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Old 11-05-2012, 04:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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Yeah. I get a scammer sending me a message about 3 times a week.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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How ever did people meet before online dating?
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:51 PM
 
Location: SF CA, USA
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How ever did people meet before online dating?
One in ten people in real life are actually digital simulations.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:55 PM
 
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How ever did people meet before online dating?
People gettin' set up for blind dates!

Or people meeting in bars, or high school.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:55 PM
 
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One in ten people in real life are actually digital simulations.
When/If that day comes, then everyone's going to act confused and paranoid all the time.

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People gettin' set up for blind dates!

Or people meeting in bars, or high school.
Or church functions (which happen MUCH less often these days). Town/city events. Sporting events. Friend and family gatherings. Meeting at the <insert place people go to hang out on weekends or evenings>. Leagues, dances etc.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:09 PM
 
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When/If that day comes, then everyone's going to act confused and paranoid all the time.



Or church functions (which happen MUCH less often these days). Town/city events. Sporting events. Friend and family gatherings. Meeting at the <insert place people go to hang out on weekends or evenings>. Leagues, dances etc.
Some of those options, maybe. Not many people go to church around here unless you're catholic, then it's more of a huge cult-following to me. I think it would be so incredibly strange to meet someone at a family gathering, seeing how I only want to see the majority of my family once a year.

I don't know of any "dances" unless you speak of clubs or high school.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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Some of those options, maybe. Not many people go to church around here unless you're catholic, then it's more of a huge cult-following to me. I think it would be so incredibly strange to meet someone at a family gathering, seeing how I only want to see the majority of my family once a year.

I don't know of any "dances" unless you speak of clubs or high school.
I meant that's how people USED to meet.
A lot of those things slowly went away once our society become more consumerist and technology just adds to that.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I remember posting in a thread and someone questioned how I could be against online dating having never done it...

After I thought for a minute, I realized that the only place I have heard about long term successful results were on ads for online dating sites...

However I have heard from countless people/sources about all of the dishonesty in online dating...
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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I meant that's how people USED to meet.
A lot of those things slowly went away once our society become more consumerist and technology just adds to that.
lol. That makes more sense.

I was applying some of those events to today, and some I was drawing blanks to, and some I didn't want to experience
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