Being single for the first time in my life I didn't know what to do with myself, my so called friends, deserted me, as most of them were in the first case friends with my ex, So recently I have decided to put myself out there, and meet new people, This in it self was the tricky part as, I could not get myself to leave the house and go somewhere alone.
So I opted to meet new people on the internet, I used two sites to see who was available and who wanted to meat new people the, stated to chat online at first , and the exchanged telephone numbers , if I really got on with the person in the other side. Once we got to spend some time talking, and I felt comfortable, that we had something in common, we both agreed to go and have a cup of Coffey at a very public place.
I have met a couple of good people this way, and some have moved on and some has remained good friends, the downside of meeting people this way is sometimes people on these dating profiles, fake there profiles, and when you get to meet them you are disappointed, So I ask myself is there no better way, is there no other way to meet people with similar interest were I can cut out all the b.s that goes with meeting people online.
One thing that I did notice is the huge amount of people using these sites, specially, your 30 something’s going up all the way to 70 year olds, Most of the people are not into the Club’s as they have matured past that ,and now are stuck in limbo, in a virtual hell trying to find “the one”
As we are getting older we get stuck in our ways, we get stuck in our routines and we get more difficult, to the prospect of change, Yet if we are single later in life we still crave the love of relationships past’s, is this the reason why some people put fake information onto there profiles, it this not just another way of hiding behind a mask,
The hole point of meeting new people is you want to see them for themselves, you want to see the real person, behind the facade of the profile, there for I have now stopped, looking for dates love and friends on line and now I am forcing myself to go out meet real people, It still is still a challenge for me but at least it saves a lot of time cutting out all the b.s .
So this leaves me wondering what has worked for you. How did you meet you “the one”? Have you ever used a dating service online, what was the outcome? Or if you choose to go out and meat people were do you go? These questions are aimed at single folk, folks like me that was in long term relationships that ended up outside of the social calendar, yes folks who have the challenge to start over.
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