That is because there are way more males than females on dating websites. It is a lot more competitive online than offline.
That is true, I have seen a lot of girls who write things like "if you are over 30 please stop contacting me" etc. I think there are a lot of old perverts trying to pick up young girls in early 20s etc. Once again the minority ruin it for the rest of us!
Although despite that, I still haven't had much success. I always assumed that online dating was the 'last resort', meaning you don't have much success in real-world dating and now you are here. I also assumed that women would be a little less picky, or at least open to different people (i.e nice guys) who are more likely to treat them better. Fatal mistake!
"I want a nice guy!" "No jerks/players please!" - all garbage. I'm not a player (gee, i wish!), I am a nice guy with a good job and a lot going for me (like a lot of people on this forum), yet i struggle to even get a few replies on those wretched websites. I have found that even though they say those things, they still seem to be seeking out a tall/muscly/good looking bad boy.
Furthermore, online dating consists of the following groups of people:
1.) extremely ugly/obese
2.) extremely desperate (also see point one)
4.) those seeking ego boost
I know where you are coming from though.. it doesn't do much for ones self esteem when you can't even get a date online. *sigh*