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What You should know and remember About Online Dating?

By Michelle L Published 04/17/2010 | Dating

Online dating sounds thrilling! Online dating is full of opportunities and possibilities, but before you step into this frontier, there are a few things you should know before taking that one step ahead in your online love life.

Your love life is not as interesting as you want it to be? Are you tired of this boring person you are stuck with? Or maybe you just want to start anew after that horrible relationship you just terminated? Feeling lonely? We’ve got a solution for you! Online dating! It’s a great idea to meet new people when you’ve just moved into a city, or if a recent change like divorce or graduation is making you feel lonely, do not worry. Online dating is the way to go. New to it? No problem, just keep these in mind, and who knows you might find your special someone in no time!

1. Plan ahead

First things first, be sure of what you want and stick to it. For example if you’re just looking to some way to kill time in chat rooms, or whether you want to find someone to hang out with during the weekends, or if its one night stand you’re looking for, whatever be your goal, be clear about it and you wont end up hurting the other person’s feelings and save yourself from the trouble of another failed relationship.

2. Ask your friends

Friends are the person we turn to in times of need, so why not now? Ask them what sites they prefer when it comes to online dating. Take their opinions and advices. It is always better than randomly selecting a site yourself. Just do a bit of research first; it is worth the fun!

3. Start slow

Slow and steady wins the race! Do not rush or hurry, take your time, spend a little more time in the chat rooms or corresponding to emails, or the phone before you actually decide to meet the person.

4. Tell the truth!

Honesty is the best policy! Not to sound so clichéd, but it is true! If you want to succeed in these relationships, you must be honest! Lies might work, but not in the long run! Now you do not really have a control over the other person’s behavior, but you must maintain honesty with yourself. Using someone else’s picture or lying about your past or your lifestyle sure won’t get you your Mr. Right or Mrs. Right!

5. Organize and prioritize

Sometimes online dating can be a bit over-powering. Since it’s virtual, it’s a lot easier than walking up to someone at a bar, club and breaking the ice. Hence, you are provided with a variety of interesting people with more interesting profiles, but do not get carried away. Select those people who are clear about whether they really are looking for a relationship, and interact with them. If it doesn’t work out, you can always start anew! Do not overstrain yourself by handling too many at a time. You only end up with nothing!

They might lose interest in you if you are unavailable all the time.