Month: May 2015

7 More Tips For An Exceptional Online-Dating Profile

So we all know by now that it’s your profile that’s crucial to success with online dating.

A few more top tips on making your profile stand out!

1. Fill It Out
Sparse profiles look lazy. Try and be informative, complete, detailed. There’s nothing worth than finding someone who looks great but provides no insight to whom they actually are as a person.

2. Run The Spell-Check
It’s a simple one but oh-so-often overlooked. Don’t look sloppy.

3. Photo Photo Photo
I’ve been over this one before.

4. Say What You’re Looking For
If it’s casual sex, then that’s fine. But be upfront about it. Don’t waste the time of people who aren’t going to be right for you.

5. Don’t Give Everything Away
Avoid revealing everything about yourself upfront. It’s OK to talk about your hobbies, but leave some mystery for later! Include a splattering of humour in your profile.

6. Don’t List Accomplishments
No-one likes a show off. Don’t just use your profile as a place to list the benefits of dating you or what you’ve done. Show that you’re a spontaneous, creative and honest person. You need to be exciting to be around!

7. Be Patient
Don’t sound desperate, so avoid using desperate words in your profile. You don’t want to sound like you’re going to jump in too quick with someone. Girls especially, like to take things slow, so don’t give off signals of pressure in your profile.

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Making The Most Of Online Dating

A few years back, people found on-line dating was too taboo for the mainstream. Today, things are different. It’s the hot spot for meeting a potential new love interest!

So, if you’re considering jumping into the pool of on-line dating, here are a few tips that will make the experience a more enjoyable and successful one.

  • Find someone who shares your common interest, life goals and family preferences. It is important to share some of the same hopes in order for a relationship to be worthwhile.
  • Use caution when giving out personal information, for instance your name and telephone number. At first, provide nothing more than an e-mail address – be careful even with this; you don’t want them tracking you down on social media!
  • During casual conversations, look for possible warning signs of control, jealousy or anger.
  • If they seem to be extremely needy or needs to talk to you every minute, this may be a sign of possessive behaviour and you might want to think twice! If you notice this happening, move on and find another possible on-line dating match.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions. It’s perfectly normal to inquire about marital status, children, hopes, dreams, etc. If someone is uncomfortable with these questions, it’s a good indication they have something to hide.
  • Don’t rush. Take the time to get to know someone before you decide that you are comfortable enough to meet them. A relationship takes time to build and there is no reason to rush into anything.
  • If you learn that someone hasn’t been honest about his or her profile, end it immediately. Dishonesty is no way to begin a relationship and it makes you question anything else that they may be hiding.
  • With honesty in mind, it is important that you be honest in your profile and with anyone whom you are having an on-line dating relationship with. If and when the relationship is ready to move to the next level, it will be too late to correct anything that wasn’t truthful and the chance of a relationship will likely be lost.
  • Be yourself. Don’t pretend to like something or be someone that you are not just to please the other person. If they are the right one for you, there will not be a reason to not be yourself.
  • If you plan to meet someone in person, do so in a public place. Preferably, the meeting time would be early in the day or the afternoon. It’s never a good idea to meet after dark or in a secluded area.
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Moving Online Dating into the Offline World – When To Meet Up

Technology is moving at an extremely fast pace. It’s constantly making our lives easier, but also more connected. In fact, thanks to technology, one of the biggest venues people are now using to find their significant other is right in front of you, 24/7. Yes, it’s the internet dating phenomenon.

Connection in the love sense can happen anywhere, that’s one of the most exciting things about it. But a lot of people who meet on-line struggle when it comes to moving that relationship they’ve built into the real world.

Thanks to the internet, more and more people are now finding partners – it’s like having every option at your fingertips and you’re no longer restricted to whom you meet at bars or clubs. Every kind of culture, interest, body type and personality is available in someone who’s on-line dating, so there really is someone for everyone.

The problem with on-line dating is that the virtual barrier prevents intimacy from developing right away. People are much more guarded on-line as well, which is probably a good thing! To turn a virtual relationship into a real one, that leap into the real world must occur at the right time and right place.

My advice with on-line dating is to move into the real world as soon as possible, but don’t jump the gun. You must be 100% sure the person is firstly safe, and secondly, worth it. You shouldn’t ever meet someone you feel uncomfortable about, but also there is no point in meeting with them if they’re not the kind of person you’d have dated in the first place anyway. Be realistic when deciding whether someone you met on-line is actually going to turn out to be what you expect.

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4 Steps to deal with the Heartbreak of Breaking Up

Heartbreak is painful. It’s horrid. But we all inevitably have to go through it at some point in our time on this blue planet. Some people deal with it better than others, but for most it’s a dull emotional ache which you just yearn to go away. Unfortunately, there is no cure for a broken heart – much like a hangover, you have to ride it out. Time is the only great healer, and in time, the pain will fade. Between now and then, there are a few things you can do to help yourself or another through this emotional time.

1. Talk To Someone
Don’t hold your feelings inside. Make sure you share your problems with a friend, let them listen, let them comfort you. They can probably offer you some advice to help out! You don’t have to necessarily follow that advice of course, but it’s nice to listen to someone else process your pain. Don’t lean on this person indefinitely though, only for as long as you need to help yourself move forward.

2. Distract Yourself
Go out with other friends, meet new people. Perhaps there are some friends you neglected during your relationship? Well bring them back into your life! Surround yourself with your support network and do activities which will take your mind off the past. Do all sorts of projects and things to take your mind off – perhaps some DIY or learn a new skill. Some people like to take up a new sport to get fit and lose themselves after a break-up. The important thing is to not sit around at home and mope.

3. Cry
It is OK however, to let it all out. It’s ok to grieve over the loss of someone you love(d). It is impossible to just switch feelings off like a light switch, so yes, there will be that odd time you hide away and bawl your eyes out. Things will change, they have to. Don’t do it for too long though, you don’t want to end up a mopey mess (see point 2!).

4. Look To The Future
Don’t hold yourself back by the past. Once you’ve had your grieving session, make sure you move onwards and upwards with your life! You must treat life like a book, and perhaps it is time for a new chapter. Now you’re over the worst of the sadness and anger, look towards hope and renewal. Take time for yourself and ensure you know yourself inside out before you move on.

Break ups are always hard, but if you manage them right, you’ll be just fine. You can be whatever you want by yourself, you don’t need someone else in your life for that. So take this opportunity to start fresh, after all, things ended for a reason.

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