How Long Have You Been Looking for Love Online?

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I dated online from 1997 until 2006. I went on over 300 dates in that time.

How long have you been looking for love online?

During that time, on how many different websites have you had profiles posted?

How many matches have led to first dates?

How many matches have led to relationships?

Share your experiences with other readers below.

I talk about my dating experiences and what I learned from them in my Finding the One Online CD series.

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    I’m glad this forum is here. I’m a single guy in his early 40s. I simply don’t believe the so called algorithms work or exist. I build a profile asking to find someone no more or less than 10 years of my age and am simply inundated with 20-24 year old profiles to peruse. Wtf.

    Ive never had much luck with online dating, at least in the way I want it. I’ve never been on eharmony simply because every time I try to build a profile it says there is no one to match me with. I guess I’m too poor for that place.

    match was a slog fest of craziness. I did manage to chat with a few real humans, but I’ve got to admit it was tiring to weed out 6000 pounds of spam. Best example built a profile and was immediately liked by apparently a Russian supermodel. I also had a devil of a time narrowing my criteria down to less than 1000 miles away. I understand finding love is difficult sometimes but I’d like to believe I should be able to matched with somebody a little closer to home. If I want to travel that far for love I’d probably go find a wife in Eastern Europe.

    pof. This site I could never figure out if it was just a meeting place for casual hookups or people trying to find a relationship. Again, matching algorithm for age is non-existent. Why does ever dating site think I need a 20 something year old female as my match?! When I say 35-45 you’d think whatever programmer that wrote the code could do basic math.

    Tinder, I’m too old for that stupidity.

    a few other sites I’m pretty sure just used my email to put me on a mailing list for cheaper than dirt viagra delivered from Uzbekistan. Thanks data miners.

    anyways, had some nice chats. An absolute bevy of winks, I refuse to pay an outrageous amount for premium fees to unlock special offers, met more than a few drama drama drama and emotionally scarred people, have never found “the one”

    save your hard earned money people. Every single dating site out there preys on the human need for companionship and if you just shell out a few dollars more for another year of upgraded service love will eventually find you.

    Don’t believe the “testimonials” they’re just there to keep you enthralled to the belief somewhere in the matrix is salvation. Let’s be truthful, for every success story show how many epic failures your companies are responsible for. I’m pretty sure I have a better chance of getting that lotto money I won in Zimbabwe last week in that spam email I received this morning.

    cheers everyone. Have a pleasant day and better tomorrow.

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