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 …It’s also worth noting that on all three sites, there was really no way to create a geographical limit.A couple days into my quest for love, I was getting messages from some people who lived five miles away, and others who lived in Germany and Japan.My plan was foiled, however, when Hurricane Hermine struck the coast and left me stuck at home with my family, where we all got drunk and played a full game of Monopoly. When I returned to New York, I realized that I wasn’t going to get anyone to meet up face-to-face on any of these sites.So instead, I began questioning all the people I was messaging about why they had turned to online dating.minus the guys that were just looking for nude photos, of course.After a month of mostly trivial conversations about the weather, what it’s like to live in New York, and if I would consider getting a Kik account, I can now say 100% that military dating sites suck.
The interface was so confusing that I couldn’t figure out if the messages were to me, or ones I had sent.
Recently though, I started to think about how hard relationships can be for service members and veterans.
So naturally, I took to Google to see if there was an online service for military dating.
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.