It is important to remember your safety is ultimately your responsibility.
Not only does online dating encourage a judgmental attitude – it requires it.
We find ourselves making snap decisions based on superficial criteria, and ourselves being evaluated […] Read more Technology has exploded our dating options and put dating effectively on amphetamines.
The sheer quantity of choices gives us the feeling that we can and will meet someone through technology. And yet, precisely because there is so much choice, we often don’t give the person we’ve met a real chance.
If […] Read more Over the last several years, as an author, educator, and mentor of women, I have analyzed marriage from a multiplicity of angles—that is from material written by professional governmental, educational, and faith-based sociologists, scientists, and psychologists, as well as journalists, philosophers, and novelists.
Respect If you always treat other members on the site with respect then it is likely that is how you will be treated too.
Always remember that you are dealing with real people even if you will never actually meet most of them.If something doesn’t feel right or what you are being told by a match seems too good to be true then don’t over-ride your intuition.Listen to your feelings and take appropriate action. You don’t want to come across as pretentious or condescending to those who aren’t saving lives or climbing mountains in their time off. If you’ve got a sense of humor, make sure your profile reflects that. Keep the tone light, still fill the profile with substance, and avoid a cynical tone. If you want to eventually get married, don’t say that you’re looking for a friend. Don’t post a photo of you standing in front of your workplace, name-drop the cute coffee shop next door to your apartment, or mention which holiday your birthday falls on. It’s one thing to be careful, it’s another to be dishonest. Make sure you use humble language when writing about your accomplishments and passions. If your profile reads as insincere, your matches will assume you’re mocking the process and not seriously looking for love. An online dating profile is not the place to vent about an ex or your online dating experience. Have a friend spell-check your profile and confirm that you’re accurately representing who you are and what you’re looking for. A profile should be written in your voice and from your perspective. Don’t share identifying information in your profile.Persistent matches who want to meet or talk off line immediately are better avoided if you are nervous.