I wrote a bit of fiction yesterday (it was fiction, honest!) which featured a woman who used an online dating agency. And made up an ensuing nightmare scenario for her…
It did make me think, and I got a couple of comments along these lines, but have any of us ever used them?
I’ll jump in. I met my wife in 1998, which I think was a bit young for dating sites, so consequently I never used them. But I was/am quite computer-savvy, and I certainly remember joining some chatrooms aimed at singles. I can’t remember who it was – it might have been Yahoo, and do any of you remember Compuserve? (same kind of thing as AoL, in fact I think the two merged in the end) But it was all very amateur. I never actually met anyone as a result of one of these boards, and never paid a dime’s subscription for any of it. I guess it was before people realised that they could make money from it.
But if I hadn’t have met my wife, I could probably have seen myself using something. I don’t have anything at all against these types of site and I think they’d have been a brilliant tool for meeting people. Of course, I’d have been worried about meeting the axe murderer but that’s true of any first date.
I was just wondering, does anyone else have any stories (horror or success) they feel like sharing?
Why not comment of, better still, write a post and ping it back to this post?