I have never participated at a dating web site - BUT, as a joke, I made an account over at Plentyoffish.com in order to harass a guy friend of mine who's been over there, pulling in the laydays. It required me to make an account, and later, when I tried to delete it, I discovered that the site wouldn't let me delete an account for 24 hours. So when I came back to the profile the next day, I have a pile of messages : some from men who seem like nice guys, but there were several who were the pushiest, most demanding and freaky guys - it was a little startling and terrifying. If someone had talked like that to me in person, I would have gone off on them. I still plan to take the account down, since I have no desire to have a boyfriend right now, as funny as harassing a friend would have been, but I have to ask - has anyone had a GOOD experience with dating sites? They seem so artificial and creepy. Strangers pushing to enter the most intimate and private areas of another person's life as if they have some right to be there, seems highly offensive to me.