I used internet dating in the past, dated the wrong person and I wasn't ready.. That kind of turned me off. Got tired of the mind games, girls getting offended easily, and the competition/needing to maintain their interest.
I'm about to be 26 and now in my first relationship. Been dating this girl for close to 6 months. I was set up via a facebook message from a co-worker stating her and some others got to talking and thought I would be a good match for her sister who was single. Decided what the heck and just started basic questions via facebook a couple times a week asking about her interests/hobbies. In our 6 months of dating, we have sent 1 emoji total. If it shows how lost i was, My girlfriend's sister would ask my co-workers about how we were doing on our first dates, and gave them advice to pass along to me. My co-workers actually came up with my 4th date idea which really seemed to get things more serious. Relationships are a bit harder than I thought and make me realize where I need to grow.