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 BombayBeach
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The OK site has committed suicide by changing it's format. It used to be one of the better sites, then suddenly over the past year they put it in a stranglehold.

Actually, all said and done, I never had good luck on any site, paid or not. You end up seeing the same people on all the sites after a while, and paying to be on one wasnt any better than the free ones.

I downloaded and tried Bumble once, it was strange. As a woman I dont always want to "make the first move." It felt awkward. It's nice to be "approached" sometimes. Flipping thru men's faces like playing cards just doesnt work for me.
 Canelas19
Joined: 7/17/2017
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Posted: 4/9/2018 8:59:58 AM
For dating in general if I like someone he doesn't like me, if he likes me I don't like him, or he lives too far, or doesn't like women, or he has a wife/girlfriend, is not over his ex, or just wants to play. Dating is hard. However OLD gives you the chance to meet more people that you wouldn't meet in other circumstances. Although you need to be very extra careful and weed out the liar, cheaters, players and wolves in sheep's clothing. I've met some very good guys, then that elusive chemistry ruins everything, but I never expected to be easy.
 julystorm7
Joined: 12/25/2017
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Posted: 4/9/2018 9:18:37 AM
Canelas19, I completely agree with you word for word.

I would honestly love to try speed-dating. I think chances of meeting someone would be much better because you are presented with looks, chemistry and personality right up front. Rather than this online nonsense of trying to find someone to talk to, developing a rapore but then knowing two minutes into meeting them in person you just aren't attracted.
 blackbeauty744
Joined: 12/1/2015
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Posted: 4/9/2018 4:48:45 PM
I have tried:

Tinder
Match
OKC
POF
eHarmony

I received the most activity on POF and it was the most user friendly.
 fullmoonguy2
Joined: 6/14/2017
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Posted: 4/9/2018 6:50:42 PM

However OLD gives you the chance to meet more people that you wouldn't meet in other circumstances.


Only if those involved (especially women nowadays) actually participate in the process as fully as they used to years ago.


I've met some very good guys, then that elusive chemistry ruins everything,


What, exactly, about the "chemistry" is not good enough, if these are such "very good guys"?

Do you mean they are intelligent, personable, kind, chivalrous, etc. , but they LOOK like Quasimodo?
 purplerider1200
Joined: 9/10/2011
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Posted: 4/9/2018 7:35:57 PM
None really. I got more off of Our Time, but I found out fast very few ever wanted to meet. The cost was too prohibitive, and I wasn't interested in paying for a lot messages, but no meets. Most were too far away, anyway.
 Kissfromarose77
Joined: 4/2/2018
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Posted: 4/9/2018 7:42:21 PM
No ways, it doesn’t work. I just got a message on my Bumble account, but the lady stopped responding when I told her I’m a blue collar worker.
 hey_suze
Joined: 8/28/2017
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Posted: 4/10/2018 11:18:07 AM
What, exactly, about the "chemistry" is not good enough, if these are such "very good guys"?

Do you mean they are intelligent, personable, kind, chivalrous, etc. , but they LOOK like Quasimodo?

fullmoon.....surely chemistry doesn’t need to be explained. Iv had dates with plenty of nice normal witty good looking blokes, but there is no chemistry, no little pull, no something to say that this man is different from all the other nice men and I know I want something to come of this....
 HanoverFella
Joined: 1/16/2018
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Posted: 4/10/2018 11:37:54 AM
Is Match and OurTime basically the same site, I almost bought a subscription to OurTime, but per normal I googled the reviews of the site, and decided against...anyone on here have anything good to say on certain paid sites??
Thanks in advance
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
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Posted: 4/10/2018 1:28:21 PM
You have only sent out 100 emails in a year ?
I probably send out 10,000 in a year and rarely get replies.

Unless you look like Brad Pitt, are 6 foot, full head of hair and lean they just aren't interested in you on here.
I blame TV where the female always gets the best looking bloke.
I would suggest its time for people to get real and settle or you will die old and very lonely.
 Canelas19
Joined: 7/17/2017
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Posted: 4/10/2018 3:37:59 PM
I agree. There are some things, qualities, features, characteristics about people that just can't be seen in pictures or described with words. I've been with guys that objectively were not "my type" but was attracted to them due to other characteristics that grabbed my attention.


Canelas19, I completely agree with you word for word.

I would honestly love to try speed-dating. I think chances of meeting someone would be much better because you are presented with looks, chemistry and personality right up front. Rather than this online nonsense of trying to find someone to talk to, developing a rapore but then knowing two minutes into meeting them in person you just aren't attracted.


Sexual attraction and/or personal compatibility. Met some good lucking guys with nice personalities, with whom I just didn't connect. Different ideas, goals, life style, intentions, etc...



What, exactly, about the "chemistry" is not good enough, if these are such "very good guys"?

Do you mean they are intelligent, personable, kind, chivalrous, etc. , but they LOOK like Quasimodo?


This exactly >>>

fullmoon.....surely chemistry doesn’t need to be explained. Iv had dates with plenty of nice normal witty good looking blokes, but there is no chemistry, no little pull, no something to say that this man is different from all the other nice men and I know I want something to come of this....
 julystorm7
Joined: 12/25/2017
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Posted: 4/10/2018 8:38:48 PM
I've explained the concept of attraction on another thread so I'll skip that here. Let me explain chemistry. It's that feeling you get when you just like someone. You might get a little nervous. You might start to daydream about them when they aren't around. For those who have felt it with someone, you just know. Its just like when you were in high school and developed a crush on someone.

I am constantly around guys in real life that I feel attracted to. Probably half of guys from 20 to 45 I would definitely say that is the case for. Just walking around Wal-Mart you don't want to know my thoughts. My mind is pretty boy crazy these days. I wish I could get into an environment where I could actually get to hang around men in real life.
 south_city
Joined: 10/12/2013
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Posted: 4/10/2018 9:50:34 PM
I have mostly used Match and POF. With a little bit of Tinder and Bumble. Although there are jerks, flakes, liars, cheaters etc on every OLD website/app, I had relatively better success on Match. I got more emails and dates along with a couple of short term relationships on Match.

I had some matches on Tinder and Bumble. But most of my matches wouldn't contact me or they will do the disappearing act after a few emails. POF was somewhat similar. Whenever I did get emails from women, the majority of them also did the disappearing act after a few emails.
 sundress1
Joined: 10/29/2017
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Posted: 4/11/2018 6:54:28 AM
I'm not a fan of internet dating in general. I prefer meeting and dating people the traditional ways.
 CBGB77
Joined: 12/15/2017
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Posted: 4/11/2018 7:45:04 AM

Posted By: julystorm7 on 4/10/2018 1048 PM
Subject: Does plenty of fish really work for you compared to other dating sites?
Message: I've explained the concept of attraction on another thread so I'll skip that here. Let me explain chemistry. It's that feeling you get when you just like someone. You might get a little nervous. You might start to daydream about them when they aren't around. For those who have felt it with someone, you just know. Its just like when you were in high school and developed a crush on someone.


That is just how I feel about the girl I am dating now. I met her her on POF in February and I have a real crush on her. We have gone on 6 dates since then,always on a Friday night. At the end of each date we just hug before we say good night.Haven't tried to kiss her yet but yesterday I asked her what she wanted to do this Friday and she said "How about something low key,gets some take-out and watch a movie at my house?" Oh! be still my beating Heart.
 julystorm7
Joined: 12/25/2017
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Posted: 4/11/2018 1:22:10 PM
Aw CBGB77, I'm happy for you. That's such a great stage of dating to be in. Good luck with it.
 NewYorker58
Joined: 6/11/2013
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Posted: 4/11/2018 6:33:18 PM
CBG, I don't want to be crude with this beautiful developing relationship, but to play it safe, put on your best skivvies☺ Maybe get new ones. I'm glad things are going great! There is something to be said for taking your time and building excitement and enjoying anticipation. Have you two decided on a movie?

It sure is nice to see someone from here dating and enjoying themselves❤
 CBGB77
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Posted: 4/12/2018 7:47:10 AM

Posted By: julystorm7 on 4/11/2018 310 PM
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Message: Aw CBGB77, I'm happy for you. That's such a great stage of dating to be in. Good luck with it.



Posted By: Newyorker58 on 4/11/2018 818 PM
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Message: CBG, I don't want to be crude with this beautiful developing relationship, but to play it safe, put on your best skivvies☺ Maybe get new ones. I'm glad things are going great! There is something to be said for taking your time and building excitement and enjoying anticipation. Have you two decided on a movie?


Thanks so much! We haven't decided on a movie yet. She said I could bring one or watch watch one of her DVDs. Any suggestions? She doesn't like horror movies.Films we watched together at theater were:The Post,Wonder and Ready Player One.
 NewYorker58
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Posted: 4/12/2018 4:55:00 PM
"The Imitation Game" was excellent, drama, biography, Benedict Cumberbatch: http://www.imdb.com/title/ttc08497

"Captain Phillips", drama, Tom Hanks: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535109/?ref_=nv_sr_1

"Identity Thief", comedy, Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2024432/?ref_=nv_sr_1

"Bad Words", comedy, Jason Bateman: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2170299/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_16

You may not want to watch something you'd love to see, because at this stage, you may end up doing a bit of chatting and canoodling during the movie. Could be why she's mentioning watching one of her dvds she's seen already.

A nice touch would be to bring a bag of popcorn or a container of ice cream or if you know her (& your) preferred movie candy or any combination there of.
 CBGB77
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Posted: 4/12/2018 5:43:30 PM

Posted By: Newyorker58 on 4/12/2018 600 PM
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Message: "The Imitation Game" was excellent, drama, biography, Benedict Cumberbatch: http://www.imdb.com/title/ttc08497

"Captain Phillips", drama, Tom Hanks: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535109/?ref_=nv_sr_1

"Identity Thief", comedy, Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2024432/?ref_=nv_sr_1

"Bad Words", comedy, Jason Bateman: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2170299/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_16

You may not want to watch something you'd love to see, because at this stage, you may end up doing a bit of chatting and canoodling during the movie. Could be why she's mentioning watching one of her dvds she's seen already.

A nice touch would be to bring a bag of popcorn or a container of ice cream or if you know her (& your) preferred movie candy or any combination there of.


Thanks for all the suggestions NY58! I will look for those movies at the library near my house tomorrow. Good idea about popcorn,we always share a tub at the theater and I have some bags at home. Only things I have to worry about now are:
1)Tomorrow is Friday The 13th and 2) there is a "Winter Storm Warning" for Minneapolis which begins at 10pm tomorrow night. 8-12 inches of Ice and Snow are expected. I wouldn't mind getting snowed in but I have to get back to feed the cats.
 NewYorker58
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Posted: 4/12/2018 6:43:39 PM
I chose movies that don't contain topics to argue over, and with little sexuality. You can go online for your library and see what they have, and put whatever on hold, just like with books. But also like with books, some are at other libraries and have to be ordered in advance to be transported. The most current movies can be a 3 month wait. If things don't pan out with the library, there's always Redbox or it sounds like she has a lot of choices at her home.

The 13th is my lucky number, and it may end up being yours too!☺

Personally, I don't think I'd want to get snowed in, because the next day may be too hazardous for driving. If you don't mind driving in it, you can leave out extra food and water. It would work unless you have cats that would eat it all at one time. Mention the weather, and thinking to start the night early, like 7pm or so, giving you 5 hrs to hang out. Snow shouldn't be too bad until after midnight. If you do leave before it gets too nasty, it's okay to leave her wanting more☺
Does plenty of fish really work for you compared to other dating sites?
Posted: 4/16/2018 9:03:49 AM
I was on Match for awhile and found a lot of the same people here are also on there. I'm also on Tinder. I see a few from POF on there.

Some weeks I get 3-5 messages from women that are interested in me. And then there are the weeks that I get none. When it comes to replies to first messages I send. Sometimes I will get a few each day and other times I wonder if I'm invisible.

As was mentioned before, there are a lot more men on these sites than woman. I woman can have one picture in her profile and no info. She'll still get messages. A guy can have a bunch of good pics and well written profile and get nothing.
 CBGB77
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Posted: 4/16/2018 9:37:00 AM

Posted By: Newyorker58 on 4/12/2018 839 PM
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Message: I chose movies that don't contain topics to argue over, and with little sexuality. You can go online for your library and see what they have, and put whatever on hold, just like with books. But also like with books, some are at other libraries and have to be ordered in advance to be transported. The most current movies can be a 3 month wait. If things don't pan out with the library, there's always Redbox or it sounds like she has a lot of choices at her home.

The 13th is my lucky number, and it may end up being yours too!☺

Personally, I don't think I'd want to get snowed in, because the next day may be too hazardous for driving. If you don't mind driving in it, you can leave out extra food and water. It would work unless you have cats that would eat it all at one time. Mention the weather, and thinking to start the night early, like 7pm or so, giving you 5 hrs to hang out. Snow shouldn't be too bad until after midnight. If you do leave before it gets too nasty, it's okay to leave her wanting more☺


Thanks!Actually the weather was terrible when I left. That Friday night it snowed 4" and then Saturday it snowed 15" more and then last night it added another 6". It broke the record for the most snow in April since they satared keeping records in the 1850s.

We ended up watching one of her movies "Inherit The Wind". Next week we are going to watch either Boyhood,Inside Llewyn Davis or A Ghost Story.
 Cryptofabulous
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Posted: 4/16/2018 10:46:17 AM

As was mentioned before, there are a lot more men on these sites than woman. I woman can have one picture in her profile and no info. She'll still get messages. A guy can have a bunch of good pics and well written profile and get nothing.


Agreed. Also, like other dating sites POF never purges dormant old profiles.
When you do a Search, anyone after the 3rd page or so hasn't been online in a year or more.

There's no point sending them a message and expect a reply, but you don't know that.
You will only see when they were on last as an upgraded member though...
 NewYorker58
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Posted: 4/16/2018 10:51:15 PM
CBGB, I'm glad to see you survived the weather! It's nice that your relationship became more comfortable where you can hangout and watch a movie🎬

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