More Reviews
REVIEWS Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunk Review
I was confident in my Dark Souls abilities. Then From Software released new Dark Souls II DLC.

The Swapper Review
One of 2013's best indie games swaps its way to Sony platforms.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Pillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES CounterSpy
Release date: 08/19/14

Tales of Xillia 2
Release date: 08/19/14

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Release date: 08/19/14

Madden NFL 15
Release date: 08/26/14


LATEST FEATURES Interview: Forging the Rings of Power in Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Tolkien fans may now either squeal with glee at getting to play interactive fanfiction... or condemn it to the watery grave of Numenor.

How Bioware Creates Romances
Bioware's games have romances where you might save the world, on the side of course.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Picking Your Gender: 5 Industry Professionals Discuss Queer Identity in Gaming
Women from Naughty Dog, ArenaNet, Harmonix, and Gamespot unite to talk about what they want from games in terms of diversity.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP Kakulukia
Why Sunset Overdrive Can Go Suck A Lemon
By Kakulukia
Posted on 07/14/14
Yesterday, while cleaning up my media center, I found my copy of Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus, which I bought sometime before Christmas last year. I had been pretty excited about this game pre-release, what with it being the first "traditional", albeit shorter than usual,...

 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   SmartFeedSmartFeed   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Online Dating!
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Game Revolution Forum Index -> Misc
View previous topic :: View next topic  

Online dating?
Yay
60%
 60%  [ 6 ]
Nay
10%
 10%  [ 1 ]
May
30%
 30%  [ 3 ]
Total Votes : 10

Author Message
StickyGreenGamer



Joined: 15 Jul 2011
Posts: 645

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:23 pm    Post subject: Online Dating! Reply with quote

Being that my job and all the other crap take up a good chunk of my time, and not having any great place for locals to gather and peruse, I've been giving this some thought. Anyways, I just figured I'd see what ya'll opinions are about online dating.

Pros, obvious cons, neutral items. Whats the deal, what do you think?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
used44



Joined: 08 Mar 2002
Posts: 20691

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know two different couples who met through online dating and are very happy and normal. Go for it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gunner37
Mr. Manga


Joined: 24 Jan 2009
Posts: 1120

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go for it man as long as it is a legit dating service otherwise I don't hear too many complaints from people about it.
_________________
Rakon wrote:
Happiness from others is a fleeting bliss. Inner peace is the true path to happiness. Go be the best You you can be!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
WickedLiquid
In Limbo


Joined: 18 Mar 2009
Posts: 6555

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^
This.
_________________
Lethean wrote:
I'm just going to ban everyone for 24 hours.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tigerlily521985



Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Posts: 1191

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say go for it. You might find someone really great. And if you don't straight away just keep trying. It can't hurt.

Just make sure you're honest. You don't want to start a relationship based on some made up online version of yourself.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
De-Ting
Formerly Known as Prince


Joined: 11 Nov 2006
Posts: 7895

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tigerlily521985 wrote:
Just make sure you're honest. You don't want to start a relationship based on some made up online version of yourself.
But don't get too deep until you're sure they're not trolling you.
_________________

o--(^-^)--o
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Bretimus_v2
The Japazillian Dynasty


Joined: 30 Jan 2009
Posts: 9711

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do what you gotta do, man.
_________________
Star-Lord wrote:
I look around and do you know what I see? Losers.


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rainemaida
Beatnik


Joined: 14 Jun 2003
Posts: 10662

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diid you not just read the "Chicks got a dick" topic?
_________________


UghRochester wrote:
Is The Pirate Bay free? Anyways, I don't have cable. My internet service is Comcast.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
MattAY
Posh B**tard


Joined: 02 Mar 2006
Posts: 12145

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think about it - all of us would be brothers from other mothers if we met in real life. You can do that for love too I think.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
maca2kx
The Hammer of Ban


Joined: 24 Jul 2002
Posts: 10786

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

De-Ting wrote:
tigerlily521985 wrote:
Just make sure you're honest. You don't want to start a relationship based on some made up online version of yourself.
But don't get too deep until you're sure they're not trolling you.


Maybe I've still got too much faith in the human condition but I'm not so sure they'd pay for the privilege of trolling.
_________________
Stuff to read
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
UghRochester
Fattest Jedi Around


Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Posts: 6861

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take TL's advice. She did it with JCD...which you probably don't know who JCD is.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
used44



Joined: 08 Mar 2002
Posts: 20691

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like Maca said, if it's a reputable site where a paid subscription is required, you would assume that the chances of getting scammed or mislead would be very low.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
maca2kx
The Hammer of Ban


Joined: 24 Jul 2002
Posts: 10786

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UghRochester wrote:
Take TL's advice. She did it with JCD...which you probably don't know who JCD is.


She met JCD here, not through a dating site. I know it's still online but meeting by chance so freaky it's one step away from becoming a romcom and actively searching on a dating site are two different things.
_________________
Stuff to read
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
used44



Joined: 08 Mar 2002
Posts: 20691

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Wes



Joined: 01 Nov 2005
Posts: 2713

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rainemaida wrote:
Diid you not just read the "Chicks got a dick" topic?


If the OP is talking about meeting a girl on an actual dating website than that's different. I would recommend it.
_________________
Life is not a predetermined path but a branch of many choices that make us who we are.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
WickedLiquid
In Limbo


Joined: 18 Mar 2009
Posts: 6555

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure legit dating websites are people who are who they say they are. I'd be less worried about their looks and more worried about their sanity.
_________________
Lethean wrote:
I'm just going to ban everyone for 24 hours.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
UghRochester
Fattest Jedi Around


Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Posts: 6861

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maca2kx wrote:
UghRochester wrote:
Take TL's advice. She did it with JCD...which you probably don't know who JCD is.


She met JCD here, not through a dating site. I know it's still online but meeting by chance so freaky it's one step away from becoming a romcom and actively searching on a dating site are two different things.

Yes, Well, you know what I meant. Wink
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bretimus_v2
The Japazillian Dynasty


Joined: 30 Jan 2009
Posts: 9711

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most people I know who do internet dating also have memberships to Spokeo so they can do some investigating.
_________________
Star-Lord wrote:
I look around and do you know what I see? Losers.


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Icepick
Professional Pocketpool Player


Joined: 14 Dec 2002
Posts: 11247

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried it, had one great result, and several, shitty results within the year I gave it a shot

Ask for an up to date photo, looks may not mean the world, but if they're giving you a cheesy out dated photo, it's a good sign they lack self confidence and that could be an issue down the line

Also, white lies are everywhere, just train yourself not to believe anything they put on the profile, and get the info you want through talking to them on the site

And after 1 message, if the gal is ready to meet, odds are it wont go to well, sensible women like to make sure you're not apeshit crazy right away

Also, if the reason you're having a hard time meeting women is because you are to shy to be the approacher, the website wont change shit, you still gotta keep casting out your line, while women play the traditional role of sitting there waiting to be contacted

I know quite a few people in legit relationships that started because of a dating site, so there's a decent chance, but for every one of those, there's about 3 horror stories
_________________
Anal sex is a lot like eating spinach, if you're forced to do it as a kid you wont enjoy it properly as an adult
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
De-Ting
Formerly Known as Prince


Joined: 11 Nov 2006
Posts: 7895

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

used44 wrote:
I love that movie, thanks to my mom.
_________________

o--(^-^)--o
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Game Revolution Forum Index -> Misc All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum