Black Relationships : Has anyone ever tried an on-line dating service?

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  1. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Match.com...Yahoo Personals...has anyone ever tried, or thought about trying an on-line dating service? How was the experience?
     
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    Good topic

    I have not tried any of these services but I would also like to hear what others may have to say about their experience. Pan I don't know if you remember Sinnamon from the old chatroom, but her and her husband met online and the last time I heard they were still together.
    So I believe love can be found and this form of dating can work for some.
     
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    I have never tryed such before but i have dated before from off line
    and it was a very nice date i may add , not something i would do
    every day ......
     
  4. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That's cool Rich! I didn't know about Sinn, Nita....I'm happy for her. Just to clarify people, I'm not talking about people dating after talking to each other for months on a forum or in a chat room. I am talking about folks who go to on-line dating services like Match.com, for the specific purpose of dating. How do you choose from so many people? Where do you meet? What do you say to each other? What is the experience like?
     
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    Yes, BlackPeopleMeet.com...I have made quite a few friends from that site.
     
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    I used to belong to Yahoo personals but I cancelled my subscription because the majority of the people who responded were looking for simple, casual relationships, heavily sexual in nature and nothing else. Not my cup of tea. If it were, I could get that from a brotha off the street. But, I have met some nice folks that I chat with from time to time, but unfortunately not the kind of sparks I am looking for. I have an acquaintance who met her husband through match.com and they are still together with a baby.
     
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    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Could you tell this by reading their introduction Jazzy? Or did you find this out after you started talking to them? Also did you find that people misrepresented themselves, or did they pretty much fit their self-description?
     
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    Hello, Pan

    I found that alot of "gentlemen" misrepresented themselves. My response to them was "If that is what you are looking for, then go ahead, do your thing, but my ad clearly did not represent itself in that way. Neither in the way that it was written nor in the pictures selected." I don't have any ill feelings towards online dating services though, because it actually gives you a broader search. The people that I have met online over the years, I wouldn't have met at the clubs that I used to frequent, nor did we work in or around the same areas necessarily. My overall feeling is that people can misrepresent themselves on the street, club or online. There are knuckleheads (male and female) every where. Stay firm in what you are seeking and don't be bothered with those you don't wish to respond to. :wave:
     
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    with my luck ... i'd meet a serial killer ... :eeek:

    nawww ... i aint never did this

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    Destee
     
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