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Finding A Connection Online – Single Online Dating

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When it comes to single online dating options that are available on the Internet, there are several sites that exist in order to bring people together and ways that were never before possible. Since most people in the world now have access to a computer and the Internet, this has become an easy way to bring new people into your life that you would not have otherwise been able to meet. Okcupid is one example of a website that would allow anyone to establish a profile and upload a picture for the purpose of meeting other single people. Many people join for the purpose of making new friends. Once you upload a photo, you can browse through a list of other singles and use the profiles at a ice breaker to develop a possible connection.

Meetup.com is a website that would also fall under single online dating, though it can be used for many more things. Through joining this website, you would be able to establish different hobbies that you enjoy and find others that also enjoy the same things. Once you can link up with people that have the same hobbies, it becomes a lot easier to meet someone that you will get along with. It is possible to meet your match and find love on a website that allows you to connect with people in new ways.

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Why Dating in the 70′s Was so Different

My grandpa is a tease and likes to tease me about dating. He will bring it up once every time I see him. While I was talking to him recently, I complained about a date I had who didn’t call me. My grandpa told me that I would have had a hard time with dating him, and explained that those days were different. “Your grandmother had to wait months between dates at times,” he said. I can’t picture having the patience for this. I know that not everyone was that way 40 years ago, but it seems like it did take longer to get what you are looking for back then.

Dating in the 79s

Medical school or dating

Today people have pretty busy lives, but technology has cut down the amount of time it takes to do a lot of things. In order to live and get by, people can work during the daytime, and have the evening off to relax and spend time on whatever they want to. Technology allows for more time to be spent recreationally. This means we have more time to play.

It was crazy to me to learn that my grandparents went months without seeing each other. I wondered what could be wrong with my grandfather. When I made a confused expression, he told me college was a busy time for him. His priorities were set and didn’t allow for a lot of dating. “I had to worry about getting accepted into medical school, so I didn’t have the time to go out dating every weekend,” Don said.

He said it wasn’t strange for Barbra (my grandma) to only talk to him when they were on their one date per month. He told me that up to the wedding day, they didn’t even see each other every week. Today this would be unheard of in any case besides long distance. In this day and age, young people who are dating will spend almost every day together even after just beginning the dating process.

Cancer

A couple of years ago, my grandpa was diagnosed with cancer and although he decided he would never go through chemotheripy, things changed when he felt that he had more precious years left to live.

Now he is retired

I think that my grandparents are a great match, but I am learning that she was the more social one. “Barbra was going with more other guys than I was with other girls,” Don said. Once they began dating seriously she had to give up her social ways.  “Sometimes she was going dancing but I would have to study, so we could not go or had to go with her friends.”

Traveling

It turns out it was worth the time it took Don to finish school, because now he and Barbra travel all over the world. They have recently gone to Paris, Italy, Peru, and many other places. They have built their own house, which was designed by Barbra.

It’s probably not fun to have a busy life right after marriage, but I am guessing it is worth it. I am learning that many people have to wait for their spouse to finish school, and a lot of the time they will choose homework over fun. However this is worth it in the end.

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Tiffany S. Thatcher is a guest blogger who specializes in a San Diego Nursing Home.

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Making a Date With Delivery

Since many couples struggle with financial issues, expensive nights on the town can become an extravagant expense very quickly. Going out can also be stressful for both partners, as lines, waits, and busy crowds are an inevitable part of any dining or party scene. When looking for a date idea that is both affordable and personal, ordering sushi or another favorite from a delivery service and watching a movie can make for a better date than an expensive evening out. Enjoying a date night alone at home can make a date feel more intimate and personal, allowing you to focus solely on spending time with your date.

Choose The Perfect Meal

Although there are plenty of delivery options that are delicious, many of these options are a bit tired and boring. If you already eat pizza or Chinese food on a regular basis, you probably won’t be excited about ordering it for your date, even if it does arrive piping hot and perfectly prepared. Instead, brain storm with your date about unique and exciting dinner ideas, or conjure up a unique idea on your own to make your date more exciting and romantic.

One great date food is sushi, and you can easily have it delivered straight to your front door. Eating sushi with chopsticks always feels luxurious and cultured, even if you are eating off of paper plates while sitting on your worn-out sofa. Although many people think that sushi is expensive, there are typically some very affordable options at most sushi restaurants. Since you probably don’t eat sushi every day, you will instantly feel the difference between your date night and regular nights at home, and your date will probably love the ethnic feel. Do away with the tacky take-out containers and break out your nicest dishes to make the night even more special.

Don’t Forget About Dessert

For an added treat, you should consider purchasing a delicious and decadent dessert to enjoy after your meal. Inquire about desserts that are available at your delivery service of choice, or consider ordering something from a local bakery. Make the dessert a surprise to add an extra flair to your special evening.

By choosing the perfect meal for your date and enjoying it at home with that special someone, you will have the opportunity to really talk and enjoy one another’s company. You may find that conversation is the only entertainment that you need, or you can watch a movie. Once you set the stage with a romantic meal, the rest of the evening will fall into place.

Writer Renee Varney writes for delivery.com a site she loves using to find local Delivery Sushi and Online Chinese Food Delivery

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How to Make a Good Online Dating Profile

If you’re looking for love online, you want to make sure you put your best foot forward. Don’t worry, you won’t need to hire the best web design Philadelphia has to offer to make you a custom website; there are plenty of online dating services available to you. All you need to do is set up a profile.

There are a few tricks and tips for making the most of your online dating profile. Follow them, and you can be confident your profile shows your best side.

Photographs are Essential

It’s important to let your prospective dates know what you look like. After all, physical attraction is an important part of a romantic relationship.

While it can be tempting to choose your very best photographs, a more natural approach can often be better at showing the real you. A photograph from 5 years ago can lead to unrealistic expectations!

Include at least one photograph of your face and one full-body shot. Pick photos that reflect your personality and interests. Think about it: wouldn’t you prefer for your prospective dates to be up-front and honest about their appearance?

Make it Clear What You are Looking for

Online dating sites are used by all kinds of people looking for all kinds of things, from friendship to a causal one-night stand to a long-term relationship. Being clear about your expectations and desires will save wasted time on both your part and that of prospective dates. If you have any deal-breakers or must-haves, such as religion, location or age, you should be up-front about those requirements.

Talk about Yourself, But Not Too Much

Your prospective dates will want to know about your personality, your values and your views on life. It’s important to give a taste of these parts of your personality in your profile, perhaps by listing hobbies, interests and so on.

However, going into graphic detail on any aspect of your life can make you seem a bit of a one-trick pony or can turn people off due to “too much information”. The internet can break down inhibitions, but if you wouldn’t say it on a first date, then don’t say it on your profile.

Don’t be self-deprecating, but don’t be overly boastful either. You might be awful at math, but is that really relevant? Similarly, you might be the state champion math problem solver, but going on and on about it will make you seem like you have a big head.

Pay Attention to the Details

Before you save your profile, take a few minutes to read over it. Spelling and grammar errors are a simple thing to fix, so if you don’t bother, it can give a bad impression.

This is a guest post by blogger Mary who blogs on everything from online dating to finding the best web design Philadelphia offers.

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3 Things To Understand About Online Dating

Online Dating is more than just creating a profile and waiting for dates to roll in.  Sure, you can do it that way, but you results might be a bit underwhelming.  Just like with anything in life, you’ll get the most out of online dating if you put a lot into it from the beginning.  If it sounds like hard work, it shouldn’t!  First and foremost, online dating is meant to be fun.

But if you want to have fun and fall in love, there are a few things you should understand about online dating.

1. It’s not a quick fix.  Many times, when someone gets out of a serious relationship, they automatically sign up for online dating because they think that it is the fast track to falling in love again.  People sign up online and then expect the person of their dreams to email them right away, arrange a first date and drive off into the sunset together.  It doesn’t work that way, unfortunately…wouldn’t it be awesome of it did?  Sure, you might find your next partner online, on your first day of being on the site, but that’s more the exception, not the rule!

2. There is no guarantee.  Sure, some sites might offer a guarantee, but all that really means is you’ll get part of your money back if you’re unsatisfied.  But there is never any guarantee that you’ll find love online.  Just like when you walk into a bar on a Friday night, you never know who is going to be there, who is going to be interested, or who is even going to make the first move.  Same with online dating.  Putting yourself out there online, and being a participant in the online dating community will certainly raise your chances, but always remember that just because you’ve created a profile and paid some money, it doesn’t mean that you’re guaranteed to find the love of your life.  But trying is better than not trying at all!

3. Not everyone online is shady.  Even though most single people in the world right now are online dating, there is still a stigma when it comes to online dating.  It’s one thing to be cautious, it’s another to come into the online dating world with a complete negative attitude.  Online dating isn’t any different from meeting someone at a restaurant, at a party or even at the gym…and it’s even better since you can do it from the comfort of your own home.  Are there sketchy characters online? Sure! But that can be said for anywhere in the world, so don’t close yourself off from this great dating tool without giving it a fair go.

Armed with this knowledge, you’re ready to go! Have fun and happy online dating!

We Love Dates is a worldwide online dating site and popular blog.

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Why You Shouldn’t Stress So Much Over a First Date

You went out one night with your girlfriends and met this really handsome guy. You chatted a bit, and just before you left he asked you for your number. A few days later, he calls and asks you on a date. You say yes, naturally. But all of a sudden you’re a nervous wreck. This guy was really cute and seemed really nice – you don’t want to screw it up! Now an event that’s supposed to be fun has become totally stressful for you. Why do first dates have to be so nerve-wracking?

The answer is: they don’t. First dates shouldn’t be stressful, they should be comfortable and fun. Will you have a few butterflies in your stomach? Of course. But if you’re so stressed out that you almost want to call and cancel, it’s a bad sign. You should never stress so much over a first date, and here’s why.
He Already Likes You

If a guy asks you out on a date, it means he likes you. He might not know a whole lot about you, but what he does know and see he likes. You already have a leg-up. He sees something in you already, and all you have to do is continue to be yourself.

It’s Not as Important as You Think It Is

First dates are important, yes, but they aren’t as important as you think they are. Everyone gets nervous on first dates, and they rarely ever go perfectly. You can’t expect instant shooting stars; you just have to work on building some kind of connection. If he likes you, he won’t hold it against you that you used the wrong fork or said the wrong thing. The second and third dates are more important ones.

No One Else is Going to Care

If you do something embarrassing on a first date, in most cases no one else is ever going to find out unless you tell them. The people who really matter to you – your friends, family, coworkers – they aren’t going to be judging your first date performance. If it doesn’t go so well, you can move on and forget about it.

If It Doesn’t Work Out, So What?

When you’re getting so stressed out about one first date, what are you worried about? That it won’t work out? If it doesn’t work out, so what? That guy was just one guy, and he obviously wasn’t the one for you. It’s better to find out now rather than later. There are so many other fish in the sea, as they say, and you can just go on another first date with someone else.
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Here’s the bottom line – first dates are not worth stressing over. You are nervous, but he’s probably a little nervous, too. First dates usually don’t go as well as planned, and it would be weird if you didn’t have at least one awkward moment. Don’t let your stress get in the way of you having fun and getting to know someone new. Just relax and enjoy yourself. If things don’t go well, no big deal – just don’t have a second date.

Michelle Leigh is a self described fashionista who often blog and covers a broad range of topics from relationship advice to cosmetic brushes and style.

Photo Credit:  Tastino0 – www.tastino0.it

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