Out of use dating
I’ve used this one way more times than I can count.
Sure, my breakup was six months ago, but it’s still affecting me — or at least I can “I’m not into guys.” This doesn’t really work with guys I know…but if it’s some rando who’s trying to get my number, it’s pure gold.
Online dating is a multi-billion dollar industry with over 40 million users and growing every day.
It inspires people meet their spouses and make new connections in a world where people just don’t have time to date the traditional way.
These are among the key findings of a national survey of dating and relationships in the digital era, the first dedicated study of this subject by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project since 2005.
One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.
They actually end up being really friendly about it.
They don’t feel rejected and I don’t have to deal with their creepy advances. “I don’t feel a spark.” This one is a little hard to say, but sometimes I’ll use this when I’m feeling extra noble and honest. “Hey man, I’m not feeling it.” They’ll usually come back with, “Oh, me neither — I just thought we could fool around.” Phew, looks like I dodged a bullet on that one.
They go on to say “Most of these are lies their dates can spot in the first few seconds of seeing them.
Makes sense: “I work in the entertainment industry”…Dude, you sell tickets at the local theater. According to MSNBC, research shows that 11% of people using online dating services are married. In 2011 alone, the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center lodged 5,600 complaints from victims of “romance scammers” with collective losses of over fifty million dollars.
BUT, it’s suspected that these numbers are much less than actual as many people are too embarrassed to come forward. Each year internet predators commit more than 16,000 abductions, 100 murders and thousands of rapes, according to Internet Predator 13. 33% of women who have sex on the first online dating encounter, of these, 4 out of 5 women did not use protection. An alarming 51% of online daters are already in a relationship of some kind.
If I get asked out and I don’t want to date the guy, there’s a whole Rolodex of excuses I use to shut it down when a simple, “No, thanks” will do.
Sometimes what I’m saying is a big fat true and sometimes it’s a big fat lie — either way, they always seem to work like a charm and keep the creeps far away from me.