Online dating fort st john
Since creating my account, I have received over 300 messages from all kinds of men; young, old ... They vary from Goodlife jocks, mohawked metalheads, dreadlocked hippies or tattooed hipsters to studs in hard hats and construction vests, b'ys on Ski-Doos, hunters proudly holding up a moose head, covered in blood.
The amount of mirror pictures is almost surreal and everyone has at least one shirtless shot.
This feature shows a photo of the user, their age, location and what they are looking for (casual dating/no commitment, date but nothing serious, relationship, serious effort to find somebody, someone to marry). No matter what medium you're using, it seems that looks still prevail over everything else.
No one is going to win with a shining personality when they are being judged solely on the main image they uploaded to their profile.
You can only imagine my surprise to find out two of my 21-year-old girlfriends were both dating men they had met online through Plenty of Fish. The only way to formulate a well-rounded opinion on online dating was to sign myself up and see what happens.
Using a fake name and a fake birthday, I uploaded a picture of myself wearing one of my numerous brightly coloured wigs.
Call me old-fashioned, but a phone call will always win my heart over a text message.
Many expressed an interest to get to know me better, but not in a sit-down-and-talk-about-common-life-goals kind of way.
Messaging someone through an online medium is nowhere near as daunting as having to walk up to a person and lay down your game, not knowing how they are going to respond.
Plenty of Fish is a quick and easy way to find singles, without ever having to leave the house.
Less than two minutes after I had completed the sign-up process, I got my first bite. A small biography with a minimum of 100 characters is required, while interests and your ideal first date are optional.
POF needs to know if you smoke, drink or do drugs, if you have kids, pets or a car, as well as your height, weight, eye colour, hair colour, religion, level of education and for some reason, your personal income.
You would think someone trying so hard to find his perfect mate could come up with a better line than "Hi hun ur cute wanna chat." Seriously?