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5 Online Dating Tips I Wished I’d Known When I Was Younger

Posted on December 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

By all accounts, I’m an online dating veteran. I joined my first dating site in the early 1990s, when people used forums and bulletin boards to find matches online, and have been on and off dating sites ever since. When I look back at my very first dates, it’s easy to see where things could have gone wrong.

Tip 1: Chat face to face

Back in the olden days when online dating wasn’t socially acceptable, people often were reluctant to post pictures or videos online – with reason. However, these days are long gone and you should be on your guards if the person you’re chatting avoids showing his or her face. Ask for one or more pictures at the very least if their profile has none. Be prepared to send or show pictures of you too, in return, if only to build trust.

If your relationship progresses, you should always chat face-to-face online before meeting in person. You’ll get to know one another so much better than through written messages: studies have shown that up to 93 percent of communication effectiveness depends on non-verbal cues. It’s also the best way to expose people using PhotoShopped pictures or online dating scammers hiding behind stolen identities.

If your date resists an online video chat, don’t take no for an answer. It’s free to chat online over Skype or Google Talk for example. MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger also allow video chats – all you need is a webcam. With FaceTime coming to the iPad 2 and iPhone 4, you have more choices than ever before.

Tip 2: Get his or her contact details

As the conversation progresses, you’ll make arrangements for a first date. Make sure you swap contact details ahead of time. You should be on your guards if your date resists giving their phone number. Online dating scammers living overseas will often push back on this.

Always give your date a courtesy call ahead of time to confirm time and place. It also helps validate that the number you have is indeed theirs.

Tip 3: Meet in a public place

Choose a public space where you can be seen for your first date. Coffee shops and food courts are ideal because they’re busy places. And if you’re looking for something a little more romantic, make sure you avoid quiet or poorly lit areas.

Please keep this in mind all at times. It’s easy to get carried away as your date progresses, moving from a public busy spot a secluded area. Be on your guards at all times, from start to finish, no matter who charming he is.

Tip 4: It’s OK to say no

This tip is for you if you don’t like to say ‘no’ or tend to look for ways to accommodate others. When you feel under pressure, it can be even harder to voice your opinion and stand up for yourself. If you think this could be an issue, practice your lines ahead of time in front of a mirror. It’ll make it easier to turn down requests firmly yet politely on the day.

Tip 5: Tell your friends

Last but not least, let your close friends or parents know when and where you’ll be seeing someone. Make sure they have your date’s name and contact number in case something goes wrong.

Ideally, you could have a friend call you when you’re with your date – it’s a great ‘get out card’ if the date isn’t going to plan and you’re looking for an excuse to leave. Make sure you mention you’re seeing ‘so and so’ on the call to your friend to make it clear to your date that others know where you are.

Together, these and other dating tips can keep you safe when you’re out and about.

3 Great Online Dating Advantages

Posted on December 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

Online dating is very easy, it’s seen as a great way of helping those of us who are far too busy at work to go to lots of date nights in person looking for a companion.

There are a couple of different reasons why more and more people are trying their luck with online dating sites as a way to find love nowadays. There are many of us who have had broken hearts more than once and so find it very hard to develop a strong feeling of trust with the opposite gender.

There are also those of us who have simply been too busy with our jobs so haven’t had much of a chance, if one at all, to have a good go at finding love; if you are one of these people you might not have any idea of where to start in the offline world of dating.

Many people have lost loved ones and naturally find it very hard to start dating people again from their local area; this is why after a certain amount of time has passed, when they feel that they can love again, they choose to use dating sites so they can have a fresh start.

These examples are only a few of the many, many reasons why thousands of people decide to visit online dating sites. Despite all of these reasons, what tends to bring most people to dating websites are the endless online dating advantages that they have when compared to dating offline.

So these are three great online dating advantages you should take in count…

1. If you choose to date online, you will never need to be concerned about your hair or your choice of clothes; this aspect is often very appealing to women of all ages.

2. Another great advantage that online dating possesses over offline dating is the price; you only need to communicate online until you are ready to meet up in person. By doing this, you will save a lot of money having to travel far and having lots of money lost on expensive dates in places like restaurants, bars or other meeting places.

3. Apart from getting rid of all the worries that come with offline dating, online dating sites also have hugelibraries of people so you have a far bigger choice to select from when compared to offline dating. You will be able to pick whoever you want and if things don’t work out you can just move on swiftly. That’s something that can’t be easily done when offline dating.

Top 3 Tips to Safe Online Dating

Posted on December 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

People sometimes wish they could have 36 hours in one single day to get everything they need to done in time, and still would need a little extra time to take a break. The point is that today we are living our lives occupied mostly with things that occupies all the time that was given to us to enjoy the pleasures we were allowed to as human beings. One of the is the beauty of a relationship. In average we are spending way more than 8 hours at work, we get busy with other things like house chores, school, and other activities, but sometime there just seems to be no time left to enjoy the pleasure of starting to date someone. When we reach that point we seek help from only one option, Online Dating.

Online Dating has become part of people online, just like social media websites have. Just like Facebook is famous for its amazing Top Of the line social networking members list which as of January 2011 consists of over 600 million active users, so does names like Match and eHarmony, also consist with hundreds of thousands of members online that enjoy the pleasures of meeting lots of new people without having to leave the comfort of their own homes, or take too much time off the social busy lives.

While online dating becomes more and more popular, so does the need of having good tips and advices to promote safe dating online.

Here are 3 top online dating tips that should be on the top of you list while seeking a online dating service of any kind.

  1. Caution – Be really cautiuos if you meet someone online that just seems too good to be true, because as they say if it seems to good to be true, it probably is. Begin communicating online by instant messaging and afterwards try to see if the person on the other side shows different behavior than it initially had.
  2. Be Anonymous – This is a major step towards safe online dating. Protect you anonymity by not including any personal information on public spots of your profile like your real first and last name, email address, personal address, telephone numbers, or information that could lead back t you like the name of the place where you currently work, favorite spots, restaurants and those sort of things. Allow yourself to only share this type of information to people that you want to.
  3. Build trust – Never trust the first impression you have from people on the other side. Always understand that getting to know the real person you are interested in will only happen with time. Learning as much as you can about the person on the other side will allow to notice if the person stumbles over any words, or lies about something. If things don’t add up in the end. It’s likely that you are dealing with someone that will bring you no benefit at all.