People you meet online - page 3

I'm not talking about dating sites. I'm talking about people you meet online, on FB, or on a message board. If strong friendships can be formed, what do you all think about love connections? ... Read More

  1. by   Tweety
    Being single isn't the end of the world. I've been single 10 years and it's a good life. While I say "never say never", it also shouldn't be an expectation that you grieve and then get back in the game. Follow your heart. Some of us single people aren't lonely hearts and less than married people.

    That said, I'm remaining open to the universe and the possibilities and not against online dating. At my age it's probably the best option.
  2. by   Farawyn
  3. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from Farawyn
    Hey, we met YOU on line and look how well that's turned out!
  4. by   Farawyn
  5. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from Farawyn
    This is great, and I am happy for you. Really. I love what you and Amy have. It makes me cling to some modicum of hope.
    I could never see myself romantically involved with anyone but my ex.

    Game plan changed.

    I do NOT want to do online dating.
    It has not been a successful venture for me...
  6. by   Avid reader
    Farawyn, my dad issued these rules for me re meeting nice men and it has rarely served me wrong. They have to be considerate and most importantly, grateful!. He had sub rules like loudness, a big no no. Rate of speech and content. People must speak slowly and carefully. His rational is that grateful people will always be considerate which means that you come first which in his book is the only way a woman should be treated. Of course you have to reciprocate equally re character. Loud people are narcissistic and if coupled with fast speech, means not only inconsideration but selfishness. I'm single by choice because I'm selfish and love my lifestyle. I travel a lot so it would not be fair. I date frequently and rarely am I disappointed because the initial intention is always as a friend. It negates disappointment and gives me time to assess character. I find readers in the library as first choice and the book content tells a lot. Play the game and be a damsel in distress and it tells you so much of their character if they respond. Initiate conversations because if they respond boorishly you have your answer and can move on. It's a game and you need to know the rules. Being attractive is not essential as being pleasant and friendly and people who only respond to attractiveness are not worth the time of day. A simple "How's your day going?" is enough to start a conversation.

    I'll never seek an online relationship because men are everywhere and are severely compromised to respond to us especially if we are friendly and pleasant. You have to change your perspective to engaging in a pleasant conversation instead of a potential boyfriend from the get go. We hold all the cards because they cannot resist us when we smile at them and actually speak to them.

    Good hunting.
  7. by   Farawyn
    AR, thank you for the advice. As a loud fast talking woman who would never play the damsel in distress, I'm not apt to follow those rules.

    I have great choice in friends, and would never date anyone I didn't have the friend connection with.
  8. by   DanielaLee5
    I always was rather skeptical when it came to online dating, and still I am But I decided to go out of my shell and even registered at one to meet someone. I just wanto to go out more often, to meet new people and conversate. I am not looking for love but I don't mind to upbring something new to my life.
    I've been single for 3 years, btw.
    Last edit by AN Admin Team on May 10, '17 : Reason: off-topic