Special Groups Online Dating Tips

Caution! Do be aware that online dating is not a totally safe environment. Be very careful in investing your money, time and heart in it.

o Use only a free email account. By using your email accounts with sites such as Yahoo, Gmail, Bigfoot and Hotmail, you make easy correspondence while keeping your local email secure. Do consider hard to guess passwords which are different from your log in name.

o Avoid creating a profile name that gives a clue as to where you’re from and who you are. Choose a simple nickname but far from your true identity, to avoid getting your personal information accessed by unwanted individuals.

Also, avoid revealing too much personal data when filling up your profile, as they usually appear automatically.

When in an online conversation:

o Ensure secrecy. Keep in mind to never expose and provide anyone with your personal information such as full name, address, phone number and email address. Anybody who asks you these early in the conversation, take it as a warning. You are in control here, and you can stop communicating when you feel uncomfortable.

A lot of sites offer a messaging system which can be used for communicating with singles. Using this system is safer than using your email.

o Remain anonymous. Don’t give personal information readily. During communications, ask questions. Ask him or her about his hobbies, education, career and interests. Take note of all of these, as the person you are talking to needs to be consistent. If they are not consistent then chances are they are not being truthful with you and not worth your time.

o Be honest. Likewise in your end, be honest enough, but at the same time not giving too much information as far as your work and home address is concerned. Just be truthful with your conversations. Convey your intentions as clearly as possible. And if you don’t like him, tell him politely. Don’t find excuses and give him the impression that you are interested in meeting with him.

o Be safe. If after many emails both of you feel that it is time to be talking on the phone, the man should be the one to give the girl his number and the girl should be the one to call the man. The girl should never give her phone number.

o Be protected. When you are definitely sure that you would want to meet the person offline, ask him for references, such as his friends, relatives or co- workers. This is not to give them the feeling that you don’t trust them, but if they too trust you, they would understand that you are very much willing to meet with him, but you just want to be on the safe side. If he has a genuine and sincere interest in you and has nothing to be afraid of, then he shouldn’t repel, but willingly give you all the information.

You could also do a background check. There are sites which offer this for free.

The meeting:

o Inform somebody of the meeting. When the plan for a meeting is already set up, make certain you tell your friend or a member of the family where exactly are you going and who you’re meeting.

o Bring your cell phone along, so in cases of emergency, you can call your friend right away.

o Use common sense and judge accordingly.

o Meet him or her in a public place such as a café, park, museum, or anywhere as long as there are a lot of people.

Dos and Don’ts on your first date:

o Do pray before a date (for Christians)

o Do be on time.

o Do look good and be neat.

o Do compliment.

o Do make your date comfortable.

o Do listen.

o Do talk about something you have a common interest with (for Christians, talk about the verses in the bible and ask each other’s opinions).

o Do take her to your church (for Christians).

o Do be an exciting date. Listen to your date and make sure to let your date feel that you are interested with all that he/she has to say.

o Do ask your date about her hobbies, career and future plans.

o Do be romantic.

o Do enjoy your moment together.

o Do laugh at her jokes.

o Do be yourself.

o Do avoid touching.

Don’ts

o Don’t be late.

o Don’t talk about your past relationship.

o Don’t pretend.

o Don’t ask too much questions.

o Don’t show disrespect to your date’s beliefs.

o Don’t forget to say thank you after the date.

Lawrence Andrews is an ePublisher, software developer, consultant, and author of numerous books. Visit his Private Label Content and Software site at [http://www.lmamedia.com] for more information about Dating Do’s and Dont’s.

Traditional Dating Versus Online Dating

When you are single and you wish to place yourself on the dating market, you should first consider what kind of dating you prefer. With today’s technology, there are two kinds of dating available – traditional and online.

What does online and traditional dating has to offer?

1) Traditional means. If you are a kind of person that is lucky in finding prospective dates on a regular basis using traditional dating methods, you may not need online dating. However, if you have a hard time finding a date in real time, you will benefit from online dating services.

2) The importance of time. For most single people, time is a valuable thing. When a busy and stressful daily life captures you, you will not have time to go out to party and meet new people. Online dating saves your time because it acts as a filter before you even meet someone.

3) Common location. In traditional dating, location will never be a problem because most of the time, you are acquainted at parties, social events, and other happenings just around the city. Although online dating offers you the opportunity to meet new people in all parts of the world, it would be a problem when you are located three continents farther from your date.

4) The dreaded blind date. Have you ever experienced being set up by your friends with no clue on whom your date would be? Well, if you hate this scenario of traditional dating, you would enjoy online dating. Through the internet, you have the opportunity to get to know someone before you meet face to face. By becoming acquainted with your date beforehand, you could easily see the probability of a smooth conversation when you meet in real time.

5) The dream partner. When you meet a person in a bar, party or social gatherings, the first thing that attracts you to someone includes the physical attributes. You may not know where the person was born, goals in life or personality. In dating online, you have the choice to search for possible dates that have the same interest, religion, location, personality, and situation as yourself. There is a larger possibility that you would find the person who would complement you the most.

6) Cost effective. Unlike meeting your date for dinner or coffee, online dating is more cost effective than traditional dating.

Whatever kind of dating you decide is suitable for you, always be cautious in giving out personal information to a person you just met. Be sure that your date is genuinely safe. He could either be the person of your dreams or your worst nightmare.

Lawrence Andrews is an ePublisher, software developer, consultant, and author of numerous books. Visit his Private Label Content and Software site at [http://www.lmamedia.com] for more information about Dating Do’s and Dont’s.