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do any of you use this?
I've just made an account for it but... you have to pay £32 a month to use it?
Is it worth it?
but then, that would just really be paying for sex, which I don't condone.
who would fork out £32 a month to date people on the Guardian website, knock your socks off. If not, don't bother.
Is there such a thing as ethical porn?
Was Picasso a misogynist?
When it comes to sexual desirability, balls are often treated as an afterthought
who said he only uses dating sites you have to pay for, because it weeds out all the people who "aren't serious".
had a reply but lost it.
Basically got a three months for the price of one deal, had none of the frustrations people associate with online dating, everyone was very nice and replied with a kind no thanks if they weren't interested, so it didn't feel like you were sending messages blindly into the ether. Didn't use my three months at all. Free websites are a horrid experience, this was lovely and totally worth it.
he must be loaded
A lot of my friends use it, but that's because thye are confident professional women in their htrities who don't want to date guys who live in flatshares and shit their pants over whether or not to tip a bartender. and for whom £32 per month is a small investment towards not having to date freesite losers/ okcupid types
that said, those type of women aren't everybody's cup of tea and probably a bit too challenging for a lot of men- It depends entirely on what you want.
Or you can just tell me what you're after and we'll try to hook you up with somebody :)
Mary Fallin, Susana Martínez, Jeane Kirkpatrick or Scooter Libby?
(I am pure winging this, with these fictitious powerwilderbeastwomen, can you tell.)
They log onto guardian soulmates on their Quimputers
being a quimputer's quimbot in a manputer's manbot's world?
It's amazing the wisdom that comes round about your late 20s, when you realise that everybody you've dated up until that point has been ineffectual in most ways.
Looking forward to it
you managed to actually make me feel bad over the neocon thing, you fucken scamp
I guess £32 quid isn't that bad for a quality service, but for that much I'd want access to more than the wangs they put on their adverts tbhtbh
coming out of a very long-term relationship in late thirties.
She found a bloke she liked and it was going well. Little hiccup when he knocked up his ex a few weeks into their relationship, but now they're happily together living on a narrowboat.
and deciding how unpleasant each of them probably is.
this is the major reservation I would have about online dating... a bunch of people you know finding your profile and laughing at you pretending not to be a bellend
who I swear has been on there for years. That guy needs to settle down.
It's the Guardian's equivalent of Page 3
A lot of major players here gave made serious and thrifty use of free dating site drownedinsound.com
sean should stick different profiles on the homepage as featured 'bedwetter of the week'
two sides of the same coin.
the coin is made of shit.
wainbows tries to not revert to a schtick that he ultimately only uses from anxiety. he's a good one really.
Because if so I've been done like a kipper for months.
if not this person is going to ridiculous lengths to convince us otherwise
so much so that it looked like a scam - as the guys and girls looked way to hot for the old internet.
Seem to have toned that down recently.
I wonder how long sites like that have got in them. That said the tinder clientele appear to be for the most part abhorrent no-marks. So maybe quality on sites like Guardian will go up?
no one was tinkering
couldn't really say for sure if it was better than OKC it did seem like people on there were a little more interested in pursuing something a bit more serious though.
to quote Glassjaw:
Tip your bartender.
in the pre-internet days, when it was all done by phone. Very hit & miss. OK, miss.
Enjoying the posh woman at work going on endless dates with guys and complaining that they're 'too forward' 'too shy' 'too denim-y' 'too into crazy golf' on this site though .Im guessing that cos she says it costs £8 per week.
"hours since S_A_D did an angry post about a woman he works with" counter then
Not my fault the institution has a seemingly endless conveyor belt of chubsters to employ
about 84% fat women to 5% neckbeards. Not denying their presence, however.
Seriously! This keeps us in endless conversation, she's cool.
I've never done it. Does it feel a bit... different to other dates?
without it being terrible. Because all you've got to go on are what someone's said on their profile, but that's much weirder to kick things off with.
"So I see you enjoy rock climbing."
So small talk is all you have. Which is kind of a fun challenge if you're not anxious as a person, and probably hideous of you are.
as you know so little about them there's so much that you can ask about
i wasn't sure if having to come up with loads of questions might have been a bit daunting.
if I was stuck with someone at work I'd find it awkward to ask them loads of questions about their life as the aim of the convo is just to pass time, whereas in a date situation the aim is to get to know them.
Can imagine the start of them falling into job interview territory if rapport isn't INSTANTLY established.
generally would just start talking about my day and encourage them to talk about theirs. it normally leads to the right questions off the back of it.
i wouldn't go "great thanks". would say like weeeeeeell it's been a mixed day, this happened, but that happened etc. nothing too heavy or overcomplicated about work but just enough to sort of say: i am an actual person with a routine, please engage with me
the girl tried to feed me a chip while it was too hot, missed and burned my face with it.
5 years we've been together.
Drunkeness, meaningless sex, repeat.
Although you get quite a lot of no-shows/people who maybe got a look at ya in the bar and ran away screaming.
It was fucking ace!
Not weird, just like any other date where you're getting to know someone.
on that Tastebuds site.
Internet dating is fun.