I'm friendly, but shy in some situations, and can't imagine approaching a guy in the store, the airport, or anywhere else we're supposed to meet.
I also have this aggravating quality of being forgettable.
I do think that having the internet and other media methods of meeting people getting more mainstream acceptance, has removed that "closed end" feeling when you were limited to dating those you met in real life, the feeling that you better take THIS train because there might not be another one coming soon, or if it did it would be the wrong kind of train) now we all figure that if the guy or gal we met thru the internet wasn't everything we ever dreamed of, forget them, log back in and keep looking.
I'm not coloring this as good OR bad, simply as a factor in the equation. Cindy OHave you ever walked into a room (bar, event, party, gathering, whatever) where there were, say, 50 guys...
Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.
I would never want to put all my attention to internet dating sites,but you can meet someone in a real life situation, have an attraction/interest and then have someone lose their nerve, or find out they really AREN'T as available as they wanted you to think..
Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. Dynomite, one thing you're missing is that the people like me who are average to below average looking, or shy, or live in places like Orange County, CA, where the competition is so ridiculously great looking, never get any dates at all.
The ones that people like me get, once every 2 years or less, happen to be either a neighbor or someone I worked with that got to know me and like me that way and many times, these are not people I'd ever seek out on the Internet with the # of negative qualities they possessed.
However, it's because the choices out in the real world are zero, that cause the dateless ones like myself, to have to settle with the poor choices that are afforded to me once every 2 years.
I finally got fed up with that and decided to just get really picky and ask for every single thing I want in a person by posting an online ad.