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 Author Thread: The deal with Meet Me'?
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 13 (view)
 
The deal with Meet Me'?
Posted: 1/30/2019 2:51:36 PM
Some dating sites are little more than scams.
They have a list of very good looking women who are obviously models.
I get a email from the sites every day saying someone is interested in me.
When I go to the sites I get inundated by members wanting to talk to me but cant because I haven't paid the required fee. What proves it is fake is it is the same old faces coming into my inbox every day !
If they are going to scam at least make it believable !

I really don't think pof is a scam site as the women are much more believable on here.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 731 (view)
 
Brexit? A coup de grace?
Posted: 1/26/2019 3:32:40 PM
The EU cant be seen to condone the uk leaving or other countries would follow suit.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
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Any over 70 who remember the pre TV era when Radio was king?
Posted: 1/26/2019 3:27:56 PM
I remember before TV's when we just had a huge radiogram.
So it was radio or records to listen too.

The first black and white TV's were terrible for interference with the channels wandering off and picture rolling !

Having a bath once per week in those days in front of the fire and a wash in the sink every night before bed.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 28 (view)
 
Managing on an Old Age Pension
Posted: 1/26/2019 3:24:38 PM
Now that the retirement age is 67 its irrelevant as most will be dead from over work by the time they get there !

I am over 60 now and all my joints ache and the memory is failing, just what sort of job do I do ?
I cant lift anything or stay on my feet for long.
I cant remember what I was told to do !
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 10 (view)
 
Football t-shirt when you're not a sports person?
Posted: 1/26/2019 3:22:07 PM
Its a tribal thing football.
You back your tribe and show you are part of it by wearing the tribal uniform, in this case the football shirt.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 14 (view)
 
What is so bloody difficult about running a country?
Posted: 1/26/2019 3:20:50 PM
The problem at the moment is the country is divided over Brexit.
Half want to stay and half want to leave, hence the stalemate.
But May will sort it out, anything to hang on to the PM's job for a bit longer !
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 8 (view)
 
Dating advice. It's been a while!
Posted: 1/23/2019 9:30:51 AM
I would just stay single and value your freedom.
Just keep busy with hobbies.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 10 (view)
 
POF Ignores no clear faceshot reports?
Posted: 1/23/2019 9:25:19 AM
I always look to see if recurring payments are taken.
If yes then I never join.
I got caught out with a dating website many years ago.
I cancelled my subscription but they still took the next payment.
Its so easy to forget to unsubscribe which is what they want you to do.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 9 (view)
 
POF Ignores no clear faceshot reports?
Posted: 1/23/2019 9:19:44 AM
Some people think we are mind readers.
Pictures with about a dozen people in them and no indication of which one is the person looking for a date !
Pictures of just their car, dog or cat !
A picture with them and their much better looking mate !
Pictures with kids.
Pictures which are 10 years old.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 5 (view)
 
Fooling the people for nearly 40 years
Posted: 1/23/2019 9:13:02 AM
What amazes me is that there are tens of billions available for new railways while there are still homeless and poor people barely able to scrape a living.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 41 (view)
 
Cancelling unwanted Upgraded membership
Posted: 12/19/2018 4:25:08 PM
This is why I don't join schemes where they take next payment automatically.
I would rather live alone than pay into dating site coffers.
Dating sites have no interest in finding you a relationship as then you stop paying them !

I got caught out many years ago with a dating site who took next payment without asking while hiding that they did in small print. I only get caught out once.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 27 (view)
 
Managing on an Old Age Pension
Posted: 12/19/2018 4:21:16 PM
The problem with taking out a second pension is paying into it if you have min wage job.

What you might want to consider is the current governments policy of spending £100 billion on new railways while people are living on the edge of poverty.
Sadly they see people are a general nuisance especially if they are a pensioner, jobless or on very poor wages.
Their stance is to starve people back into work.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 523 (view)
 
Corbyn - time to go?
Posted: 12/11/2018 7:06:46 PM
Corbyn is ok but could do a lot better.

The Conservatives think it is ok to spend billions on Cross rail and HS2 while the jobless and homeless (through no fault of their own) starve.
Surely people are more important than railways ?
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 64 (view)
 
Someone For Everyone?
Posted: 12/11/2018 3:16:31 PM
It would take quite an extraordinary woman to match me.
I like a lot of time to do my own thing.
The ex wife couldn't deal with that and so we split up.
I cant find the time to spend 100% of my time trying to keep a woman happy.
I am a person not a woman entertainer.

Whether I find that right person is highly doubtful now.
I really don't fancy anyone my own age.
I am not desperately lonely enough just to take anyone.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 34 (view)
 
Cancelling unwanted Upgraded membership
Posted: 10/25/2018 8:06:19 PM
This is why I wont subscribe to any dating sites.
They insist on renewing the subscription at the end of the period.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 40 (view)
 
Someone For Everyone?
Posted: 10/25/2018 8:03:08 PM
To be in a relationship you have to be willing to put in effort and time to the relationship.

A lot of relationships fail because one or both parties want full control or just want to go their own way.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 2 (view)
 
Saturday 6 October Witney Over 30's disco
Posted: 10/15/2018 3:32:01 PM
Can I come ? I am over 60 !
Having said that a 30 year old would probably do my**** ticker in !
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
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This is making me consider quitting the site.
Posted: 10/15/2018 3:29:50 PM
The problem with dating sites is simply the massive lack of women.
This is partly because of a vast number of bored married men looking for something on the side.
I get fed up with the number of women who tell me their last date was married or was attached.
A few even put it on their profile.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
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Why do women have no sense of humour yet ask for GSOH ?
Posted: 10/15/2018 2:59:28 PM
I often see on profiles women looking for a man with GSOH.
Ok fair enough I suppose.
So for a first message I often send a joke.
9 times out of 10 I get a message like "Are you trying to be funny ?"
My jokes aren't that bad, mostly nicked off top comedians who get paid for being funny.

I went in to the dentists yesterday.
I asked how much treatment was.
The dentist said they had three levels of treatment.
1/ £1000 and you get perfect teeth, no pain and no blood.
2/ £100 and you get slightly wonky teeth, a little pain and a little blood.
3/ £10 and you get terrible teeth, screaming in agony and blood up the walls and on they ceiling.
I told him I would take the cheapest treatment.
I said I will send the wife in tomorrow !
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 19 (view)
 
Fav Comediens
Posted: 10/11/2018 4:59:16 PM

Frankie Boyle,

I find his cutting humour very funny.
Jethro is good.
Roy chubby Brown is funny too.

I went in to the dentist yesterday and asked how much treatment was.
The dentist said we have 3 levels of treatment.
1/ £1000 great teeth, no blood and no pain.
2/ £100 teeth sort of ok, some blood and a little pain.
3/ £10 teeth a right mess, blood on the walls and ceiling and you will be screaming in agony.
I said I think I will opt for the cheapest.
I will send the wife in tomorrow !
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 27 (view)
 
The best band you have ever seen live.
Posted: 10/11/2018 4:54:51 PM
I have a DVD of a live show with Sophie Ellis Bextor and its quite clear she is miming.
Her mouth opens far too soon before the words come out !
She is a bonny lass and I love her music, but miming on stage ? Heracy !

Favourite live band is Andy Scott's Sweet. Andy has to be one of the best guitar players in the world.
The vocals werent wonderful but how do you replace Brian Connolly who is no longer with us ?
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 17 (view)
 
Correspondece abruptly ends
Posted: 10/11/2018 4:45:53 PM
There can be many reasons for a man to stop talking to you.
He maybe just didn't think you had enough in common.
Maybe age was a problem as many men prefer younger women.
He maybe got a better offer elsewhere.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 10 (view)
 
Does she weigh to much?
Posted: 10/11/2018 4:43:37 PM
Each man has his own ideas about what is a good weight for a woman.
I prefer thin women but some men like the more cuddly type.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 24 (view)
 
How many good second dates have you gone on in the past 5 years?
Posted: 8/22/2018 4:50:18 PM
Not had many dates so not many second dates.
However, I have refused a couple which must have been insulting for them.

I tend to get cold feet due to distance or the thought of the amount of effort which goes into a relationship.

Probably been alone to long now to put up with someone else in my life.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 1 (view)
 
Is dating like a job interview.
Posted: 8/22/2018 4:47:26 PM
I have recently been looking for work.
After a couple of interviews where I didn't get the job the job agency said they didn't want me because of something I said. So after that I just let them interview me rather than start a conversation on a subject. I seem to be getting a better response now.

I have found the same true with dating in that not giving them ammunition to shoot you down is important.
Dates where I have said least have come out best.

I say "I hate football" and she says "My dearly departed dad used to love football".
I have insulted her before I have started.

Old saying "If you cant say something nice, say nothing"
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 149 (view)
 
Is dating harder for men or women?
Posted: 8/22/2018 4:39:47 PM
Definitely much harder for men.
What complicates dating is the number of men who are just after sex or married men looking for something on the side. This artificially inflates number of men looking for a date.
I lost count of women complaining to me about married men on pof.

Like most men over 60 I prefer younger women so this puts 60+ women at a disadvantage.
This again inflates number of men looking for 40-55 year old females.

I rarely get messages from people I have sent messages to then its a polite refusal/excuse.
I do get a few messages from older women I wouldn't give a second look to.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 11 (view)
 
Are you fake?
Posted: 8/22/2018 4:24:42 PM
Is anyone fake ?

In life sometimes you just have to trust until someone convinces you they are otherwise untrustworthy.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 73 (view)
 
Do you care what a person does for work?
Posted: 8/22/2018 4:21:11 PM
Sounds like a social climber to me.

My profile used to say medical.
For some reason a woman became obsessed with me because she thought I was a doctor !
Once I realised what was going on I told I was indeed just a male nurse.
I didn't see her for the dust.

However, I can see where she is coming from. Nothing worse than being with someone who has nothing and they want to share it with you !
But if you sincerely care for someone you will stay with them through better or worse.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 9 (view)
 
Amazing experience, but be careful
Posted: 8/22/2018 4:17:26 PM
Sounds like a scam to me, a male advertising themselves through a fake female profile.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 9 (view)
 
a pointless wail about the lack of soundproofing in dwellings
Posted: 8/22/2018 4:15:30 PM
When I was younger I used to do shift work but found I could sleep through just about anything.
The wife even hoovered the bedroom with me asleep !

I am a bit different now at 61. I tend to not get to bed until 5amp so tend to get woken up by the mobile phone or some at the door. I usually manage to get back to sleep ok.

My next door neighbour got her self a new bloke and he had disco gear !
For some reason he thought it was ok to play it from 10:30pm to 7am one night at full volume.
A quick call the next day to their housing association put a stop to it.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 5 (view)
 
Profiles - a different perspective
Posted: 7/22/2018 2:53:17 PM
Reminded me of the 3 people I met that were alcoholics !!!!

If they need to be drunk to meet then I don't want to meet them.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 1 (view)
 
Does it pay for dating websites to find you someone ?
Posted: 7/22/2018 2:51:39 PM
Every day I get dating websites wanting me to sign up.
So I look at their sites and see the amount of money they want to sign me up and it puts me off.
Dating should be like a couple of quid a month not £20+ a month.

I then see that some of their packages are a year+ !!!!!
Are they so unsure I will find a date that I will be on for a year ?
Surely I message a few people hook up then leave the site ?

It really doesn't pay them to get me a partner as then I stop paying.

On to pof that I read news articles about false profiles to hook people in.

I also heard one person say they subscribed, didn't get a date the n just as they were about to leave someone got in touch sounding very positive. So he subscribed again only for them to disappear.

This is why I wont subscribe to dating web sites.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 30 (view)
 
Coffee dates...whats the etiquette?
Posted: 6/2/2018 10:17:05 PM
After quite a few dates I rarely get nervous now.
You cant force the situation, she either likes you or doesn't and if she doesn't then she is the wrong person for you and a lucky escape !
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 108 (view)
 
is meeting over a cup of coffee the answer?
Posted: 6/2/2018 10:11:13 PM
"If the women is 100 lbs heavier or 10 years older than her photo and that bothers you, then why would you continue with the date in the first place? You meet at the restaurant and it's not the person you thought it was, you just apologize and say there must have been a misunderstanding and be on your way. You don't sit there and have dinner with the person and then complain about it later."

Great answer.
I met someone for a date having never seen a picture.
I pulled up at the meeting place and got out.
An ugly fat woman turned up.
Instead of turning around walking away I said hello.
We got on well and it progressed to another date.
It very quickly became a sexual relationship.
I didn't fancy her and she was a bit obsessed with her ex.
I really should have walked away.
It went on for a year and eventually she moved in with me with her son.
Her son would smash up the house when I was out.
When I complained about it to her she said he would never do anything like that despite him admitting he had done it.
The relationship got very bad.
I was having to travel 150 miles to work every week.
This and the bad relationship really got me down seriously.
Then one weekend on the way home I suddenly had a mental breakdown.
I was in a dreadful state.
After a few weeks of recuperation I finally got to the point where I grew a pair and asked them to leave.

I guess the moral of the story is not only be honest with her but myself too.
There is nothing wrong with rejecting the wrong person.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 48 (view)
 
Women Don't Know What They Want
Posted: 6/2/2018 10:01:24 PM
I find women do know what they want.
Sadly its rarely me !
Too short, too fat, too grey, bad teeth, dresses casual, too far away etc etc
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 13 (view)
 
When users go rogue
Posted: 6/2/2018 9:53:51 PM
Its just a willy for goodness sake.
There are billions of them on this planet.
Just block and move on if you aren't interested.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 358 (view)
 
pof girls eat and leave
Posted: 6/2/2018 9:50:44 PM
Some people are just serial daters.
They get company, drinks and a meal for free then go home happy.

I don't buy meals for people I don't know.
A drink is more than enough to see how you get on.
If they demand a meal then maybe next they demand a credit card !
Let it be a warning.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 14 (view)
 
I am suicidal
Posted: 6/1/2018 8:19:17 PM
I would see a Doctor.
They have pills and advice to help you.
It could be a chemical imbalance and/or life circumstances.
The Doc will assess you and might refer you to a shrink.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 52 (view)
 
What does splitting the bill mean?
Posted: 6/1/2018 8:11:32 PM
If both people are working then I don't see why one should fund the other.

I just have a drink on a first date and I pay for both.
I don't usually buy expensive meals for people I don't know.
Although, have been known to give beggars money for a meal.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 131 (view)
 
Getting blocked by someone for no apparent reason
Posted: 6/1/2018 8:07:59 PM
I get blocked all the time.
I forget who I have messaged and on the second message I often get blocked.

If its not meant to be then that's fine.
Plenty more fish...…

I block people myself as I just don't fancy them or they live too far away.
I believe its better to block someone than give reason and rhyme why I don't want to know them.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 55 (view)
 
You know you are getting OLD when...
Posted: 6/1/2018 8:04:43 PM
When you don't fancy anyone your own age !
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 13 (view)
 
To premium or not to premium
Posted: 6/1/2018 7:25:59 PM
I always thought the idea of a dating site was to get you dates.
However, it doesn't pay them to get you a date as then you are no longer subscribing !

I have a friend who subscribed to a dating site and the only time he got a message was when the subscription was up.
Then when he re-subscribed he got no reply to his reply to the message !

I have sent out thousands of messages on pof and get very, very few replies.
I cant see how upgrading would help.
All that would happen is I pay to get no replies !

Dating sites aren't very optimistic about getting you a partner as some subscriptions are for a year !
I want a date now not in 12 months time.
Seems fine if you a serial dater or just clocking up sexual partners or just want to chat.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 31 (view)
 
not a ghost of a chance--i'm just not in the spirit.
Posted: 6/1/2018 7:12:57 PM
I usually let people down gently.
The last one I let down I just said I thought she was very attractive but didn't feel a connection.

I actually let one down that I shouldn't have.
She lived in central Manchester about 130 miles from where I live.
I was happy to move to Manchester but not the city centre so I told her that.
Have deeply regretted it since as she was amazing.
She disappeared off pof after that date.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 104 (view)
 
What do you think the norm is for dates resulting in sex?
Posted: 5/21/2018 3:21:44 PM
I got chatting to a women who had been raped and had a few bad experiences with men.
I said I was happy to take things slowly and start off my strictly meeting up as friends.
So we met up for a drink and got on well.
She asked me back to hers for coffee.
Next thing I know she has grabbed me by the arm and was dragging me upstairs !

Mostly dating has occurred a few times with women before sex happened.

I try not to push the matter and let them make the first move.
In fact I am possibly too slow as one date asked me when sex was going to happen !
I can only guess she was refreshed by not being pounced on for a change.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 35 (view)
 
Women Don't Know What They Want
Posted: 5/21/2018 3:14:10 PM
I went through a similar experience with a date talking the whole date about how her ex had badly treated her.
She also complained about her two sons being evil.

We got on OK so I just lived with the ex talk.
When we weren't together she would ring me up every night and I would get the "ex chat" again.
It did seem to improve a bit as time went on so I lived with it.
Eventually we moved in together with one of her sons.
However her son was a nightmare destroying the house when we were out.
The police were never away as he was always in trouble.
She told me to discipline him so I did.
The next day she went out and bought him a brand new bike.
I was being made out to be bad while she getting in his good books.
I went ballistic and slung them both out.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 120 (view)
 
CLEAVAGE
Posted: 5/18/2018 4:23:42 PM
Cleavage is what men had sex with before condoms and the pill were invented.
The trouble with a vagina is it presses on the penis and the semen doesn't flow as well and doesn't give the same satisfaction.
Rubbing the penis on the breasts is much better as there is no restriction of the semen at orgasm.
I much prefer breast sex to vaginal sex.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 78 (view)
 
How can you date when you are SO bitter?
Posted: 5/18/2018 4:19:54 PM
With the first flushes of youth love seems so easy.
But this is before the bad experiences kick in.
Cheaters, liars etc. change peoples view on relationships.
Even TV has a big effect on it.

Being in love with someone takes a massive amount of trust.
As break ups can be very traumatic. And divorce even worse.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 34 (view)
 
..but they're blowing smoke up your...
Posted: 5/18/2018 4:17:23 PM
I no longer date smokers after having tried dating them.
It tastes disgusting.
Both my parents died from smoking related diseases so I would like my partner to at at least outlast me !
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 3 (view)
 
Any old excuse to not meet.
Posted: 5/18/2018 4:09:18 PM
The best reply if not interested or too far away etc. is no reply.
Its a dating site not Facebook so just wanting to chat on pof is no excuse.
 mikeparkin2
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 101 (view)
 
Never been married suddenly at 50 you wanna marry someone REALLY
Posted: 5/18/2018 3:57:00 PM
There are two types of men.
1/ Faithful, is always happy with just one woman. He stays in the relationship so long as it is good.
2/ Unfaithful, the wanderer type who gets bored with the same woman after a while and needs to move on.

Nature would probably favour the wanderer for genes as he would get around more women spreading his seed further and having more kids. Yet both types have survived.
 
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