Ok maybe I was wrong

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Registered: 11-07-2006
Ok maybe I was wrong
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Wed, 06-17-2009 - 6:43pm

After several miserable experiences with online dating I've been pretty adamant about how it just didn't work for me and I won't be trying it again. Yet now I realize I may have been wrong. There was a guy that contacted me via an online profile in January of this year and he seemed nice. He didn't really fit the parameters I'd established (yeah I know picky picky), but I figured talking was harmless. Eventually he asked for my im handle and we would talk there (what no phone #? yeah that peeved me a bit too). My interest in him grew despite how different we are and I did invite him to a couple of events, all of which he declined. Yeah.... ouch. Then March came and we were still just chatting so I just gave up on him being interested. I focused on other guys and didn't log on for about a month.

Now it's April, I log on, and he asks where I've been. I told him I didn't think he was interested in me so I'd moved on and figured he would have to by now. His explanation? He was shy and trying to be a gentleman and not seem super eager or desperate. Plus he hadn't wanted to decline the invitations I'd extended, but he had work obligations he couldn't get out of. I didn't entirely buy that shy business, but just said I was currently talking to a couple other guys and really didn't have room on my plate which was true.

So nothing panned out with those guys and then its May. I happened to log on and he asked me to dinner. I haven't a clue why I said yes, but I did. Well that dinner turned into another and another and another and another. There's been hiking, art shows, and live music too.

Things are looking very very good and we're having an absolute blast. So perhaps I was wrong and online dating can be a way to meet someone great.

Good luck to you all!

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Registered: 10-16-2006
Wed, 06-17-2009 - 7:53pm
WOW! So glad this is working out. How long have you been doing OLD?
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Registered: 11-07-2006
Thu, 06-18-2009 - 5:31pm
Well I have done the online dating thing off and on for about 2 years.