Online dating for confidence?

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    GirlFriday
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    BC_Kid, that’s another site to cross off my list to try when I feel braver then 😂😂

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    BC_Kid
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    Ha ha 😂 oh yes GirlFriday! It seems to be the thing these days with online dating, get fleeced by these apps because they give it the large one about being the best or having some unique selling point, but ultimately I can’t help feeling slightly exploited for being a single dad and wanting a human connection 🙄 it’s a hard sell when it feels like you have to be a shouty, showoff moron to get a date😝 or treated with suspicion in case you’re a lunatic😜

    Sorry for having a moan but Bumble… really can’t recommend it😂 I mean I don’t think I’ve got a face that looks too much like a slapped ar*e 🤣

    C’mon Gingerbreaf when you going to start a dating bit on your website, that’d be all kinds of awesome!!☺️

    Best wishes to all☺️ And if anyone does fancy a meet-up I’m house trained and won’t talk with my mouth full🤣x

     

    #21116 Report

    Hi there all

    Justine here.  Just to confirm, Gingerbread have no plans to start a dating section.  The forum is here for lone parents to connect and share experiences.  It needs to be a safe place for parents to chat openly and honestly and support each other.  At Gingerbread we appreciate that starting again on the dating scene is an aspect that comes up for many lone parents, but please remember this online community is not to be used as a dating forum.

    Enjoy the rest of your day

    Justine

    #21120 Report

    BC_Kid
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    Ooh hello Justine, thank you for clarifying the situation on dating😝😅

    So… nothing to see here 😉 just got a bit carried away!

     

    #21122 Report

    Lou1979
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    Kanger1 – tell me about it!! although I am abit sneaky on it as I only pay £5 for 1 month and then cancel and then they offer me another month at £5, so I do it like that.

    And defiantly BC_Kid  – I don’t want another reminder to pay to be single!!! not something I am choosing to be!!!

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Lou1979.
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    Riley7673
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    I tried internet dating over a year ago. It was nice to dress up and go out for a meal, have someone complement me. However I did find alot of men just want to invest in the fantasy of messaging someone for months, they don’t actually want to meet you. Then the question is why?

    When you do meet someone you like, they or you struggle to commit as there is always the possibility of meeting someone even better at the next click. Some people are having conversations with multiple people at the same time. In the end I just stopped, ofcourse every new year and valentines day I feel like giving it a shot again.

    I think meetup groups would be a better option for me.

    #21174 Report

    Kanger1
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    Yes I guess the risk is that no- one really wants a relationship on there as they are always looking over their shoulder for something better. Weird dating world out there these days…think I am going to focus on my fitness and business instead which right now will yield better results by the sound of it! 😄

     

     

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    GirlFriday
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    That’s no good Kanger1 I was waiting for you to report back with your stories 😂

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    Sarah0407
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    I’ve been single since I was 3 weeks pregnant and my son nearly 5 my son is my life but sometimes wish I could meet a grown up. I’ve been on pof and it full of people just wanting one thing.

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    kentmale72
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    Hi Sarah, I have been single since my girls were 2 and 5 well I have had relationships but they never really got established, was kind of messed about, makes trusting the next person hard.  I thought the older you got the easier it would be but obviously not. x

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    Sarah0407
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    I too find it really hard to trust av been hurt so much. My son has never met his father so it’s just me and him. Haven’t got many friends.

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    kentmale72
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    Hi, im sorry hear that as kids do not ask to be born.  My girls lost their mum 8 years ago so i feel family life is important, i use to call ourselves the 3 musketeers lol every time ive let some one get close to me they have let me down so you start thinking are all women like that which i know they are not.  I have one close mate and a Few friends i see occasionaly, they are all married or with partners so they have their own lifes

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    Sarah0407
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    Ive kinda give up on people don’t want to get hurt again be nice to meet someone normal what ever that is.

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    kentmale72
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    I always say that for being of being hurt but then i let my barriers down then i get hurt again.  Does normal exist lol

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    Sarah0407
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    I got abused at 15 by my step Dad and its just something that happened but the older I get the worse it is and now I have a son it scare me to death everyone on dateing sites want to meet after a few messages.

     

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