- May 5, 2017 at 12:16 pm #685315
Interesting. I met my wife online in 2006. It was a little bit of a novelty to people but not anything we thought embarrassing.May 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm #685382
@Janelle That just happened to me today! LOL I wasn’t rude either I just said the the connections wasn’t there anymore. That I didn’t want to force anything. And his reply via phone call was “well honey, you are loosing out on a good thing” and since I didn’t want to hear anymore nonsense. I hung up, blocked him and called it a day.
This is the second time a grown man says something like that o me.. The first told me ” You’ll never find another man like me” And I was like exactly, that is the whole point.
Oh well I agree though after being married for 13 years the dating scene has changed drastically. 🙁May 5, 2017 at 4:51 pm #685384
People were assholes thirteen years ago. People have never taken rejection well.May 5, 2017 at 5:32 pm #685388
@Fyodor … I don’t like rejection either. Who does! Haha But I am capable of controlling my tongue, emotions and save my dignity.May 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm #685408
I have had several men be openly hostile and double-down on the persistence on sites like OKCupid when we haven’t even met yet and I said I wasn’t interested after exchanging a few messages. One guy went OFF on me a couple of years ago and said I couldn’t possibly be real (and called me every name in the book) when I had an icky feeling and refused to give him my phone number.
Because of that, I now don’t answer messages when I’m not interested. Men bemoan that women don’t answer but if the result is going to be a barrage of hostility, why would we?
Admittedly, that’s also caused me to “ghost” after the first date once or twice. I’m not sure if after only one date it counts as ghosting, but if I’m really not feeling it I don’t want to have a freaking debate on the subject if I tell a guy I don’t want to see him again. I had one guy track me down on Facebook after I stopped answering his texts and was trying to just fade from his memory. Creeper alert!May 9, 2017 at 10:09 am #686155
Do most people answer messages when they’re not interested? I like the apps because it gives you a little bit of control over who can contact you — there has to be mutual interest. When I’ve used “traditional” sites, I’m been bombarded with e-mails from men I’m not interested in and I don’t respond if I’d never even consider them.
On a somewhat related note, I just joined up on an actual site again for variety’s sake. I’ve had a few disappointments in a row and thought I’d change it up because I can feel myself getting down on dating. It’s been awhile since I’ve gone this route, and I forgot how pitiful some of the men on these sites seem. In the span of just a couple days, I’ve already gotten several messages from guys who put themselves down in their first e-mails (e.g., “I know I’m not good-looking, but…”) and it brings me down even more.May 9, 2017 at 10:12 am #686156
Oh, also, @theladye, your last paragraph reminded me of this guy on Tinder who kept pushing that we meet THAT VERY NIGHT. I told him I was heading to the gym, and he kept insisting. (“It’d be so awesome if we both met after the gym looking bad!”) So, I blocked him. At the time, I was also on maybe OKCupid? Can’t recall which site. But within several hours, he’d somehow found me on that site, too, and tried to pick up the conversation and ask me why I’d disappeared. Um, go away, Creepy!May 9, 2017 at 11:15 am #686167
Yeah. When I was doing the dating apps guys often wouldn’t even start with a “hello” and when I would reply to their message with a “Hello” the best response I got was “”Based on your profile I figured I didn’t have to give you a real greeting.”” Because my listed hobbies were ‘manly’
I have too gotten many of the guys who just cuss me out if I express I’m not interested. The guy who followed me to my car and tried to prevent me from leaving. I mostly got guys who would tell me how lucky I was that they even picked to talk to me. I’m not an ogre or a total bitch….So I guess?May 9, 2017 at 7:34 pm #686270
Yeesh.May 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm #686273
It saddens me that a page like this exists because people can’t handle rejection:
Either laugh or weep. Or both.May 10, 2017 at 10:49 am #686353
@bondgirl I only looked at a few of those posts. I block or unmatch people at the first instance of an inappropriate comment. (And tbh, it hasn’t happened often.) Sure, some of those men got upset when they didn’t get immediate responses, and that’s definitely weird, but I also don’t understand why women bother responding to someone whose opening line is “DTF?” if that’s not what they’re looking for. What’s the point in engaging?May 10, 2017 at 11:54 am #686357
I hope this isn’t TMI but I am religious about using protection and this boggles my mind people would be so careless