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Have you met anyone from this site?
I have met 2 people that I would consider acquaintances.
I keep hoping to make some friends and dream of romance through the site but so far no luck.
How about you?

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By Akfishlady8
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I chatted with a lot of nice people, and on June 1 met the love of my life on this site. I had said "okay, I'm fine being alone, making friends, and being a crazy cat lady." Then.... there he was. Almost literally - the moment I stopped looking and caring - the magic happened.

poetdi56 Level 7 Sep 21, 2018

This happened to me too. I was about to give up, become the crazy, in my case dog lady, and boom...there he was. My advice to people looking on this site-be patient.

I find in the world of relationships the best ones blindside you like a Mack truck running a red light.

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Distance is the main issue...

There are about 30 people I can think of right off the bat... that I would love to meet.

5 or 6 that I would dearly love to meet for a beer or glass of wine or lunch or dinner.

There are some truly wonderful human beings on this site...but it is only distance that prevents us from embracing them as tangible friends.

I wish this community was a village somewhere..and we could talk instead of typing..but there you are...

Hitchens Level 8 Sep 20, 2018

@Akfishlady

Isolation is so frustrating...you are not alone..yet distance insists that many of us in reality are very much alone.

@Hitchens I am very familiar with this smile003.gif

@Lucy_Fehr

Most of us are..in some way or another.

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I met the most wonderful, kind, smart, and beautiful woman with whom i am enjoying a renewed spirit. Started with coffee and cocoa.

Nice. I hope things work out for you.

@Beowulfsfriend You’re pretty cute too. ?

8

There just aren't many available men in my age range in my area. Sooooo, I'm just enjoying the hanging around.

I can relate to that my dear. I am always a friend.

@jlynn37 Thank you, Lynn!

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Not yet. I joined about an hour ago smile007.gif

tjohns Level 4 Sep 20, 2018

You are on your way.

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There are locals but don't seem interested even as friends so if it happened long distance I would not say no to the possibility.

Rose2U Level 7 Sep 20, 2018
6

Dreaming of romance is not a good beginning. CONNECT with people. Things happen then. Don't put the cart before the horse.

Seeker3CO Level 8 Sep 20, 2018

@Akfishlady Just saying when we "dream" or when romance is the primary objective, we take a lot longer to find anything resembling a real connection. When we idealize (dreaming and romance are both examples of idealization) we lose track of what could be.

@Seeker3CO this is solid advice!

@Akfishlady Then I am probably not the one to make that point

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The individuals here I would be most interested in meeting are either not interested in meeting anyone (ala bio info), or are too far away even if there was mutual interest. Beyond all that, I think I'm a lot to put up with.

Condor5 Level 8 Sep 20, 2018

@Akfishlady I'm also my harshest critic (I think).

5

Just met one, had a couple drinks and a nice chat but that was it.

5

Most of the people here live too far away from me. Nevertheless, maybe I'll meet someone from here, even if it's for a pint and yapping.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

5

I am only looking for friends and what could/might happen within the framework of a friendship.

jlynn37 Level 8 Sep 20, 2018
4

I have met 2 people from this site. One was local and we became friends and would hang out from time to time and the other lived 1,555 miles away. We had a long distance relationship, hit it off romantically, met and had chemisty and now we are moving in together next week. It is possible.

Hazydays Level 7 Sep 21, 2018

Absolutely AWESOME!!! Congratulations!!

Yes! My love is 1500 miles away for now. We've spent some money on airfare for sure... but he's moving down to Florida in November.

@Akfishlady I've been on this site since March but kept it as "just friends" until July when I felt open to finding someone again and changed my status to 'open to dating' . 2 weeks later this great guy sent me the sweetest message and had done his homework on me before contacting me. He impressed me with his research, his observations, his wit and the instant connection I felt I had towards him. If they are interested in you they look back over your history of comments. Thats how to get the essence of who you are out there. Seemed to work for me. Can't wait smile009.gif

@poetdi56 I live in Florida, he lives in Minnesota. I'm making the move since I don't have anything to tie me here anymore and the timing was perfect. I will be sad to leave my friends and my home, but I'm excited to be with him and begin our lives together. No nerves or doubt as to if this work...we just know it. Good luck to you in November also smile009.gif

@boatdude87 Thank you so much smile001.gif

@Hazydays thank you!!!! You too!

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I recently had a meet-up with a few local folks that are on the site. It was a fun time and just great to meet new people with shared interests.

Hordo Level 6 Sep 21, 2018
4

Met someone on here which went left unfortunately lol and talked to someone else who has a life at home that he did not disclose. I don't want to give up on here. I am trying to be optimistic but it's hard lol

4

Have not met anyone in person yet but there are plans in the works. Just friendly platonic meetings, however. Not looking for romance or relationship anyhow.

graceylou Level 8 Sep 20, 2018
4

Unfortunately, no. I feel like most people around my age and live close by don't stick around on this site very long.

joeymf86 Level 7 Sep 20, 2018

Agreed. Most the guys who seem interested are much older than me. Closer to my father's age. ?

4

Would like to meet people around here.

Donna_I Level 7 Sep 20, 2018
3

I'm new and haven't had that much time to explore. I would be thrilled to meet more like minded people. I have had trouble meeting someone with similar beliefs in the 'real world'.

Melyeebee Level 4 Sep 22, 2018
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Huh. But I am new as well, and I haven't really put in the effort to find someone here. This looked like more of a community than a dating site. I am still trying to learn the parameters of online dating. smile001.gif I feel clumsy at it.

I live in an area with very very few members of any age nearby so this has always been a community platform for me.

I am unlikely to move away although I can't rule it out completely so community it is LOL

@Lucy_Fehr
The Bringer of the Light has no need for dating! Lol! Cool username.

@KenChang Thank you- I thought it rather clever myself LOL

3

Only once so far. She's a nice lady who is local. Our visit was meeting for a quick lunch. She's well equipped in intellect department which I love. Our interests and outlooks have a bit of overlap but not a great deal.

I've a lot of women friends who are pleasant and who I can call for a date/event etc. Not many with shared interests at the passion level though.

Hope for this site is finding deeper friendship compatibility that might or might not go further.

Many of the women here are 'lookers' too. I'm admittedly a strange man. It takes more than a woman looking good and being willing. Sex seems to always become 'entangling' and I'd rather pass than get entangled with somebody who doesn't share other passions, mutual admiration, respect and selfless trust.

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Seeing the number of ladies complaining about sex weirdos on this site is really disappointing to me. I have always thought of the atheist community as consisting of reasonably intellectual individuals who try to distance themselves from the stereotypical bullshit behavior they witness on a regular basis in society. I'm not saying that atheists can't be perverts, but I expected much more from my community. I'd love to think that most of the perverts are new members who have registered for the sole purpose of hitting on women and might not even be atheists in the first place, but that's not for me to say.

Darius77 Level 6 Sep 21, 2018

The instant 'dating' is put in the description of any site open to the public, one has offered an explicit invitation. There are weirdos everywhere, but they tend to concentrate on dating sites like sharks do near fishing fleets.

I joined for the intellectual stimulation. I just said sure to meeting women. I didn't, quite honestly, expect it to happen. It did. Quite an excellent experience for me and I believe her, also. Taking it slow, but neither of us are going anywhere without the other.

@Stepmomofdragons Hey, I LIKE shoving it there! Do your worst!

@Stepmomofdragons I hope it's studded. Tell me it's studded.

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I met reason. She’s pretty hot.

Lucignolo Level 6 Sep 20, 2018
3

I guess I don't spend enough time here for that to happen. And I think it's probably unlikely anyway. My dream man continues to elude me, just as I remain a disguised dream to him. Such is life...

daylily Level 8 Sep 20, 2018
3

Went on one date with one person. There was nothing there.

Been talking to someone else on the phone and on line for over a month now. We're really hitting it off. Unfortunately, she lives 450 miles away, but we are making plans to meet soon. And often. Who knows, maybe a move is in my future?

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Yes, I've met 5 people. None local to me. Both male and female friends. Might meet one or two more on my trip from Texas to Nevada in a few weeks. There are now more people in Nevada than when I left so maybe when I get back there some of us can get together. I'm taking a break from looking for romance right now but ultimately that's my goal.

BeeHappy Level 9 Sep 20, 2018
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