I decided to brave the online dating waters in order to see what's actually out there, and I've figured out what everyone who's ever tried and failed at online dating really wants to know: why online dating really, really sucks.Now, I didn't sign up on any dating sites specifically to do research for this article.I’ve tried mixing up my bait, putting out multiple lines in multiple spots, and telling myself it’s only a matter of time. In my entire life of failed fishing trips, I’ve never hooked anything but a tree branch. It can be frustrating, and you don’t always know what (if anything) you’re doing wrong.People act like it’s a matter of tactics and timing, but often it’s a matter of luck and patience.
Also mid-30s and like you, I very much enjoyed the hey-days of Ok Cupid, that is before Tinder landed and everyone began to swipe dozens of faces per minute and express their personality via unicode icons.
Websites like e Harmony, Match.com, and Plenty of Fish are rapidly gaining prominence in the dating market for helping people find each other and start rubbing their soft bits together.
However, for every story of online dating success, there are even more tales of people who weren't able to find anyone, or who weren't able to find anyone worthwhile.
Men in online dating are usually split into two categories.
Those who seem to succeed with ease and those who struggle endlessly.