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Jun 18, 2008 1:47 PM CSTWhat is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
JohnnyT
JohnnyTJohnnyTDublin, Ireland22 Threads 3 Polls 878 Posts

What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?(Vote Below)

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There is too much choice - always someone better
19
17%
Personality is not the same when you meet
40
36%
Pictures do not accurately reflect the person
28
25%
Don't agree. eDating creates great relationships
23
21%
Total Votes
110
This is mainly set-up to see the gender results of the poll. I think that women have too much choice when it comes to internet dating so they are more likely to be fickle and choosy. Us blokes aren't as hard to please so we would be more likely to stick to the same girl. Vote away and lets see the results!
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Jun 18, 2008 1:47 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
JohnnyT
JohnnyTJohnnyTDublin, Ireland22 Threads 3 Polls 878 Posts
This is mainly set-up to see the gender results of the poll. I think that women have too much choice when it comes to internet dating so they are more likely to be fickle and choosy. Us blokes aren't as hard to please so we would be more likely to stick to the same girl. Vote away and lets see the results!
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Jun 18, 2008 1:50 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
Crystal29
Crystal29Crystal29Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland UK36 Threads 11,253 Posts
Johnny I think distance is an issue here too......conversing
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Jun 18, 2008 1:52 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
JohnnyT
JohnnyTJohnnyTDublin, Ireland22 Threads 3 Polls 878 Posts
Yea, I should have thought of that. Too late now!
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Jun 18, 2008 2:04 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
Crystal29
Crystal29Crystal29Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland UK36 Threads 11,253 Posts
JohnnyT: Yea, I should have thought of that. Too late now!


Well that would be my reason.....

cheers
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Jun 18, 2008 2:09 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
irishlass45
irishlass45irishlass45Texas USA, Texas USA61 Threads 5 Polls 6,345 Posts
JohnnyT: This is mainly set-up to see the gender results of the poll. I think that women have too much choice when it comes to internet dating so they are more likely to be fickle and choosy. Us blokes aren't as hard to please so we would be more likely to stick to the same girl. Vote away and lets see the results!


laugh I don't think so Johnny, women have just as many problems as males do on here, if males aren't as hard to please then that would seem to be the only gender diff on here regarding your thread, the subject at hand.I wouldn't describe us as being fickle i would describe us as being choosy though, and what is wrong with that? fickle is not a gender thang, it is an individual thang, imo of coursecool
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Jun 18, 2008 3:17 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
JohnnyT
JohnnyTJohnnyTDublin, Ireland22 Threads 3 Polls 878 Posts
irishlass45: I don't think so Johnny, women have just as many problems as males do on here, if males aren't as hard to please then that would seem to be the only gender diff on here regarding your thread, the subject at hand.I wouldn't describe us as being fickle i would describe us as being choosy though, and what is wrong with that? fickle is not a gender thang, it is an individual thang, imo of course


Well I've been here for quite a while and have never been involved with a girl I met through eDating. I'm hoping that that statistic will be proved wrong over the next few weeks.... but if it doesn't, well it wouldn't be much more than I expected.

If you search the Irish pages there are 136 pages of women members compared to 395 pages of men. I was speaking to a friend about this last night who raised the point that there simply is too much choice for women out there. This seems very bleak in my opinion. Surely if you meet someone you like then you stop looking for "someone better" and see how things go first!!
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Jun 18, 2008 3:27 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
Crystal29
Crystal29Crystal29Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland UK36 Threads 11,253 Posts
JohnnyT: Well I've been here for quite a while and have never been involved with a girl I met through eDating. I'm hoping that that statistic will be proved wrong over the next few weeks.... but if it doesn't, well it wouldn't be much more than I expected.

If you search the Irish pages there are 136 pages of women members compared to 395 pages of men. I was speaking to a friend about this last night who raised the point that there simply is too much choice for women out there. This seems very bleak in my opinion. Surely if you meet someone you like then you stop looking for "someone better" and see how things go first!!


395 pages of men....so why the hell are all of us women single?? laugh
Oh and meeting 'someone you like' is easier said than done.....roll eyes
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Jun 18, 2008 3:47 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
irishlass45
irishlass45irishlass45Texas USA, Texas USA61 Threads 5 Polls 6,345 Posts
JohnnyT: Well I've been here for quite a while and have never been involved with a girl I met through eDating. I'm hoping that that statistic will be proved wrong over the next few weeks.... but if it doesn't, well it wouldn't be much more than I expected.

If you search the Irish pages there are 136 pages of women members compared to 395 pages of men. I was speaking to a friend about this last night who raised the point that there simply is too much choice for women out there. This seems very bleak in my opinion. Surely if you meet someone you like then you stop looking for "someone better" and see how things go first!!


ohh i agree with you that you stop looking if you are committed, but are you confusing "stop looking" with "still seeking friends?"

your statistics don't look that bright on the quantity of the irish women but what are your stats as far as your town/city go? have you looked at that and compared it with the edating thing? you might be surprised, google it and see what your stats are and compare, curious on this now that you have brought it up.

but the way you present it seems we women have a feast laid out on the table and you males only have a humble amount of food on your plate, no refills or all you can eat buffets for you.rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing i am just kiddingcomfort i just had to say that though, sorry.now where are the stats?
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Jun 18, 2008 4:47 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
jampet
jampetjampetwexford, Wexford Ireland40 Threads 1 Polls 3,914 Posts
pretty neso i don't really know yet, but I would never go looking for 'someone better' if i was even close to being involved with someone- that's a particular kind of girl and i hope you dn't meet them grin
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Jun 18, 2008 4:47 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
jampet
jampetjampetwexford, Wexford Ireland40 Threads 1 Polls 3,914 Posts
pretty new !!
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Jun 18, 2008 6:07 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
minimoo
minimoominimooDublin, Ireland157 Threads 2,213 Posts
JohnnyT: Well I've been here for quite a while and have never been involved with a girl I met through eDating. I'm hoping that that statistic will be proved wrong over the next few weeks.... but if it doesn't, well it wouldn't be much more than I expected.

If you search the Irish pages there are 136 pages of women members compared to 395 pages of men. I was speaking to a friend about this last night who raised the point that there simply is too much choice for women out there. This seems very bleak in my opinion. Surely if you meet someone you like then you stop looking for "someone better" and see how things go first!!



Hi Johnny!! laugh

I think what your friend may have meant is that, yes u meet someone and u like them, but then when cracks appear, you think surely this is not "it" and its easy with the Internet to click away and find something else....oviously if you really like the person and are committed ....its a completley different story. But yes, I admit, I have become fussier since become an "eDater", simply because, the more dates I have been on, and the more men I have talked to, it has made me realise and get closer to knowing, exactly what I want in a partner, and what characteristics that partner should have to compliment me and vice versa.

grin thumbs up
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Jun 18, 2008 6:36 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
ciotog
ciotogciotogGalway, Ireland12 Threads 757 Posts
Crystal29: 395 pages of men....so why the hell are all of us women single??
Oh and meeting 'someone you like' is easier said than done.....

Why am I reminded of that joke about the women going to the department store, it finishes with the punch line "This floor is empty and exists only to prove that women are impossible to please. The exit is to your left" laugh laugh
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Jun 18, 2008 6:46 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
missdundalk
missdundalkmissdundalkDundalk, Louth Ireland11 Threads 247 Posts
It is not about women simply being impossible to please!
My God!

And a man happy to SETTLE for a girl he thinks is grand and will do?!
Surely people (both men and women) want more than that!!!!!!!!!!

jaw drop

So what if there are more men on this?
I agree with the girl who posted earlier (apologies for not getting the name...), who said she is absolutely fine with being choosy! Well so am I! When it's right, it's right.
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Jun 18, 2008 6:49 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
missdundalk
missdundalkmissdundalkDundalk, Louth Ireland11 Threads 247 Posts
to add to this - i do not agree with the poll so i will not vote.

I have dated people from internet and i have met people for dates from dating sites etc...

They can work.....people (especially women!!!!) u make it sound like we just are here to Shop or something and browse about indecisively...
what brought this on???

I think it's terrible.
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Jun 18, 2008 6:54 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
minimoo
minimoominimooDublin, Ireland157 Threads 2,213 Posts
missdundalk: to add to this - i do not agree with the poll so i will not vote.

I have dated people from internet and i have met people for dates from dating sites etc...

They can work.....people (especially women!!!!) u make it sound like we just are here to Shop or something and browse about indecisively...
what brought this on???

I think it's terrible.


Erm...think it was my bitching that brought it on!!! haha!!
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Jun 18, 2008 7:01 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
patrickthomas
patrickthomaspatrickthomasMullingar, Westmeath Ireland45 Threads 4 Polls 3,001 Posts
JohnnyT: Well I've been here for quite a while and have never been involved with a girl I met through eDating. I'm hoping that that statistic will be proved wrong over the next few weeks.... but if it doesn't, well it wouldn't be much more than I expected.

If you search the Irish pages there are 136 pages of women members compared to 395 pages of men. I was speaking to a friend about this last night who raised the point that there simply is too much choice for women out there. This seems very bleak in my opinion. Surely if you meet someone you like then you stop looking for "someone better" and see how things go first!!


They are scary stats, almost 3 men for every Woman on here.................jaw drop
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Jun 18, 2008 7:27 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
irishlass45
irishlass45irishlass45Texas USA, Texas USA61 Threads 5 Polls 6,345 Posts
patrickthomas: They are scary stats, almost 3 men for every Woman on here.................


but what are the stats in your town or neighboring towns? google it.
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Jun 18, 2008 7:43 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
patrickthomas
patrickthomaspatrickthomasMullingar, Westmeath Ireland45 Threads 4 Polls 3,001 Posts
irishlass45: but what are the stats in your town or neighboring towns? google it.


This is a tiny country so someone being on the coast or the midlands means nothing, It takes no more than a few hours driving to be anywhere in this country, weather and rush hours permitting! professor
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Jun 18, 2008 7:47 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
irishlass45
irishlass45irishlass45Texas USA, Texas USA61 Threads 5 Polls 6,345 Posts
patrickthomas: This is a tiny country so someone being on the coast or the midlands means nothing, It takes no more than a few hours driving to be anywhere in this country, weather and rush hours permitting!


PatrickT you would be surprised by the people that live there that don't want to date someone from another town, or neighboring town no matter how small you are, the distance you wouldn't think would be a problem but to a lot it is, make a poll you are good at comming up with things like that and see what your answer is, i understood this when i said google it.
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Jun 18, 2008 8:01 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
patrickthomas
patrickthomaspatrickthomasMullingar, Westmeath Ireland45 Threads 4 Polls 3,001 Posts
irishlass45: PatrickT you would be surprised by the people that live there that don't want to date someone from another town, or neighboring town no matter how small you are, the distance you wouldn't think would be a problem but to a lot it is, make a poll you are good at comming up with things like that and see what your answer is, i understood this when i said google it.


You gotta be joking? It would make no difference to most guys to date a woman reasonably near here, anyway what's that got to do with the 3:1 ratio, we are Fuc*ed, finished and no hope of even a flower.drinking
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Jun 18, 2008 8:05 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
JohnnyT
JohnnyTJohnnyTDublin, Ireland22 Threads 3 Polls 878 Posts
Hi Johnny!!

I think what your friend may have meant is that, yes u meet someone and u like them, but then when cracks appear, you think surely this is not "it" and its easy with the Internet to click away and find something else....quote]

Story Minimoo!

Right. I see what you mean..... Well I suppose maybe it was just that my mate was crap at explaining herself rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 18, 2008 8:23 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
JohnnyT
JohnnyTJohnnyTDublin, Ireland22 Threads 3 Polls 878 Posts
missdundalk: A man happy to SETTLE for a girl he thinks is grand and will do?! Surely people (both men and women) want more than that!!!!!!!!!!


That's not what I said. I don't mean that we "settle" with someone easier. We just go for the person we want. We don't shop around as much - which women do. It's analagous to going out shopping for clothes - we have a brief look around, see something good, and we buy it. Women on the other hand will spend forever going into different shops, trying on different things, etc....
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Jun 18, 2008 8:27 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
irishlass45
irishlass45irishlass45Texas USA, Texas USA61 Threads 5 Polls 6,345 Posts
patrickthomas: You gotta be joking? It would make no difference to most guys to date a woman reasonably near here, anyway what's that got to do with the 3:1 ratio, we are Fuc*ed, finished and no hope of even a flower.


laugh comfort I am very serious, one of my girlfriends, she lives in kilkenny and she will only date close by and there have been others, don't know what to tell you guycomfort and what it has to do with the 3:1 ratio is referring to online dating vs. your own town or the nearby town dating.
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Jun 18, 2008 8:28 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
JohnnyT
JohnnyTJohnnyTDublin, Ireland22 Threads 3 Polls 878 Posts
missdundalk: to add to this - i do not agree with the poll so i will not vote.

I have dated people from internet and i have met people for dates from dating sites etc...

They can work.....people (especially women!!!!) u make it sound like we just are here to Shop or something and browse about indecisively...
what brought this on???

I think it's terrible.


It was a conversation with one of my friends that brought this on, compounded by an earlier thread. Of course it can work... sometimes, hopefully.

Vote!!

I made a point earlier in a different thread and I'd love to see if I am right (I usually am....grin )
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Jun 18, 2008 8:31 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
JohnnyT
JohnnyTJohnnyTDublin, Ireland22 Threads 3 Polls 878 Posts
irishlass45: I am very serious, one of my girlfriends, she lives in kilkenny and she will only date close by and there have been others, don't know what to tell you guy and what it has to do with the 3:1 ratio is referring to online dating vs. your own town or the nearby town dating.


If Ireland had a 3:1 ratio of men to women our population would be declining pretty rapidly!!! Haven't googled it yet but as far as I'm aware there are more women in Ireland than men.... that's not the point. On dating sites, there is a higher proportion of men.
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Jun 18, 2008 9:01 PM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
irishlass45
irishlass45irishlass45Texas USA, Texas USA61 Threads 5 Polls 6,345 Posts
JohnnyT: If Ireland had a 3:1 ratio of men to women our population would be declining pretty rapidly!!! Haven't googled it yet but as far as I'm aware there are more women in Ireland than men.... that's not the point. On dating sites, there is a higher proportion of men.


you are just hard to pleasetongue
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Jun 19, 2008 3:31 AM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
Crystal29
Crystal29Crystal29Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland UK36 Threads 11,253 Posts
IRELAND: 3:1 RATIO OF MEN TO WOMEN

WOOHOO IM ON MY WAY OVER ......... motorcycle



shimmy ........ irish
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Jun 19, 2008 3:39 AM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
jimbhoy
jimbhoyjimbhoyHamilton, Strathclyde, Scotland UK109 Threads 2 Polls 6,740 Posts
The odds looked as if they are stacked against the lads here.... but at every meet I've been to the girls have out-numbered the guys by at least 2:1.

In the meet recently in Glasgow there were only 2 guys and 2 women and the 2 guys were with thier partners... so there were 4 sparerolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 19, 2008 3:39 AM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
jimbhoy
jimbhoyjimbhoyHamilton, Strathclyde, Scotland UK109 Threads 2 Polls 6,740 Posts
The odds looked as if they are stacked against the lads here.... but at every meet I've been to the girls have out-numbered the guys by at least 2:1.

In the meet recently in Glasgow there were only 2 guys and 2 women and the 2 guys were with thier partners... so there were 4 sparerolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 19, 2008 3:41 AM CST What is the main reason internet dating is a lesser form of creating meaningful relationships?
Crystal29
Crystal29Crystal29Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland UK36 Threads 11,253 Posts
jimbhoy: The odds looked as if they are stacked against the lads here.... but at every meet I've been to the girls have out-numbered the guys by at least 2:1.

In the meet recently in Glasgow there were only 2 guys and 2 women and the 2 guys were with thier partners... so there were 4 spare


Not this time Jimbhoy .........yay

morning to ye wave
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