Searching For Love Online

Over the last ten years online dating agencies continue to grow in membership and demand as more and more people find what they call true love from meeting online for the first time. With social media now including over 2 billion users our world is becoming more and more public.

When we put a face to a name it is similar to writing an article that goes online for the first time. People who read your opinions will know where to contact you and how to criticize you. Often this is done openly for everyone to see in the form of a Tweet or a wall post on Facebook.

But when looking for someone to love we should tread a little weary and stay away from facts on your life until you have a chance to meet so that you can use your own intuition about these things. Meeting someone face to face that you have already had a romantic conversation with sounds strange but it is done more and more often every day.

There are a few fascinating stories of lovers meeting for the first time on a dating service that they both have paid in advance for. Some get addicted to the chase and as soon as the person is met and they have a dinner or two together one of them ends the new relationship to start again and look elsewhere.

Some stories of couples who send text and a few pics to each other over a year or two turn out to be things movies are made about. After building up an image of the person because of this communication month after month, the possibility of romance becomes more real.

If romantic conversations are being had online then the chances of the two people being on the same page when they first meet are a lot stronger. However there is no guarantee and there are many sad stories that have been told about a date that should have worked going horribly wrong.

The non-threatening nature of a little text between two potential lovers sounds harmless enough. But there are many stories over the last ten years that have surfaced telling us about how things went wrong. Ranging from ID theft to broken promises, the list is endless.

The best advice is to be cautious as you never know for sure who you are actually talking to with text. Even if there is a beautiful picture attached to the bio, it could all be a scam and we will only know the truth when we meet the person. The meeting should also not be arranged too soon so that all the required information required to make a good choice are freely given.

When you two finally meet it should be with quite a bit of understanding between the two of you so that the basics have all been dealt with. Meeting the person and looking in their eyes when they talk to you is completely different to communicating online because your gut is involved and all your senses are working to ensure that the decision you make next is the correct one.

Free Online Dating: Tips and Advice

Are you a real “newbie” to the world of free online dating? Do you find online dating foreign? Fret not, dear readers. Here are some online dating tips to assist you in enjoying the experience.

Your Username

Let’s start at the beginning. It’s great to choose a username that makes you stand out. Just remember, though, there is a big difference between being very clever and being so obscure your username goes right over the heads of potential partners.

If someone is already using your first choice for a name, just let it go. Obviously, it wasn’t that clever after all. Avoid using provocative pen names. Not everyone has a sense of humor when it comes to online dating, especially if you are hoping to find a long-term relationship.

Your Profile

A profile that is carefully composed is essential to a successful online dating experience. The profile area is your space to present not only your biographical information but also other special personal information, pictures of yourself and some details of what you are seeking in terms of a date and/or potential mate. Don’t stress it though, because while you only get one chance to make a good first impression on a date, you get as many chances as you want on your free online dating profile. Get together with a friend or two when you’re ready to build your profile. They can help in choosing the best pictures.

Your Photographs

All your photographs should be under seven months old unless specifically designated otherwise. Your main photo should be a headshot. People should be able to see your eyes. In fact, there are free online dating sites that will suspend your photo posting privileges if your main photo does not show your eyes.

You should also include at least one full body shot too. This way, when you do score a first date, there will no concern about how “different” you look in person. Don’t post too many pictures that include other people who might hide the real you or confuse others as to your dating status either.

Keep all your profile photographs updated. Include supplemental photos of you enjoying your favorite pastime or perhaps pics from recent vacations. They can give you something to talk about.

Your Headline

Your headline should make a statement about you or maybe answer a basic question like: “What qualities am I looking for in a man/woman?” Again though, don’t be so clever; you may lose your “reader”.

Your Description

Your description should focus on three separate sections. The first concerns who you really are and some of the different things you enjoy doing. The second might be more about your personal habits or just about anything unusual or unique that makes you stand out from the crowd. The third one should discuss your current activities, books you have read and films you have seen recently.

Additional Tips

Finally, try to be brief. Share, but be careful you don’t share too much. Find a comfortable middle ground between letting them know something about you and removing all the mystery. Use spell check, too. You don’t want a profile that looks thrown together.

To summarize these online dating tips, you want to give people an honest representation of yourself, both physically and mentally. Specify a few things that make you stand out. If you took time off to protest at Standing Rock or have a unique collection of some sort, include that. It will get people’s attention.