Group fun??????  

bootielover3 55M
59 posts
1/26/2006 9:06 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Group fun??????

The last few days I have seen a number of blogs mention joining groups in an attempt to meet more people. I decided to do a bit of research and see what they are about. I looked at two of the most popular in my local area (based on number of members) in the first group there are 240 members so seeing as I am a man looking for women or couples, I decided to see how many there were in the group. There were 15 women listed and 16 couples of these only about half were from the state and two thirds of the total had not been on-line in 6 months or more or had turned off their profiles.

Group two wasn't any better there are 372 members with 28 being women and 4 couples with half not being active for six months or more. Seven out of the total were from out of the state (three were from overseas).

Okay now that I have been boring you with all my data the point is that it is not very beneficial if you are a man to join let alone participate in a group unless your looking for a man or want a buddy to hang out with.

I could be wrong but I don't see how it would increase my chances over just writing to individuals or couples. If I were a standard member the blogs are much more effective use of time. What do you think?

Shelly_Marie 43F

1/26/2006 9:38 am

well, you might be right but i dont see a whole lot of people hooking up through the blogs, unless you email someone or they email you maybe. some of those 'local' groups are a bit barren could try joining in some of the topical groups. it will take time to find someone in your area that you like and likes you etc...but at least there is more possibility, and yeah if nothing else you can make friends and have fun posting at the same time...i have been in the groups for a year or so and i have actually met someone in person once, and almost a second time but we split up first over differences of opinion. those were just from two guys that i decided to take offers up on, some people are willing to travel if they arent over say...100 or 200 miles from you....

timberwolf6972 44M

1/26/2006 9:41 am

i have the same situation in my local area, i have had pretty good luck with messaging individuals. i wish you luck in your search

LilSquirt_4mfm 67M/67F
3394 posts
1/26/2006 12:27 pm

Hi .... in reply to your question, i think all 3 ... messages, groups and blogs ...... u dont have to choose between them ... as it is difficult for a single male here, why not all ..... especially groups dont take much time, altho i bet the more posts or comments u make, the more likelyhood

Re blogs, it is not easy to get great visibiltiy .. u r seen for a while when u post a new post .. and !! when u comment on other's bogs, especially local ones ...followup to initial comment is what really makes the person notice you also

Example .. your courteous intelligent comment on my blog has me coming back

My thots

tillerbabe 55F

2/8/2006 10:57 pm

But..but.. you're "blogging"..why do you need "groups"??? LOL!

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