| The Dating Scene via Computer
Dating! Who hasn't been there at one time or another? If you are single and normal eventually you will date. Dating is the human equivalent of the courtship dance. Whether we admit it to ourselves or not we are all looking for a mate.
Dating isnít just for the young people either. With divorce at a high rate these days many forty and fifty somethingís find their selves lone and lonely. Well, what to do? Dating isnít like it used to be. Things have changed greatly.
In the past you would go out with friends and with luck meet someone at the bars. Or a friend would fix you up with (dread) a blind date. Itís not easy to meet people. If you have strong church fellowship you might meet someone there but if not?
Then there are the phone dating services. They are still around but some of them cost a lot of money. I had one friend who ran his phone bill up way high. Most of the phone services wonít charge the women but the men who wish to meet a lady pay dearly. I always thought the women were being used as bait to get the men to pay the fees.
Now with computers there are many options. There are numerous dating services that charge a fee. There are some places that donít charge a fee. There are a lot of different sites on the web so take your time and check them out at your leisure. To find them just run a search and something will come up. Any search engine will find you a few.
There are all kinds for all different things for all different people. I was rather surprised to see that there was that many when I quickly took a look for this article. There are way too many to name here.
Then there are the chat rooms. Personally, I find them the most fun. There are many different chat rooms for many different types of people. I use Yahoo myself. Basically cause it is one of my browsers. Most of the main sites will have a chat room.
You have to be careful. Never ever give your phone number or address out. Especially if you are female but this warning is for the males too. Lot of crazy people out there and you must be extra careful.
To meet someone you must first have a handle. A name to call yourself. Like MrKissMeNow or something. I have seen all kinds of different handles in the rooms. Some I canít repeat in this article. Some of them really humorous!
That is another thing. You must be prepared to be shocked and surprised at first and if your sensibilities are easily hurt donít go into the chat rooms. The language is always way off and they will say anything. The idea of being anonymous drops all societal standards. All the rude words are used on a regular basis. You can always try the late night Tan ĎNí Wash or grocery stores I have heard about but have never been to meet people if you donít like the chat rooms. I donít stay up that late anymore.
So now you have a handle. Now you have to pick a room. You can either pick by interests or go directly to the romance rooms. Now that is where the action is! Warning! If you are a female be prepared to be immediately PMíd (personal message) by many different males. I donít know why this is true but as soon as a female shows up she is immediately PMíd. The later the hour the quicker the PMís. I have seen this for myself.
I even have a male friend who was asking a question about something. Everyone ignored him. So he left, created a female handle, and went back in to another room. Started asking the same questions. BAM! He was getting hit on left and right. He laughingly told me later that he had a feeling of what women go through.
Another thing you have to be careful of is that people are not always what they say in the rooms. Many lie about their gender, size, age, marital status (this one amazes me the most), and age. You also must never meet someone alone or let the person come over to your house. That could be very dangerous. Never do that!
If after a few different days of conversations by emails or in the chats you decide you want to meet make arrangements to meet in a public place that has lots of people. Listen to that little voice in you. If it is screaming ĎRUN!!!í do not hesitate to get the heck away from there.
Done safely and correctly you can meet some wonderful people. I have made some nice friends I can chat with. I even met some nice gentlemen to go out with. But you must be careful. I have lots of memories of many different people. Some hilarious and some rather embarrassing but I had fun with them all.
I donít take any responsibility if you run off to Vegas to get married. Nor do I accept responsibility for any harm anyone comes to reading this article and not being careful. I am only bringing to light a way to meet new people. You also must be over 18 to go in certain chat rooms but that is easily gotten around. Some of the people will be underage, married, looking for only one thing (let you figure that one out on your own), and people who have no lives and love to play games.
Please be very careful and have some fun! Whatever you are hunting for I say on with the hunt!