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Be Afraid: Internet and Mobile Dating Experiences

Be Afraid: Internet and Mobile Dating Experiences

This week, I got into an interesting conversation about online dating. I used online dating websites off and on until 2012 when I got fed up with the foolishness. I found myself thinking that almost everyone I met on an internet and mobile dating environment is “off their rocker”. However, I wondered if the same could be said about me since I was on there as well.

When dating apps like Badoo and Tinder came out, I decided to try those. I soon learned that it was the same fishbowl of people. All it takes is one good conversation and you soon learn why someone is single. I initially got on there because it’s convenient and you could at least attempt to learn a little something about the person ….easy enough right? So after some strong evaluation of my online dating adventures, here’s who I met………

The Weirdo
Some people are just plain weird. You can 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.

The Rebounder
People who have recently gone through a breakup or divorce often turn to the internet as a way to find someone to fill the void.  You realize this when you chat on the phone or go on a date and end up listening to all of the problems they had with an ex. Honestly, it’s the last thing I would want to hear. Every one needs a shoulder, but why me?

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The Hustler
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 sell you services and become very persistent about it. In my case, it was prepaid legal services. Did you really have to ask me for my social security number?

Father Time
It’s nothing worst then a man in the 60+ age range who patrols the dating sites looking for a younger sexual conquest. I think love is possible at any age, but after a certain point you get too old to earn the player of the year award. Enjoy your retirement!

The Pimp
One of my most memorable dates includes a guy I chatted with for about a week. He asked me out and we decided to meet at Bar Louie. I’m standing outside and BOOM, this guy turns the corner with the meanest pimp walk and the brightest lime green five piece suit; it was 90+ degrees outside. He wasn’t a bad conversationalist, but he told me he dressed liked that every day because that’s how the old school pimps dressed.

I think internet and mobile dating is an excellent resource for meeting people, but as with anything else, it has its pros and cons, everyone has a different experience. I also feel all of the online and mobile communication is taking away from that face to face interaction that most people like when dating.

What do you think? Please share your experiences!

11 Responses to “Be Afraid: Internet and Mobile Dating Experiences”

  1. Have rules for what you will believe and the risk you will take . This dating scene online is not for me. I try it one time but I was clever I waiting at a location saw the person walking towards the store a hot mess not what the image look like and I was honest about my looks. I ran so fast and drove home laughing how stupid of me.

  2. Janelle says:

    Oh damn. Well I honestly never tried online dating before. That’s just not for me. Men who go on those sites I already know are lame folks, bumps, and with no life. Real men don’t do those sites. Well maybe not. It’s just always been my thoughts and opinion. Glad you’re sharing your. This is a GOOD READ!!!

    • shauntee says:

      I learned the hard way that you’re right! I’m sure that a small percentage of the men on there are legit. I just didn’t meet one. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Jayla says:

    This is too funny. I never thought about dating online. It seems creepy to me.

  4. I am cracking up laughing, I can’t that I’ve ever used a dating app. Some of my besties have and their stories are both hilariously crazy and normal. While I didn’t use a dating app I did find my love on the internet.

    • Shauntee says:

      Hi Mimi,
      That’s awesome that you found your love on the internet! I love hearing when people have positive experiences with online dating. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience.

  5. Holly says:

    Pimp juice huh…5 piece suit..in lime green..ouch lol. These things make for great stories though. I have heard a lot of funny stories from others.

  6. JoAnna says:

    Girl this is all kinds of TRUTH. I really want to date, but online dating is so annoying. I call all of them “the crazies” lol

    • shauntee says:

      After my experiences, I can understand why you call all of them “the crazies”. I love hearing success stories from others, but I’ve heard more bad than good. I’ll stick to the good ole fashion way of meeting people lol Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Adanna says:

    This cracked me up! I didn’t do any online dating and I got married really young right around the time when it was just becoming a thing. I’m sure there are a few good guys online just like there are bad and good ones IRL

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