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Old 09-19-2012, 07:06 AM
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I met my current G/F on Match....I got to the point that I felt like an expert at the online dating game. It was when I basically became a smart-ass in every email that I figured it out. The better looking girls get anywhere from 100-200 emails a day, so getting picked out of that is almost pure luck. I agree with the OP, they ALL say the same thing, they're world travelers if you're paying, otherwise they sit at home and bitch about men. I went on a few dates that I couldn't believe the person I was sitting with was the same one I had been emailing. It's amazing how fat can be hidden in pictures! Some can even hide ugly.

One thing that I did believe in was set the bar low. I always wanted to enter a date looking better than what they thought I would look like. My pictures weren't all that great, so if they agreed to go out with me, they usually were happy when they saw me in person.

I will say this....if me and the current one doesn't work out, I'll be right back on those sites and running through them like cattle again.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:37 AM
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I'm guessing this thread is going to become a classic. As such, it should be a sticky.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:52 AM
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Good thread, this will be fun, keep em cummin'
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by BottomPicker View Post
Caveat Emptor. I went through the match.com scene 8 years ago. I should have gotten a credit on my tax return for feeding all the dis-functionals in Pittsburgh. I was always amazed at the "dates" that would drop me after the first date. I'm no romeo, but not the bottom of the barrel. They would always say, welll there just isn't any "Chemistry". Baby, people don't get divorced over lack of chemistry. I'm worried about getting ripped off in divorce court. I'd say it takes a long long time to know somebody. And you really get to know somebody if money is on the line. I couldn't agree more about your observation about how they all want to travel...."on your dime". And talked with one who, after never meeting me and was just getting a first call, wnted to know everything about my divorce. What caused it, yadda yadda yadda, before she would go out with me. I told her I really needed to know the balance in her checkbook before I could ever go out with her. Of all the nerve. Theree ARE al lot of disfunctional people out there. Don't get too desperate, and don't invest a lot of your money wining and dining them. Meet for drinks, feed them the same bs that they feed you. Good luck.. It reminds me how much I hated the game playing.
Meet them in a park or for tea or something... never feed them.
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
This is pretty good reading for a guy married 23 years! What's a GILF? I know what a MILF is, just not sure if the "G" is grandma or geriatric.
I haven't a clue what GILF or MILF means or T.O.S.B.? BFA, what's that?
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Like.a.Boss! This thread is so full of WIN!
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
Meet them in a park or for tea or something... never feed them.
Sorry but if you can't have a salad, bread and a glass of wine then I think you are pretty shallow....at least in my books. Food is the common ground that brings all people together.
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Let me see if I can help out with some accronyms...

T.O.A.B.: The one arm bandit... AKA: taking a cell phone picture of yourself.
MILF - Mom I'd like to fawk.
GILF: Gramma - see above.
POF: Plenty of fish - one of the dating sites.
OKC: OkayCupid - another site.
Match: Another site
Photo Grenade: The one picture amid dozens of GREAT pictures that gives you an idea of what she really looks like.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
I haven't a clue what GILF or MILF means or T.O.S.B.? BFA, what's that?
TOSB =
tired old shit bag; a criteria or definition are old and way past their prime years and are still playing
gilf has 2 means = A GILF complex is the guilty desire to have sex with Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. As experienced by Liberal males, the GILF complex can be deeply troubling.

BFA=Better F*****g Attitude among a few others

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Originally Posted by leary View Post
Holy Crap, I almost hurled.
Grandma underwear would've ended up being a thong in that BFA...
I removed my profile that evening.

...this sounds a lot like my son's experiences during the few years he did that dating thing. Either heifers in hiding, or smokin' hot and crazy as chit-house rats....
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I was married for 23 years when the wife went nuts in the head, had to get out. Joined Match.com a year after the divorce and dated a bunch of women 30-55yo (I'm 46).

Here are a couple of my best Match.com dating stories.
1) Dated a good looking women originally from Brazil. On the third date she asked me to meet her at an address she gave me, I assumed it was a restaraunt. The GPS took me to a Toyota Dealer where she waved me down, she was standing in from of the showroom entrance. I pulled up rolled down the passenger window and said "Hi what's going on"? She said her car broke and can I pay for her bill ($1,800) so she can get it out of the garage. I rolled up the window and left her standing there.

2) Dated a cute Pilipino nurse about 4 times, she always wanted to meet me some where for our dates. While planning out the 5th date I told her I don’t mind picking her up at home even though it was out of my way, she went silent for a bit then told me I can’t due to her husband being home. I dropped her.

3) After messaging a women (ok looking, good job) for a week we decided to meet for lunch since we work close to one another. Met her at the restaurant and sized her up, 5-5, 125lbs, D-cup, huge hands and feet....plus an adams apple

4) Far to many that were 10 years older than their picture, fat or just plain crazy.

Finally met a good one that I have been dating for 1.5 years now.
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Alright - so I am sticking with my own rule here... ALWAYS have pictures!

I just finished uploading to Match... I decided not to wait the requisite amount of time that I mentioned earlier... if she gets ticked that I put pictures back up - then so be it. I can tell her that I am so stricken by our miscommunication that I need the validation to prove that I am worthy... or some shit like that.

Anyway - with Match - I have gotten exactly 1 email in 2 months since I took my pictures down. They are going through the approval process now... lets see how long it takes to start hearing from the "clock-ticking" relationshippers out there....

The only thing that I need to do is change the actual wording of my profile to REALLY drive the point home that I'm an emotional cripple.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Blue Chip View Post
Let me see if I can help out with some accronyms...

T.O.A.B.: The one arm bandit... AKA: taking a cell phone picture of yourself.
MILF - Mom I'd like to fawk.
GILF: Gramma - see above.
POF: Plenty of fish - one of the dating sites.
OKC: OkayCupid - another site.
Match: Another site
Photo Grenade: The one picture amid dozens of GREAT pictures that gives you an idea of what she really looks like.
Appreciate that. Now that is covered; we here on this site do not use acronyms for the most part........sorry you'll have to type more.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by pmichael View Post
This thread has definite potential.....
That's what I'm thinking. This could get good. I can see it now. Blue Chip's next post starting off something like this:

"You won't believe what this crazy bimbo did....."
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Originally Posted by camnbo View Post
That's what I'm thinking. This could get good. I can see it now. Blue Chip's next post starting off something like this:

"You won't believe what this crazy bimbo did....."
And then, "hey guys, how do I get rid of her"?
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My standard response to anything to do with online dating:
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
My standard response to anything to do with online dating:
I have to laugh, if she didn't drink all my buddies beer he'd do her. He says they all need lovi'n.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:23 AM
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this thread has the ability to entertain for months!!!
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need more online dating pics...in this thread
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:25 AM
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I love hearing stories about online dating. Keep them coming. I know a guy that met a number of girls that didn't resemble their picture. He got fed up and asked the next girl over an email if he tied a pork chop around her neck would his dog be interested in her?

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