feel, whats more powerful than love with someone in this life?

I subscribed to a dating Web site “meetic” for three months, just to give a try.

Original post by Anonymous What is wrong with me? I am not ugly and I’ve had many girls tell me I’m good looking, attractive, cute and had a couple say they would sleep with me. It seems that unless I have some super great photos up of me posting with my shirt off or something, I get no replies. I don’t know what to do. I am frustrated with my dating life and my sex or lack therefore life.

I haven’t had sex in over 2 years and I’m only 25!

Does Online Dating Even Work?!

Zoosk is free to download via iTunes and Google Play. You could also ask a friend for help, but, at the very minimum, you should double-check your own profile. It only takes one-tenth of a second for someone to form an opinion about you, and a blurry, far away, or inappropriate photo is going to make him or her form a bad opinion of you.

Think about the basics you look for in a date.

Twitter I’ve been signed up on a fairly popular online dating website since the early summer. I have photos posted and a pretty complete profile but have not had any luck whatsoever. I send girls messages but none ever respond. I don’t just send generic messages either, I always pick several things out of their profile to talk about in the message. Someone mentioned a while back that it could be because I don’t quite have a full profile.

I leave certain things out like my income range and exactly what I do for a living. I answer the general question about what field I’m in, but that’s it. I also don’t mention anything about having bought a house or anything like that when I describe myself and what I’m doing. I left those things out on purpose, and even after I was told I should complete that part, I didn’t because I’m not quite comfortable with it. Girls, is this a problem for you?

I was under the impression that those questions and that kind of information had no impact on whether a girl would respond or not. I’m not even sure why those questions are part of the profile making process. I also notice that some girls don’t answer that stuff either.

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Does Online Dating Even Work?! Dear Evan, I was curious as to what your real opinion is of online dating. I did meet my girlfriend online, but after a year of painful struggle, meaning hardly any dates despite being educated, employed, and reasonably attractive. Friends of both genders tell that their experiences have been hard in different ways. I assume that the problem exists due to security. Geoff Dear Geoff, Glad to hear you found someone special, and even happier that you spoke up.

These are anxietys I battle with constantly, and waiting like this does not help.

While Holly Willoughby left is often described as beautiful, Sarah Jessica Parker right tends to get a varied response. The dating site founded by Harvard students in matches singles looking for love based on a compatibility percentage rendered from a questionnaire. Using an algorithm he was able to sort the women on the site, focusing on a sample of 5, who live in LA or San Francisco and had logged onto the site within the last month.

He then created a new profile and changed his potential matches to from several hunder to over 10, At one point he had over women a day looking at his site. He proposed to the girlfriend he met on the site a year after they met. They have another theory, however. In a recent blog posting, they revealed that how good-looking someone is depends on how they divide opinion. A woman tended to get a better response from men as men became less consistent in their opinions of her.

Ms Fry suggests that as well as intimidating the opposite sex, obviously attractive people are often given lower scores. While Holly Willoughby is often described as beautiful, Sarah Jessica Parker tends to get a varied response.

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