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What's Up With Match.com Now?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

What's up with match.com now?

When I was younger I used to make friends through match.com. Doesn't seem that people use it anymore. What do people use now?

I no longer meet people randomly online

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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13767 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2511 times:
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Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
When I was younger I used to make friends through match.com.

I met my wife through Match.com. She in turn introduced my best friend to one of her co-workers, and they eventually married as well. We now have a son; they have a daughter and are working on their second child.

It's amazing what can come from one e-mail.



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User currently offlinexjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2473 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
When I was younger I used to make friends through match.com. Doesn't seem that people use it anymore. What do people use now?



Internet dating is such a sham. Very rarely do people actually turn out who they are on the interwebs. EA CO AS seems to be one of the lucky few.




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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10350 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

Quoting xjramper (Reply 2):
Internet dating is such a sham.

Hmmm. My brother met his wife on match, as did one of my friends, I believe.

I haven't personally used internet dating, but seems to me that if you're just a little careful, you won't really have to worry about shams and such. In however-many years of internet usage, I've certainly never had to worry about shams, scams, etc.

Quoting xjramper (Reply 2):
Very rarely do people actually turn out who they are on the interwebs.

That's why you, you know, meet them. In real life.



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12970 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

I was on match for a while. My main complaint is the site is pretty costly. It's also pretty dated in terms of look and feel (last time I was on it). In short they seem to charge a lot and not do much to enhance the web site. I imagine they end up having to spend a large share of their income on advertising. Either that or they're just greedy.

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 3):
That's why you, you know, meet them. In real life.

BTDT. No real complaints per se.

To me it was interesting to see how many women emphasized their workout habits. Seems to me if they were such gym rats they probably wouldn't be needing to use match.com to find men.



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User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5740 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Quoting xjramper (Reply 2):

Internet dating is such a sham.

Sounds like someone either got rejected too many times, or has never tried it.  

It's no more of a sham than going to a bar to hit on people. I know people in happy relationships/marriages that have met on a dating website. I also know people in miserable relationships/marriages that met on a dating website.... kinda just like people that meet anywhere else.

It's only sad when someone is actually paying for a membership. Otherwise, there's nothing wrong with it IMO.

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
What's up with match.com now?

I know people that have used it, and they were unimpressed with the results. Free sites like OKCupid and Plenty of Fish have had more success amongst me and my friends that have used such things. You have a more diverse crowd of people there.


For the record, my current girlfriend and I met through mutual friends... which I still consider the best way to meet someone.



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10350 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2294 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 4):
Seems to me if they were such gym rats they probably wouldn't be needing to use match.com to find men.

No one needs to use match to find significant others. My brother certainly didn't, nor did my friend. But it can be quite convenient.



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User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6616 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2160 times:
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It´s great for no compromise sex. At least in my neck of the woods. I use it for that. Serious relationships? I think I only met one person worth it. The rest were just nutcases.

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7719 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Quoting xjramper (Reply 2):
Very rarely do people actually turn out who they are on the interwebs.

Have some faith man. I've made several longterm, good friends from online who were absolutely no different face to face from how they were during Internet conversation. You have to be careful of course, but with sensible precautions and the right pace and approach it can be a perfectly good way of meeting people.



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User currently offlinetb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1652 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

Quoting xjramper (Reply 2):
Internet dating is such a sham. Very rarely do people actually turn out who they are on the interwebs. EA CO AS seems to be one of the lucky few.

I met my soon to be wife on eharmony. I met a lot of women that were nuts too! With my job it was the only good option to have consistent communication with the opposite sex while trying to find the right one. It did occasionally get discouraging because people were way different in person than online sometimes.



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User currently offlineusflyer msp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

I tried match.com once about 8 years ago. The one girl I met from there was certifiably crazy. Her first words to me were "ooh you look like a rapist - my favourite type of man!" Needless to say I couldn't wait for that date to end and I never tried internet dating again after that

User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6616 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2068 times:
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Quoting usflyer msp (Reply 10):
Needless to say I couldn't wait for that date to end and I never tried internet dating again after that

You should. After a while it actually gets funny. You come to the point when you realize that reality is much more crazy than those sit-coms on TV.


User currently offlineFlyingGoat From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

My brother met a woman, who is now his wife, on a dating website. Not Match.com, but something similar.

User currently offlineblueflyer From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jan 2006, 4189 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2009 times:
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Quoting usflyer msp (Reply 10):
Needless to say I couldn't wait for that date to end and I never tried internet dating again after that

You actually went through with the date? You are a brave man. What if she had suggested you go back to her place for a little bit of maiming and pillaging and raping, huh?



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

Any other similar websites?

User currently offlinejoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 821 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 14):
http://bit.ly/1b0BS8r


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