Match.com (Volume 6)

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Ilovejapcrap

2,354 posts

51 months

Saturday 16th March
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I used match last time I was on one had a couple of good dates from it.

Something I found odd was amount of women having issues with me not being on Facebook ?

Lemming Train

2,122 posts

11 months

Saturday 16th March
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Joey Deacon said:
However, I would say don't waste your time on the hottest women unless you are a 9/10 minimum alpha as you will get nowhere.
Correct and that's exactly what I said a few weeks ago and got a barrage of abuse because "you've been with someone for 20 years so WTF do you know, idiot!". Get your flak jacket ready. hehe

shirt

18,760 posts

140 months

Saturday 16th March
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Ilovejapcrap said:
I used match last time I was on one had a couple of good dates from it.

Something I found odd was amount of women having issues with me not being on Facebook ?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWnXmDfVZg

Flibble

4,579 posts

120 months

Saturday 16th March
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Ilovejapcrap said:
I used match last time I was on one had a couple of good dates from it.

Something I found odd was amount of women having issues with me not being on Facebook ?
They can't Facebook stalk you...

technodup

5,121 posts

69 months

Saturday 16th March
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Lemming Train said:
Correct and that's exactly what I said a few weeks ago and got a barrage of abuse because "you've been with someone for 20 years so WTF do you know, idiot!". Get your flak jacket ready. hehe
Let's get the facts right. You didn't get a 'barrage of abuse'. Far from it. You called me a liar, refused to accept evidence, and said anyone who believed me was naive when I said something very much along the lines of what Joey Deacon just said about women being filthy.

If you've been with someone 20 years (and in theory at least have no experience of Tinder et al) I'm not sure why you think you're the arbiter of all things online dating in 2019.

FYI the 3rd date went as promised and the 4th went above and beyond... laugh

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CaptainSlow

8,675 posts

151 months

Saturday 16th March
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Joey Deacon said:
I am a 7/10 non alpha type and I found it was like shooting fish in a barrel. I was 40 at the time and looked young for my age and my realisation was "lots of competition, but very little of it serious"

However, I would say don't waste your time on the hottest women unless you are a 9/10 minimum alpha as you will get nowhere.
Pretty much this. Looks wise I'm a strong 7 possibly 8, and in good shape for an early 40's chap. However, it's the whole package and relative to the competition. I'm pretty smart and can hold a conversation and can be quite witty, I also have a good job. When looking at the competition this combination is quite rare so when I was on the scene a few years ago I was quite successful.

Be careful with attire including the smart leather shoes though...the ladies don't want to date their dad. Also, chaps can age better than girls, those female 9s won't stay as 9s.

Monkeylegend

15,132 posts

170 months

Saturday 16th March
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CaptainSlow said:
Joey Deacon said:
I am a 7/10 non alpha type and I found it was like shooting fish in a barrel. I was 40 at the time and looked young for my age and my realisation was "lots of competition, but very little of it serious"

However, I would say don't waste your time on the hottest women unless you are a 9/10 minimum alpha as you will get nowhere.
Pretty much this. Looks wise I'm a strong 7 possibly 8, and in good shape for an early 40's chap. However, it's the whole package and relative to the competition. I'm pretty smart and can hold a conversation and can be quite witty, I also have a good job. When looking at the competition this combination is quite rare so when I was on the scene a few years ago I was quite successful.

Be careful with attire including the smart leather shoes though...the ladies don't want to date their dad. Also, chaps can age better than girls, those female 9s won't stay as 9s.
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technodup

5,121 posts

69 months

Saturday 16th March
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CaptainSlow said:
Pretty much this. Looks wise I'm a strong 7 possibly 8, and in good shape for an early 40's chap. However, it's the whole package and relative to the competition. I'm pretty smart and can hold a conversation and can be quite witty, I also have a good job. When looking at the competition this combination is quite rare so when I was on the scene a few years ago I was quite successful.
You're not allowed to be successful on this thread. Plucky losers only. wink

Gretchen

16,386 posts

155 months

Saturday 16th March
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CaptainSlow said:
Be careful with attire including the smart leather shoes though...the ladies don't want to date their dad. Also, chaps can age better than girls, those female 9s won't stay as 9s.
What? My Dad is awesome. Wearing sandals and socks might be a problem though...

I’m going to dispute the men aging well thing. The guys I knew at school who were the ‘jocks’, the ‘9s’ that all the girls wanted to date haven’t aged well at all! They look twenty years older than me now. Some shockingly so.

CaptainSlow

8,675 posts

151 months

Saturday 16th March
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Not all guys for sure but if you can keep yourself in shape the grey hair and craggy features can still be appealing. Whereas some attactive women tend to pump their lips full of plastic and freeze their foreheads in the pursuit of youth.

Gretchen

16,386 posts

155 months

Saturday 16th March
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CaptainSlow said:
Not all guys for sure but if you can keep yourself in shape the grey hair and craggy features can still be appealing. Whereas some attactive women tend to pump their lips full of plastic and freeze their foreheads in the pursuit of youth.
I’ve stayed away from anything false and plastic. I read an article decades ago about swallowing and how all the nutrition would keep your skin youthful...


slopes

28,615 posts

126 months

Saturday 16th March
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Gretchen said:
CaptainSlow said:
Not all guys for sure but if you can keep yourself in shape the grey hair and craggy features can still be appealing. Whereas some attactive women tend to pump their lips full of plastic and freeze their foreheads in the pursuit of youth.
I’ve stayed away from anything false and plastic. I read an article decades ago about swallowing and how all the nutrition would keep your skin youthful...
I need to show this piece of advise to the wife

jonamv8

2,314 posts

105 months

Saturday 16th March
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Gretchen said:
CaptainSlow said:
Not all guys for sure but if you can keep yourself in shape the grey hair and craggy features can still be appealing. Whereas some attactive women tend to pump their lips full of plastic and freeze their foreheads in the pursuit of youth.
I’ve stayed away from anything false and plastic. I read an article decades ago about swallowing and how all the nutrition would keep your skin youthful...
LOL

On a serious note I had a girlfriend who was 49, and FAF. She literally would insist on this EVERY time. She looked about 35 - stunner

CaptainSlow

8,675 posts

151 months

Saturday 16th March
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jonamv8 said:
Gretchen said:
CaptainSlow said:
Not all guys for sure but if you can keep yourself in shape the grey hair and craggy features can still be appealing. Whereas some attactive women tend to pump their lips full of plastic and freeze their foreheads in the pursuit of youth.
I’ve stayed away from anything false and plastic. I read an article decades ago about swallowing and how all the nutrition would keep your skin youthful...
LOL

On a serious note I had a girlfriend who was 49, and FAF. She literally would insist on this EVERY time. She looked about 35 - stunner
Huh?

guy_spyder550

549 posts

148 months

Sunday 17th March
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Well recently joined Match (As punishment for unknown past sins I think) after being on POF. Seen quite a percentage of faces on Match that were on POF.

At 5'9" its seems as a bloke you've got to be at least 5'11" for any reply on Match, though was probably the same on POF. I don't mind the ladies negatively rounding my height down an inch, if they don't mind me rounding them up a dress size wink


Question is there a way of identifying the paying subscribers on Match? so you have some chance of a response or a least target those profiles first

There seems to be a 'Has a personal ad/With a personal as' search filter not sure what that is for though?


Edited by guy_spyder550 on Sunday 17th March 16:00

Greenmantle

342 posts

47 months

Monday 18th March
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slopes said:
Gretchen said:
CaptainSlow said:
Not all guys for sure but if you can keep yourself in shape the grey hair and craggy features can still be appealing. Whereas some attactive women tend to pump their lips full of plastic and freeze their foreheads in the pursuit of youth.
I’ve stayed away from anything false and plastic. I read an article decades ago about swallowing and how all the nutrition would keep your skin youthful...
See I told you cat people are weird!!
BUT
after being on Match for a couple of months I have to say now that dog people are just bonkers.
My experiences are:
(1) Women want tall men. Sadly I am not one of them.
(2) A lot of window shopping with very little action.
(3) The women who have contacted me first are the interesting ones. Their bio's are quirky, witty and real. They make up for all the other "one photo look at me" ads.
(4) The zero social media foot print is a real curve ball to them.

Flibble

4,579 posts

120 months

Tuesday 19th March
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guy_spyder550 said:
Well recently joined Match (As punishment for unknown past sins I think) after being on POF. Seen quite a percentage of faces on Match that were on POF.

At 5'9" its seems as a bloke you've got to be at least 5'11" for any reply on Match, though was probably the same on POF. I don't mind the ladies negatively rounding my height down an inch, if they don't mind me rounding them up a dress size wink


Question is there a way of identifying the paying subscribers on Match? so you have some chance of a response or a least target those profiles first

There seems to be a 'Has a personal ad/With a personal as' search filter not sure what that is for though?
Apparently a lot of blokes lie about their height (I had a couple of dates who were surprised I was honest), so they're probably rounding you down 2-3 inches. frown

Halb

46,671 posts

122 months

Tuesday 19th March
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CaptainSlow said:
Not all guys for sure but if you can keep yourself in shape the grey hair and craggy features can still be appealing. Whereas some attactive women tend to pump their lips full of plastic and freeze their foreheads in the pursuit of youth.
Quite. Sean Connery was sexiest man at 106!

The height thing is interesting. A lot of women stipulate height, even when they're midgets.

Bumble/tinder, so much window shopping

Saleen836

6,309 posts

148 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Halb said:
CaptainSlow said:
Not all guys for sure but if you can keep yourself in shape the grey hair and craggy features can still be appealing. Whereas some attactive women tend to pump their lips full of plastic and freeze their foreheads in the pursuit of youth.
Quite. Sean Connery was sexiest man at 106!

The height thing is interesting. A lot of women stipulate height, even when they're midgets.

Bumble/tinder, so much window shopping
What job you do is also a mitigating factor from my experiance, apparently being a tradesman isn't a desired job!

technodup

5,121 posts

69 months

Tuesday 19th March
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The two most recent ones I've been 'dating' binned me off yesterday once they realised I was only interested in one thing. Unfortunate both twigged on the same day but that's life. So I decided to go against myself and pay for the 'added' Bumble. Being a tight arse I realised I could just pay £2.49, check the match queue and cancel the payment. So I did.

28 matches miraculously became 7. None of whom I'd have any interest in whatsoever. Not even worth £2.49.

On the plus side a new Tinder match has just messaged so as ever it's swings and roundabouts.