Well, enough with match.com, jdate, eharmony (e-her-money), and the other so-called dating sites... who needs those with Daniweb.com? With over 200,000 active users, people *** should *** be able to make a connection here.

So, I start this thread as a dating thread. Post your personal, get a reply... maybe.

In fact, under coffee house, I think we should have a "Singles Scene"

This isn't a porn site, so don't bet that something like that will get started. If you want a dating service then go to something like MySpace.

? Who said anything about porno ?

I am talking social lounge... a place to meet.

>>? Who said anything about porno ?
Maybe not -- but DaniWeb is devoted to IT. If you want a dating service then go elsewhere. I for one would leave DaniWeb if it were turned into some sort of dating service.

Starbucks is a coffee house, not a dating service, so if people meet at starbucks, should it just close down and people stop going there? Universities are for education, so if people meet in class should the school just shut down and people stop learning???? Love can be found in many areas of life, and it generally happens where people have a common interest... right?

Come on, Ancient... it's not even correct what you say: "DaniWeb is devoted to IT" ... I read receipies (Dani's cookbook) and all sorts of stuff unrelated to I/T on DW. Plus, it's a total manipulation of my post to say "DaniWeb if it were turned into some sort of dating service" ... as if the site would not be I/T anymore... what I said was it should simply have a forum for people to meet. If two DW memebers get together for coffee, that should be cool.

Starbucks is a coffee house, not a dating service, so if people meet at starbucks, should it just close down and people stop going there?

No they shouldn't. But Starbucks doesn't have a "singles table" right?

Come on, Ancient... it's not even correct what you say: "DaniWeb is devoted to IT" ... I read receipies (Dani's cookbook)

True, but that thread was started back in the days when Daniweb wasn't nearly as professional as it is today.
Besides, that thread is in the coffee-house where all non-it-related threads are. If want to start dating on DW, just start a thread here in the coffee-house and I'll do my best to ignore it ;)
A dating forum would be a bad idea IMO.

off-topic: how is it that you are a 'team-colleague'. You weren't a moderator in the past right? Just curious :)

hey guys
well guys you are well respected guys in the DW community .why dont you just remove the tread and open a appropriate one rather eric.
By the way DW rocks ill participate to keep it that way
cheers

Come on, don't remove my thread. This is a good idea.

Eventually I will sell you guys on it... :)

Come on, don't remove my thread.

Don't worry, I won't remove it, we only remove threads that violate the Rules, and there is no indication of that here.

This is a good idea.

Questionable. There is really no reason you can't do that now in Geek's Lounge to a limited extent.

No they shouldn't. But Starbucks doesn't have a "singles table" right?

This.

A lounge thread is one thing, but a "Singles Scene" forum really has no relation to a technical forum site. A dating forum is a different genre altogther and adding one would only serve to commingle unrelated user populations.

No, dating in the lounge. Not a whole new forum. More like a thread.

It is possible.. I mean people meet from anywhere on the net.
I've met a lot of good friends from Yahoo Games.
Eventually we'll meet in person.

Eventually I will sell you guys on it... :)

Your task will be an uphill battle, as there are a fair number of "stick in the mud" ultra conservative members. To them a dating spot will be similar to the idea of same sex marriage. :)

Big fat nerd, 44, bald, no social skills - seeks young dolly bird for a good time.

Somehow, I am not expecting a deluge of PMs... ;-)

commented: Haha :) +6

this thread is totally out of what daniweb is about and i dont think it should even be open up in coffee house or anywhere in daniweb!this idea is totally ridiculous......there are other site devoted to this go there.this site is devoted to IT and stuff related...

commented: Oh, related stuff like psychic powers? -2

What an insanely hypocritical post. You say this thread shouldn't be here, but you actually contribute to the thread! If you think it is "unrelated" to DW, then why would you read it, much less reply to it?

That's the great thing... no one forces anyone to participate. So those that wouldn't care to be part of it, simply wouldn't visit the section. For instance, I don't code in PHP, so I never visit the PHP section -- just not relevant or appealing to me.

You guys are way too quick to criticize. You should try being more supportive.

I'm not sure whether I like the idea or not, but I like the thread. It's a more interesting topic than many in the Geek's Lounge; a nice change-up from a lot of the other threads, which are often just links to a YouTube video of a cat juggling while riding a bicycle or something. At least this thread spurs some decent debate. I don't know whether it would work though. This field is 90% guys, or at least it has been in my extremely small sample size. Wonder why that is. Guess that's another thread. :)

It might be a nightmare to moderate though, as far as people posting racy stuff or whatever. Some people don't have the best judgment as far as what to post to the whole world.

commented: Well said. This is an interesting thread +3

AH so what the hell.Y not
26 yrs old,young viby IT BOSS seeks friendship of any kind....
[lets see how it goes]

err i post just to tell you that the thread is irrelavent and should be deleted i don't think thats contributing to it...=]

err i post just to tell you that the thread is irrelavent and should be deleted i don't think thats contributing to it...=]

We don't delete threads based solely on personal opinion -- if that were the case it would have been deleted after the initial thread starter. No, we only delete threads that are gross violations of the Rules.

err i post just to tell you that the thread is irrelavent and should be deleted i don't think thats contributing to it...=]

I guess you have failed to realize that most threads in the Geeks Lounge are irrelevant and it's whole purpose is to serve as a place for such off-topic discussions. A forum specifically for dating is outside the intent of the site, but a lounge thread on it is no different than any other random lounge post.

"Our Geeks' Lounge forum is the place to chat about anything. Have fun and relax in this forum."
I copied this from the forum instructions...so, I guess this thread can be allowed...since it could be considered as 'anything'...

"Our Geeks' Lounge forum is the place to chat about anything. Have fun and relax in this forum."
I copied this from the forum instructions...so, I guess this thread can be allowed...since it could be considered as 'anything'...

Obviously it can be allowed, AD already said so :-/

maybe the title "dating on daniweb" gives a different picture to many..maybe the OP would have written something like "meet people on daniweb" or something otherwise the idea aint bad

When I saw the thread title I thought "at last, I can find out how old that tree in the garden is" - imagine my disappointment when I discovered we were not talking about radioisotope carbon-14 dating at all...

I'll get my (lab) coat.

commented: hahaha, very funny :D +3

Looking for a male couch/mouse potato with a large beer belly and a minor amount of hair on top, should be ugly enough to scare any insects out of my place.

commented: snicker +3

my ideal woman is someone that is into things things I am into and if i happen to find her here then YES that would be a plus.