I joined Match a year or two ago, but was never very excited about it. When my membership expired, I didn’t renew it. I thought, why pay , when I am getting no results and very frustrated about it. After about 8 months, I saw there was yet another special deal to join, so I caved, and re-joined the masses on Match. It hasn’t changed.
Here is my problem. As we have discussed in the past, I do like younger men. Not extremely younger , though when they message me, I fight temptation. I am getting more practical in my old age. Usually.
One of the main reasons I am not thrilled with Match.com, is because most of the time I am sent matches that to me, really don’t match at all. Let me explain. For example, if I put in 47-63 year old age group, I get matches within that age group. BUT, the age range that the men are seeking , does not in any way match mine. Is that a half match? It doesn’t make sense to me if I am looking for men in a certain age group and specific ethnic groups, that I am sent men that may meet my specific age requirement, but nothing else at all. These men do not want my age group. They are seeking women decades younger. So, even if I am willing to get someone near my age, whether it is up or down, most of the time they are seeking women in their 30s and 40s. The men that are viewing me and “liking” me, are much older than I am. Nothing wrong with that, except my beef is, they are not matching the criteria I chose. And the ones I am getting for matches, I don’t match the criteria that they chose. I am getting a list of men recommended, that do not want someone my age. Where is my Match there?
I am not saying necessarily that it is Match’s fault per se. They are sending me matches that fit my criteria to a point. I will give them that. But if almost every guy in that group wants someone decades younger, that does not work for me.
Looks like I wont be renewing this again.
You can’t help the likes and dislikes on any of these matches. I state quite clearly in my profile that camping and hiking are not my thing. Fishing is pretty close to those activities as well, though fishing I can deal with if I am not getting seasick on a boat. I sound like a barrel of fun, don’t I? And yes, there are many men who clearly state that if you are not interested in outdoor activities, or sailing is not your thing , then don’t contact them. No problem here. I know the dating sites say they match up likes and dislikes, but again, I am not in complete agreement on that one. I know you can’t get it down to exact specifics, but coming close would be great. Like all of my matches who clearly want someone much younger, usually want her to be able to hike to the campgrounds with a fishing pole. Have fun.
I am starting to believe that though opposites do attract, it doesn’t necessarily translate to lasting.
I was married to an opposite. Note the WAS. I am from New York City originally and he is from Georgia. Him: Raised as a Southern Baptist from Georgia. Me: New York Jewish girl. Not sure you can get more opposite than that. He was quiet, I was not. He didn’t like to talk in person or on the phone. Me: I can talk to anyone ,anywhere, any time. He was not comfortable in social situations, I thrived on them.
I think some opposites can compliment each other. Others are like oil and water .
Dating sites for me seem to match oil and water. I need a ham and cheese or bacon and egg match.