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Be In The Know With These Online Dating Jargon

Aug 18, 2007
Online dating has been growing in popularity as it provides a great venue for single people to search for other single individuals as well who are looking for potential partners. Being new on the online dating scene can keep you in the dark with certain terminologies that are being used. A few helpful online dating terms are mentioned here.

Online daters who chat or exchange emails use emoticons to express certain emotions. Smiles, happy faces, winks, and other emotions that you could practically think of are readily available to be used. In some cases, emoticons are not available for use on the site so chatters use colons and parenthesis to express the various emotions. Make sure you know which characters to use as well as understand the various emotions that people send you when you chat or engage in some emailing with them.

Instant messaging enables you to send messages on the spot to prospects that you maybe interested in. This feature also enables you to chat and engage in conversation as you test the waters before investing in any time or getting involved in deep emails.

Joining an online dating site will have you receiving many emails from prospects. Most online dating sites provide a blocking feature that will enable you to screen the emails that you will get. In case, you want to block certain prospects from contacting you, you can do it with this feature.

You can actually enter online dating chat rooms and read the messages posted without you posting any message at all. Basically you are just trying to get a feel of the atmosphere before engaging or including yourself in the conversation. This is actually termed lurking.

While many online dating sites just leave everything in your hands to search for your perfect match, there are some who offer matchmaking services. They basically match people based on their chosen preferences and on their profile.

Avoid sending the wrong message by writing letters in all caps. This is actually considered as shouting online.

Many online dating sites currently offer video profile features aside from the typical profile information that you could post. The great thing about video is the chance to bring words and pictures to life.

To establish a connection with prospects you basically send them personalized emails. However, many go fishing for potential mates by writing one standard email and sending them to many prospects.

Enjoy your journey in cyber space as you venture into finding that special someone.
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