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Old 01-01-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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So Internet Dating...Yes or No

I need some advice. I have been toying with internet dating for a while now. Is it worth it? My brother and cousin have been making fun of me for a while because I have no one in my life. Actually I have never had anyone in my life. The one date I have been on was a complete disaster in every sense of the word. I am just sick of people making fun of my non existent love life. I am tired of being alone. So here is my question is internet dating worth it.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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I've been doing it, my friend does it...she met her current boyfriend off it. I had a couple of doucher's break my heart last year off it. It works. Just gotta be careful. Personally, it weeds out the idiots more easily. Risks are great in life. Never get anywhere by doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Ya gotta get through shitty dates to realize what the good ones are. I had a date at a bar, in which I completely blacked out and did things the Queen of England wouldn't deign to speak of. I had a couple of dates, which were mediocre. And then I had a date that I thought went great, and the bastard decided to break my icy little heart.

Truth is, nobody knows how you and your significant other are gonna meet.

It just matters that you do meet.
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One of my really good friends met his future wife on a site. They're not engaged yet but it's coming.

I tried it - it was successful for me but the relationship just didn't last for other reasons. Personally the way society is moving, I think it's less and less of a bad thing to try online dating. These days it is harder to meet someone in a bar if you're not of that personality and if people you know don't have anyone to hook you up with, then it's tough.
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I agree. Internet dating doesn't have the stigma that it did even 5 years ago, but you do have to be careful about who you agree to meet up with and you have to be smart about it.

Make sure that someone knows who you're meeting, where you're meeting them, and make sure that you meet in a public place.

It true that you never know who your next partner might be, so if you don't put yourself out there, you'll never meet them. Give it a shot, and make sure you share the interesting stories with us!
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I have never done it, but then I met my husband when I was 20. But I say go for it? Why not? If you are safe about it like Jarrod said, then the worst that can happen is you have some fun stories to share!
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I know many who have done it. It's not even a big deal anymore.
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I think it has become socially acceptable these days, without a doubt.
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Thanks guys! I have told my best friends that I am trying it and they are supportive. I haven't told my family yet because of three things... 1. my parents would freak out 2. my brother would make fun 3. my sister is getting married in May.

Honestly I have wanted to try it for a while but haven't had the courage to do it. I am just sick and tired of being labeled the "old maid". My sister met her fiancee on myspace when she instant messaged him. I am just not like that. Fortunately, he is not a weird or anything. I hope that one of my "matches" reaches out to me because I am not very forward. Wish me luck.

And you better believe that I will share my stories with my Yak family! I just love you guys!
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Just remember, be more forward than you are in person. You're at a computer so it might be a little bit easier. Worst thing that can happen is you don't get a message back if you reach out to someone you think might remotely be a good match.
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I had thought about having Lexi sign up for one of those because she just doesn't get out much since she can't drive. I really worry about it myself. I'm just afraid that someone will take advantage of her.

Just let us know how it goes. I know someone who met her husband that way.
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