It’s scary out there.

I’ve been single for just over a year, and ever since then, I have embraced internet dating. (I’m 25 and attempting to stave off ‘left on the shelf syndrome’.)

I internet date for many reasons, but the main reason is that people you meet out are either already taken, or just looking for sex. Sometimes just sex is fine! I am a big believer in free love and casual sex so long as both parties are happy. But I am at a point where I would quite like a nice boyfriend to drag to museums and go out to dinner with. I also quite miss having sex on tap.

I use two dating sites, OkCupid and eHarmony, and here are my experiences of them…

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OkCupid is full of freaks.

I online date. I am not afraid to admit it. My reasons for online dating are that I have never met anyone through work, my friends and I have a serious lack of male friends, and in my experience, men you meet in bars/clubs are only looking for one thing, and one thing only.

My favourite site is OkCupid, because it seems to have some sort of semblance of science to its matching programme, it’s free, and it looks quite good.

Now, whilst OkCupid definitely has its share of normal, good looking men, it also has its share of absolute freaks, idiots and sex pests. I thought bringing together some of the more recent weird/stupid/funny messages would make for an amusing blog post, and maybe I will set up a seperate blog for people to submit their own horror messages.

So without further ado, I give you the weird world of online dating. (Names have been cropped/blacked out to protect them from embarrassment/a life of singledom.)

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That’s all for now, I’m sure I will have enough for a second blog post soon enough!

Nikki x