Dating Update: How’s It Going?

8 Apr

I’ve been enjoying getting into blogging but I feel that mustn’t forget the whole point of this project – getting back into the dating game. How is that going you ask? Well, as mentioned on Twitter the other day, I joined a couple of new dating sites this week.

Well, this is how things are going so far –

Cyber Love? Hmmm, we'll see eh?

Plenty Of Fish – www.plentyoffish.com
This is my fave so far. Yes, I think I may even like it better than my old faithfuls DatingDirect.com and Match.com. Plenty of Fish (lets call it POF) is the only dating site I’ve come across that is totally free. I can actually read and reply to messages without having to pay a membership fee. The fact it’s free means the site doesn’t have any income and an offshoot of that is the website isn’t pretty. It isn’t pretty at all! Its not aesthically pleasing and the functionality is a bit clumsy but other than that, I like it! The main reason being, there is eye candy galore on this site. I’m like “wooooo hooooo! why on earth have I not been on here before?”. I’m having beacoup fun browsing through the profiles I must say. So much so that a friend is coming over to mines tomorrow with a bottle of wino for and evening of browsing profiles – its like looking through a ‘men catalogue’ – good times. So far on POF I’ve had email conversations with several guys, a phone number virtually pushed in my face and I’ve got my own annoying little cyber stalker – not bad for 3.5 days work eh?

Lovestruck London – www.lovestruck.com
I can’t remember where I first heard about Lovestruck, it may have been on an ad on the underground here in London. I thought I’d give it a go because, hey, why not? Also, I liked the fact that Lovestruck works slightly differently to any other site I’ve used before. Its a dating site which allows you to search for people according to where they work. Perfect for those who have fallen in love (or lust) on the train, the underground, the bus or in the street near work. Your dating profile requires you to state the nearest station to where you work, you also update your profile status to say whether you’re ‘free for lunch’ or ‘free tonight’. Nice concept eh? I wish I had known about it when I spotted a cutie whilst on my lunchbreak a little while back (as always, as soon as I saw him, I looked at the ground, tsk tsk) but the problem is I’ve not seen one guy on Lovestruck who has peaked my interest. For this reason I haven’t paid to join which means I’m only using the very basic functions of the site. I can’t view who has checked out my profile, I can’t see who has added me to ‘their favourites’ and I can’t send messages either. I’ll keep browsing, maybe I’ll sign up for a fully paid membership when/if I see guys I’m actually attracted to.

I’m going to stick at it and try to get out and meet the guys from POF but I also think I need to try something else as well as online dating. Any tips? How else can I get out there and meet guys? Suggestions appreciated!

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One Response to “Dating Update: How’s It Going?”

  1. Chronic Cyber Dater August 11, 2012 at 2:33 AM #

    Gotta say dear, the lovestruck one sounds a bit creepy… but POF is pretty great…although waaay too many people just looking for a bootycall!

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