Lately, for some reason, I seem to be finding the most interesting articles on The Guardian. Today's topic: Online Dating.
Who has experienced it?
Personally, I haven't really delved into the online dating world.
Once I went on a date with a guy I met in a music forum. We'd been emailing back and forth for a few weeks and finally decided to meet up. It was a bit of a fiasco. We were each going to bring a friend but my friend ditched me 30 minutes before the date. Brave as I was back then (I was 18), I decided I'd venture alone. As you might imagine, it was awkward. After that "date" we exchanged a few more emails (like, 2), then he moved away and I never heard from him again.
Then, a few years ago I signed up for OKCupid. I did it out of boredom and because I wanted to do some of the tests on the site. A few months ago I actually filled in my profile, but it seems that with
age I've become more of a scaredy-cat, and that mingled with some other issues hasn't really helped in giving me the courage to take the plunge and have a date with someone I've just met online.
Funny thing is, I do go to big forum like meetings- but that's not one to one dating- so...
Anyhow, enough about me and to the article I read. The author says that there are dating sites for all types of people, from vampire lovers, to "ugly" people, tall people or even book lovers (hum, might have to check that one out *wink*). What surprised the most about the article was the dating sites for rich people. On some of them the male members have to pay 60.000 pounds a year for membership and the females, depending on their looks, only pay 30 pounds! Discriminatory and insane if you ask me. I don't think I would like to date the guys there if all they go by is looks.
What do you guys think? I'd love to hear your opinions and any experiences you might have had with online dating.
You can check out the article here