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05 Jan 2019, 12:46 am

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Not everyone in the army is in war zones or on a battlefield though. Many are stationed at army bases.



Can a real Army guy go on a dating site? Just a question.

they have been known to do that, yes. btw a real "army guy" [any military fella] won't mention right off the bat that he is military. :idea:


I’m glad you were safe in the Army. When I was talking to him, he seems like two different ppl, in the beginning, he used periods, question marks, then he didn’t used them later, he sometimes spelled wrong too, oh well,he’s history now, GOOD!

thank you :flower: I am curious about what he did to turn you off?


He asked me for money.


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05 Jan 2019, 1:00 am

Kitty4670 wrote:
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Not everyone in the army is in war zones or on a battlefield though. Many are stationed at army bases.



Can a real Army guy go on a dating site? Just a question.

they have been known to do that, yes. btw a real "army guy" [any military fella] won't mention right off the bat that he is military. :idea:


I’m glad you were safe in the Army. When I was talking to him, he seems like two different ppl, in the beginning, he used periods, question marks, then he didn’t used them later, he sometimes spelled wrong too, oh well,he’s history now, GOOD!

thank you :flower: I am curious about what he did to turn you off?


He asked me for money.

that is a dead giveaway for a grifter, for sure. glad you dodged that bullet. there are far better out there waiting for a nice person.



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05 Jan 2019, 3:28 pm

People truly in the Army could go on dating sites.

Some very lonely people are in the Army.

Glad you dodged that bullet, Kitty :D



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05 Jan 2019, 10:45 pm

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People truly in the Army could go on dating sites.
There was a soldier on an ep of Catfish who contacted the show & got on because he was being catfished by a woman he met on a dating site.


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09 Jan 2019, 12:46 am

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People truly in the Army could go on dating sites.

Some very lonely people are in the Army.

Glad you dodged that bullet, Kitty :D



I think I’m talking to a guy in the Army, I don’t know, he never asked me for money, his internet is ok, he told me he wants to retire, get a house & have a life with me.


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09 Jan 2019, 6:17 am

^ He's another scam.



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09 Jan 2019, 6:54 am

I think it’s another scammer, too. It’s too soon for him to be saying things like that. What is the other man you’re talking to like?


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09 Jan 2019, 7:34 am

Kitty4670 wrote:
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People truly in the Army could go on dating sites.

Some very lonely people are in the Army.

Glad you dodged that bullet, Kitty :D



I think I’m talking to a guy in the Army, I don’t know, he never asked me for money, his internet is ok, he told me he wants to retire, get a house & have a life with me.


Have a life with you? You've never even met him. :roll: That's creepy.



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09 Jan 2019, 7:47 am

In general you cannot talk about what you DO in the armed forces, this is regardless of which one you work for. You can say that "i'm in the marine" for example, but not "I'm an operative sniping talibans, i have a TS/SCI clearance and the coordinates for our secret base is x,y".

Only in rare cases you cannot even mention the armed forces. For me it was "I work in government". Later on, that policy changed when a bunch of people started talking openly about where they worked because they wanted attention, them a bunch of us said "f**k it" and also jumped on that train. But we still didn't talk about details.

In general, Armed forces wages are lower than private sector wages, but not so low that you have to ask for money - that is just sets off alarms. Unless you have PTSD or something you can adopt to a civilian life and not end up on the streets and ask for money. But then i suppose you rarely have internet access.


And i agree, someone who wants to "have a life with you" is a bit creepy, especially when you haven't even met yet.


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09 Jan 2019, 7:58 am

Yep. Agree on the creepiness.

He doesn’t even KNOW you, whatsoever.



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10 Jan 2019, 2:35 am

Kitty4670 wrote:
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People truly in the Army could go on dating sites.

Some very lonely people are in the Army.

Glad you dodged that bullet, Kitty :D



I think I’m talking to a guy in the Army, I don’t know, he never asked me for money, his internet is ok, he told me he wants to retire, get a house & have a life with me.

nobody of any quality would say anything like that to you so soon. he is playing you, please beware.



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10 Jan 2019, 7:46 pm

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He was scam artist pretending to be in the Army, he asked me for money for better internet service, he think I was born yesterday!! This same thing happened to me over 2 years ago.


I could speak of a similar story.. beats me why anyone from this line of work needs to have some money buried for a rainy day, dental work perhaps? when your eating out of a can of soup all seasons, maybe a health plan is forefront of his mind, but if it is the latter, then clearly forces depression have crept in.
You've done the right thing anyway, say to him, if he's worried about prosthetics, see a counsellor instead.
These guys usually need GSOH to brighten up their day so keep it simple but to the point and eventually he'll move on.



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10 Jan 2019, 8:26 pm

Actually, someone telling you they want to build a life with you when they haven't met you isn't creepy - sometimes people do fall deeply in love with other people's personalities (instead of looks) over the Internet.

- However, this is not one of those times - and a guy telling you that the first day he talks to you is obviously a scam.



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10 Jan 2019, 10:21 pm

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Actually, someone telling you they want to build a life with you when they haven't met you isn't creepy - sometimes people do fall deeply in love with other people's personalities (instead of looks) over the Internet.

- However, this is not one of those times - and a guy telling you that the first day he talks to you is obviously a scam.
Me & both my exes & current girlfriend told each other things like that before we met in person. However we had known each other for a while online 1st & we chatted aLOT. Someone saying something like that after only chatting for a day is full of sh!t.


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11 Jan 2019, 1:17 am

nick007 wrote:
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Actually, someone telling you they want to build a life with you when they haven't met you isn't creepy - sometimes people do fall deeply in love with other people's personalities (instead of looks) over the Internet.

- However, this is not one of those times - and a guy telling you that the first day he talks to you is obviously a scam.
Me & both my exes & current girlfriend told each other things like that before we met in person. However we had known each other for a while online 1st & we chatted aLOT. Someone saying something like that after only chatting for a day is full of sh!t.


Yes, that's precisely my point. ;)