Realjock Success Stories (excluding hookups)

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    Jan 26, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    I see a lot of people on here looking for friends, workout buds, and relationships. Have you met someone from this site for something other than a quick hookup (those are probably too frequent to mention).

    Did you make a friend, end up working out together or become romantically involved? This is totally unscientific and I know it, but I'm interested in people's stories, more than the raw numbers of it all.

    I met a couple of people I've talked to online briefly, but that's it.
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    Jan 26, 2012 5:44 PM GMT

    We've made all kinds of friends here, which was a pleasant surprise.

    Some we've met in person.
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    Jan 26, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    At close to 20,000 posts, I'd figure you'd have to have made SOME friends by now :-)
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    Jan 26, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
    ExArmy saidAt close to 20,000 posts, I'd figure you'd have to have made SOME friends by now :-)


    Holy Crap!! lol, I never pay attention to that!

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    -Doug
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    Jan 26, 2012 6:24 PM GMT
    ExArmy saidI see a lot of people on here looking for friends, workout buds, and relationships. Have you met someone from this site for something other than a quick hookup (those are probably too frequent to mention).

    Did you make a friend, end up working out together or become romantically involved? This is totally unscientific and I know it, but I'm interested in people's stories, more than the raw numbers of it all.

    I met a couple of people I've talked to online briefly, but that's it.

    I have only RJ failures. Met a few, maybe over a dozen, but no one I can call friends. I'm blocked by about half the regular posters here, thanks to a private RJ email campaign by the US political right-wingers.

    But I already have my partner, so not a tragic outcome. I wasn't using this as a hook-up site anyway. No, I've never met but a couple of guys of quality here in person; most are what you would expect online: treacherous, deceitful and back-stabbing. Very disappointing. icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 26, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
    ExArmy saidI see a lot of people on here looking for friends, workout buds, and relationships. Have you met someone from this site for something other than a quick hookup (those are probably too frequent to mention).

    Did you make a friend, end up working out together or become romantically involved? This is totally unscientific and I know it, but I'm interested in people's stories, more than the raw numbers of it all.

    I met a couple of people I've talked to online briefly, but that's it.
    humm, i have pretty good success on here. i have met some really great guys on here. like meninlove and eagle92 and a few more that i can not mention right now. i have never hookedup with any of them but my goal is to meet all of them one day in person
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    Jan 26, 2012 9:04 PM GMT
    I have met some good guys on here who I talk to every once in awhile. I have tried meeting new guys but the old ones on my buddy list are the ones I talk to most. I hope to meet them someday, but if not that's cool. They have really helped me a lot over this past year with getting to know who I am and getting used to it myself. You'll meet some I'm sure you just have to keep trying icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 26, 2012 9:10 PM GMT
    I've been emailing with a handful of people regularly and I've learned a lot from each of them about a range of subjects, primarily health and fitness, but its branched from that often.

    I've met one of them on a trip through TN and it was great conversation; it was nice to talk in person. I'm meeting another next weekend, with I'm sure the same results.

    There are longer range plans afoot to meet half a dozen more when I (or they) move up north.

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    Jan 26, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    I've met some great people here, including three I've met in person. I regularly correspond with a handful of people, and a few of us have moved over to Facebook.
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    Jan 26, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    ExArmy said Have you met someone from this site for something other than a quick hookup (those are probably too frequent to mention).


    Are you suggesting RJ is nothing more than a quick hookup site? Is a quick hookup more or less acceptable than a slow or moderately paced hookup? If quick hookups on RJ are too frequent to mention, why did you choose to mention them? I think we need to know.

    P.S. If I didn't ask these questions, you know Frosted Fireguard would.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 26, 2012 9:38 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    ExArmy saidI see a lot of people on here looking for friends, workout buds, and relationships. Have you met someone from this site for something other than a quick hookup (those are probably too frequent to mention).

    Did you make a friend, end up working out together or become romantically involved? This is totally unscientific and I know it, but I'm interested in people's stories, more than the raw numbers of it all.

    I met a couple of people I've talked to online briefly, but that's it.

    I have only RJ failures. Met a few, maybe over a dozen, but no one I can call friends. I'm blocked by about half the regular posters here, thanks to a private RJ email campaign by the US political right-wingers.

    But I already have my partner, so not a tragic outcome. I wasn't using this as a hook-up site anyway. No, I've never met but a couple of guys of quality here in person; most are what you would expect online: treacherous, deceitful and back-stabbing. Very disappointing. icon_sad.gif



    Wow! Just when I think you can't be anymore of an ASS, you go and top yourself yet again. The suggestion that this site does not hold many MANY quality guys is an insult -- and grossly unfair. Obviously, your bitter rants know no bounds. Perhaps you should go back to one of your self-imposed pity party threads and remind yourself of how much genuine support and well-wishing you were given. Shame on you!!!
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    Jan 26, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    i met my boyfriend on here and that's been like.... almost 6 months now.

    So there's quality ones- its like every site, what you put out there you find, and like every site there's good ones and bad ones.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 26, 2012 9:49 PM GMT
    I don't think this site is anything like other gay sites I've ever been on --- besides the fact that it's a beautiful and functional site -- and it's FREE -- it also draws a lot of real quality guys, and I tend to think that is because it's not pegged as a "hookup site"', and offers so much more than that. The ratio of quality guys here far exceeds other gay sites
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    Jan 26, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    There are many, many great guys on the site. As an example within the past couple of days a guy from Russia mentioned he just lost his Grandfather. There were many messages of condolence, and he mentioned how much he appreciated them and that the response was much more than that from his everyday friends.

    Like everything else, it's what you make of it. If you're a malcontent and have an attitude of self-pity, your experiences may be negative, but if you expect the best, you will most likely see the best the site has to offer.
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    Jan 26, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    I have a Realjock long distance HusBear....

    2 years in feb and over a hundred thousand FF miles for me going to visit him icon_razz.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 26, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidIf you're a malcontent and have an attitude of self-pity, your experiences may be negative, but if you expect the best, you will most likely see the best the site has to offer.


    QFT
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    Jan 26, 2012 10:47 PM GMT
    I came here looking for a place to socialize and find a friend to make the burden of living easier.

    As a place to socialize, it is acceptable (check)
    I have gotten a few buddies here that I email where I had none before. (check)

    That's success for me. icon_smile.gif
  • nomadfornow

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    Jan 26, 2012 10:58 PM GMT
    I've developed a few good online friendships here, but still after all these years have yet to meet a fellow RJer in person. Would really like to change that someday soon!
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    Jan 26, 2012 11:41 PM GMT
    I've been a member of RJ since '07, and I never expected to meet (or get to know by phone) so many quality guys. I also met my s.o. here a few years ago. Who would think you could do that .......from 3 000 miles away? This site has top drawer, bright, thinking guys - and I continue to learn from you and match wits with you - all the time.
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    Jan 27, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    I'd love to meet my future hubby through this site. I love this site and enjoy chatting it up w you bastards !
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    Jan 27, 2012 1:31 AM GMT
    I met some great guys online, which resulted in IM or Skype conversations, and actually did meet one in Sacramento that I keep in touch with and even had lunch with him, so kudos to this site...I continue to learn, get inspired, and get some needed laughs from time to time at the different postingsicon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 27, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    I met one guy from RJ in person, and I was looking forward to a cool friendship or more (was crossing my fingers on the latter). It ended horribly. But I can laugh about it.
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    Jan 27, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    I've met CuriousJockAZ.
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    Jan 27, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    FL180 and I first started talking here on RJ, with help from matchmaker RobbJ86 icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 27, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    running11 saidi met my boyfriend on here and that's been like.... almost 6 months now.

    So there's quality ones- its like every site, what you put out there you find, and like every site there's good ones and bad ones.


    You guys are adorable!