Dating Apps/Sites

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 9, 2022 9:24 AM

Anyone do these?  Had success?  So far, I view them all as an incredible scam.  You can never see matches, messages, etc. unless you pay, pay, pay!


j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
8,623 posts 28 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 9, 2022 9:44 AM

not me personally, but i have several friends that used them to have tons of casual hookups. That's not something i've ever been into but i guess if you wanted that it works.  i  also know 2 people who have met their spouses on them so you can go that route also and i'd say it works. 


I also know a person that i believe has undiagnosed mental illness and he claims they don't work at all.  my point is i think it's up to you whether they work or not but i have no clue if any of these people are paying for any of these apps.

33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 9, 2022 10:07 AM

Have realistic standards, and yeah, you gotta pay. It is a business afterall. 

I have 5 friends who have met their spouse on them. I never gave them a full chance when I was single, but I also got lucky and met my wife "traditionally" at a bar lol. I wasn't far off from giving them a real shot when my buddy said he met a girl he really likes.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 9, 2022 10:15 AM

I'm not to the paying point yet lol

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 95 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 9, 2022 10:16 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

Anyone do these?  Had success?  So far, I view them all as an incredible scam.  You can never see matches, messages, etc. unless you pay, pay, pay!

What are you referring to exactly?

Bumbler and Tinder just limit your swipes in free versions.

kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 16 reps Joined Aug 2017
Mon, May 9, 2022 10:17 AM

I met my wife before that was really a thing. My younger cousin just married a girl he met on one though. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 230 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 9, 2022 10:34 AM

My brother-in-law met his wife on Tinder. She was our neighbor at the time. They now have two wonderful children.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 9, 2022 11:00 AM
posted by Automatik

What are you referring to exactly?

Bumbler and Tinder just limit your swipes in free versions.

Specifically Match.  But there are catches in just about all of them.

The funny thing with Match... I "liked" a person, and I get an email that says she "liked" me and sent a message. I go back to all of the women I've "liked," and she no longer shows up there.  You can no longer see that person unless you pay.  Stupid.


friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 79 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 9, 2022 3:19 PM

Like Laley said it’s a business. Think of it as a good investment. eHarmony was suppose to be a good one, if it’s still around. I can’t remember seeing advertisements for it anymore though. 

Tinder and Bumble are the ones more for casual hook ups right? I personally wouldn’t mess around with those.

33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 9, 2022 3:40 PM

My friends that it worked for are: (4) Match and (1) eHarmony.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 95 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 9, 2022 4:58 PM

Those two are "more serious" right? Hence why paying to get anything out of it is required.

I've had success. My last gf was from Tinder. We were together almost 4 years. Now I'm back in the game, it's been fun.

33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 9, 2022 5:14 PM
posted by Automatik

Those two are "more serious" right? Hence why paying to get anything out of it is required.

I've had success. My last gf was from Tinder. We were together almost 4 years. Now I'm back in the game, it's been fun.

I have no clue. I was never on one. I missed the Twitter game in college by about 2 yrs. Probably for the best lol.

sportchampps Senior Member
7,527 posts 34 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 9, 2022 5:57 PM

Two friends have used it. One good so far and one kinda bad result. 


First friend met a girl on Tinder and got her pregnant after like a month. Ended up with a marriage and 3 kids. Now in a nasty divorce that is going on forever. 


Second friend is the kinda guy who was never confident to make the first move but was a great guy. She maid the first contact and really pushed him for the first couple meetings. They have down been together almost a year and are about to move in together. She seems great and it’s his first serious relationship in almost 12 years.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 79 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 9, 2022 6:42 PM

There’s a Tinder subreddit and some of the negative interactions people post about are like venturing into the dating depths of hell. 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 10, 2022 6:43 AM
posted by friendfromlowry

Tinder and Bumble are the ones more for casual hook ups right? I personally wouldn’t mess around with those.

<heads to Tinder and Bumble>
ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 10, 2022 6:44 AM
posted by sportchampps

Second friend is the kinda guy who was never confident to make the first move but was a great guy. 

This is me, unfortunately.  
Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 95 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 10, 2022 10:01 AM

Tinder is definitely more for hooking up. 

Bumble maybe a bit less. They're all whatever you want them to be based on how much effort you want to put in.

Hinge is another, although I've never used it.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 10, 2022 10:12 AM

Hinge sucks

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 94 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 10, 2022 12:26 PM

Speaking of sucks, I can’t believe no one has asked if you’ve tried Grindr. 😎

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 230 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 10, 2022 12:50 PM
posted by BRF

Speaking of sucks, I can’t believe no one has asked if you’ve tried Grindr. 😎

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 10, 2022 1:45 PM
posted by BRF

Speaking of sucks, I can’t believe no one has asked if you’ve tried Grindr. 😎

Is that one for teh gheys?


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