It's a generally accepted fact that about 20-25% of all relationships now start online.Not all of them last longer than a month, but lots of them begin.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.
However, for every story of online dating success, there are even more tales of people who weren't able to find anyone, or who weren't able to find anyone worthwhile.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'm a man and in my late 20's (currently mid-30's and been with my partner for a few years now) had a great time using OKCupid. Things I had going in my favor: I'm white, had a flexible job (could meet whenever) and vegan diet (probably the biggest help as vegan women way outnumber vegan men even here in Portland). Should be 3-5 sentences max and end in a relevant question that the recipient can answer.3. When someone tells a story, don't immediately tell one that's similar-- ask a question.5.I was able to average 2-3 dates per week and received replies to ~25% of my messages. If you get a response, don't waste time with back and forth. Open your age range to include women who are older than you are (try as much as a decade, not just 1-2 years).