good morning laddo,
I just caught your reply.
it's very unlike me to come on these internet places during the day, so it's nice to have someone to reply too, whilst I'm scoffing my croissant and swigging my first coffee :-)
I'm amazed to discover the internet exists during day light & and don't turn into a pumpkin as soon as the sun rises lol
(sorry.. my weird sense of humour showing there.)
re: having a safe web place for people to become friends in reality, and maybe hook up?
I like you have experienced those web sites that do enable it & encourage it, and I've found everything you say to be true.
I will clarify I have nothing to do with the owning/ running of this site,
...so ultimately it's up to them to decide about that sort of thing.
...but I have had involvement in such places before, and I've always found them to be a terrible place to administer.
for a start one becomes morally responsible for the safety of the user's.
can you imagine how awful It feels, if someone meets someone on "your web site" and comes to harm? through it. (be it emotionally or actually physically. etc.)
also, I've noticed people do tend to be better behaved if they know there is no dating potential with the people they are typing too.
like you I've experienced other sites, where it can descend into a horrible display of peoples "dark sides" when they start showing off, or hurting people to gain someone's attention who they fancy.
usually the site admin's are the worst offenders, because folks have an implicit trust in them, often for no valid reason lol.
I like this place because it's safe here.
I sense no ones trying to show off, or exploit others to gain leverage into someone else's attention (as often happens in the real world.)
all the best.
addition to post
I think you just added your reply, whilst I was typing mine.
large group meetings for purely social purposes, correctly supervised and administered would be cool. i'd consider popping along to such a thing :-)
there is after all safety in numbers :-)
Edited by dotmarsdotcom, 07 November 2014 - 01:19 PM.