The real facts about datingsites (41)

Apr 25, 2015 12:01 AM CST The real facts about datingsites
mia313
mia313mia313Vienna, Austria1 Posts
Heloo Babbler,

i could not agree with you more!
Have a nice day!
Mia
Apr 25, 2015 4:40 PM CST The real facts about datingsites
Babbler
BabblerBabblerAntwerp, Antwerpen Belgium2 Threads 44 Posts
Hello,


I noticed that my statement did release several reactions.
Some were just amusing others were genuine.
If someone has an other view, no problem. We live in a world where we still have a freedom of speech. As long as it is done with respect I don't mind what it is.
It does also mean I can express my opinion about datingsites.
Btw. Why I still am on this site? I met a few good contacts that became good friends. I am looking forward to meet more.:-)
Apr 25, 2015 4:56 PM CST The real facts about datingsites
Babbler
BabblerBabblerAntwerp, Antwerpen Belgium2 Threads 44 Posts
derda: Yea, I guess around 90% of active users are from Africa trying to make some money. That was even a report on swiss TV some weeks ago.


My friend a journalist found out that organized gangs are active behind datingsites. They create profiles with just one goal: scamming the users!
Therefore it is also important to read the scam warnings on the site.
May 4, 2015 5:34 AM CST The real facts about datingsites
catwoman50
catwoman50catwoman50komiža, Dalmatia Croatia10 Posts
my opinion is everything is free! smile elephant frog
May 5, 2015 9:05 AM CST The real facts about datingsites
QueenUtopia
QueenUtopiaQueenUtopiaHalmstad, Halland Sweden254 Posts
Babbler: My friend a journalist found out that organized gangs are active behind datingsites. They create profiles with just one goal: scamming the users!
Therefore it is also important to read the scam warnings on the site.

I soo agree to this, most of us see it in the mail we gets. It does happens one gets a mail from a man that is actually here to find a relation. Unfortunate they sometimes get lost among the scammers mail. Not all users of the english language are from Ghana Nigeria and so on. not even all people from there are bad .
May 10, 2015 4:37 PM CST The real facts about datingsites
Carline365
Carline365Carline365Bratislava, Slovakia2 Posts
delphiswords: I have the most fantastic experiences on datingsites. I have been 11x in Thailand, 2x in Philippines, 2x in Ghana. It is so stupid to blame others and not yourself.


....... almost like traveling agency for you, right? :D
May 13, 2015 2:59 AM CST The real facts about datingsites
raphael119online today!
raphael119online today!raphael119washington d.c., District of Columbia USA35 Threads 4 Polls 5,282 Posts
Most of the Nigerian scammers use a Juju priest, so just chant a few spells to them to them and they croak.
May 16, 2015 4:55 AM CST The real facts about datingsites
Babbler
BabblerBabblerAntwerp, Antwerpen Belgium2 Threads 44 Posts
@ carline365: This 3 countries are also famous for their sextourism. Maybe that is why he as man likes it so much??? wink
May 16, 2015 3:00 PM CST The real facts about datingsites
jules8428
jules8428jules8428paphos, Paphos Cyprus7 Threads 1 Polls 23 Posts
totally agreee Playadan.... fakes..liars .. scammers etc etc are not just on dating sites they are everywhere on this planet . like youI am the forever optimistic .. and Mijas!!!!!! .. wow used to live there many moons ago .. hope its still as peaceful and beautiful ??
May 20, 2015 6:01 AM CST The real facts about datingsites
Antoniacv
AntoniacvAntoniacvWien, Vienna Austria12 Threads 1,431 Posts
Hey there...
well first of all, just my humble oppinion ...

We all should be aware about scammers... but.. isnt that pretty obvious?
I think all you need is some common sense ...

And a good attitude always helps.

Personally,I wouldnt want to get in touch with someone that believes that people wants to scam him all the time,or that everyone just is superficial, or that make generic narrowminded negative statements.
People with a negative attitude simply makes me want to run away.

For me , it worked. Been married for around 1 1/2 years to the love of my life whom I met here. And heard about many other happy couples around.

Good luck!

=)
May 21, 2015 6:39 PM CST The real facts about datingsites
ervi10
ervi10ervi10rome, Lazio Italy3 Posts
Well, some part is true, but the other part look like i too negative view, so i'm not shure it match with truth.
May 24, 2015 11:23 PM CST The real facts about datingsites
Bogart_1960
Bogart_1960Bogart_1960Ask me !, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France43 Threads 1 Polls 9,078 Posts
Babbler: I am already a long time on datingsites so I can make up an evaluation.
What did I notice:

- a lot of fake profiles.
- gold diggers between the women.Not the person, only his money counts.
- abberant sex driven males. Hoping to get free sex as much as possible.
- traumatized people still struggling with their past, hoping to find a substitute so they can continue with a former way of life.
- cheaters and fraudeurs, for example: publishing images from past times to look better. Or making up a non existent person to convince the other.
- Many members use the site just to play and to amuse themselves.
- most datingsites ask money, so they appear more credible.
It makes the founders millionairs and the members poorer. The chance to find a real partner is less < 1%

I do not judge people cause everone has its reason to be on it but if people should take account of these facts it would save them a lot of trouble.



are you talking about how to make gelato? dunno
Jun 15, 2015 2:00 PM CST The real facts about datingsites
Rhiannon3
Rhiannon3Rhiannon3Wien, Vienna Austria2 Threads 106 Posts
I must admit, I haven't found any abberant sex-driven males. A few nice ones, but we just didn't click - and a pleasant nut-case or two.

The vast majority of contacts I get are from men who are after only one thing - my e-mail address. They usually write in very poor English and are located a long way away. Occasionally I get one old enough to be my father who's looking for a carer.

Of course, it's true that a free site is crawling with scammers, spammers and phishers - but so are the paid sites. I find it a lot more annoying if I pay good money only to be spammed and phished.

I only come on here occasionally - the forums are fun, now and again. About the only place you find real people. I just did a search for men in my city, roughly in my age range (+ or - 5 years). Those who aren't clearly scammers are all looking for women at least 15 or 20 years younger than they are. I fear that's not just on this site - that's life.

Does it bother me? Not really. If a soul mate appears from somewhere - wonderful. If not, I'm sure not going to be someone's nurse and arm candy just to say I have "a man"!
Jul 5, 2015 3:19 PM CST The real facts about datingsites
Lillym
LillymLillymSliema, Majjistral Malta60 Threads 4,845 Posts
Rhiannon3: I must admit, I haven't found any abberant sex-driven males. A few nice ones, but we just didn't click - and a pleasant nut-case or two.

The vast majority of contacts I get are from men who are after only one thing - my e-mail address. They usually write in very poor English and are located a long way away. Occasionally I get one old enough to be my father who's looking for a carer.

Of course, it's true that a free site is crawling with scammers, spammers and phishers - but so are the paid sites. I find it a lot more annoying if I pay good money only to be spammed and phished.

I only come on here occasionally - the forums are fun, now and again. About the only place you find real people. I just did a search for men in my city, roughly in my age range (+ or - 5 years). Those who aren't clearly scammers are all looking for women at least 15 or 20 years younger than they are. I fear that's not just on this site - that's life.

Does it bother me? Not really. If a soul mate appears from somewhere - wonderful. If not, I'm sure not going to be someone's nurse and arm candy just to say I have "a man"!


Good post. Totally agree re the men looking for younger women, both on here and in real life, at least here in Malta they do.... To each his own dunno not really bothered if i find anyone from here, i did once, a long time ago so it does happen.... The forums are a good place to start.
Jul 29, 2015 6:35 PM CST The real facts about datingsites
scamfighter
scamfighterscamfighterTurhout, Antwerpen Belgium1 Threads 28 Posts
TO RIHANNA3: you admit, you haven't found any abberant sex-driven males. Does it mean there aren't any??
I doubt it
The vast majority of contacts you get are from men who are after only one thing - your e-mail address. They usually write in very poor English and are located a long way away.
Isn't that scamming as stated??
"Of course, it's true that a free site is crawling with scammers, spammers and phishers - but so are the paid sites. I find it a lot more annoying if I pay good money only to be spammed and phished."
It this the only reason why you are here?
"Does it bother me? Not really. If a soul mate appears from somewhere - wonderful. If not, I'm sure not going to be someone's nurse and arm candy just to say I have "a man"!
It seems to me to bother you more than you realise. Because you wrote a big reaction
I believe you are the opposite of who you pretend to be but you don't realise it. I might be wrong but I doubt it.
Jul 29, 2015 9:28 PM CST The real facts about datingsites
Foxworth
FoxworthFoxworthYes, Blekinge Sweden31 Threads 3 Polls 434 Posts
Babbler: traumatized people still struggling with their past, hoping to find a substitute so they can continue with a former way of life.


There's some true to this statement. People seem to be either heart broken or out for revenge on all those who did them wrong in past relationships.
Aug 6, 2015 5:48 PM CST The real facts about datingsites
HappyLady40
HappyLady40HappyLady40Tallinn, Harjumaa Estonia2 Posts
Sounds really great ... and true :D
Aug 6, 2015 5:52 PM CST The real facts about datingsites
HappyLady40
HappyLady40HappyLady40Tallinn, Harjumaa Estonia2 Posts
lint874: If you're a vertically challenged male in his mid fifties with an undisclosed profession, and a negative attitude, looking only for someone younger than you; there may well be only a 1% chance that you will find a real partner on a dating site.If, on the other hand you are an attractive, tall female in her twenties with a good job, a positive attitude, happy to meet older men; there's a 99% chance you'll find a partner on a dating site, if that's what you really want to do. No guarantee he'll turn out to be worth keeping though...


I ment, this particular post seems so be really true - no need to overdream, this site isn´t from the another planet, here are the same rules than in everyday life ... :)
Mar 4, 2019 5:12 PM CST The real facts about datingsites
As a young lad in your mid twenties the odds are high that some cougar will meet you, whether you are curious and yield to temptation is entirely your decision.
When I was a young lad, there was no internet and dating was face-to-face only. Wysiwyg was paramount.

As an aging man I occasionally get messages from much younger women (at least that's what they claim).
But I don't really feel tempted to meet somebody young enough to be my daughter. This way I avoid even wondering whether some women might be gold diggers trying to find a (hopefully) rich man.
Mar 8, 2019 7:46 PM CST The real facts about datingsites
LaFonda
LaFondaLaFonda., Texas USA59 Posts
Your point well taken.
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