But YOU were the scary one for themphobiaphobe said:edit: added a bunch of stuff
It's like browsing through a huge catalogue of women... I highly recommend it.
It makes it easy to go for quantity while you look for quality; you can easily line up dates (I would usually just meet for coffee for a first) and if first impressions don't go too well, you have absolutely zero commitment to that person. They don't have your phone number, email, anything. You can just block them on your MSN and go about your business. Plus, you can find out everything you want to know about a person before having to meet them... in sales-speak: you can "qualify" them.
It's lots of fun but you have to treat it like a lot of things in life... you only get out what you put in.
Give it a try... best part is you have nothing to lose from it. And you don't have to be afraid of rejection... if they're going to reject you, they have plenty of opportunity to do so before you've got anything invested.
It's way cheap. I used lavalife... you buy credits for something like a buck a piece and use them when you want to private message someone. You can send "smiles" for free; little canned messages that are used to indicate interest. It would usually go like this:
1. Browse the new members in my area.
2. Send a smile to ones that looked good.
3. If one sent a smile in return, pay a credit to send them a brief letter, basically just saying hi, maybe make a joke, get their MSN
4. Talk on MSN... if the right rapport is reached, proceed to step 5, if not, return to step 2.
5. Meet for coffee. If it goes well, maybe get a phone number, if not, return to step 2.
I went on a bunch of first dates before finding someone that made me willing to stop dating. And among the others, I managed to make some pretty good friends that I still talk to regularly. Any of the ones that I scared off... well that's their problem. :evilaugh:sheepofblue said:But YOU were the scary one for them
Have you seen that abomination Napoleon Dynamite?phobiaphobe said:I don't get it. Seriously.
What, my special grooming all for you wasn't good enough?Sunbert said:I did the online thing for a while and went out on a few dates. I dated a guy for a year that I met on match.com, and then found out he only showered when he came into town to see me. So....
Sounds like he's got TB beat! :rotfl:Sunbert said:I did the online thing for a while and went out on a few dates. I dated a guy for a year that I met on match.com, and then found out he only showered when he came into town to see me. So....