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Fri, 10-24-2003 - 4:22pm

I just thought I'd start a new thread with some positive online dating stories. And I have to say, that the most sleazy, dangerous men I've dated - I've met in RL. One was a friend's cousin. So I really don't think any of these experiences are confined to "online" dating. Not having to look you in the face does allow some ppl the luxury of saying/doing things they wouldn't normally have the chitzpah to do! But better to know sooner rather than later.


First time online dating I met: 2 men I dated for 6 & 2 mos. Both were great, just weren't men I would want LTRs with. And I met 4 male friends that I dont' maintain close contact with - we used to but they all found gfs. They eagerly await me finding someone so we can "double date", LOL.


This time, I've met two guys in person so far...but have been corresponding with lots...I think they are both normal, nice guys. Not too sure about LT potential tho...one is visiting here for a year & the other has a very different cultural background. But so far they are fun and I would really like to make more friends...who want to go skiing, mtn biking & catch hockey games. So if I don't find a Mr Right, I won't care too much.


I have plenty of horrible stories...but overall, I'd say its a positive experience. Certainly saves time tho I wonder if I am missing out skipping over men who dont' fit my "profile" sometimes

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Fri, 10-24-2003 - 4:51pm
I met my current bf on match.com, and we've been together for 3 months and counting. He is wonderful, funny, polite, caring - great guy! I'm not trying to get ahead of myself, but I definitely think there is a potential for this to become a long-term thing. Too soon to tell though. I've also dated several other guys I met online for 1-2 months.

ginger

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Fri, 10-24-2003 - 5:46pm

Well, I met K online, and that was a good experience.


That's about it!


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Sun, 10-26-2003 - 2:49pm
I met my guy of 8 months online at match.com. We are very much in love, very compatible, and we both see a longterm commitment to each other in our futures.

I have had all positive experiences with online dating, except for my first "match." The only problem was he wanted to go at lightning speed. He was already hinting at being in love with me after our 3rd date. I ran pretty fast in the other direction.

Ava





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Sun, 10-26-2003 - 11:35pm
i had a passionate purely online romance once. i never got to meet her, but i had all the symptoms of being infatuated (in love?) with her. it was a positive experience for me because i learned a lot about myself and i truly appreciated her as a person (well, her online persona, anyway).


i met another girl i'd first met online before. we're still friends, albeit friends who don't contact each other very much (she lives 6 hours away). no regrets about that...


two of my closest buddies are going out seriously with girls they met online. i believe both are close to getting engaged.

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Mon, 10-27-2003 - 7:48pm
I'm getting close to 1 1/2 years with my boyfriend, whom I met on Match.com :-)

I'm at a point now where I've almost forgotten how we met, but when people do ask us, we are always truthful about our online matchup. I feel very lucky and grateful that I hung in there after some so-so and downright awful dates. He is truly someone special!
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Mon, 10-27-2003 - 9:03pm

Wow! Has it really been that long?

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Mon, 10-27-2003 - 9:32pm
New to the online scene, but so far, not too bad. I'm going to hang in there a bit more and see what happens. Have chatted w/ one guy for almost two months now, we are more like friends, don't know if we will ever meet. I had a date with one guy that we had some pretty deep conversations (I probably won't do that again!), but in person we did not click. The other guy I met briefly, talked for just a week & he asked me out, but that is the one who called & canceled on me tonight.
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Tue, 10-28-2003 - 9:27pm
I think you might have me confused with someone else (No pictures of ex to speak of, thank goodness, but I think I remember the poster who did talk about this).

Come to think of it, I don't think I ever shared that much about my guy, but did write about some of the difficulties I had with online dating before I met him. The best part of online dating for me, besides meeting my guy, was becoming "tougher" about rejection & getting to learn more about what I wanted from meeting different guys. It was definitely worth it for me!
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Tue, 10-28-2003 - 10:49pm

I got curious last night and did some searching.

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Wed, 10-29-2003 - 12:37am
I am new and this is my first message to ever post but when I saw this convo I just had to comment....I know alot of people prbably will think Im crazy but if I meet a man and we go out I look at him as husband material and if there is anything about him that I know I could not live with forever I wont date them I am on my second divorce and want a good man and wont ever again settle for anything less than TRUE love....crazy huh?

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