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Dating Online - The
new way to meet people
|A lot has
changed since the days of matchmaking and escorted evenings out.
Dating in the 21st century has taken many turns, among these the
emerging popularity of meeting partners online.
Online dating has many benefits. The shy dater can open up and get to know a
person without having to deal with first-date jitters that often
come from fear of the unknown. By the time he or she meets the
potential paramour, they have already established a comfort
level that allows the date to flow much more smoothly.
At the other end of the spectrum, social butterflies love online dating
because of the number of fish in the sea. With so many people to
choose from, booking several dates in a short amount of time is
easy. Online dating allows you to be discreet, and it also
enables you to be choosy. You choose partners based on common
interests gleaned from dating profiles. This is an attractive
alternative to approaching a potential mate in a bar going on
As the online dating community has grown, so too have the number of vendors
willing to help you promote yourself. Professional writers and
photographers offer services to assist you with your dating
profile. They hawk services to help you attract more hits to
your online profile, which obviously helps lead to more dating
Dating websites vary. Some require a fee to enjoy certain benefits, such as
the ability to post a picture or short video. Other dating sites
offer free private e-mail accounts and access to thousands of
profiles without paying a dime. When engaging in online dating,
however, it is important to exercise caution.
Remember that anyone with Internet access has access to these sites. It is
virtually impossible for dating sites to weed out the bad seeds;
the online dater must take care in setting up dates with
strangers. When first meeting face-to-face, choose a public
place. Don't divulge too much information until you have a good
idea of the person's character. Be careful not to tell too much
too soon. With a responsible attitude and an open mind, online
dating can be fun, safe, and exciting.
About the author:
Jeff Lakie is the founder of
Dating Resources a website providing information on