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Your The Bomb Dot Com, Online Dating Do's and Dont's

Updated on May 15, 2011

New studies have shown, you are more then likely to find love on the Internet, then in a bar, at work or through a personal hook up. Internet dating is the new craze and believe it or not people are getting lucky. Statistics show that 40% of couples have met online, 20% of that 40% become engaged and get married. A whopping 61 percent of same sex couples meet online. Some people actually believe in the good old fashion dating, but more and more people are choosing to date online. Why? You ask, well with hectic schedules of every day living, people just don't have time. Internet dating is convenient and expands your probability's to meet a more compatible mate. By just clicking your mouse you can access thousands of profiles, see what people look like, read there interest, know there astrological signs, and what they do for a living, most even have salary and income range right on the profile. Most online sites have compatibility test, so they can match you with a mate that share your same interest and hobby's. Lets look at some Do's and Dont's of online dating.

DONT- Post pictures of cars and houses you do not own, on your profile page. Unfortunately with online dating its a little bit more easier to be deceitful. Be honest, don't start off on the wrong foot, sooner or later the person will see your real car and home.

DO- Post real up to date pictures of your self.

DONT- Post pictures of other people and pass them off as pictures of you, until you loose weight.

DONT- Alter or airbrush photo's, when a person see your smooth baby skin on a picture, there going to expect that in real life, not a pound of crows feet.

DO- Take it slow, I know you think that guy or girl in the picture is hot! And you just have to have them. Take it easy, calm down, nobody likes an eager beaver. Send messages back and forth, getting to know one another better. You can pretty much feel out a persons personality after a few conversations.

DO- Flirt a little

DONT- Dive into talking about sex if your looking for a mate, this is a no no. Raunchy conversations will give the other person the wrong idea, and when you do finally meet, you'll just be a roll in the hay, then back to the drawing board. Don't get an online name for your self, as the good time girl, or the guy that just wants to get laid. If sex is all you want, they have sites especially made for no strings attached action.

DONT- Ever invite someone to your home or work. I know you may have had 100 conversations, and you just think you know the person so well. They can end up a stalker or serial killer, you just never know, so don't take chances.

DO- Meet your online date in a public place, Restaurant, movie theater, zoo, etc.

DO- Shop around, don't put all your eggs into one basket, don't get hung up on one person.

DONT- waste time with people you are not interested in, keep it cordial and move it along, they'll get the hint, do not lead people on.

Hope these tips are helpful and good Internet hunting.


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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      @smcopywrite Thanks so much, I'm so glad you liked it.

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      smcopywrite 6 years ago from all over the web

      great resource for anyone considering meeting or dating someone on the internet. lots of useful information. thanks for a very nice hub.