Should I Try Online Dating Again?

"Should I Try Online Dating Again?"

This question is from a Group Therapy post in our TrèsSugar Community. Add your advice in the comments!

I joined sites like OkCupid and Plenty of Fish this year and it was disastrous to say the least. I was going on dates maybe 2 to 3 times a week (which in a span of 4 months is a lot) and I can confidently say that only 2 or 3 of all of the guys I met had any sort of potential, BUT of course as per my luck they weren’t looking for the same thing I was.

I am not half as picky as it might sound from the amount of dating done/men potential ratio. I believe a lot of those dates where under the false impression that they were going to get something from me after inviting me for dinner. I also do believe that making it a free dating site makes it hard to differentiate those who are looking for something serious vs those who want to pretend they are looking for something serious.

So I decided that this time around I was going to join Match.com — I feel like it is less of a messy clutter of serial daters and more of people that are looking to taking dating seriously (find relationship potential).

As I was browsing through the current subscribers I noticed a few potential candidates, and within them there were a couple I actually saw and went on dates from POF and OkCupid. I think they are hoping the same thing I do (more legitimacy/seriousness for top dollar) but I almost cringe at my own embarrassment. It was odd. Not that I would even try going on dates with these guys again but the fact that they were in many different sites kinda made me feel sorry for them, which is something that I most definitely do not want to feel for myself once I joined online dating world again.

Besides one of those guys I kinda hurt pretty bad since during the mist of my serial dating confusion I led him on and then shut him down (I'm not such a terrible person and I do feel bad for the way I behaved but the situation freaked me out).

Anyway this whole thing got me thinking that maybe online dating might not be my best alternative after all, but I really have had no luck in the real world. So, should I give it another try with a different site or just let go?

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