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.
Those men who did reach out were often willing to share some fairly intimate personal details.
In talking to them, I learned that a majority of the guys using the sites are in their late 30s, have a few kids, and are looking for a wife to settle down with.
After a week on this site with seemingly no coherent mail, I quit it too.
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.
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 …
You’re better off trying your luck at a local bar, or just quitting the game altogether and signing up for Seamless and Netflix, because what’s better than ordering takeout and binge-watching “Stranger Things”?
I hear this all the time: "There are no good men out there"; or this: "There are no good women." Usually the speaker illustrates one of the assertions with a sad or funny dating story that ends either with resignation to single status or with anger at the depressing situation he or she "has to" endure.