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 Scubacody
Joined: 12/27/2007
Msg: 126
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Well mainly because I am tired of the bar scene and the only thing you get there is one night stands.
 DDay555
Joined: 12/27/2007
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Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 1/22/2008 12:54:54 PM

Why are the young people on here?


Because of things like this?
http://forums.plentyoffish.com/datingPosts9175226.aspx

 cutemomma03
Joined: 2/8/2005
Msg: 128
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 1/22/2008 1:17:47 PM
Because some of us are sick and tired of people acting like immature idiots and only wanting to go out and get drunk. That and for me I don't do bar scenes never have never will, I go to school full time and I have two kids to take care of that are more important that doing the bar and club scene. I would like to have an adult conversation that doesn't involve sex, beer, drugs, or who they hooked up with.
 Primalfury
Joined: 1/18/2008
Msg: 129
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 1/22/2008 1:48:12 PM
Well... I'm here because I'm a full time student, I work two jobs, and I have a daughter that's about to have her first birthday. I don't have time to go out socially like I used to. Bars are boring, and I don't like coming home smelling like I rolled around in an ash tray.

So... I'm here.
 SHYNE_91Z
Joined: 11/7/2006
Msg: 130
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 1/22/2008 2:15:05 PM
This is the ERA of the Net! It's Freaking Awsome most of us Don't even use telephone to communicate anymore. Cell Phones, Msn, Text Messaging, It's just the way, the Modern world works. It's just as easy to meet someone New Here if not easier than Being out n about with your daily activities or the Bar. It's all about convienence and this is very convienant! That N these days most of my friends r either hitched or getting married I hang around with very few people my own age. Going to the Bar is getting Old for most of my Buddies/Friends who r in committed relationships. I can't exactly ask one them hey u guys wanna hit the Bar n try n pik up some chiks. So I came here easy pressure free environment. So far it's Been cool met a bunch of People made some friends. Most experiences have been Positive with a very few negative. So Thats why iam on here at 23! N i didn't think 23 was that Young anyways. CHEERS! ;)
 creativelust
Joined: 1/22/2008
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Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 1/25/2008 11:59:28 PM
why? cause dateing inperson sucks
do you know how hard it is for young guys like my self to find a decent girl who wont lie and cheat or just pretend to like you just to play a joke on you for their friends amusment?


 greenfromabilene
Joined: 1/11/2008
Msg: 132
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 1/26/2008 12:05:39 AM
Most military people are 18-28. Life for someone who is deployable, is not easy. The internet is quite popular with all branches of the military in the aspect of dating. Sites like this were one of the first categories to be blocked on DoD networks. It speaks for itself.
 Blk_Archangel7
Joined: 12/21/2007
Msg: 133
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 1/26/2008 12:13:09 AM
because we want to explore
 trippy_hare
Joined: 5/30/2006
Msg: 134
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 1/26/2008 12:40:33 AM

Why are you here??


A distinct lack of people my own age who don't act like hormonal monkeys, primarily. The absurd obsession on physical appearance that seems to plague the overwhelming majority of people my age is another reason. Possibly the most relevant, however, is my own cynicism. I'm not going to put forth any effort without some sort of return: I'm not going to try and figure out what kind of flirting is acceptable, or pay for coffee, or any of that other nonsense. Real life is different than goddamn high school, and I'm sick and tired of seeing people my age acting like stupid teenagers, who can't string together two sentences without some sort of infantile remark.

PoF allows me to flex my writing muscle, thereby granting me far more control over the level of communication present in any interaction. The written word has the most lacking when it comes to methods of communication, as there are no allowances for eye contact, body language, tone of voice, dress code, etc. Therefore, when corresponding on PoF, anyone I correspond with is only capable of knowing what I want to tell them.
 Just JJ
Joined: 2/20/2007
Msg: 135
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 2/7/2008 4:14:53 AM
wow.... I guess once I crossed over into my forties, and NOT realizing its a different time and world from when I was in my teens or twenties AND because we didnt have all this modern technology ( hell I thought I was soooo cool back in the 80's when I a beeper) lol.... THAT I didnt realize that for all of you younger people that this is the way too go.....

My original thoughts were that I couldnt understand why a young person would choose to be here on the Inet, when they could be out socializing and having fun to meet people.....

However, after reading all the GREAT responses it opened my eyes to a whole new generation that has soooo many more trials, tribulations, situations and responsibilites wayy back when I was young.. ( lol OK not soo way back)....

Im not convinced this is a better way, but Im glad its here for you now. I'm also glad that I grew up when I did.... much less hectic and trouble free time....

THANKS FOR THE ANSWERS!!!!!

xo jj xo
 ExplosiveSheep
Joined: 9/22/2007
Msg: 136
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 2/7/2008 5:57:46 AM
I had a long response typed out, but I think I'm gonna break it down a bit. Long story short, I don't drink heavily(which is about 70% of the social activity of my generation) I'll have the odd 1 though, I'm not religion (that takes care of just about everyone else outside of the heavy drinking crowd, plus some that are in that one too.) and I'm sort of disenchanted with the way it works out when you just meet people on the street. I've known older people that either settled for someone and are now divorced or never actually met "the one" for over half their lives. I just don't want that to be me.

I seriously doubt I'll meet anyone on here, but it improves the odds that someone may talk to me and something may spark out of it. Every little bit counts in the long run haha.
 Sarutobi
Joined: 11/19/2007
Msg: 137
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 2/7/2008 6:54:46 AM

I seriously doubt I'll meet anyone on here, but it improves the odds that someone may talk to me and something may spark out of it. Every little bit counts in the long run haha.


Exactly that.

Studying in an all-male environment is not that good too. I'm also getting at a point where most women my age start having jobs and do not expect to date someone who is going to be in school for another 5 years.
 Anazdaddy
Joined: 7/12/2007
Msg: 138
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 2/7/2008 7:57:59 AM
Actually I think it's interesting that the OP wonders why there are so many 18-25 year olds on POF and online in general, when that is the first full generation coming of age in the internet era. It doesn't surprise me that these young adults, who have pretty much grown up with e-mail, IM, texting, cell phones, etc..would look here first. If you read stories about today's teens, they often only meet and talk to their classmates after school not on a landline telephone, but instant messaging and occasionally emails. If anything it is the 30+ group that is definitely not posting personal ads quite as much and spending as MUCH time online. There is another website, a free one, for personal ads..I think 80% are under 30 and well over 50% seem to be in that 18-25 category.
 randomronin
Joined: 2/3/2008
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Posted: 2/8/2008 8:46:33 PM
Well, I don't really like to party, I don't drink or smoke {and don't want to.} I'm kind of busy, and I'd rather get to know somebody before I go get a part- time job just to support the money I'm throwing her way {in the form of dates, presents, etc.} Yeah, that doesn't sound very romantic, but right now I'm more interesting in passing my WR 121 class than having a bunch of go- nowhere relationships out on the dating scene. I didn't realize that older people, who have the money, the stability and sometimes even the free time {kids grown up and gone} had to "resort" to this.
 _dar_
Joined: 1/14/2008
Msg: 140
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 2/8/2008 10:59:40 PM
well why not? why is ok for the older women or men to come on and not the "younger ones"

ya ok so im 22 and look 18 but that doesnt mean because im younger ive got less responsibility and more time. its JUST as hard meeting good people or good men out in the real world for us just as it is for you... when we have to work full time and support ourselves. Personaly, ive only been living in this city since october and dont really know many people. i also dont get out much for that reason and due to the fact that ive got other responsibilities.. and i work a lot, it doesnt really give me a chance to get to know a lot of people to go out with. i may not have kids but other things do come up.

like most of you said when you were 18-25 things were different... just as they are now. sheesh. move over ladies... we youngins are taking over lol
 cookieman83
Joined: 2/3/2008
Msg: 141
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 2/8/2008 11:35:11 PM
The more people you know the better... besides, internet is jsut another way to communicate with people.
 Sierra117
Joined: 1/30/2008
Msg: 142
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 2/9/2008 12:54:52 AM
Because I've never met a single girl in real life, and figured I'd try this as one of my last options before I give up for good.
 crayonzz
Joined: 11/14/2007
Msg: 143
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 2/9/2008 1:39:50 AM
I actually thought that the young ones would me more into computer dating as they have been rasied with computers.
 Just JJ
Joined: 2/20/2007
Msg: 144
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 2/9/2008 8:28:56 AM
randomronin says....
I didn't realize that older people, who have the money, the stability and sometimes even the free time {kids grown up and gone} had to "resort" to this.


LOL welcome to your future sweetie! ;)


Dar says....
like most of you said when you were 18-25 things were different... just as they are now. sheesh. move over ladies... we youngins are taking over lol


Glady moves out of her way.................
 chriseh9
Joined: 11/29/2007
Msg: 145
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 2/10/2008 6:23:54 PM
its a good way to meet people! I have met a few chatting partners from this site
 Capn
Joined: 2/6/2008
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Posted: 2/10/2008 7:43:48 PM
age has nothing to do with it. Sometimes you just like to meet people where you wouldn't usually meet them . Sometimes you path will never cross unless on here. Its a way to a larger selection I guess. Also most places I meet guys is parties and bars and that gets old quick.
 jsirga
Joined: 3/15/2006
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Posted: 2/11/2008 5:38:33 AM
Seeing as I fit into this category, I'll explain from my perspective.

1. I'm crap at the whole talking to some guy for the first time. I'm too aloof, I'm well aware of this.
2. I work shifts so as much as I would love to socialise, realistically, I can't.
3. When was the last time you went out "having a good time" with your peers in a night club or bar? It's like a cattle market. Not my idea of a good time. If I want to be approached by someone who is most likely drunk with his mates and there's some kind of competition going on, I'll make the effort to go out.
4. I learn more about different people from different areas on this site. I may not go on dates (I haven't in fact dated anyone I've spoken to on this site as yet) but I've had great conversations with people who have something more intelligent to talk about than what my favourite sexual position is.
5. Since when was age that important? I'm over 18, I can drink, smoke, marry without parental consent and vote; as far as I'm concerned, I'm not going to restrict myself to one type of age group when there are loads. I may be a young adult, but nonetheless I'm an adult and choosing how I start my relationships is thankfully a choice I can make.
6. I think you'll find that "young people" are not "obligation free". I don't know one adult who is. And you don't need to have children to be "restricted" in some way.
7. Our generation are incredibly ambitious; most of us have dreamt of or started a business at some point. And I was a young carer, so by your description, I would be able to access this site anyway without question.
8. Finally, what about those who have confidence issues? I believed that can happen at any age.

I know it's a rant, and I'm sorry, but it's one of those issues that really annoys me. Young people get such bad publicity.
 D.Doug
Joined: 1/20/2008
Msg: 148
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 2/11/2008 11:38:57 AM
well some people here who are young like myself, act alot older then theyr age for one, for two MY personal reason is that me and my girlfriend of over a yaer just recently broke up, i lived with her for over a year with no computor and shit, so i lost touch with basically every girl i knew so, therefor i now know absolutely no girls, and i have no clue when or how to approach a a girl anywhere
 JasmineKai
Joined: 10/27/2005
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Posted: 2/11/2008 11:42:51 AM

I have noticed quite a large fish population here amoung the 18-25 age group.

My question to all of you, men and women alike is......

I can understand older people being here... moms, dads, business, those of us having to care for their own parents etc.... but what I don't understand is the need to be on an internet dating site for all you young, obigation free, im hoping child free, people who are out there just starting your lives. Those again that I assume are out and about having a good time with your peers.....

Why are you here???

Thanks


Why can you understand older people being on here but not younger people? What's the difference besides age?

I'm far more savvy with a computer than any of my parents/aunts/uncles etc. I can easily log onto POF for half an hour and check messages or the forum without it impacting the rest of my day or if I'm going to go out or not.

Being on POF doesn't not preclude someone from going "out and about".
 forums4me
Joined: 2/6/2008
Msg: 150
Why are the young people on here?
Posted: 2/11/2008 11:57:02 AM
one word : courage
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