Relationship and Dating Advice for Finding Love Online

Tips for Successful Online Dating

There once was a time when a man would see a woman across a crowded room and with a little push from his friends would slowly make his way over to her to ask what her name was. Now, because of a little thing we call the computer age, a man only has to sit down at his computer to find a woman. He now can type in his profile, posting a picture, and write a paragraph telling women what he thinks they want to hear. Such is the world of online dating. For both men and women this has opened up a whole new world never before thought possible. When they first “meet” online they exchange pleasantries, but where do you go from there? Here are some very important dos and don’ts of online dating to ensure you have not only a pleasant experience, but a safe one also.

After finding that special someone online you should continue instant messaging for a short time to make sure that you actually have things in common, like hobbies, goals, values, or religion. If you feel that it is time to see if the chemistry is still there on the phone then you should ideally give out your cellular phone number. Home phone numbers can be tracked online and can give out the specific address where you live. That may be great if you are already planning how many children you will have together, but not so great if you find that they are just not what you are looking for. Unfortunately they may feel differently, and may not take no for answer. The length of time that you should speak to the other person on the phone is entirely up to you, but it is recommended to have at least 3 conversations of considerable length at different times of the day. That way you get a feel for the person, to know if you are compatible.

Now that a date has been set, make sure to tell someone close to you where you are going, and with whom. If you don’t have his or her full name, then write down the profile name online and the site where you met. When you are finally ready to meet, make sure you do so in a public place. Not only is it safer, arriving in your own car and being able to leave when you want to, but a public place also gives you the setting for conversation to begin. Even if you have been speaking on the phone for a while, the first meeting may be awkward and uncomfortable, so small talk is easier when you meet in a place that is not quiet or subdued. In regards to safety, enter the venue and leave the venue alone. Although most of the online dating world is really just looking for love, there are some people that aren’t so honest about their intentions. You should continue to meet the person at the place of choice for at least three dates, so that you can find out more about them before encountering them in private. Hopefully all of this preparation will help you achieve a pleasurable relationship, but if for some reason it doesn’t, you can figure out what you need to do to make the next online date more enjoyable.

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