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 acoustic amatuer
Joined: 11/5/2005
Msg: 224
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very true, i almost was gonna say the same thing
 MegDawn
Joined: 9/25/2009
Msg: 225
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 10/4/2009 9:22:30 PM
I am not real sure if it is exactly (for lack of a better word) "fair" to say that a 25 year old and an 18 year old should be in the same category. i believe there is a BIG difference between the two age groups.
 whatever3321
Joined: 12/13/2008
Msg: 226
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Posted: 10/5/2009 5:12:10 PM
I'm here cause its so scary out there!!

And there is a huge difference between 25 and 18 to the point conversation is almost not possible.
 white_flag
Joined: 6/28/2009
Msg: 227
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 10/5/2009 9:31:41 PM
B/c I fail at real life and the virtual world is all I have left.
 sweetiepi
Joined: 9/18/2006
Msg: 228
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 10/5/2009 10:08:05 PM
It's just another avenue. I meet people in real life too, but there are a lot of people you never run in to otherwise (even in a small town.) Why not double your chances of meeting people when it is free and easy?
 JWG86
Joined: 7/5/2008
Msg: 229
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 10/5/2009 11:33:30 PM
I am here because I spend a lot of time on school-related stuff. I don't have a lot of time to get out and meet people and I would never have a relationship with someone at my college. If/when it ends, if it ended badly, that could be quite awkward for everyone involved. This is free, it only takes as much time as I want it to, and so basically...why not? Other than that, I simply don't like going out a whole lot. It bores me to leave my appartment without at least a general idea of what/where I am going.
 TOMic bomb
Joined: 10/5/2008
Msg: 230
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 10/6/2009 7:42:31 AM
And there is a huge difference between 25 and 18 to the point conversation is almost not possible.


i don't seem to have that problem. this year i have dated 19 to 69 and it was the 69 that i had the least in common with and the hardest time conversing, maybe because while i like the 1950's as an era, i don't care for the music. it doesn't do much for me. and since music is such a huge part of what i enjoy it just couldn't work.
 dom.is.gone
Joined: 8/20/2009
Msg: 231
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 10/6/2009 9:14:43 PM
I'm 24...

And I'm here cause.... I have nothing better to do really?

I'm a college student, recently separated, working my way through school.

And on my downtime, I strolled onto plentyoffish and checked it out. Will I date anyone from this site, who knows... but for now, I am enjoying reading the forums! :)
 SweetlilNative
Joined: 6/24/2007
Msg: 232
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Posted: 10/7/2009 4:14:20 AM
I wanted to put myself out there to date people that I wouldn't normally meet in my local (and small) community. and/or people who wouldn't normally come up to me and talk.

Now I'm still on pof because I like the forums.
 Gangster Kitten
Joined: 4/3/2008
Msg: 233
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 10/7/2009 10:47:50 AM
I'm on PoF looking for a girlfriend... Same as you.


Well... you may be looking for a boyfriend.... or maybe a threesome with a boyfriend and a girlfriend.


Or maybe...

Well.



Hey guys, I'm on a dating site on the internet, obviously I don't put myself out there anywhere else. when a hot girl smiles at me at the grocery store, I WALK AWAY!
 Sabrosura
Joined: 1/7/2009
Msg: 234
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 10/7/2009 10:51:40 AM

when a hot girl smiles at me at the grocery store, I WALK AWAY!


Gangsta! That's NOT how it works ~~~~> smile back or meow at her..........

 FL CO
Joined: 12/23/2008
Msg: 235
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Posted: 10/7/2009 6:20:55 PM
I'm 25, but can't say that I fit in the the obligation free group that the OP mentioned. I've got a daughter, full time job with the state, a house with 4.5 acres to keep up. I don't have a lot of free time to just go to town and hang out trying to meet people
 RockShock
Joined: 5/19/2009
Msg: 236
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 10/9/2009 7:17:06 PM
im 20 but I got on here to see what it was about and to meet new people and the fact that I was anti-social and didnt like being around people found it easier to talk through the internet but I have since outgrown it and now am in a healthy relationship I still like to check the forums and see whats happening oh btw I havnt updated my profile yet so it wont actually show im in a relationship infact im going to do that now LOL
 8soldierfalcon8
Joined: 2/16/2009
Msg: 237
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Posted: 10/9/2009 7:29:40 PM
Well, these days I use the internet as just another avenue for meeting new people. I am a natural extrovert and I meet people everywhere I go.

However, I started getting online at about 20 or 21. I was freshly out of the Army, and I dated a few girls who turned out to be not what I wanted... like, at all.

I took out a 19 year old girl from UNCC in Charlotte, had about 4 dates so I spent a decent amount of time and money on her.... and then the sexuality questions came out.

She had slept with 40ish people.... at 19. That was a deal breaker for me.

I realized at that point that most people are just not as blunt and honest as me, and cannot handle serious questions right off the bat with people they meet in person. However, they can online.

So online I found a venue not only where it was a lot easier to tell how serious a person was about dating, but the amount of information that could be gleaned before spending a single dollar on actual dates was far superior to the conventional style of dating.

Approaching someone in person just because they're attractive... you know nothing about that person. If you ask for a phone number, and they turn out to be a crazy on the phone, that person still has your phone number!! I have known vindictive people of both genders to write numbers on bathroom stalls.

Every girl I have been serious with I have met online as opposed to in person. Why? Because I move a lot, basically. Without a friend base to introduce you to new people, or a lot of people to give input on someone new you meet, meeting in person seems to have higher odds of failure for me. Additionally, I like how online I can immediately know whether a girl can write decently, and if she is a mother or not.

I hate when I spend a few hours talking to a girl out on the town, and she turns out to be a single mom. It's extremely dissapointing.

So anyway... there you have it. Personally, when doing the online thing I prefer other social networking venues, but I think everything should be used as a tool. Dating sucks. Putting the maximum number of lines in the water helps bolster our success at it, though.

-8sf8
 KCKemper
Joined: 9/20/2009
Msg: 238
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 10/10/2009 9:39:42 PM
OP,

To be honest I'm not a drinker or a smoker and hate the clubs scenes. And the city I live in tends to have nothing but bars and clubs as the only way to socialize. Sure I can talk to girls in my classes, but that's a limited number. Plus fall/winter are right around the corner so I can't really go to any of the parks. And the gym I belong to is more for people who are there to work out than meeting people.

Bascially because I don't go to bars or smoke/drink I'm searching for another way to meet girls.
 geekgal101
Joined: 5/20/2009
Msg: 239
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Posted: 10/10/2009 10:03:10 PM
First of all, please don't bunch 18 to 25 year olds together. I'm a high school teacher at 24 and some of my students are turning 18 this year. There is quite a difference in life experience in just those six years, generally speaking (I know there are many that would have had experiences I have not had). Not a bad difference, just different period.

Anyways, I have seen a number of profiles (myself included) of people around my age or a little older who also put up profiles because they are moving to a completely new place (in my case it is to a different province) where they don't know a soul. It's nice to make contact with people when you don't know anyone. As others have also stated, it is just another avenue to meet a potential mate. I also have an extraordinarily busy life with the career I just started which does not leave me much time to meet the few potential single people there might be in this small town.
 8soldierfalcon8
Joined: 2/16/2009
Msg: 240
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Posted: 10/11/2009 3:55:20 AM
^^^ Geeky girls are teh hawtnezz.

I just thought I'd throw that out there.

lol ;)
 white_flag
Joined: 6/28/2009
Msg: 241
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Posted: 10/11/2009 7:28:44 PM
^ I don't know why, but in your main picture you look like Hoyt from "True Blood". I think it's just me though LOL
 BlueEyes1712
Joined: 4/24/2008
Msg: 242
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Posted: 10/11/2009 7:50:10 PM
After the age of 18 kids dont all go away to college, may have to find work. Some dont have the money to go, some have no desire to go to college, but go to trade school or on the job training. Since they have left thier high school piers there just like the rest of us looking to connect to peers by the means available.
 freeskier1
Joined: 5/30/2008
Msg: 243
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Posted: 10/11/2009 8:06:51 PM
are you ****ed. when you were a kid things were simple and easy. do you know how much it costs to go out theses days. the internet has ****ed us all up.. when did u ever hear of Brazilian fart porn. people dont want the same hot fudge sunday and the rollerskating waitresses. anymore.. even the cool kids dont want the same things. in a world where pro snowboarders are making 10 million a year and office jobs are seen as jail sells its hard for us the young to deside whats cool any more. and even harder for us to find other people who we like.

its not like when you were a kid and the nerdy kids watched history and discovery channel and the cool kids watched the super bowl and world series.. now people have a million channels and thousands of super bowl x games esk kind of things... things are changing 9-5 for 20 and then maney rich and old are becoming less atractive to me anyway.
 8soldierfalcon8
Joined: 2/16/2009
Msg: 244
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Posted: 10/12/2009 7:51:32 AM

^ I don't know why, but in your main picture you look like Hoyt from "True Blood". I think it's just me though LOL


Lol... that's a new one.

When I was younger, buffer, and better looking, people always used to tell me I looked like David Boreanaz.

-8sf8
 LongAfterDark
Joined: 5/17/2008
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Posted: 10/12/2009 12:58:44 PM
^ Well it's all about being buff. That's a given.

Why am I on here? Why not? What am I losing by having an extra way of meeting people. My social circle is small, I wouldn't date anyone at work, and I don't go to school. There aren't a whole lot of other ways to meet someone, unless I randomly approach women in public, but I'd rather not look like a creep.
 soatlanta
Joined: 9/11/2009
Msg: 246
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Posted: 10/12/2009 4:45:27 PM
I personally don't mind the "young" people. I never want to get so set in my own ways and way of thinking that I can't appreciate their point of view. Sometimes looking at things on this forum, jaded and bitter, it's actually ok to read/believe that maybe I don't have all the answers.

Sometimes the young to have a fresher approach and not so volatile.
 Moonlite90
Joined: 8/18/2009
Msg: 247
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Posted: 10/12/2009 5:33:45 PM
Because I have no life and don't go outside much.
 edster1224
Joined: 2/27/2008
Msg: 248
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 10/13/2009 1:03:33 AM
I don't know about you but I've been on dating sites since I was in my early twenties. Dating sites allow you to meet people that you probably wouldn't be able to meet otherwise. I met one of my long term girlfriends on a dating site because she lived twenty miles away at the time. Chances are, I wouldn't have met her in any other way.
Plus, what about people who are selectively looking for people with similar personalities, hobbies, interests, etc? I know it's been my experience that most women at a bar aren't actually single. Plus, many of those bars play music that's too loud to actually have a conversation with someone. Also, what if you're looking for someone who doesn't drink or doesn't smoke or something. It's easy to weed those out on the internet but chances are at a bar, that's all you would be able to find. There are many reasons for young, single people to be on a dating site.

Ed
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