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!).