Do you tell people you met online?

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Registered: 05-20-2009
Do you tell people you met online?
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Sun, 04-24-2011 - 10:15am

Hello-

I don't do online dating anymore. I met my boyfriend a couple of years ago on a dating site. I am here to ask any of you on this board if you are embarrassed to

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Registered: 05-20-2009
Mon, 05-02-2011 - 10:12am

I agree with you. His family seems nice enough, but I think it's his relationship with them that makes him feel nervous about telling them. It's still hard for me to understand though, b/c I'm not close to my extended family AT ALL, but if they asked how we met I would tell them in a heartbeat

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Registered: 02-23-2010
Thu, 04-28-2011 - 7:07pm

I don't think there is a stigma anymore about online dating.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 10:43pm

I was talking to my mom (age 85) and my aunt (age 80) once about online dating and they were looking at it very skeptically because you are going to meet a stranger--and he could be some kind of dangerous criminal (in their eyes) so I pointed out that when I was younger, we'd meet a guy in a bar, where people had been drinking, and you

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Registered: 06-07-2004
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 3:17pm

I am not much older than your BF and I have no problem saying I met someone online. I think a large percentage of couples have met online these days. Who cars if it cost money to meet someone. It also costs money to go out and socialize and meet someone too. I don't see the difference. Its a very efficient way of meeting someone who shares your same likes and goals, etc.The cheapest way to meet someone is maybe at your place of employment, I guess that would be free, but then you are limited to the people there as your dating pool. Also I doubt people would go around having 1 or two dates with several people from the same office, it would make things awkward at work. I am sure for many older/non tech-savy

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 3:16pm

I can understand in one way his embarrassment to say that he met you on line--I hate to tell people that I am on line now looking for someone, but I think if I met someone, then it would seem that the search was successful so why not admit it?