All in all, I probably spoke to about 25 different people.
I realized how lonely they must be, and that this attempt to connect with people online was somewhat of a last resort for a lot of them …
Still, I held out hope, and then I tried my luck in Norfolk, Virginia, while visiting my parents over Labor Day weekend.
Being the site of the world’s largest Navy base, I thought sheer numbers might result in an actual encounter.
So I’m a total novice when it comes to dating online, really dating at all.
In talking to them, I learned that a majority of the guys using the sites are in their late 30s, have a few kids, and are looking for a wife to settle down with.
After a week on this site with seemingly no coherent mail, I quit it too.
As a result, most of my interactions came from Military
The exceptions are barely in their 20s and typically looking to interact on a free mobile messenger app called “Overall, my experiences with the sites were varied, with one emerging as a clear winner.
I attempted to reach out to the sites as well to see if they could offer insight into success stories or the number of users, but their representatives said they couldn’t disclose any data about their users. Since I find the notion of paying for online dates a little too similar to paying for sex, I gave up on the site.