My friend is a fitness instructor, she was dating someone within a week.
I have yet to get a date after trying four options.
A few dates resulted in attempted rape, a 'stage-5 clinger,' and a bunch of insecure guys who ended up telling me I was a 'teasing whore' when I didn't feel a connection.""Men online are crass and crude.
It's worse than being at a bar with the unsolicited dick pictures and sexually charged introductions -- 'You look like you take it up the ass.' Men have become bolder and not in a good way.
When online dating works, it can be a great way to connect with lots of people you wouldn't have otherwise met.
But when it doesn't, the experience can send you down the everyone-is-awful-so-I'm-probably-dying-alone spiral. I'd rather meet a great guy randomly and organically than deal with the constant rejection and exhaustion.""You just don't get that spark that you do when you know you like someone and it's instant and wonderful. It's like you try to put a face to the person you're talking to, but it just feels like this contrived entity.
It's too artificial -- you're judging solely on looks.""I gave up on online dating, because I was once asked if I was a man or a woman due to a short hair cut.
My stalker situation wasn't as extreme as some, but it irked me enough to get a lawyer which I'm glad I did.""I just got tired of all the annoying messages I was receiving.
Some immediately began asking about my sexual turn-ons, fantasies and other weird comments/questions.
Also, I found that it was mostly guys looking for hookups or married guys that wanted to fool around.
In the quest to find romance, more of us have turned to online dating.