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Posted: 4/6/2002 3:24:59 AM EDT
I joined a couple of online matching services. I must be a fucking Troll extraordinaire because I haven't gotten [b]one[/b] response to the multitude of e-mails I have sent out. It's been weeks since sending them too. I haven't even gotten an "I'm not interested". Even a "Piss off" message would be better than nothing. The standard for an "average" build must have changed. Alot of the women claiming to have an "average" build are pretty overweight. [b]BITCHES![/b] Maybe I should stop playing pitcher and start playing catcher. Nudge! Nudge! Wink! Wink! [shock]
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 3:44:02 AM EDT
i've often wondered how many of the adds on those service might be fake. it seems as if there is a ton of room for exploitation in that area. most of the services i've seen allow a free search to join, but then ask payment to provide a "contact". the adds that come up in the search often look good, but could be fake, old, or who knows what. i hope your experience improves. at this point, i'd say it is too soon to think it has anything to do with your looks or personality. and i do think the internet can be a great tool for meeting someone. i'm just unsure of what the best way might be. btw, what service are you using?
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 4:00:23 AM EDT
Bunghole, I think I found the ad you posted: "SWM in dead-end job seeks dumpy neurotic for mutual psychological torture, tepid sex, and codependency. I enjoy drinking, smoking, pornography, and self-righteous indignation. I have middling intelligence but try to appear smarter by affecting a world-weary air, memorizing useless facts, and chuckling at my own mean-spirited, agenda-driven jokes. You: A whiney, bitter shrew with a misplaced sense of entitlement and unrealistic expectations. In time you will become coolly hostile because I can't fulfill every unmet need you've ever had. My perfect night would include getting hammered in a shit-hole bar while you flirt with seedy old drunks, followed by an embarrassing screaming match. I'm open to an unsatisfying fling that leaves me filled with regret and dread, but prefer a long-term, soul-crushing descent into booze and pills."
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 4:09:05 AM EDT
I signed on for a few of those a while back. Like you I found mostly "dogs" and LARGE sizes! The average or better women were just like anywhere else - money hungry and extremely self centered. I DID get a few responses but none ever led to a meeting. A few e-mails was enough to find they were even crazier than me!
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 4:17:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Rodent: You: A whiney, bitter shrew with a misplaced sense of entitlement and unrealistic expectations. In time you will become coolly hostile because I can't fulfill every unmet need you've ever had.
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I see you've met my ex-girlfriend.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 4:48:09 AM EDT
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Me thinks you pick sorry personals to deal with... You have to remember that these woman are being bombarded with emails an a daily basis... Try AOL personal once... I save the ones I like in favorites. One I saved I wrote an email a year later to. Her ad was no longer there, but I had her email. She told me she was sometimes getting 50 emails a day, and it was overwhelming... We actually became good friends, but She was looking for a husband like right now...YIKES!!! She is married now...
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 4:53:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Yankee1911:
Originally Posted By Rodent: You: A whiney, bitter shrew with a misplaced sense of entitlement and unrealistic expectations. In time you will become coolly hostile because I can't fulfill every unmet need you've ever had.
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I see you've met my ex-girlfriend.
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damn! how accurate could that statement be? describes my soon to be (but not soon enough) ex wife! lol
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 5:11:00 AM EDT
My friends have used these services, and even the pay-site and voicemail/messageboard and dating services. Seems like the men pay, and the women get to use the service free, to encourage them to use the service. Some services guarantee dates, but only give you the contact information, and its up to you to secure a date. If you fail, you are out the money! Most of the ads seem to be fake. A lot of them lie about their weight and looks (but not all of them lie). I also think that the sites make up fake ads with good looking women, to encourage men to pay to be on the site. If you notice, most of the members end up being men.... I guess it depends on the service and screening. (I remember on one site, my friend was showing me that the pictures of some of the women were scanned from a catalog-- they didn't remove the letters that referenced different garments!) On a side note: Ever notice how women can wear make-up, pad their bra, wear a wig, etc., then claim they never lied to you?
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 5:37:40 AM EDT
umm, despite what advertisement might tell you, namely that internet/TV/mass media personals networks are not just for losers but for busy people who simply don't have time to date, I remain unconvinced. If you really are that busy to date then you are a loser. If you can't get a date you are a loser. Bottomline, quit losers.com and get a real date. (no offense to you personally, but consider, what is the motivation for a good looking, nice and non-transvestite female to post personal ads on the internet other than a joke?) There are too many good men in the real world for a normal female to expose her email and contact information to a bunch of seedy freaks on the internet.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 5:56:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jz02: umm, despite what advertisement might tell you, namely that internet/TV/mass media personals networks are not just for losers but for busy people who simply don't have time to date, I remain unconvinced. If you really are that busy to date then you are a loser. If you can't get a date you are a loser. Bottomline, quit losers.com and get a real date. (no offense to you personally, but consider, what is the motivation for a good looking, nice and non-transvestite female to post personal ads on the internet other than a joke?) There are too many good men in the real world for a normal female to expose her email and contact information to a bunch of seedy freaks on the internet.
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I COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF!
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 9:20:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jz02: If you can't get a date you are a loser.
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Hey, do you want to make something of it? I will be waiting by the bratwurst stand at the fun show. BRING IT ON!
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 10:48:45 AM EDT
You guys need to try a nice pretty Russki girl: [url]http://www.aprettywoman.com[/url] I imagine they'd be so happy to get out of Russia they'd service your every whim. [;)]
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 11:15:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By marvl: You guys need to try a nice pretty Russki girl: [url]http://www.aprettywoman.com[/url] I imagine they'd be so happy to get out of Russia they'd service your every whim. [;)]
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Yeah, until they arrive in America and go looking for the BBD (bigger, better deal). [:D]
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 11:53:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By marvl: You guys need to try a nice pretty Russki girl: [url]http://www.aprettywoman.com[/url]
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[img]members.cox.net/fnc80/67351.jpg[/img] Irina 23 (19/08/78) 164 cm (5' 4") 57 kg (125 lbs) Blonde Blue Smelter Melitopol Ukraine Some English A SMELTER?? WTF is a smelter? Don't they work in steel mills?
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 12:06:42 PM EDT
You're not signing in with the name "bunghole", are you. That could be part of the problem.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 12:35:04 PM EDT
After listening to a gal friend I tried that datingfaces.com site. Same results as the rest of you. WANTED: Tall, dark, mind reader with a huge wallet. You'll have to love my three kids and 75+ extra pounds. Income's not important to me as I plan to use yours. I have a lot to offer, call me now! Pass, I say!
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 4:25:02 PM EDT
Yeah, online dating is pretty much worthless. I did the "classifieds2000.com" thing on and off (admittedly mostly 'off') for about three years. The ones who replied invariably were seriously messed up -- I know, I know, ALL women are, but these were much worse than usual. [:p] We're talkin' blimps with illegitimate kids whose personalities were so f*cked up that it was amazing they had managed to get anyone to get them pregnant in the first place. I mean, really, "tits by Goodyear" are ok, but entire bodies? "Ok, dear, you're a 'wiccan [s]nudist[/s]naturist' on welfare?? (But should you really be subjecting other people to 400 pounds of blubbery stretch marks?)" I have met exactly one woman through a personals ad who was NOT on the extreme-f*cked-up end of the spectrum, and she had no interest in pursuing anything. The "Russian brides" thing has a better chance of success IMHO, but it's still pretty small. At least you'd be getting laid by women with decent bodies, though, even if their end goal is to steal every dime you've got (about 50%, it seems). [url]http://www.russiangirlsint.com/[/url] [url]http://www.khersonrose.com/[/url] [url]http://www.ukraine-brides.com/[/url] Good luck! [:D]
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 4:41:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 4:47:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aimless: I would guess that those "foreign brides" stick around exactly .00009 seconds after the two or three years, or whatever, are up when they can dump you and keep their citizenship.I suspect a lot of those are "Please send me money desperate american for my sick mother/imprisoned brother/depressed cat" scams written by a fat guy with bad skin in a moscow basement.
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There are a lot of scams, both the "send money" type and the "two years and goodbye" type. But all of the ones I know personally (3 or 4, depending on how you count one of them) have worked out. This is why you (1) never send money until you've gotten to know the woman very well, and (2) have to go live there for a while (at least a few months) so you can get to know her very well. . . .
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 5:11:57 PM EDT
I've been averaging 2 dates/week through Match.com over the last 2 months. Weak dates really...meet for a drink or two. Most of the time you or they just want to bail immediately. Yes, some girls stretch the "petite" adjective, and some are real headcases. I've been nailing one for about a month now. Not the prettiest thing, but she owns her own handgun. [:D] YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY
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