Online Dating Differences

My friend is back in the dating game and I can honestly say I'm not jealous one bit. She's been keeping me updated with her love life and I'm actually shocked. I can't believe how complicated people make the whole dating thing these days.


I thought online dating was supposed to be an easier and more simple way to meet people? My friend has had such a time of it. For the purpose of this post we'll call her Penny, just in case one of her time wasters come across this (scuse the French).

She signed up to a few dating websites and apps such as POF and Tinder and in flooded the guys. Within 1 day she was inundated with messages, many of the boring ''what are you up to?'' kind that she just ignored but a few did catch her attention and she started chatting to them. I felt like I was involved in some sort of love triangle as she'd ring me every time one of them messaged her and asked me for my advice, it definitely kept me entertained though. Some of their messages.. just WOW! They really don't hold back on those sites.

Anyway, she went on a few dates and soon realised their profiles were a load of bullsh#t. They drivelled on about wanting a relationship and how honesty meant the world to them, made her believe they were a one woman man and so on. It was soon apparent that they were talking out of their asses and in fact they just wanted convenience. They had no intentions of making any effort and simply just wanted whatever they could get.

She soon figured this out and closed the accounts down.. with a little bit of persuasion from me. She's my bestie and deserves more. She was getting so disappointed and self conscious that she was the issue, she definitely wasn't!

She was convinced she was going to end up single with 50 cats and no man would ever look at her, lol, these apps really do shake your confidence! I reassured her she is a bad ass and any half decent man would be lucky to have her, I urged her to pull her big girl panties up and to get back out there!

She's now signed up to a few different dating websites as apposed to dating apps, I think dating sites require more effort to create profiles therefore it helps to eliminate the timewasters.. hopefully! She's been on a few dating websites for about a week now and seems to be happier. At least these guys can hold an actual conversation!

I love how there's dating websites for everyone, it's definitely not a one for all thing for instance you've got the likes of Western Isles dating, singles in Belfast, Buckinghamshire dating site, over 50s dating Bristol and best dating sites. Wherever you are in the world, love can be at your fingertips, cliché but true. I know dating websites have a bit of a reputation but hey, mr right is out there! I think having specific dating sites will be a huge benefit for people an make it easier to find whatever it is you're looking for.

Don't give up.

I'd love to know your thoughts on dating websites as appose to the ''traditional'' way of meeting someone in the comments below. I'll keep you all updated on Penny's love life!

Happy dating everyone! And happy loving to those of us who are no longer in the dating game.

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19 comments

  1. Dating on sites and apps can be stressful but sometimes it just works out. I met my boyfriend on Tinder ☺️

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  2. You and me both! I can't imagine dating in this day and age (look at me sounding like a grandma lol). A good friend of mine have met a few good guys on dating sites though so yes, some of them are good. Just stay away from the apps where just about anyone can sign up.

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  3. Omg online dating was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I went on dates with different guys almost every night trying to find the one. I just gave up finally. It will happen when it happens.

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  4. I still believe in meeting the right person offline. I feel like online apps just make dating more complicated especially for those looking for a serious relationship.

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  5. I personally never used dating apps or websites but would imagine that dating websites would be a bit more reliable on the type of people you can find there! I think this is well accepted now as a way of meeting new people and I always support everyone that I know single to do it!

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  6. I never understood the allure of the online dating. I had to know a guy to date him but i am kind of old like that

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  7. I feel online dating isn't for everyone, the last time i tried it, it was stressful and complicated although i have few friends who are lucky getting a mate online.

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  8. I tried on line dating once, just one time, and it ended in disaster! The guy looked nothing like his photo and actually was a bit of a douche!

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  9. I honestly don't missing the dating world at all! I actually met my husband of 6 years from POF 8 years ago. I wasn't really looking for anyone at the time - just friendship. It's funny how things turn out!

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  10. Online dating has never been something I wanted to try but I love the fact that it is available for those that need it. I don't miss the dating years. Didn't like it much.

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  11. I'm married and I didn't date since 2012 (the year when I've met my Hubby) and I couldn't imagine what would I do in case I had to start again... the dating scene changed so much in the past years, I'm completely clueless. I'm more of a "spark" person so a face to face meeting is something I imagine can start a relationship, but I know a few couples (happily married with kids already) who got together through tinder... so God knows what works the best, you just have to try everything :)

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  12. I have always been an optimist in love. To strive for something good and good in someone is what I hold on to.

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  13. Being that I am a single dad and have experienced all of them, I certainly have opinions about the crazy dating world which is out there. Sometimes I really don't know what to say. People are crazy everywhere. Whether on sites or apps. But you are right that websites usually have more thought put into them.

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  14. I personally never used dating apps or websites but always wondered about the reliability of using dating websites and finding the right person.

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  15. These dating apps were a massive eye opener for me when my single friends showed me! Some of the stuff these guys said

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  16. That is a big step to put yourself out there. I'm married and some days I'd rather have 50 cats. LOL! JK, but I totally love my kitties (and my husband of 23 years! :) ).

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  17. Seems dating apps are a must nowadays especially we are so busy and we want to be more organized. Don't lose hope, and dating apps are not bad at all. They are entertaining as well.

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  18. Dating online does not work for everyone nowadays. I surely do not think I would consider it.

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  19. What I can to say... You should choose by yourself what you want more in this situation, with whom you better to talk and so on... I'm single and always when I want to have communicate with somebody, I'm using the video chat here. Just for fun and small talks with people all around the world.

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