Have you every used an online dating service? If so what did you think?

Rhazya Rhazya
So I know of OKCupid, eHarmony and Match.com, and assumedly there are tons of others out there. When I have a job again, I want to sign up at one. Is there any you'd recommend/advise against? Give me your opinions about why x site is good/bad.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes.
37
No.
28
I loved the dating service site(s)!
6
I hated the dating service sites(s)!
8
Like you, I haven't tried one yet.
10
Other.
16
Total votes: 105 (73 voters)
Poll is closed
10/08/2011
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Rhazya Rhazya
In case you don't look at the above "So I know of OKCupid, eHarmony and Match.com, and assumedly there are tons of others out there. When I have a job again, I want to sign up at one. Is there any you'd recommend/advise against? Give me your opinions about why x site is good/bad. "
10/08/2011
Peggi Peggi
I signed up at a few of these sites, I didn't like or dislike them. A friend of mine has met some people on this site and they were decent relationships at first but duds in the end because the men tended to not be totally honest, but then I have another friend who is now married to her match from eHarmony.

The only site I've actually met someone off of and it worked out is where I met my current love, and it wasn't actually a dating site, although so many people use it as one.
10/09/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
I met my husband on a dating site. I didn't love the site and it was a lot of work culling all the creeps, but it paid off.
10/09/2011
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
Never did online dating, but I met my first love who is also my wife on YouTube XD
10/09/2011
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I mainly use OkCupid and Plentyoffish. OkCupid has the better system. I've actually made some good friends on dating sites. Plentyoffish seems to have slightly.. sleazier members.
10/09/2011
Margotlette Margotlette
I've only used OKCupid, and it's alright. You do have to sort through a lot of messages that read in their entirety something to the effect of "u wanna sex"[sic]. But, there are plenty of interesting people on there too. I've been seeing a guy I met on that site for almost two years now. And, OKCupid is free if that makes a difference to you. I believe the other two sites that you mentioned charge a membership fee.
10/09/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I tried OKCupid ... one of my rec matches was a friend from HS (great friend, but he and I just couldn't get it to click back then) and another that I thought was fabulous but turned out horrible (he dumped me by defriending me on Facebook after five days of silence ... fuckface).

Joined Date British Guys (apparently there is a legitimate site for my fetish). Costs only a one-time fee of $5 for a full membership (using chat and unlimited email) ... I sent my payment as a money order and it was accepted. Talked to a few, then really clicked with one guy there and met in person ... he's my Master now.

Just trust your gut ... anything can be said on a profile, but that doesn't make it true.
10/09/2011
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhazya
So I know of OKCupid, eHarmony and Match.com, and assumedly there are tons of others out there. When I have a job again, I want to sign up at one. Is there any you'd recommend/advise against? Give me your opinions about why x site is good/bad.
NO and I never will
10/09/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
i used 2 free sites. plentyoffish.com & i can't remember the other. i never really had much luck w/ them. my younger sister met her current bf on eharmony, & they are great together. i like him the most out of her other bfs.
10/09/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
Never used one. Hopefully I never will have to.
10/09/2011
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
I joined OKCupid back when I was single last. I liked it. I think it was the best system I found on a free dating site. I thought the question/answer system worked really well. Easy to judge if another person was as interested in the same things as I was.

-Add on- went on a few dates, some duds (but that's to be expected) and a few great ones. One is even a current friend, so a total good.
10/10/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I have tried a few and personally they all sucked!
10/10/2011
married with children married with children
never have, and do not think I would.
10/11/2011
Beck Beck
I have never tried one, I am not a fan of the idea. I would not try one.

My hubby did, all he found was lose women. NOT that, that is all you will find.
10/11/2011
indiglo indiglo
My man's brother used one. In the end, it didn't work out, and they ended up divorced. I've not used one, and I wouldn't. But I don't have a problem with those that do choose to use them.
10/11/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I've never tried a dating site, but I wouldn't be opposed to it if I were single.
10/11/2011
smartbabi92 smartbabi92
I've tried them but not exactly a fan of them
10/11/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
I've tried them and mostly met a bunch of losers or pervs. I would give up and try again later only to be reminded of why it is I hate online dating.
10/11/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I've been a member of OKCupid since . . . 2005, maybe? I can say that I've met a lot of great people on there. I met my lover on there about 6 months ago and we've been together ever since. Yes, there are creeps and losers, but there are a lot of great people on there.

I like that site a lot more than the others because you can find out way more info about them there than you can anywhere else. You answer multiple choice match questions and if you choose to make them public, you can see what someone else answered to them. It's really useful.

My boy and I were a 99% match, but from the questions, I could tell he wasn't really ready to settle down, what kind of spiritual and political beliefs he had, whether he was the big or little spoon, and tons of other stuff before we ever met.
10/11/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
I have and it worked out for the best. I'm still with the person I met online.
10/11/2011
Jenni Shelton Jenni Shelton
I HAVE NEVER TRIED ONE, MAYBE I SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS
10/11/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhazya
So I know of OKCupid, eHarmony and Match.com, and assumedly there are tons of others out there. When I have a job again, I want to sign up at one. Is there any you'd recommend/advise against? Give me your opinions about why x site is good/bad.
No, I'm not sure I would.
10/16/2011
SexyStuff SexyStuff
I second losers and pervs. High entertainment value though.
10/17/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Nope
10/17/2011
toxie m toxie m
I've been on OkC since it was TheSpark, but I've never used it to look for a match seriously. I browse idly for fun, more just online people-watching and starting up little conversations here and there. I met a couple friends (one of whom, years later, introduced me to my now-boyfriend) but any dates were major flops. It's hard to judge chemistry, even when a profile looks really promising
10/17/2011
fifi fifi
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhazya
So I know of OKCupid, eHarmony and Match.com, and assumedly there are tons of others out there. When I have a job again, I want to sign up at one. Is there any you'd recommend/advise against? Give me your opinions about why x site is good/bad.
I was simultaneously on two dating sites, (OkCupid and PlentyOfFish)for about two weeks. It was forced on me by a friend after I had been single for about a year. I was happy working on my life, but she thought I needed to see people. So she set up the two profiles, and said I needed to set up what I wanted it to say and go on three dates with three separate guys; if I refused, she'd set up new profiles and post something incredibly slutty with my number and let people hound me until I went on a date.

I got some genuinely interested guys messaging me, but also a few hundred generic "hi's" and obvious spam emails. I finally found one guy who seemed nice, went on a date, it ended up being a complete and total disaster from start to finish, and she let me out of going on two more dates. Argh! Never bothered with a dating site after, they felt more like a meat market.
10/21/2011
zeebot zeebot
Nope, but I wouldn't be adverse to it, just not really interested atm.
10/21/2011
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
I tried E Harmony and it was a crock. Way too expensive...$149 for three months. Also, you have to fill out this massive profile of questions, which took me over three hours. I know there are dudes out there just clicking buttons to get it over with, so the purpose of it is kind of defeated. Plus you can't openly communicate with people for a hella long time. The guys they sent me were not my type AT ALL. One said his favorite book was The Sister Hood of the Traveling Pants because it helped him get into the mind of a 15 year old girl. He was a middle school teacher. WTF? The next guy had a profile picture next to a giant concrete swan. No good.

I have had friends who have had much luck with Match.com, even some are happily married.
08/13/2012
woodsdragon woodsdragon
I tried Eharmony...the people I was matched up with were a joke!! Not sure what the HECK Eharmony was thinking when they paired us up because we had hardly anything in common and they was zero chance of any chemistry. The lack of quality matches was very disappointing! It also is frustrating because you will find someone to start a conversation with and it can FOREVER to hear anything and even when you do it is such a long process before you can freely communicate. I wish you the best of luck! I ended up giving up because the cost was crazy!! I met my fiance without the use of a dating site.
08/13/2012
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