I tell all my single guy friends to watch out for online dating.It is a sad, soul-crushing place where good guys go to die a slow death by way of ignored messages and empty inboxes.I decided to brave the online dating waters in order to see what's actually out there, and I've figured out what everyone who's ever tried and failed at online dating really wants to know: why online dating really, really sucks.Now, I didn't sign up on any dating sites specifically to do research for this article.I tell all my single girlfriends to give online dating a try. Your inbox will fill with notes from 19-year-olds in the ‘burbs, 40-somethings who find your taste in music “refreshing,” addled idiots writing “id fck u,” and a handful of age-appropriate, nice-looking guys who can string some sentences together and like to cook. You set up a profile, pick some cute photos, write something witty about the things that you love (Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, Battlestar Galactica), list some books you like, and then sit back, kick your feet up, and wait for the messages to roll in. If that’s the case, please scroll down like 2 inches (that’s what she said) and get those words off your screen. Other titles include: “Dear Eharmony, because of you I’m going to have to reproduce through mitosis” “Dear Eharmony, I just bought the domain name Fuck Eharmony.com, no seriously, I did”| “Dear Eharmony, you took my money, dignity, and self respect, and all I got was this lousy blog” It’s true, I actually did buy the domain name So the purpose, the essence, of this blog, is that my eharmony subscription is ending this month. This is my second stint on eharmony.com, this last stint I signed up for 6 months. At first it’s awesome you have matches sent to you, which you review and if you like you can proceed to step 1, which is you send them multiple choice questions. That’s always kind of awkward when you’re supposed to be “working”. You’re going to continue reading without telling any of your hot female co-workers? I had some other titles in work for this blog, but they just didn’t capture the essence of what I was trying to say. A “computer” matches you up based on “29 levels of compatibility”, which I’m fine with. Because you’re thinking, wow some super computer down at Eharmony headquarters is crunching vectors and differential equations just to find my perfect mate, and everyday you log in and see new matches, that you think are hand picked from the computer gods above.
You will put on some mascara, plunge out into the snow, meet a stranger, and after an hour of slightly stilted conversation, he will grab the check.In dating, attitude is everything, so wallow a little with us and then get back out there. Why Online Dating Sucks | How to Make It Better Let’s be real, guys can have it tough on dating websites. Until then, however, we modern daters have to deal with the following 11 sucky things.A single woman can set up her profile, sit back, and wait for the messages to pour in, but guys don’t have that luxury. There’s always that one friend who seems to have special dating powers.For single men, in particular, dating sites can seem like just another way to face daily rejection from a sea of indifferent women.We’ve put together 11 reasons online dating just plain sucks for men — and five things you can do to make it better. If you ask me, we should bring back betrothals at birth.