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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.
I couldn’t tell the difference between live chats, messages, winks, likes, and whatever else was going on.
The interface was so confusing that I couldn’t figure out if the messages were to me, or ones I had sent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a week on this site with seemingly no coherent mail, I quit it too.
As a result, most of my interactions came from Military