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The Hazards of Online Dating

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

A look at the hazards of online dating

There is no denying that online dating can be a lot of fun but from time to time it can have hazards that can have you reconsidering your dating options and methods. The best thing that you can do before you start your online dating journey is to know about the hazards that may pose a problem for you and try your hardest to avoid them causing too much of a problem.

One of the first things that you may find to be a problem is that the whole idea of online dating can seem very seducing. This means that when you are lonely in the evenings after work with no one to cuddle up to a night, even the most unattractive and uninteresting men can seem almost appealing. Perhaps your judgment is slightly clouded by the romance of it all but whatever it is, you could find yourself meeting and dating men that you would never normally date which can be both a good thing and a bad thing.

The anonymity of online dating is another thing that can be both great but also bad at the same time. It means that you might put yourself in potentially dangerous situations without even thinking about it such as giving addresses, emails, phone numbers and all sorts of other important and confidential details without a second thought. This could put you in danger of many things and one of those things is identity fraud.

The last thing that you should think about when it comes to online dating and the hazards that you can come up against is the fact that you can misunderstand a lot of the written text that is passed from person to person. In real life dating, you can pick up things such as body language and tone of voice in order to figure out the situation but with online dating, this cannot be done and therefore you can rush things when the other person is trying to slow things down and vice versa.

 

Trying Online Dating for The First Time

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
Trying Online Dating

If you have never tried dating sites online before, you may be nervous to begin.  You may feel that dating is frustrating and difficult at best, and are unsure about how to begin using technology to help you out in that area.  You may have experienced a relationship where you invested a lot of time only to find that you really weren’t interested in the same things.  Just trying to find available singles by frequenting clubs or bars can be expensive, and may even be unsafe.  If this describes a little about how you feel, you should try online dating sites.
Online dating services help people pre-screen others before actually beginning to date them.  You can find out what their interests are, where they are located and what they look like without ever leaving home.  Each member creates his or her own personal profile, which remains private unless they decide to share it with others.  Only the compatibility part of the profile is public, and this is to help members weed out those who do not match them well to begin with.
Another benefit of services that offer online dating is the fact that you can access them whenever and wherever you are.  For instance, if you work nights, you can get online during the day and look for singles who look interesting to you.  You can send a message at your convenience and then go to bed.  When you get up at night before going to work, you can check your messages to see if anyone has responded.

Benefits from online dating services abound.  By being able to find people who match your relationship preferences, age group, interests, or even occupation, you can do the hard part of dating online in a easy way.  Once you find some singles who match your needs and seem interested in you, the fun part of dating can begin.

Online Date Safe

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Online dating in these days can be quite the event.  People will do anything to get a girl to show some interest, and sometimes those ideas can backfire.  There are endless ways to meet people, if that is your goal, and online dating is a whole other world to add to the mix.  However, in online dating, there are a few elements that differ from any other way of meeting people.  It is important to be aware of the pros and cons, and make any opportunity for an online date safe for you.

Let’s face it—with online dating, you don’t really know what you are dealing with–or whom, for that matter.  Although even in “real life,” situations may occur that make you realize that the person you are dating is not the person you initially imagined, online dating provides less physical contact, which makes it a little harder to determine the true nature of a person you are talking to.  However, it is based on communication, which may be a weak point in normal, outside of the internet-dating.  With this in mind, you can make your online date safe.  Keep in mind that it is by communicating that you are going to get to know each other—watch for any type of red flag that shows up in your correspondence with someone else.

Be aware that there are people out there who really are looking to fool or deceive you.  Your personal information, including credit card numbers and other things like that, should be kept confidential, in almost any case.  There is a possibility, however small, that you might become the victim of an online con man or thief.  Online date safe—and guard personal things such as this, so as to avoid problems in the future.

Be safe, and smart about the decisions that you make.  There are many good things available out there on the internet, but with every good thing, there is bound to be a bad one.  Keep your wits about you, and do your online dating as safely as possible.

Introducing Your Date To Your Family

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

So you set up an online profile and gave the internet Gods a chance to set you up with the perfect match.  Surprisingly enough, it worked and you started dating a wonderful girl who could end up being your Mrs. in a matter of time.  As things are getting progressively more serious, it comes time to meet the family.  This can be a pretty big deal for a lot of people and can  be a make-it or break-it outing.  The fact of the matter is that some people were born into relatively normal families, but those people are few are far between.  For the rest of us, we’ve got some strange relatives that will take some getting used to.  There are some tips that you can take into consideration before you introduce your significant other to your family.

The first thing that you will want to do is to prep your partner.  You will want to give them a pretty good idea of who to talk to and who to stay away from.  Give them a heads up that Auntie Marie is going to slobber all over their face with kisses galore or that Uncle Dick will try to tackle them because he used to play football in his younger years.   If there are any family issues going on at the time, make sure they know at least a little bit about it so that they know what topics to try and avoid.  You might encourage them to get to know certain family members that they would probably get along with better.  It is also important to prep your family on  your significant other so that they don’t make a scene or make anything too awkward.  Following these prep steps can help you to make sure that everything runs smoothly and that you don’t run into any unforeseen problems.

Your Online Dating Profile

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

The truth about your online dating profile

It is easy to get carried away when it comes to creating a profile for your online dating site. You want your photos to be picture perfect and your “About Me” box to be absolutely titillating. There is nothing wrong with setting your own profile standards high but let’s face it, there will be things about yourself that you might hate that other people may like and that is what you need to remember.

Who cares if your profile picture isn’t a supermodel style pose and you have a slight tummy and hair out of place? The things that you may pinpoint in these pictures may seem like bad things to you but to someone else could be quite endearing. For the girls out there, beautiful women mean high maintenance and although these girls may be Ok for the guys to sleep with, someone down the line they want something or someone slightly easier to please! Be yourself in your profile picture and if you want to put a wacky picture up of you slightly drunk at your last birthday, just do it. At least the people looking at your photo will know that you know how to have fun!

Another tip that you will very often read about creating profiles for online dating is not to reveal too much but not to say too little. This can make life very confusing and for the most part, people looking at your profile will only glance over it before deciding whether or not they want to send you a message. Something direct and to the point is much easier for other people to manage than a long rambling essay that no one will probably read anyway!