Plenty of women are opting out of the "efficiency" of the swipping world, instead choosing to find a date the old-fashioned way. I would type, delete, type again, delete, etc., like I didn't know who I was in real life. You're just asking these basic questions wondering when it's cool to really be yourself."I was constantly overthinking what I had typed in my profile or what I was sending in a message to a guy. Over time, I began to feel like I was losing my true self in the quest to be the girl with the perfect profile, and I decided it wasn't worth the stress and sacrifice of losing and/or hiding who I am.""I was sick of constant disappointment or men that wanted to text forever. But that's the thing -- you can't really be yourself online." "Online dating gave me exactly what I wanted: practice going on dates with strangers and trusting my instincts about the men I met.Most were complimenting my appearance and asking for sex.

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It's too artificial -- you're judging solely on looks.""I gave up on online dating, because I was once asked if I was a man or a woman due to a short hair cut.

I replied with, ‘If you can't tell the difference between a man and woman, there is no hope for you and you should probably delete your profile.’ I then received the response, ‘I'm just saying...there are some he-she's on here and you gotta be careful.""I had been messaging with a very attractive man who said he was a firefighter, which is my weakness.

Some immediately began asking about my sexual turn-ons, fantasies and other weird comments/questions.

It got to the point where any message at all would just annoy me.""I would get between 30 to 50 messages daily, and maybe two or three were normal conversations from normal-seeming guys.

It turns out that you and I (but mostly you) are criminals, as it is apparently illegal to lie in your dating profile.

A law written in…wait for it…1984 makes it a federal offense to …

I recommend online dating for practice if you haven't dated in a while, but ultimately, I think the chances of meeting someone great are small and require a whole lot of effort.""I'm a Baby Boomer who never thought she’d be single at 60. I met one guy from California that I flew out to spend time with only to learn he was looking for a woman to support his lazy behind. Or they are sick and want a woman to be their nurse.

Some are weird, some are looking for kinky sex partners and some are wacko.

Do not post your age, and if you live in a smaller town or city, say you live in the closest big city to you.