The Nondating Life

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

For the U.K. readers

Not that I necessarily have any, but I've been asked for a link exchange by the good folks over at My Best Date which seems to be a reputable online dating site. So I've added them to the sidebar.

Online dating works people. Get on it.


  • "Online dating works"?? Says who? :)
    If it works so well, why are so many people still single?

    IMO, it's like going to the grocery store, you pick a food you might like, it didn't taste too good, you throw it out because it wasn't perfect.

    But... you happen to meet someone in person... there is more likely going to be a chance there's a connection, especially if it's agreed right then and there, that there will be a future "date".

    Just my experience.

    By Blogger Autumn, at 4:35 PM  

  • Interesting. They asked me for a link exchange too. I declined--I couldn't tell what they well all about. And they're in the UK. And they are for-profit (my site isn't).

    You have to let me know how it works out.

    By Blogger Jamy, at 5:00 PM  

  • Autumn... Worked for me. Besides, you do meet the online people in person, thereby making it the exact same thing as "real dating" but without having to deal with the fact that you both met while drunk off your asses in a bar and don't really remember each other all that well from the first night. ... Unless, like me, you used to cruise the profiles while drinking.

    Jamy ... well, my site's all about getting paid. Now, if I could just find someone to pay me.

    By Blogger Ken Wheaton, at 5:05 PM  

  • Well, everyone's experience is different, of course. I did the online thing for a couple of years, about five years ago. Just every guy I went out with turned out to be really odd and nothing really worked out. After giving up on that, I was introduced to a guy by a friend, we've been together for two years now and he's not nearly as freaky as the others ;).

    What I think it is about online stuff, is the people who are continually getting dates, tend to treat it as something they can totally blow off, if it doesn't work out, I can't tell you how many guys just disappeared (and some of them I didn't even get the chance to meet in person yet, I assumed they met someone better or who will put out).

    Eh.. to each his own. Glad you found someone that way! I think according to the site you just listed, it's about 30/30/30 bars/work/online dating for people meeting others.

    By Blogger Autumn, at 12:40 PM  

  • Worked for me, too.

    Met my boyfriend on (a site recommended by Ken)...and went out with a lot of other nice guys I met on, too, though for some reason, I never had any luck with the guys I met on

    I found that my boyfriend and I connected in a very strong way on e-mail before we ever met. In fact, when we met, I already liked his personality so much that I didn't even really care what he looked like. As long as he wasn't hideously ugly, and there was some chemistry, I knew things would be okay.

    I think people have bad experiences with online dating because they say yes to everyone who asks and don't take the time to weed out the nutjobs (and there are more than a few).

    If a guy gives you the faintest feeling of heebies when you talk to him online, don't meet him IRL. Simple as that.

    By Blogger Spill The Beans, at 3:14 PM  

  • "Online dating works"....for saddos who can't meet people the normal way.

    By Anonymous Karol, at 4:19 PM  

  • Hey, Ken, we're both saddos who couldn't have met people the normal way (i.e. picking up people in bars and shagging them).


    By Blogger Spill The Beans, at 5:05 PM  

  • Oh believe me, I've done plenty of the "normal" thing. I think the chances of meeting someone either way are about the same.

    Karol's just mad because I made fun of her brother in another comment section.

    By Blogger Ken Wheaton, at 11:04 PM  

  • I'm not cool enough to be up on internet lingo like LMFAO but I stick to my original comment that internet dating is basically for losers. And no, I'm not just saying that because Ken made an incest comment about my brother (but, really, sooooo dead). I agree with Autumn that a grocery list of requirements in a mate isn't the way to find true love. There's nothing romantic about online dating, it's like looking for a job. I dunno, maybe this is the one thing I'm romantic over-- that eyes should lock across a room, that friendship should suddenly develop into more, that it'll all feel like fate that you ended up in THAT bar on THAT night. Going through a menu of people and then choosing a few just seems sad. Hence 'saddo'. But hey, if it's the only way that works for some people then whaddya gonna do?

    And Ken, I don't think I knew that you met your girlfriend online, so no, it really wasn't a dig.

    By Anonymous Karol, at 2:32 AM  

  • well, I guess it's just me that's a loser since I clearly stated, in the comments above, that I met my current boyfriend online (


    By Blogger Spill The Beans, at 9:16 PM  

  • And, to spread my personal coolness around...LMFAO=Laughing My f'ing Ass Off...

    By Blogger Spill The Beans, at 9:56 PM  

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