This weekend I got into an interesting conversation about online dating. I used online dating off and on until 2010 when I said enough is enough. I found myself thinking that almost everyone you meet in an online environment is slightly “off their rocker” but wondered if the same could be said about me since I was on there as well. I soon learned that if you get to know a person well enough you find out why their ass is single and looking for love or whatever online. I initially got on there because it’s convenient and It offers a preview of the person so you can weed out the ones who seem to align with you and ones who don’t….easy enough right? So after some strong evaluation of my online dating adventures, I have compiled a list of the people you find fishing in the online dating pond.
Some people are just plain weird and you immediately pick up on it. Their profile reads like a normal human being but when you speak in person or on the phone you realize that the elevator doesn’t quite make it to the top floor. Things that make you go hmmmm…….
One thing about internet dating is that contact happens fast! People who have recently went through a break up or divorce often turn to the internet as a way to find someone to fill the void and take their mind off the failed relationship. You realize this because when you speak or go on a date, you end up listening to all of the problems they had with an ex and honestly, it the last thing I would want to hear. Yes, everyone needs a shoulder but why me?
The Con-Artist – Phase I & Phase II
This person uses online dating as a way to market his services or scam you. You have a few decent conversations and decide to go out. When you meet they immediately try to sale you services and got the nerve to be persistent about it. In my case, it was shitty prepaid legal services. The guy had the nerve to try to obtain my social security number from me. Phase II happens when you meet someone with no car, financial problems, and no place of their own. They move FAST, they will try to quickly get in a relationship with you so they live with you, eat you out of house and home, and become the worst squatter you’ve seen in the history of man. You may have a few decent dates and some conversation but it all comes out sooner or later…RUN LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT! People prey on the lonely and the desperate!
It’s nothing worst then a man in the 60 and up age range who patrols the dating sites looking for much younger women strictly for sex. I think love can be found at any age but after a certain point you get to old to be playing games to earn the player of the year award. Sit your ass down and enjoy retirement!
The Freak Master
He uses online dating sites strictly to cater to his freaky off the wall sexual desires. You won’t know much about him but you will know all the things he wants you to do to him and what he wants to do to you. Some of it may even gross you out, if not all of it. It will be enough for you to shut down every profile you have for at least a few months. You will need time to recover just from hearing his thoughts. Let’s not forget about the ones who only want sex and got the nerve to bad at it. If that’s the only thing you want at least be good at it.
The Chat Buddy
You meet online and have a few phone conversations but it never progresses. You discuss meeting each other and find that you both have a lot in common but never meet. Two years has passed by and you’re still chatting online, unless of course you meet someone, because you won’t have the time to chat with anyone. This happens quite often with people who live in different states, but it also happen with local people to. It eventually bores you; I know it bored the hell out me after awhile. When two people hit it off but don’t meet it’s a reason. Unfortunately, I didn’t care enough to find out.
I think internet dating is an excellent resource for meeting people, but as with anything else it has its pros and cons, everyone has a different experience.
Am I forgetting anyone? Please do share!