Web Dating--- Good Experiences or Bad? What sites do you use?

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    Mar 08, 2009 2:20 AM GMT
    Was wondering if any guys here use web sites such as craigslist or manhunt to meet guys. Have you had good experiences or bad? What sites do you use?
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    Mar 09, 2009 4:03 PM GMT
    I use manhunt but I get mostly friends and clients off of it. Never found it good for romantic relationships. Or even sexual relationships, for that matter. I looked at craigslist but it seemed kind of seedy.
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    Mar 12, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
    Craigslist is kinda seedy, like muscles said, I don't really trust it. I used to be on Manhunt, but the idea of using that for anything other than sex really doesn't make any sense since that's all anybody's on there for. Trying to find a date on manhunt is near impossible, lol. Hookups are easier on these sites.

    I would recommend other sites geared more towards actual dating like gay.com, or mypartner.com, etc. although I can't really speak at all since I haven't ever found a date off of these sites. I've kind of given up even trying to communicate with people online, but maybe you'll have better luck.
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    Mar 13, 2009 4:59 AM GMT
    At 39 you still have a window of opportunity to use any site you want. In about six years you will find that far fewer people look at your profile unless you lie about your age.

    I don't lie so I've had to retire from internet dating. I will occasionally post on craigslist because I don't have to post my age and I will usually pass the photo test. I've had some real bad dates and some decent ones from craigslist. Yes there are a lot of losers on CL as there are with all sites. I tried DaddyHunt and was amazed at the initial response. I went on a few dates before giving up on the site.

    I started using the internet as a dating source around your age and while I had a lot more responses then, the results were not a lot different from my experience on DaddyHunt. I've tried Gay.com and mygaydar.com. It's all too much of a shot in the dark. I do much better at gyms, beaches and even bars then I do on the net. I think the basic problem is we look at a picture and try to fill in the rest. Even when their picture looks like them it doesn't mean the vibe we feel on the first meeting will match our expectations.
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    Mar 15, 2009 7:10 PM GMT
    hmmm well Im sure we all have done the online thing, recently I meet someone one (RJ) and he's been a great warm and loving person we both had profiles on the MH site but both deleted, I believe in being totally open & honest and cut through the bullshit that most guys play from the online stuff.

    with my experience it has been going well. but there's always the (IF) factor in mind. is it good or is it bad??

    I tried the mentioned site's but to no avail have always came across losers, liars and cheats, and mostly guys wanting to PNP, sorry not my thing. and I don't do the bar scene not a place where I would find the person to spend life with.

    I also feel that with the special guy I am dating he's been a true gift but the only draw back is the long distance thing, not sure what to make it.. all in time will prevail to me.

    Yes web dating can be good as long a your honest and open about your self. cut the BS and see what it can experience. so the only site I have is RJ, FB to make things just simple.
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    Mar 16, 2009 1:43 AM GMT
    I've had mostly bad experiences with dating online. I met one boyfriend on Bear411, really sweet, intelligent, caring guy. We admitted early on that had we not met online, our paths would have never crossed. After a while, the biggest problem was that we just didn't have enough in common. We still found things to do, but didn't share many interests outside of the bedroom, or hanging out watching tv.

    That relationship made me really question online dating. If you're meeting someone that you would never cross paths with through the activities that you love to do, do you think you will share those interests? Then again, I also understand that not everyone is looking for someone with the same interests as them. I'm one of those guys looking for someone that's my "best friend, plus sex". I want to be able to get out and do things with my partner, not always go out and do my own thing all day, then meet back up that night for dinner, sex, and sleep. Seems more like a nightly booty call that way.

    Now when I use Manhunt, Bear411, or Recon, it's simply for sex. Just like I wouldn't go to a crack house for vitamins, or McDonalds for a salad, I wouldn't go to a hook-up site for a boyfriend. It's just not a good channel for that.