Disposable Dating  

daisy_lincoln 46F
3002 posts
2/2/2006 9:06 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Disposable Dating

I definitely think there are a lot of perks to online dating/hooking-up, one being that you have a little more opportunity to talk to someone to see if there may be chemistry before actually meeting face-to-face. I'd much rather do it that way than be out on a first date and realize it just wasn't happening.

On the other hand, the impression I get from a lot of people is that most of the people they meet online are flaky, cheating, etc. or that there is just so much temptation that the odds of actually meeting someone are pretty slim.

What are your thoughts on all this?

timberwolf6972 44M

2/2/2006 9:28 am

I've had pretty good luck so far.

Loosetooth 41M
1146 posts
2/2/2006 9:52 am

I think that there are people who have successfully found somebody for something online. God knows they always crop up when I write a comment on a post such as this. The perks are mainly theoretical for me, mainly because I have never met someone that I first met in the internet. The main reason for this is that your main advantage is also the major disadvantage. It is hard to built up any chemistry when you are seperated by a computer interface. I have had people who have wanted to meet up but it just was not happening. Then you still have the first date dilemma anyway, what if the sexy minx you were flirting with turns out to be more of a massive mama. Or indeed what if they think that you are not as you portrayed yourself online. Then there are the nuances, say you fancy your partner like hell but when they laugh all the donkeys in the surrounding countryside happily bray along?

Now I may be revealing myself to be a 'flaky' (definitely not cheating) but I so not think so. I have just never met someone who sealed the deal for me. There is just not enough personal contact to enable me to think 'Yes I want to meet this person - who I have never met and do not really know'.

Of course when you break it down logically it sounds fantastic but life is never as easy as the logical mind thinks it is.

sillyperv 54M

2/2/2006 10:28 am

The anonomous nature of the internet and the ability to make yourself appear to be something you're not certainly gives the wachos a place to prey and they seems to spread their venom far and wide.

The other issue, I think, is that even on a site with all those claiming to be "cum hungry sluts" and "slong monsters" (Is everyone addicted to porn?) it still takes an effort to hook up and we're disappointed when it isn't as "easy" as advertized.

And then of course there is the problem of connecting with someone half a planet away.

EROS has a sense of humour.

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