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|Mon, 09-02-2013 - 10:09am|
...and my match.com account will end. I wish I could say I met someone special, but I haven't. I won't miss the grizzled old men in their wife-beater undershirts emailing me with "You're hot!" (or, usually more like "your hot").
I think that there's an awful lot of luck involved in meeting someone via OLD, and the real world as well. You could have the best profile in the world, you could diligently contact men, play the game, etc. but "your guy" may not be online at that time.
I also think that OLD attracts a larger percentage of socially awkward men. I think it's easier for them to approach women this way. I don't know if the same is true of women.
I think OLD makes it really easy to lie. If you're 5'6" it's hard to fake being 5'11" meeting in person. Online you can be anyone, and I'm not just talking about scammers (but I never got a scammer to my knowledge). And I know people tend to describe themselves as they want to be, not necessarily who they are. For instance, a man might say, "I love to ski," and then when you talk to him, the last time he went skiing was 10 years ago. Or, "I'm athletic and toned," when in reality, he hasn't lifted a weight or jogged in 20 years.
Who knows if I'll ever go back--probably at some point. But I had grown bored with it, plus interesting men were not contacting me (I don't think they're on the site right now), and the interesting men I contacted never wrote back.
I'll just spend my $20/month some other way. :)