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Online Dating Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
7th Jun '13

I wanted to know if any of you mommas have tried online dating and if it worked out for you at all. I am still legally married to my daughter's father (we've been separated for almost a year though) and was trying to work things out but the emotional strain is becoming too much so I think I am ready to divorce him and move on. The problem is I have never dated and don't know where to begin so I was thinking about making some online dating profiles. I want to hear success stories and horror stories throw it all at me.

GavinsMomJohnnysWife 2 kids; Texas 2789 posts
7th Jun '13

Well... I met my husband on OkCupid so maybe I'm partial. I loved being able to communicate with guys and not have to worry about the "bar" scene or anything else. Also, my cousin met her husband on OKC, and my sisters friend met her husband on the same site. I also work at Match.com so I guess I really believe in internet dating. :)

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15410 posts
7th Jun '13

I met my SO online, on a game. It wasn't a dating site or anything. But we talked for years before ever meeting. We talked on the phone all the time, even sent each other stuff for Holidays etc. We met about 4 years ago, moved in together 3 years ago. We have a 16 month old Daughter and things are going great.




But, if you still have some heavy emotional strain from your Husband and you guys aren't divorced yet and were very recently trying to work things out, I think it might be a good idea to take a step back and just breathe for a little while.

Jenny&Boopy 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7294 posts
7th Jun '13

I met my SO on POF two and a half years ago. There are a lot of creeps but you can find a good one after awhile lol.

Princess Celestia +1 1 child; Tallahassee, Florida 3636 posts
7th Jun '13

I know lots of couples who started from messaging back and forth online, whether that was Facebook or a dating website.



Dating websites in general can be cesspools of creepers, though... so you need to be careful.

user banned 2 kids; Moses Lake, Washington 13508 posts
7th Jun '13

I met my husband 10 years ago on AIM. :lol: This was ten years ago and we were in high school, so slightly different story.

*khloes*mommy* 2 kids; Monroe Charter Township, Michigan 76 posts
7th Jun '13

I meet my fiancee on POF. Took me awhile because there is a lot of creeps just looking for sex.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
7th Jun '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" I met my SO online, on a game. It wasn't a dating site or anything. But we talked for years before ever ... [snip!] ... recently trying to work things out, I think it might be a good idea to take a step back and just breathe for a little while."

It's been 10 months and I was the one pushing for things to work between us because every time I have talked to another guy he freaks out. He also tells me if I divorce him he is going to sue me for custody and make my life a living hell because he doesn't want another man raising our daughter. Then he turns around and ignores me and treats me like crap I have been ready to move on for a while and have only tried working things out with him because of the threats. He also cheated on me and that is why we're separated.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15410 posts
7th Jun '13
Quoting Jeeper:" It's been 10 months and I was the one pushing for things to work between us because every time I have ... [snip!] ... and have only tried working things out with him because of the threats. He also cheated on me and that is why we're separated."

Oh no, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying whether you should or should not stay, I was saying you should take a breather. You know, find exactly what YOU want and what makes YOU happy and then work from there. Then you'll know exactly how you want your life to go, relationship-wise and will never have to settle for less.

Black Cat 1 child; Fancy, PA, United States 3753 posts
7th Jun '13

I met my SO on POF. There are a lot of creepy guys on there, but there are some nice ones. I was actually about to delete my profile, and then my SO messaged me. We texted for a few days, and he asked me on a date.
Now we live together. :D

meggg+J,B&L♥ 3 kids; Nasinu, Fiji 16900 posts
7th Jun '13

i met my SO on POF and we've been together for almost 4 years, i say go for it lol there's alot of creeps though!

Smash Fins ; 2 kids; Denver, Colorado 1283 posts
7th Jun '13

I met my husband on Match.com

I was on POF for awhile and there were ONLY creepers on there... I finally decided to pay for Match and the quaity of guys was alot better on Match.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
7th Jun '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" Oh no, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying whether you should or should not stay, I was saying you should ... [snip!] ... from there. Then you'll know exactly how you want your life to go, relationship-wise and will never have to settle for less."

I am honestly just tired of being alone. I want marriage and a family. I thought I had that with him and then he did this to me. I'm 24 years old and don't want to have my next child when I am 30. I want a guy who will love me for me and who will treat me properly. Someone who is slightly religious and will go to church with me and someone who has the same family values as me. I also want a man who can support himself because I am tired of supporting other people. I was raised with traditional values the man supports the family and if the woman works its just extra money. That is what I want because honestly I want to focus my attentions on my children, home, and family not worrying about my work schedule and if I make enough money alone to cover rent.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
7th Jun '13

I met my husband over a game of checkers. Then we started talking on yahoo messenger, then text, then phone. We talked and were good friends for about 2 years then I moved to Texas to be with him. Been here 5 years, married for 2, and we're about to have our second child :)

Jenny&Boopy 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7294 posts
7th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Miss Brittany:</b>" I met my SO on POF. There are a lot of creepy guys on there, but there are some nice ones. I was actually ... [snip!] ... delete my profile, and then my SO messaged me. We texted for a few days, and he asked me on a date. Now we live together. :D"</blockquote>



That's exactly what happened with us too! Lol I tease him all the time telling him he's lucky I ever logged back on.