Online Dating Reviews – We’ve Done The Research!

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Are you scratching your head over which online dating site to join? With so many to choose from, how do you narrow down your choices? Joining an online dating site is all about knowing which will likely give you the greatest chance to find “The One.” That calls for a little research.

According to a study by Match.com, one of the most popular online dating sites today, only two percent of men and nine percent of women found love while perched on a bar stool. With 40 million Americans currently using online dating services, and counting, and at least over half a million users who actually found some form of romance in 2010 via online dating, it’s not hard to figure out that these services are some of the most potent tools available for singles to zero in on the one they could swap “I Dos” with.

So, back to your question: How do you know which online dating site might work for you? We’ve done all the work, check out our reviews of the worlds best online dating services that are based on track records and cutting edge dating solutions.

eHarmony. Reputed to be the largest online dating site out there, eHarmony has users in more than 150 nations. What sets it apart from other dating sites is that it simply doesn’t let you choose whom to date based on users’ profiles; it actually helps you find potential compatible mates based on specially formulated matching algorithms. You list down details about yourself, and then eHarmony finds users with the same core traits. The site reportedly has 20 million registered users as of this writing, with 15,000 more signing up every day. It’s free to join, but if you want to enjoy its more unique features (voice calls, etc), you have to shell out $19.95 to $59.95 a month, depending on your membership plan.

Match.com. This is currently one of the elite online dating sites on the planet. With 15 million users, 600,000 of whom have reportedly found their match in 2010 alone, it’s surely worth investing time and money, don’t you think? Membership costs anywhere from $16.99 to $34.99 a month.

Perfectmatch.com. This online dating service uses the Duet total compatibility system which analyzes your personality, lifestyle, dating preferences, and financial details to find people who may be compatible to you. About 15 million people use Perfectmatch.com, with 10,000 new members signing up daily.

Matchmaker.com. Another highly popular online dating service, Matchmaker.com has 10 million registered users, and an estimated 600,000 sign up every week. This dating service is powered by Date.com, so joining Matchmaker.com also gives you access to millions of users of Date.com. Basic membership is free, while Gold membership (access to more advanced searches, etc.) costs $29.99 a month.

Catholicmatch.com. If you’re a Christian and would like to meet someone with the same beliefs as you do, you can never go wrong with Catholicmatch.com.  It boasts of 1 million members, with at least 15,000 new ones joining every month. Since it’s a Christian dating site, membership is limited to heterosexuals. Basic membership is free, while paid membership (private messaging capabilities, etc) costs $24.95 a month.

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About the author. Matt Fuller writes for various dating sites in Australia and has been involved with online dating Australia for more than a decade working as a matchmaking consultant. You can follow Matt’s updates here: http://twitter.com/#!/DatingSites9

 

How to Win More Friends and Influence People – Dating Tips

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Ever noticed the ‘natural leaders’ and decision makers at the office? What’s their common denominator? Simple. Their level of self-confidence is quite high.

People with a high level of confidence are often referred to as the ‘Alphas’ (derived from the alpha male behavior of male dominant animals in herds). These alpha personalities generally attract a lot of attention from the opposite sex. Females are instinctively attracted to alphas because of their dominant behavior in important aspects such as decision making and being natural leaders.

Another way of putting it is that these alphas have developed their self-esteem to a point where their aura and happiness output is very influential to others. Their self-assurance makes them natural magnets for other singles, especially those seeking life partners.

In truth, there is nothing really scientific or biological in building up your own self-confidence. As the saying goes, it’s all in the mind. You can build up your self-esteem by simply believing in your own abilities, no matter how big or small or even limited. Just because you’re a carpenter doesn’t mean you can’t have as much confidence as a business executive. Building cabinets and houses is a whole different ball game from sitting at a desk in front of a PC all day.

Study and analyse the good qualities of famous or successful people and you will see that, like you, they had to start from scratch in terms of character building. But, once they got rolling, nothing in the world could stop them. Use this as your inspiration and launching pad.

One method that always works is to dress right and dress for success. Everyone looks up to people who dress right because dressing well exudes confidence. Present yourself with dignity and confidence and soon you will see that the people around you will respond in kind. Show yourself as a positive individual who knows what direction to take in life, especially at work.

If you are not sure about your wardrobe, ask advice from a fashion guru (better for you if he or she is your friend) or from successful family and friends. Let their success and dress code rub off on you.

And while you are developing your wardrobe and building up your confidence, you can start searching for other singles online, the online dating scene is a terrific outlet to a huge pool of single people where you can practice exuding your improved confidence level.

Regardless you prefer to take your love hunt offline or online the same principles apply, success in meeting new people comes down to self image and self confidence and only you have the power to make it happen. So get out there and start being proactive.

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Matt Fuller is a contributing writer for various dating sites in Australia. Matt has been working within the online dating and matchmaking sector for ten years and is pleased to share this article.

5 Great and Inexpensive First Date Ideas

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If you’re nervous about your next date or simply out of ideas, you should be. Women have been on tens of dinner dates and want something more in a man. Online dating site MrRight.com.au shares 5 great and inexpensive first date ideas that will impress her without stretching your budget.

Candlelit dinner at home

Set the scene with a romantic candlelit dinner at yours. And if dinner requires too much preparation, try light and sensual desserts instead. Strawberries dipped in cream or chocolate fondants topped with vanilla ice cream are always a winner. The key is to keep things simple and subtle: dim the lights, light a few candles and play soft tunes in the background. The rule is to keep things simple. Don’t go overboard with a candle trail leading to your bedroom or a line-up of 100 blazing candles.

Have a cocktail face-off

Drinking cocktails is fun, but making them is even better. Entertain her with a cocktail making competition at home, or take her on a night out to a bar school. Ask her what her favourite drink is beforehand, buy the ingredients in advance and get a bucket of ice cubes – it’s as simple as that. You’ll be surprised how different yours and her cocktails will taste – seemingly small differences in ingredients and doses can trigger big differences in taste. And if making cocktails isn’t your strong point, the chance is neither of you will even notice after you’ve had a couple of drinks!

Picnic in the park

The outdoors doesn’t have to be boring. There’s so much you can do when the sun is out, whether you live in the city or the countryside. Take your date for a romantic picnic and let the surroundings win her over. Choose a place with breathtaking views, water views or running water if you can. Fountains, lakes and rivers convey a sense of tranquillity.

Spruce up your picnic with small romantic touches: go for a chequered red and white tablecloth, make sandwiches yourself or surprise her with a bottle of wine in a cooler bag. It’s the little details that will show her how much you really care.

Go where the fun is

A great way to entertain your date is to take her to a fun-filled place. Street performers, from toss jugglers to musicians and mimes, are great fun to watch and don’t cost a cent. You’ll often find them in public spaces, parks and shopping malls. And if you live close to a fairground, why not rock her heart on the bumpy cars or take her on a ride round the Ferris wheel?

Teach her something new

You’ll definitely strike a chord if you teach a woman something she’s always wanted to do – teach her to surf, throw a kick, juggle or even change a wheel. Ask her, it’s as simple as that. It’s likely to be something she’s seen in you and is attracted to. You can be sure she’ll remember from day one and perhaps even forever.

This article was written by MrRight.com.au, Australia’s only online dating service inspired by women. Visit MrRight.com.au today for fun, love or friendship, or visit the Mr Right Blog for more dating tips.

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