Do I have any chance of success in online dating?

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Do I have any chance of success in online dating?

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    Yodachoda
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    July 13, 2016 at 9:42 pm #105166
    Do I have any chance of success in online dating?

    Hi all,

    I’m a 28 y.o. male and I’ve got a kind of unusual life experience. Brief story:

    During my early college years, I played online poker very very often and let it own my life. I switched schools due to bad grades. During my later college years, I got on a better track and managed to play live poker without it owning my life. US government shut down online poker so I switched to live, and it’s easier to control time spent playing if live. I graduated in the top ~15% of my class. Since graduating college (age ~24), I’ve been constantly “escaping” by playing live poker or playing video games in addition to working full time. Poker makes me forget about any life issues and completely numbs any emotional pain. 2 weeks ago, I won a “bad beat jackpot” of $95,000. Once in a lifetime event and a complete fluke. I’ve since decided to quit poker, which means no more forgetting issues in my life.

    I’m SO late to the dating game…do I have any chance of online dating success?


    dstmnd89
    Participant
    July 16, 2016 at 10:25 pm #105491

    When I first tried online dating in 2011 I had no success. I tried again in late 2013 and the results weren’t much better. A few messages and dates but nothing ever came of it. Took a break for awhile and returned to it. I then found the girl of my dreams…

    Just kidding, nothing happened again. My advice is to talk to people you know and see who can lead you to a possible date–long before attempting online dating. From my experience, I can tell you that it was a massive waste of time and energy, as well as psychologically taxing. In some instances, it wasn’t worth the money either.

    Of course, then again, I haven’t had much luck overall with dating but I am no longer trying at the moment. I DID meet someone in January of 2014 that I completely adored, but she wanted nothing to do with me. Two dates (second was probably out of sympathy) and then I never heard from her again. Since then, I have had little interest in trying to find someone special.

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    nurhassanguiamelon
    Participant
    July 17, 2016 at 12:58 am #105493

    sure