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Old 11-18-2012, 02:30 AM
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Hi guys,

I didn't write it but I found this posting under the craigslist rant-and-rave section. Very insightful!

Mod cut, 06/13/2015: Entire post except opening line was a copy and paste of copyrighted material. That is verboten here, and it has been deleted. Also, the thread is 3 years old and the OP was a one-post fly-by who never returned.

Last edited by PJSaturn; 06-13-2015 at 11:08 AM..

Old 11-18-2012, 02:32 AM
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Solution, skip them.
Old 11-18-2012, 09:35 PM
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Um, okay so men are never picky? yep, that's why 60 year old men contacted me instead of women their age and why men my age date women in their 20's. Or obese men only want slim woman.

Both genders are unrealistic online.
Old 11-19-2012, 12:23 AM
Location: Middle America
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Here's an interesting commentary about how discerning men on online dating sites tend to be:

OkCupid experiment proves men don't mind dating sociopaths | Technically Incorrect - CNET News
Old 11-19-2012, 02:47 AM
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The 85/15 principal again?!

Not everyone's that shallow and superficial.
Old 11-19-2012, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by burgler09 View Post

Solution, skip them.
My thoughts exactly!
Old 06-13-2015, 05:20 AM
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I do not know the answer but this in the #1 reason most are unhappy with dating sites.
As a male reading profiles, it feels like I am reading a demand list.
Then I look at the pictures and there is a big disconnect.
I always hear this little voice in my mind saying "why respond?" Only George Clooney would respond the this one .
But no he would not becasue he would look at photos and say "she would be too much work"

The truth is she will never find a man on the dating sites and in real life never never
Old 06-13-2015, 08:03 AM
Location: Reno, NV
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You are entirely correct, OP. Most people don't think a lot about how to sell themselves - they only think about what they want without considering if it's realistic or possible.
Old 06-13-2015, 08:17 AM
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Is it really a surprise that majority of people on dating sites are pathetic?

Go to a bar, most people are pathetic.

Majority of people everywhere suck.. so why would an online dating site be any different?
Old 06-13-2015, 08:55 AM
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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I can't figure out what happened since I met my wife 40 years ago, but things have really changed. I had very little money to spend, as I was a graduate student. Our first date was a bicycle ride in a local park. She had the car and job. But we fell in love and wanted to get married, so I quit school, finally got a good job and we both worked hard all these years and built a life together and had some kids. But she never got treated like a princess, and I was not her slave or her doormat.

FF to today. Now it seems that a lot of women think of themselves as a prize, a treasure, and that guys should fall all over them and lavish them with dinners and presents, and swear undying love and devotion to always make them happy. Its as though the purpose men were put on this earth was to serve them. That's not an attitude that will make for a happy relationship that will last, and many will find themselves old, alone and unloved, except maybe by their dog.
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