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Dating stinks, right? Embrace it and have fun with it. I have a question for all my single friends, “where in the world do you meet people?” I thought that some of you might enjoy the list of online dating advice that I created after surveying my friends! I am blessed have have been with my husband since we were in high school. I never had to “date” anyone other than him. I embrace being in our relationship and we always put each other first. I wouldn’t choose to go through this rollercoaster of a life with anyone else but him…including Channing Tatum! I choose my husband over Channing. If you are single embrace it! Have fun dating online because that is what people do now! Once you meet “the one” embrace LIFE with your new soul mate!
One of things that is important in our relationship is our faith! Plus, the idea of trying to go to clubs, restaurants, and having your co-workers set you up with their single cousins makes me cringe a bit. If I were single, I would definitely give online dating a try. To be honest, I would want a paid service. The free services would drive me nuts because I feel like their would be a lot of online trolls and spam. I have had a close friend tell me that this is what he has found out. That paying is much better!
My best friend met her husband online! They dated for a couple of years prior to getting engaged and they are perfect for each other! She didn’t go out and party, she didn’t go out and drink, and meeting someone at a bar just wasn’t her type. I know she isn’t the only one out there thinking the same thing. So after asking all my ONLINE dating friends for some advice and tips and here is what they gave me!
Online Dating Advice
- Go into ONLINE dating without any expectations: Know that sometimes you meet a bot, sometimes you might meet someone using a stock photo, and sometimes you might meet someone trying to advertise to you. Just go into laid back, relaxed, and don’t try to EXPECT anything out of it other than the opportunity, you might meet someone, and they might be amazing!
- Be cautious: Be sure to never share your address with those you first meet. Always meet in a public place with lots of people. Let your friends know where you are meeting someone so someone always knows where you are at all times. This should be a rule for ANY dating and not just online dating.
- Profile Picture: Show a real picture of you. You don’t need or even want a modeling picture. What do you look like each day? An average, every day picture! No surprises. If you are a guy, the bathroom shirtless duck face selfies have got to go bye bye!
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Danielle K says
My friend just started online dating. I’ll have to send her to this post because I think these would be helpful tips for her.
Heather Johnson says
I love your profile picture tips. Those shirtless photos of guys are so ridiculous. Just show you as yourself!
Carlee C says
Well I can honestly say that I am glad that I do not have to date anymore. However, I think it is important to align yourself with people that have the same values as you do, and Christian Mingle would have been a great place for me back in my dating days.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
I haven’t dated in a very long time. So much has changed, I think internet dating like this offers a way for folks with similar interests to possibly connect.
I am definitely thrilled with not having to worry about dating any more. THese are all really great tips, though!