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Old 06-20-2008, 01:30 PM   #261
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:28 AM   #263
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On a slight tangent for LBYM types, there is an entirely free dating site at:

http://www.plentyoffish.com/

Does anyone have experience with it?
My friend is involved with someone she met on that site. I'm not too impressed with the guy but I'm not with him; she is. Personally, I think one gets what one pays for and in his case this is born out. Oh, and I didn't read this whole thread, so no offense intended to anyone who might be on that site. I'm just sayin' as he owes more on his house 14 years later than when he bought it.
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:33 AM   #264
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Good luck, Oldbabe, and I know a lot of people do find someone on those sites. I've actually met a couple of men online on sites not related to a dating site, and both turned out to be absolute nightmares (and I mean this with all my heart, as in scary), so I tend to shy away from meeting people in person that I have encountered online, which would make it hard for me to do an online dating service
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BTW....I started seeing someone....he's not crazy or creepy! He has been under my nose for the last year and a half and I never noticed until we were both at a wedding for our mutual friends.
The Universe definitely has a sense of humor!
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Good luck, Oldbabe, and I know a lot of people do find someone on those sites. I've actually met a couple of men online on sites not related to a dating site, and both turned out to be absolute nightmares (and I mean this with all my heart, as in scary), so I tend to shy away from meeting people in person that I have encountered online, which would make it hard for me to do an online dating service
I have given up on the Internet dating process. I didn't like match.com and eharmony is a really SLOOOOOW process. Men don't seem to be that attracted to me anymore. What a shock.

My strategy now is to lose 50 pounds, get a face lift, maybe a boob job, buy a wardrobe from Victoria's Secret and put my picture with a "date wanted" message up a billboard. Think it'll work?

Plan B is to get seriously into being single. Not a bad plan.
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Plan B is to get seriously into being single. Not a bad plan.

Go with Plan B because it is usually when you are enjoying your life that you meet someone .
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Go with Plan B because it is usually when you are enjoying your life that you meet someone .
I'll second that. When I met DW I had every intention of remaining a hardcore confirmed bachelor for all of my remaining days.

I'm still not quite sure what happened....:confused:
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Sorry to hear that OldBabe...I think I would take a chance on it for awhile longer but maybe as others said, concentrate on the rest of your life...
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My strategy now is to lose 50 pounds, get a face lift, maybe a boob job, buy a wardrobe from Victoria's Secret and put my picture with a "date wanted" message up a billboard. Think it'll work?

Plan B is to get seriously into being single. Not a bad plan.
Hey you don't even need to waste money on a billboard, you can post it for free on the internet, starting here Yes I think it will work for getting you a date!

Plan B is certainly easier and maybe better.
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:00 PM   #271
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I have given up on the Internet dating process. I didn't like match.com and eharmony is a really SLOOOOOW process. Men don't seem to be that attracted to me anymore. What a shock.

My strategy now is to lose 50 pounds, get a face lift, maybe a boob job, buy a wardrobe from Victoria's Secret and put my picture with a "date wanted" message up a billboard. Think it'll work?

Plan B is to get seriously into being single. Not a bad plan.
I hear ya. In the past 9 months I've had four "relationships" (well, one of the four ended in September but that was a LT deal) and they all ended less than "pleasantly." I am just focusing on being single now and maybe someday I will get back on that horse and ride. Oh, I also gained 20 lbs through the whole ordeal (but to be fair to me, my little doggy did spend three weeks in the hospital and almost died, so that really stressed me out too).

At any rate, when I look at what people go through I wonder why anyone even bothers. Aren't are cheery? Being single is not so bad.

P.S. E-Harmony rejected me! so you're way ahead of me!
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Oldbabe - enjoy being single but lose the weight to be healthier. You need to become olderbabe and then oldestbabe!
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Oldbabe-you have a great sense of humor. According to Oprah's show the other day, you need to have a vision board and put a picture of a guy and qualities you would like the guy to have such as honesty, integrity, humor, etc on the vision board and the laws of the universe will bring it to you. It was a followup show on The Secret and I did not watch all of it and I have never tried a vision board, so I don't really know what I am talking about. I don't know about the laws of the universe, but it did remind me in the Bible where it says to ask and ye shall receive. Good luck.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:34 PM   #274
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I have given up on the Internet dating process. I didn't like match.com and eharmony is a really SLOOOOOW process. Men don't seem to be that attracted to me anymore. What a shock.

My strategy now is to lose 50 pounds, get a face lift, maybe a boob job, buy a wardrobe from Victoria's Secret and put my picture with a "date wanted" message up a billboard. Think it'll work?

Plan B is to get seriously into being single. Not a bad plan.

One of the strangest comments in one online sites was from this young lady... her comment was something like... "if you are not ready to have sex at LEAST once a day, don't write to me"...

I bet you could get some responses if you added that to your profile.... not BETTER responses... but more..
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My mom says that women need men about as much as pigs need ballerina slippers.
On the one hand I can really relate to that, since I can support myself and live a perfectly decent and enjoyable life without sharing it with a man. Yet at the same time, I did not feel complete and at peace without the steady companionship, romance, and so much more that Frank brings to my life.

I sincerely believe the old axiom that "There is someone for everyone". Trying to find that someone is hard and discouraging! Even once you have found that certain someone, you may not know it. But once you have found him and know he is the man you were meant for, the search will recede into the past and your life may become deeply enriched by your relationship.
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