Going from days/weeks of texting to deleting them from my phone always is disappointing. I can't recall who she was (she never uploaded a picture), but it doesn't matter because she never responded back to my e-mail.
With that, I am sick of online dating, but know no other way.
It is just too difficult to compete online for women.
There is no formula for "pick-up" lines or what to say or how to approach. I don't believe in the instant chemistry, but much like a job interview, there are a bunch of other candidates in back of me and one wrong move, or if there isn't that instant spark, then I'm done for! Perhaps I need to learn to simply shrug it off and move on! I am 27 years old and have been resorting to online dating for the last 10 years. With college done with, I am doing the 40-hour work week. I only got one match, who revealed herself almost a month after the event.
As I got older, went to college and work, I was able to get out of my shell and meet people, although the people I've met (females) were always in a relationship or a bad mix of there being a large age gap at work/school.
With that I'd say to myself "Whelp, back to the online dating, I guess".
The other day a 28yo hottie replied to my online message "you're cute, and your profile is not too shabby compared to the others I see her." Time to shake off that "all i do is try meeting women online" image, and more importantly, your beliefs. I agree with much of what you told him, but I would add that he might consider moving.
The OP’s situation is quite typical for a young man who’s done “everything right” (education, career, finances, health and fitness) but who remains stymied by the exigencies of modern dating.