All in all, I probably spoke to about 25 different people.I realized how lonely they must be, and that this attempt to connect with people online was somewhat of a last resort for a lot of them …We would have conversations about hobbies, school, the weather, and weekend plans, but no one wanted to exchange phone numbers, or set up a place to meet.Typically, if I asked for either a number or a real date, I was met with radio silence and never heard from the guy again.Still, I held out hope, and then I tried my luck in Norfolk, Virginia, while visiting my parents over Labor Day weekend.Being the site of the world’s largest Navy base, I thought sheer numbers might result in an actual encounter.
While love is love no matter what, some prefer to date within their own race, ethnicity and even religious or political views.
While I found no mobile apps, there were three promising websites: After a few weeks of messaging locals and attempting to solicit dates in the Greater New York City area, I didn’t have much luck.
In retrospect, the popularity of mobile apps most likely draws the use of eligible military bachelors, because unlike these sites, the interface is more friendly and the likelihood of meeting someone is much higher.
So I’m a total novice when it comes to dating online, really dating at all.
But I deleted them after about a week, because I could never bring myself to actually go on dates with anyone who swiped right.