Some tips for your online dating profile

Here are some tips for creating your online dating profile. The article is aimed more towards advice for women, but men can benefit from some of the tips as well. Online dating is becoming more and more popular, so everyone should check it out if you’re looking for love or even a hookup.

Read the whole article, but here’s one of the tips:

7. Don’t Provide A Laundry List Of Things You Don’t Want

“No ultimatums,” says Davis.

Starting out with “Don’ts” and “Nevers” makes you sound negative and also tends to induce oversharing. If you say you could never be with a guy who isn’t as loyal as Lassie, odds are someone will read between the lines and figure out your last boyfriend cheated on you.

This is pretty good advice, as many profiles created by women seem to have plenty of ultimatums.

Another tip we think women should consider involves picture of their dogs. So many women seem to be obsessed with their pets, and then litter their profile with photos of the dog. Really? Unless the guy is a real dog lover, this is going to turn him off. Let him meet your pet and then see how it goes, but pictures of dogs, particularly those tiny designer dogs, are going to chase many men away.

Facebook keeps pushing the envelope in the online dating game

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The online dating landscape keeps evolving, and Facebook and other social media sites are often leading the way. The latest out of Facebook let’s you set up a notice system so you get notified when someone you are interested in changes their status and is no longer “taken.” This breakup notifier will likely be a very popular feature.

New online dating site for virgins

Virgin Dating site

HuffPo has a cool story about a new niche dating siteYou and Me Are Pure. As the article points out, there are all sorts of online dating sites out there covering all sorts of niches, from dating based on ethnicity to things like fitness buffs, cougars and bikers.

The aim of the site, the creators explain, is “to use virginity as a significant compatibility tool to bring people together. Some people may overlook the bonding power of virginity. Virginity as an important common aspect between people can lead to close friendships, or can even serve as a mutual precious gift of marriage.”

The founders of the website, Lety and Jose Colin, explain that they were virgins until they were wed.

We have to admit we’re impressed. With all the niche dating sites out there, they may have found the most exclusive one of all!

Online Dating; It’s the Modern Way to Meet

Online dating… if these words make you a little uncomfortable, it’s because you haven’t yet accessed the modern world of meeting, dating, and finding a companion.

Online dating is now the number one way that many successful couples are meeting all over the world. With the Internet, it is really possible to find others who have your same kind of goals and interests in life, without having to go through the old-fashioned trial and error period of the 20th century.

Online dating allows singles to meet each other online and find similar interests before having to worry about meeting face-to-face and experience all the awkwardness that sometimes comes with it. Those that subscribe to online dating sites have the opportunity of reviewing personal profiles of possible love interests before choosing whether to make contact or not. After viewing a member’s profile, one can choose to communicate or to remain anonymous, while continuing to search for compatible possibilities.

One of the best aspects of an online dating site is that singles can actually meet more people with similar interests and goals than they would normally encounter on a day-to-day basis. There is also a greater choice in which person, or persons, one decides to communicate with, while using an online dating service. In addition, people have the opportunity to really get to know each other online before deciding to meet in person.

Of course, as in all dating situations, it is best to be wise. Just because someone seems to be a winner online does not mean that he or she lives up to your standards. Although most people are honest, it is smart to be aware that a few people might use an online dating service for unethical purposes.

Still, in 2004, there was $469.5 million spent on online dating in the US, alone. Obviously, something is working.

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