To Online Date, or Not to Online Date, that is the question
February 5, 2011 10:24 PM Subscribe
Should I try online dating or stick to hoping to meet someone in the outside world? More details inside.
posted by Polgara to Human Relations (29 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Okay, so even though I am a female in my early 30's, I haven't had much experience dating. I would like to change that this year. After reading about online dating and peoples' experiences with it, I've noticed that some people are against it and opt for just randomly meeting people at events. I am up for trying either one, online dating or just meeting people. However, here's the complication: I'm an shy introverted geeky type who has had limited social interactions with guys. I have no clue how to flirt or when I am being flirted with, so I'm not sure if any guy has really shown any interest in me and if they have, I have totally missed the signs of it. I'm not sure if I have the courage yet to ask a guy out I like, but am working on it with my therapist.
So, I'm not sure if I should give online dating a try as I've heard and read about some horror stories from there, or I should just focus my attention on meeting more people and hoping to pick up on all these social cues that I hear of? Any input I could get on this would be great.