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I will also give some tips at the end to be able to avoid most of these poor quality people online. Although some dating websites such as plenty of fish and OKcupid boast an absurd amount of users, there is only a small percentage of people that are willing to meet up with you. The truth is that people are still scared of online dating.
There is still a ton of uncertainty when it comes to online dating. This is because people can create fake profiles very easily. Even after talking to a match for weeks, a lot of times they will be hesitant to meet up. This is especially true for women who use online dating services.
Most of those have probably heard stories of physical abuse or trickery from online dating. Because of this reason, a lot of us are more hesitant to get out there and meet up with our matches.
Younger women can protect themselves by not responding to messages from men they find online that they do not have personal information on to avoid bad dating experiences.
One thing dating websites can do is create more security measures so that people cannot create fake online dating profiles. Big dating websites should also include a background check option for potential matches. This would make people at ease knowing that they are not going to date someone that had spent time in prison.
There are third-party background check options that are available to us. Using the services might make men on the sites more comfortable meeting women online. Another thing that we can do is to move off the online dating site and start talking over standard text or phone calls.
Having phone conversations, or even better video calls with one another puts a real face to our personality. Getting to this stage will make it much more likely that your match will meet in person in real life. One of the saddest things about online dating is that people only sign up to give themselves an ego boost. This makes them feel popular I guess.
A lot of people in a similar fashion login to online dating websites to gain social profile followers for sites such as Facebook or Instagram.
It is usually pretty easy to pinpoint these types of people. They always have their social media profile attached to their dating profile if possible. When you see profiles like these, simply skip right over them. Trying to talk to these people is merely a waste of time, and you will end up being frustrated with your dating life afterward.
People that develop false profiles to trick or scam people out of money are the worst type of people when it comes to online dating. These people can be hazardous and at the same time very convincing.
So what can we do with these types of online daters? The best thing that we can do is to be overly cautious with who we are matched with and who we start a conversation with online. This is another situation where online background checks might come in handy. This is another big reason why people should have to register with an official type of ID on dating websites.
anyhow, we reached an end point and called it quits but still had the occasional text, n even went to a movie for "the last time" But i knew it was complicating things so i told him we had to stop so we entered the no contact rule. On a side note in the past that he admitted that when single or trying tofet over someone he goes on online dating sites because its a good distraction, etc I don't have anything against people who choose to use those sites because I've heard many success stories.
My current issue is the same as the original post my ex created a profile literally the next day after we broke up and even angrily showed me as proof that he had the app active such a blow to my face felt so hurt because i was begging him to reconsider and not use it if he felt there was any chance left he said he was done a few days later he started sending me old love songs of ours and it just made me feel more confused because it was like he was having his cake, and eating it too I tried not to reply but when I eventually did, my anger came out commenting on how low he was to use that site that he has no respect etc truthfully, I said it all in anger..
but all that did was make him feel more certain that I was "crazy" and he's glad we ended we ate in a cycle of saying goodbye, to sending a brief msg, to getting mad, n then not speaking i know the obvious thing to do is ignore but I dont know whether we are doing that because we should still try but part of me feels so hurt like maybe he is only messaging because he isn't liking the girls online I don't know ugh help.
I originally wrote this post a couple of years ago. Here's an update and what I've learned in those two years. Follow my advice if you don't want to end up in a situation similar to mine. So after I wrote this I was alone for a while and stopped talking to him. We each dated another person in between for a few months each. After all of that ended we started talking again. He took a job a thousand miles away and asked me to come out.
I did. the first day there he said he made a mistake with me and it was the biggest regret of his life and asked me to marry him. I stupidly accepted and believed him. I went home and left my career and everything in my life and packed up my things and gave a long notice at work, to go be with him because he was the love of my life, so I thought.
When I got there I found out he cheated on me before I even got there while we were engaged, it was with some girl he met online. I forgave him because I loved him and had already given up everything for him.
We were going to get married next year but did much sooner because I got pregnant. Things had been going downhill for a while anyway. It was all the same stuff as before and I should have known. Then I found out he had an Ashley Madison account. He lied about that, too, and literally everything else. Everything about him was a lie. He kicked me out while I was pregnant after a huge fight. He said the most horrible things that I wouldn't even say to my worst enemy and blamed everything on me.
I then went a thousand miles away back because I didn't have anywhere else to go and promptly had an awful miscarriage alone. He kept telling me he still loved me and we would work this out and be a happy family but eventually that stopped. Then he said he didn't love me anymore last month and wanted a divorce. Then a week later he said he does love me. He flips back and forth all the time. You can never even be sure what's real and what's not.
Now I gave up everything for him and he left me with less than nothing. I have no career, my friends are gone now, my baby is dead, I have no marriage, all I have are broken hopes and dreams, and now I'm getting older and I feel like it's just too late to start over.
I'm just sitting here waiting for a divorce. He was just selfish and manipulative. He never did any of the things he promised. What I learned from the online dating bs while you're together is that if someone is going to do that to you while you're in a relationship with you, don't think they won't do it again, or that they won't cheat on you.
They will if given the opportunity. At the time I forgave him, but this was just a little hint of what was to come. It was just a sign. I wish I knew that then. If they do that they clearly have absolutely no respect for you. Don't even waste your time. If they keep looking online and keep talking to you while you're breaking up, they're just keeping you around until they find something better.
You're just their back-up plan. I wish I knew that and saw it back then. I wish I listened to people but the truth hurt and I didn't want to see it. He seemed like the greatest guy on the outside but all of his little indiscretion became quite clear and his true self was awful. I still struggle and think that I love him, but what I really loved was the person he used to be, or at least the person I thought he was, but that person hasn't been around for a long time and maybe he never was.
I loved the life we were supposed to have together, but he always just gave up on everything instead of fixing anything. The bottom line is, even if you love him, let him go if he's doing things like that and treating you that way.
If he has no respect for you and would do something like that, find someone you love who DOES love you back and SHOWS it, not just says it. Find someone who DOES respect you and treats you the way you treat them and deserve to be treated. Weigh what you're giving and what you're actually getting in return.
Write it down, you may be surprised at what you actually see on paper. Someone who really loves you will be an equal and treat you with dignity and respect. Someone who loves you will fight for you and fight through the bad with you and work it out.
They will love you through through the good times AND the bad. They won't selfishly do things that will knowingly hurt you, instead they will emotionally support you, and you them.
If even one person reads this and says to themselves, you're right, I've been through the same thing, and finds the courage to do what's right for them rather than keep trying to save something with someone who will never treat them they way they deserve, then my job is done here. Just remember, you are worth it and you deserve love and respect in your equal.
Part of me thinks it's too late for me to start over but eventually that may happen. It's just hard to ever trust anyone again after this.
I don't know if I ever will. But if I ever do, I will never make the same mistakes again and will never stand for someone treating me like this. The worst part is that people like this don't take responsibility for their actions. They loved to turn things around and blame it on you. Even when he cheated on me it was somehow my fault as far as he was concerned.
Don't ever let them try to make you think it's your fault when they are the ones doing awful things. It's not your fault. Don't look back. Find someone who loves you, respects you, and will stand up for you and your relationship. Find someone with integrity who you can trust. If you can't have trust to build a relationship on you essentially have nothing. Don't settle for less. Firstly, I want to say how sorry I am to hear what you went through that is incredibly strong of you to have experienced such an unfortunate series of events, but still remain strong to share your story in hopes of helping another.
Thank you so so much for being truthful in this all, shedding light to prove, and sharing your final thoughts I am almost speechless, as I am so hurt that you had to go through that. Please hold your head up and know that despite how horrible that experience was, that everything happens for a reason and is a lesson learned. Never look back and regret - you were meant to go through that to REALLY know what to do and further clarify what you want and deserve Do not lose hope based on your age not sure how old you are but that is nothing but a number.
Friends come and go in life in general, whether they come back or not is also part of the fate you can make new friends if you allow yourself to feel worthy get a new job even if it is not exactly what you want at the moment it opens the door in taking the first step in building a new future new job will lead to new co-workers who can potentially become friends and possibly a new prospect in a partner who knows?
My point is please take your own advice in knowing "you are worth it and you deserve love and respect in your equal" do not lose hope. You have proven to be such a strong woman to go through what you have gone through, and still stand tall and strong - I am certain some lucky guy will see that light in you! As for my situation - you are completely right. I know everyone will have different outcomes and all, but I agree that sometimes we need to note the signs and stop ignoring them because we are blinded by the feeling, the comfort, etc.
It is sometimes hard to separate the feelings especially when so much investment has gone in but I guess it is all part of the bigger picture in what we are meant to experience. As an update on my end, I went to get all my things the past weekend from this place, and we have not kept communication.
Although, he DID just message this morning re. the weather conditions I know it is just his way to check in but again, I know that keeping any contact is doing no good..
and essentially erases progress made apart so fingers crossed for me! Good luck with your next steps and please feel free to comment back if you need to vent or whatever on here definitely here to help as you have for me. You're a beautiful person for coming back to share. Thank you. Every word you said is the truth. I feel so much compassion for you and any others going through this.
Read 'Baggage Reclaim' It confirms everything you said. Thank you for having the courage to share. I have been going through this for 4 years only to be told I don't love you and I was using you. On again, off again I will see if he fights for me this time around. Thanks for updating this story.
Even if it's not really you who did the update, this kind of made me realize to just move on. Yesterday my boyfriend basically broke up with me and decided to we are not compatible , so I asked him "are you breaking up with me? I love you a lot I love you soooo much. I talked to my friends about this, and they said some guys just are that way, they just won't end it the proper way because they keep you as a back up plan.
They are cowardly and don't want to be the one to end it. After reading about your story, I realize there is no turning back, if he won't properly end it, I will be the bigger person and do it. I am totally done with this BS. It's difficult and hard to be alone; I am feeling it right now. Its hard to move forward but we MUST. we can't let crappy messed up people make us feel this way and ruin our life.
We must continue on, and NEVER give up on ourselves. We have this one precious life and we are GOOD, Kind, loving women who just let the wrong SELFISH person into our lives. If anyones reading this now, you are the most important person and no one should treat you like that. You may be experiencing pain now, but know that it can only get better from her. That's what I'm trying to tell myself. I just close my eyes and imagine everything I want in your life right now a family, kids, friends, career and happy memories.
Imagine what it would be like, and use that to keep you going and keep you living everyday. There's this one youtube nooma video that I saw and it really stuck with me, but he quotes this verse "As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. I'm trying hard to practice what I preach, it won't be easy, but I won't give up on myself and knowing how great I am, please don't give up on yourselves too. Don't let their bad character make you miserable.
Take it day by day. Thanks again so much for sharing your story, you really made me feel more empowered to move on and be a strong person. I am going to move on and stop trying to see if he's online and look at his profile It's not worth my time anymore.
THANK YOU. Wow i guess everyone goes through the same things. Were all strong woman though you know? The love of my life cheated on me and we loved each other like no other those dating sites are horrible anyone can make one. I dealt with that we met when we were both Okay well he cheated on me so i did the same it back fired on me now i have a beautiful baby. I cant say that things are any different with my new guy. After we got into an argument broke up he sent me pictures of the girls he had messaged!!
Like who tf does that. that should lead you to all his apps that he is using. thats how i learned by my own. If he doesnt have any good for you guys. but i learned DTA dont trust anyone. But make sure you dont spend any of your money on your guys. And check his profile if he hides it more than likely hes doing something behind your back.
And honestly i felt so in love with my ex at 16 assumed i was in "love". but far as i know the reason i probably felt that way was because he was coming home to me at night and i got to lay with him do everything together. The worst is feeli g so comfortable looking into eachothers eyes.
That sense of security. But that was lie to. i'm such a hypocrite. i know my "ex" has done bad things we've been together 11 months and its long distance. Everything was ok, but we got into a big fight last month, and i texted him things like "I"m not a priority for you.
don't ever call me again. I'm over it. THen two days later I tried calling him and texting him and he wouldn't pick up for 1 week. He just texted me, "you said its over". He then went onto the dating site, and when I found his profile, I was just like Ok have to move on now, which is when i wrote my previous post. But then I just wanted closure and I apologized and he's still telling me he loves me even though he doesn't think it would workout long term. He still uses words like "sweetie" and says "of course i still love you; you think my feelings just turned off for you?
ONe part of me feels like I should just MOVE ON, and i know i should. but the other feels like it was my fault because I technically broke up with him first and I should try to at least have a discussion with him before cutting off all ties again But is he just trying to keep my hooked because he's mad and wants to manipulate me?
I know I'm acting like a dumb person now, thinking "oh maybe he still loves me etc I don't want to be one of those stupid people but I know i'm acting like one by still talking to him. the worst thing is that I'm in med school now So i can't let this relationship ruin my studies which is why i just want to end all contact with him at the same time.
ok this is just the last update but yeah its officially over and i finally feel OK.
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