Online Dating Tips

If you still think that on one fine day, prince charming will come merrily prancing by your door with a glass slipper in hand, well, it’s time you hit your head with that imaginary glass slipper.  They’re called fairy tales because that’s what they are- just tales.  In the real world, looking for love is as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack.  There are hits and misses along the way, and more often than not, they’re mostly misses.

Some say that it’s best to stop looking and just wait for love to find you.  For single moms like me, that’s easier said than done.  It’ll probably be much easier to get Jordan Knight of NKOTB to give me a lap dance than to have true love find me.  If you’re the type who simply can’t sit still and wait for love to happen, then you can start taking matters into your own hands- or fingertips, for that matter.  Try looking for love online.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when going on free dating sites online.

Type up a good profile.  Good is the operative word, not fictitious.  Although it’s so tempting to put on an impressive front behind a cloak of anonymity, don’t take that route if you want to be taken seriously.  Write up your profile in a way that attracts, but not deceives.  Remember to include the qualities which you know are your selling point.  If you don’t mind your man going on boys’ nights out, then put that in as well.  Be clear about what you’re looking for in a partner.  First impressions do last, and your profile will be the basis of that.

Call or email a few times before meeting up.  Women tend to fall in love head first.  They make slightly unwise judgments when emotions run high during the initial stages of dating.  If you give yourself the chance to communicate with the man by email or phone before meeting in person, you can get a better grip on things.  You can get a sense of the man’s personality beforehand.

Suffice it to say, this venture is not for the faint of heart.  Well, anytime anybody dips his toes in the pool of love is in for a ride.  Just exercise caution and things should work out just fine.  Who knows, you just might find love at first terabyte (oooh, that sounded way too corny even for me!).

 

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Comments

  1. I’ve tried online dating a few times (well, a bit) and whilst there were three people I connected ok with, I didn’t meet any of them in the end. 1 I discovered was in the forces and I tend to stay away from a possible partner who would be away alot, 1 I Skyped with and then he went mad and sent me a drunken, odd email so that ended there and the third was really nice but he went away for a month and I met someone on a night out during his absence who then became my boyfriend. I see the value of online dating for many and my brother met his fiance (who is pregnant with their child) through online dating but I just haven’t had much luck with it so far. Thanks for the tips though, maybe I’ve just been doing it wrong ;) x

  2. I tried online dating very briefly, too, long time ago, I didn’t have much luck, but I have to admit I gave up on it pretty quickly. I’m not sure if I’d agree with your tip to call or email a few times before meeting up – I found that the way people were presenting themselves online was totally different from what they turned out to be in reality, that’s what turned me off the whole process. Having said that, I know a few couples, too, who met online and are happy, so maybe it’s just a matter of persisting.

    • Yup, when it’s meant to be, it will happen, I guess :). We should just be safe at all times, in all things we undertake.

  3. Renee Sullivan says:

    Pepper,
    A friend of mine wrote a blog post on this same topic and had some other interesting tips. He also wrote it as a parallel to blogging. Here’s the link to it http://marcreece.net/relationship-building-2/tips-write-engaging-online-dating-profile/ I think you’ll get a kick out of it. Feel free to comment on it. I think he’ll appreciate it.
    Renee

  4. My son and niece both met their spouces online…so sometimes it works out! Corny is okay…lol

  5. What great tips!!! So many people I know have met online and are married now!! I think you’re right about talking a few times before meeting in person so you have a good idea of what kind of person they are. :)

  6. my daughter met her husband on line!!!!! it was Catholic on line. they came here for their first date. I loved him at first sight.

  7. What is with women and falling so hard so fast? I know I’ve done that more times than I would like to admit. LOL My daughter did some online dating and had plenty of fails, but she did find her now husband on there too and he is a big win!

    • Wow, good for her! I hope I’ll have some luck in that department too. Yes, I tend to fall so hard so fast!

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