Do online dating services work?
Topic: Writing a research questionnaire
July 21, 2019 / By Grey Question:
So I'm 21, and I've had a string of really bad relationships. Liars, cheaters, the works. I'm actually considering one of those online dating websites. Does anyone know much about them? Used or know someone who used them? I obviously don't know where to look for the good guys. Can anyone help?
Best Answers: Do online dating services work?
Dustin | 6 days ago
I've heard a few personal stories and just like regular dating, it works and doesn't work.
Personally, I think in this day and age people should utilize online resources. What's the difference between meeting someone online or in a bar? The person in a bar can easily lie to you about themselves.
I've taken a lying and deception course and it shows that people tend to lie less about huge issues online.
The best one to use is eHarmony.com. They have a questionnaire you have to fill out beforehand and they match you up based on your answers on what they have researched to be the top characteristics of a successful relationship. It also has guided communication so you can slowly work to get to know one another. The downside is that it is quite expensive. It takes time (just like regular dating) and people are always in a rush.
My friend's mom uses Match.com and she's met some potential dates on there. Match.com is less expensive and gives you more freedom to write what you want about yourself. It's open communication and they match you up on what you say you want.
Whichever service you choose, just like regular dating, realize that it takes time and you might need to have subscriptions from 3 months to a year to find someone.
Good luck on your search!
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Originally Answered: My baby's daddy has been going on online dating services and females profiles on myspace what should i do?
I'm very sorry to say to you that you are being lied upon big time because you only get a user name and a password once you have subscribed yourself for something.
You were right to ask him about it because you have a right to know whether he still loves and respects you for who you are besides that him telling you that it wasn't what you are thinking and to leave it alone before you ruin your relationship is taking the easy way out. He doesn't want to take responsibility for his actions and by telling you to leave it alone he is putting the responsibility for what he's doing in your shoes because if you don't accept what he is doing it's your fault if the relationship you both have is damaged and broken. with this he is leaving the broken pieces and the guilt complex on your shoulders and it's a very selfish and irresponsible thing to do.
It's obvious that he has some problem and doesn't want to talk about it with you and he is trying to get his feelings of whatever it is that is bothering him solved by looking for another relationship behind your back.
He knows what he is doing and he doesn't want to get caught so he leis to you about it and now he has started lying he will continue to do so and he will hurt you and bring a lot of worries and stress into your home and this is not good for you and your baby. If this goes on much longer it will slowly take away your self esteem and your trust in other people. You are worried and that's a natural thing to do. There must be so many thoughts running through your mind and the most important one is probarbly what have I done that he doesn't love and respect me anymore the way he used to. Problem is that you haven't done anything to make him do the things he is doing now. He chose not to tell you about what is going on and about what he's feeling and what makes him act the way he does. He made the decision to do the things he is doing now. You didn't tell him or want him to do so. He should know that when you have a loving relationship with someone that you always have to be honest and respectful towards each other and that a loving realtionship is a lot of hard work and that you should always talk to each other in all honesty about what is bothering you or giving you problems aswell as what you like and enjoy about each other especially when there is a child or there are children involved. Raising a child or children is a huge responsibility and maybe that is where the problemis maybe he isn't ready to take that responsibilty and is he trying to flee from it.
What is important is that you try to talk to him and that you try to do this in a very calm way and this will be very difficult because there are a lot of emotions involved and they are causing you pain and grieve but try to talk and if he sticks with his lies and you cannot trust him anymore I think the best thing you can do is tell him to go and take life into your own hands before it's to late and yuo are going under in his lies.
Do you have a close friend that you can trust and that can give you support. It's a good idea to confide in her before you talk to him so that if your conversation with him upsets you to much, you have someone to turn to, that will come over to you and help you get through this. So you know that you will not be alone and that there is someone to help and comfort you.
You are going through a hard time but you have to keep in mind that if he lies to you and you want to live with him telling you lies that you will always feel the pain because of it and lose your self esteem and your trust in others or that you want to take full responsibility for yourself and your baby and take life into your own hands and go on without him and make the best of what you got knowing that maybe some day there will be someone that loves and repects you for the beautiful and wonderful person that you are and who will treat you like you deserve to be treated.
I will be thinking of you. Good luck and best wishes.
Well They Have Worked For Me What I Usually Do Is Get Them To Add Me On Msn I Did It Once And I Had A Long Relationship With Someone It Is Actually Better I Think Even Tho Im A Bit Younger Than You. You Trust The Person More Well I Did More Than Other Boy I Have Had Before
Hope You Find Someone Nice ;)
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Yes, but they are not a "fast" solution. If used properly, they will result in a good partner; one that lasts. Follow the site's recommendations carefully. Screen people with the utmost care and caution. Email for several months before you meet (you can have more than one correspondent at a time.) Don't expect the first date, or the first few connections to be the one. Get some experience. Don't be in a hurry. Good luck.
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I found my current fiance on okcupid.com. It's a free site and it matches pretty well. We met up for a first date and it's been a year and we're getting married on August 1st. I've known quite a few people who have met their current spouses through online dating, so I can't say it will work for everyone, but it's worth a shot. You never know what you'll come up with :)
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Not so far in my trials. Can't seem to meet anyone serious enough to want to try and meet. There's seems to be a lot of "window shoppers" out there with standards so sky high they will never find anyone that will make them happy. Hell getting someone to say "hi" back seems to take a small miracle. If nothing else try OKCupid. At least you don't have to waste your money...only your time.
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Originally Answered: I don't know what to think about online dating?
Are you a guy or a girl?
For guys, I think online dating's a waste of time. I've done it, successfully, for a while and the amount of extra work I had to go through to meet women versus just going out in real life was ridiculous. First you figure out how to write a profile and message girls (and there is an art to all of that), then you start messaging girls you find attractive based on their profiles and maybe 10% respond, and of those, maybe 1% are serious enough about it to go out on a date with you. So you handle all of that and get them out and it's usually the equivalent of a blind date, only worse because there are perceptions that you form about the other person based on what you saw on their profile. 99% of the time it doesn't work out. Contrast that to seeing an attractive girl on the street, meeting her and asking her on a date. In a matter of minutes you accomplish all of the goals, with someone you're actually attracted to, that online dating tends to take DAYS to do. So for guys, it's a crutch!
For girls, especially attractive girls, I think it could be useful IF you are good at quickly screening out the creepers. Cause there's lots of them in online dating, because it takes no effort to make a profile. But online dating for attractive girls is usually like having a man catalog where it's acceptable to approach the guys you're interested in....Girls have it a lot harder out and about because social convention makes it hard for them to just approach a guy they find attractive. I know I can't stand it, the girl looks easy in my eyes and loses attractiveness. But online, it's okay. So if you're a girl, you might want to consider it.