Regardless of age though, none of them ever responded to my attempts to meet in person.We would have conversations about hobbies, school, the weather, and weekend plans, but no one wanted to exchange phone numbers, or set up a place to meet.A couple days into my quest for love, I was getting messages from some people who lived five miles away, and others who lived in Germany and Japan.Those men who did reach out were often willing to share some fairly intimate personal details. But I deleted them after about a week, because I could never bring myself to actually go on dates with anyone who swiped right.
The exceptions are barely in their 20s and typically looking to interact on a free mobile messenger app called “Overall, my experiences with the sites were varied, with one emerging as a clear winner.
Typically, if I asked for either a number or a real date, I was met with radio silence and never heard from the guy again.
Still, I held out hope, and then I tried my luck in Norfolk, Virginia, while visiting my parents over Labor Day weekend.
So instead, I began questioning all the people I was messaging about why they had turned to online dating.
All in all, I probably spoke to about 25 different people.