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How did you meet your partner?

Discussion in 'Family, Friends, and Relationships' started by Maya100, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Maya100

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    I'm curious how you met your partner as I've stopped online dating, It's so far never got me anywhere and I'm trying to think of other ways that have worked for others.

    So, how did you meet? Did you have luck with online dating and met there, did you meet them in an LGBT group, facebook, through friends, etc?
     
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    I have met ex partners in different settings, the most recent one was through an app but the rest of them were in a more "natural" settings while out and about or through common friends.
    I think joining LGBT groups or having a good network of LGBT people around you can increase your chance of meeting someone through friends but you are always more likely to meet someone who suits you by casually meeting them doing something you enjoy, so signing up for sports and/or activities you like can also be a great way to meet new people and possibly someone.

    That being said, I have recently met someone whose company I quite enjoy ( we have only been on one date and are only going on a second one next week) and I have met her through an app and can see it working out (though obviously a lot can happen and I can always be proved wrong!) so online dating (even though I don't really like it) can be efficient as well.

    I would probably use a combination of all those options to really increase your chance of meeting someone if that's really your goal.

    Good luck in your dating adventures and do report back ! :wink:
     
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    I'm currently single. I met my exes online, most were not dating sites. However, all were long distance relationships so it may not be the best method.

    I have zero luck with online dating or LGBT groups. I seem to hit a lot of people's dealbreakers and turn-offs so it's easy to feel alone.
     
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    Online dating website.

    5 years together.
     
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    I met my beautiful fiancé on a dating app 3 years ago :slight_smile:
     
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    I'm genuinely quite surprised so many of you met wonderful people online, perhaps I should give it another go!
    Thank you for your replies :slight_smile:
     
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    I'm old fashioned. Met my husband in a gay bar--been together almost twenty years.
     
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    Dating app, November would be our 2nd year together.

    My issue is that I do not have many friends in the LGBT community, so apps were the only way I could know if someone was into guys or not.
     
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    I’d imagine apps and dating sites weren’t as popular back then due to the lack of technology. Nowadays majority of people have a smartphone of some sort.
     
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    We met online through a site geared toward dating (not hookups or marriage). Next month makes 3.5 years
     
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    A friend introduced us. She is his roommate. We clicked instantly. We are together for almost a year now.
    I've met my ex through facebook (she messaged me via facebookmessenger. I was in her list of 'people you may know' - we didn't know eachother before she messaged me).
     
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    Wow, I'm surprised you meet so many people online...I haven't had ANY luck with online dating.
     
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    I think the issue with online dating is that sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs, not literally of course but if you imagine how many people you meet in real life or at bars and some of them you disregard straight away because you aren't attracted to them, and some you might have a short conversation with but then you don't click so you move on. Most of the time you aren't even consciously screening them as potential dates it's jus the something that happens. Whereas online it's more unnatural and much more conscious but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. Sure there are time wasters and cheaters and people that lie online but there are all of these people in real life too.

    Oh and I actually met my girlfriend on EC.
     
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