So I thought this was an interesting topic. Being a nerd guy who doesn't really go out as much as I should I used to think that dating websites were the place to meet women. In March of 2008 I tried Match.com for the first time and met a wonderful woman who I dated for nearly a year. But in the end it, despite how wonderful I thought she was we weren't a good match and it didn't work out. So for over a month now I have been trying it again. On match.com, spending too much money on eharmony.com and even have tried some of the free sites. I have made several observations, some good and some bad. First off, for a guy like me who works 50+ hours a week and lives in such a terribly small town (I am currently working and living in Meridian, TX in the middle of nowhere) I have enjoyed the ability to seek out eclectic females in the Austin and DFW area and while none of my "matches" have turned into anything what-so-ever I still like to believe that with time something good could come of the dating sites. Just some issues I have come across, on dating sites people do not take as many risks. I mean they look at the profile and if they are not 100% happy they do not even try to make contact with that person. I tend to believe one problem is my location, I am mostly writing women who live in the DFW and Austin areas as I want to go visit those cities more often and there is so much to do in those cities. Me being 2 hours away from both I think some women just do not even bother writing back. As if I do not have a car? Or maybe the weekend thing just doesn't work for them, that is fine. I just wish that wasn't such a turn off. I have been known to close out matches for the smallest things and then go back later and think about it and wonder if I would have met that person in real life first if something would have sparked. So have you tried dating sites? Which ones have you tried? Have you gone on any dates? Gotten into any serious relationships? Gotten into trouble?