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How to Use Online Dating and Matchmaking Sites

Aug 18, 2007
If you're looking for a great way to meet the person you desire, online dating and matchmaking sites may be your answer. However, please keep in mind, they are not magical solutions to all of your problems and you shouldn't expect them to be. If you are not happy with the person you are, you can't expect joining an online dating or matchmaking service to change that. True happiness comes from within.

The most successful online daters are those who see online dating and matchmaking sites for what they really are...tools. They are simply tools that you can use to broaden your horizons and provide yourself with additional choices that you couldn't otherwise have.

If you are looking for unconditional love, get a dog. If you are looking for human relationships, then online dating and matchmaking sites might be the right answer for you. However, make sure you don't join one expecting miracles.

A prince astride a white steed isn't going to come charging through your monitor and rescue you, and if you're a guy, stable that white steed and quit looking for sweet damsels in distress. That's the stuff of fairy tales and online dating and matchmaking sites aren't into fairly tales and happily ever after.

We are human beings. We have habits (good ones and bad ones), we make mistakes and we have lapses in judgment. Nobody is perfect. Make certain you do not join an online dating or matchmaking site expecting to find perfection. That just isn't going to happen. It isn't even possible.

Join an online dating or matchmaking service with both eyes wide open. Be absolutely honest about yourself when you post your profile and your photo. There really is somebody for everybody and what some people find unattractive, others find very attractive. Be completely honest about who you are. If you are a world class couch potato, say so and don't claim to be a distance runner or a mountain biker.

If you have three cats and couldn't imagine life without your feline friends, then for heavens sake, say so. You don't want a relationship with a person who despises cats or who is allergic to them.

Listen very carefully to what your online dating partners say and how they say it. Those who have poor or strained relationships with their families and with their coworkers and real world friends will always have strained relationships. There is a reason for that.

There is one common thing that I have observed about long term relationships. They are all built on friendship and mutual respect. The two people in long term relationships can be very different from one another, but they respect and admire each other.

Don't place too many restrictions on the kind of people that you meet on online dating or match making sites. You could be missing out. Have you ever heard the old saying, 'Opposites Attract?' It's true. Opposites do attract. Sometimes people who are very different find that they are each half of a whole and that their differences compliment and complete one another.

So here is the bottom line:

1. Don't join an online dating or matchmaking site expecting miracles.
2. Do join an online dating or matchmaking site with both eyes wide open.
3. Be absolutely honest when you post your profile and your photo.
4. Don't limit yourself. Be open to meeting people who are very different from you.
5. Like yourself! If you like you, other people will like you as well.

Join an online dating or matchmaking site and get started meeting people today. The person you desire may be just a click away.
About the Author
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