Online Dating is definitely here to stay. There are thousands of people looking to meet that someone special, on thousands of different internet dating sites. In this modern computer age dating online is an accepted way of meeting someone.
There are some traps to avoid. It is always a good idea to become familiar with a number of different services, both free and paid, to get some idea of how they operate. I also recommend taking part in chat rooms to get a feel how this whole dating game is played.
There are plenty of places where you can find reviews of dating sites, try a Google search and find some that appeal to you.
Not all people are honest and the obvious thing is that online you can be whatever or whoever you like. People lie about their age, their status, post old photos to appear younger, or worse, post a photo that is not even them. So you have to be careful and use common sense. Have a few questions ready to ask your prospective date. Those who lie are going to be found out and left looking rather silly.
Forming a relationship with someone from another country is always risky. Depending on the country. There are sites that specialise in setting up meetings between different countries but not all are genuine. A good Idea is to find out if anyone from your area has used such a service and ask them what experiences they had.
You may be impressed with some exotic beauty from another country and after a month she is keen to visit you. Only one problem, she has no money can you send her some?
This should ring alarm bells. Especially if you offer her an air ticket instead. Just be wary when dealing with people from another country. While people do form relationships with others from different countries, it is not without risk. Having said that there are plenty of successful marriages between couples from different countries.
Your photo is attractive, your profile is interesting, and you get a few people who are interested. You can spend time chatting online, sending each other emails. The thing to keep in mind at this stage is why you are online in the first place. The aim is to get a date. The danger is you will develop a online friendship, but never get to go on an actual date.
Don’t send too much time chatting if you are really interested in the other person. The idea is to move things along. Give he or she your phone number or ask for their number. You will soon find out if the other person is serious or not. Ask for the date, don’t become their chat buddy.
The first date should be fairly low key. Think outside the square, be original, going to the movies on a first date is not a good idea. You need to go somewhere where you will both feel relaxed and where you can talk to each other and get to know each other better. If you are a woman make sure your first date is in a public place and tell someone where you are going and what time you will be home.
Not everyone will meet on the net of course. You might meet on the street, at the supermarket, the bus station or wherever. In this situation you can take your chances and try to set up a date straight away. Ask her (or he) if they have time for a coffee. Exchange
phone numbers, you might never get the opportunity again. If you do manage to get her phone number don’t wait too long to call her, she may think you’re not interested if you don’t ask her out.
There are so many aspects to dating and relationships. Use common sense and keep your goal in mind. Get the date and then you can let things develop from there, or not.
Julian Cowie is a freelance writer and internet marketer. His web site can be view at
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