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Old 09-05-2019, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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My buddy is on plenty of fish .... in one weekend he had over 100 responses ....he lives up state and my wife and I happened to be there that weekend .. my wife was going through the responses with him helping him screen them .. it was just nuts



No doubt about it, men do a lot better on these dating sites.

Lots of women, not very many men.
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:02 PM
 
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No doubt about it, men do a lot better on these dating sites.

Lots of women, not very many men.

Not like that around where I live. Far too many men on the sites. Women get so many responses it is difficult to break through for the average guy.
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:52 AM
 
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No doubt about it, men do a lot better on these dating sites.

Lots of women, not very many men.
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Not like that around where I live. Far too many men on the sites. Women get so many responses it is difficult to break through for the average guy.
From what I've heard regarding dating sites, men usually outnumber women in the younger age ranges, but for seniors, the women usually outnumber men.


One factor could be higher mortality rates for men vs. women, so more widows vs. widowers. Also, when talking about people born of previous generations, the women were more likely to have been conditioned to be dependent on a man for resources & support, whereas the men may be more self-sufficient.


Of course, demographics could vary from one region to another, which could skew the numbers in some areas.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Nice quiet dinner dates and dinner are for the birds. Walking on the beach is also another. Those are stuff from chick flicks. Unfortunately some women believe them.
Iím not sure I want a quiet dinner at my age either. Too boring for me.
If you're trying to get to know someone it's a lot easier over dinner than at the drag races or while you're hang gliding.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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One man I chatted with wanted to know if I got FOX news with my indoor antenna. Fascinating.
Maybe he didn't own a television.

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Others don't accept messages from women over a certain age. Or they want women to be a paid member. Some are into drag racing, motorcycles, camping in the wild, stuff I'm not at all interested in (like I said, I'm old). Whatever happened to nice quiet dates, dinner, movie, walks.
Because I've never used a dating site but I'm curious....

When someone has things in their profile you aren't interested in, (hobbies etc.) do you pass them by automatically or send a message and try to get to know them better?

It seems like some of the things people say others write in their profiles aren't things anyone typically does on a daily basis like drag racing, camping (unless they live in their car), walks on the beach etc. Do people balance that out with how they live their daily lives, who they really are, or does that come later if people decide to correspond?
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:42 AM
 
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When a woman writes she "loves riding her Harley" or she is looking for a guy with a motorcycle to take her on "Harley rides at midnight" - well, I pass them by. Just not something I want to be a part of. If I could drive around in a tank I would, after both the car and motorcycle accidents I have seen. Also, when a woman mentions bar activities I am turned off. References to pool, darts, drinking, etc. I'm too old for that, and it amazes me that women that are 60 are still interested in that type of man or behavior.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:54 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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If you're trying to get to know someone it's a lot easier over dinner than at the drag races or while you're hang gliding.
Or a cup of coffee and then walk in the park. Iím a cheap date, I guess.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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If you're trying to get to know someone it's a lot easier over dinner than at the drag races or while you're hang gliding.
Yes, a dinner date allows the two people to see:

1) General hygiene (if any),
2) Table manners (again if any), coordination,
3) Mental state and how they deal with others (hostess, wait staff),
4) Sense of humor (if any).

All in a relatively safe setting.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Maybe he didn't own a television.



Because I've never used a dating site but I'm curious....

When someone has things in their profile you aren't interested in, (hobbies etc.) do you pass them by automatically or send a message and try to get to know them better?

It seems like some of the things people say others write in their profiles aren't things anyone typically does on a daily basis like drag racing, camping (unless they live in their car), walks on the beach etc. Do people balance that out with how they live their daily lives, who they really are, or does that come later if people decide to correspond?



My suggestion to you to answer your curiosity is to join a dating site and find out for yourself.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Or a cup of coffee and then walk in the park. Iím a cheap date, I guess.



Aren't you the one who just wrote that things like this would be too boring??
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