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Archive for October, 2006

Online Dating | The First Date

When you finally decide to meet someone you’ve met online, you’ll want your first date to go really well. First dates can be difficult at the best of times as there are so many things that need taking into consideration. Online dating can often be more difficult due to high expectations. Your choice of a first date will depend on how much you’ll want to spend, whether you are going to go out during the day or at night, and what you both enjoy doing. Assuming you have communicated a little before meeting you should have a good idea of what the other person is interested in.

You might want to do something which is fairly inexpensive for your first date. This way you can each pay your own way and not feel uncomfortable about how much things are costing. Some first date ideas incude:

  • Going to the movies.
  • Having a picnic in a park.
  • Visiting a museum or art gallery.

Your choice will depend on your interests but these should make for a relaxed date without too much pressure. Something like going to a museum can also give you something to talk about if you feel a bit uncomfortable and don’t know what to say.

If you don’t mind spending a little more money then you might consider one of the following ideas:

  • Go to a concert.
  • Go out to dinner at a nice restaurant.
  • Got to the theatre.

Remember the first date is about getting to know each other a little better and seeing if there is enough chemistry between you to see if you want a second date. Don’t worry too much about how it goes. If it doesn’t work out you can always find someone else online who will take your interest.

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Online Dating | Great Profile Photos

A common question regarding online dating is what to wear for your online profile photo. People want to know what colour will get them the most attention. You will get noticed if you have a photo with your profile and people use this to make a quick judgement about you. You want to make sure you stand out and look your best. To do this, you should consider wearing certain colours which will get you the maximum amount of positive attention.

There is no getting away from the fact that appearances matter. This is the case in both the online and offline worlds. A good photo will increase your chances of having people contact you or reply to you. Wear something you feel comfortable in for your photo. If you wear something which isn’t ‘you’, then it will show through in the photo. Wear colours which are flattering for your skin tone and which make you feel attractive and confident.

The most popular colour choice is blue. Blue is associated with peace and tranquility. You’ll appear relaxed and easy going if you wear blue. Blue is also associated with trust and loyalty which is what you need when dating online.

Green is the second best choice after blue. Make sure you choose the right shade of green for your skin tone as otherwise you might look ill in the photo. Green is associated with wealth and confidence – important attributes when trying to make a good first impression.

Red is often equated with lust and sex. You may want to wear this colour if you are looking for a casual relationship but try to avoid it if you want something serious. Black is also considered to be very alluring and sensual but can also make you look a little slimmer. White and yellow are the least successful colours for a dating profile photo. These can make you look washed out and pale, depending on your skin tone, and might make you appear boring or depressive.

Of course, being comfortable and confident is the most important thing but it helps to be aware of how people may perceive you depending on the colour you are wearing.

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Dating Website Reviews

I’ve joined many online dating websites over the years. Not necessarily to find the love of my life but often just to meet new people. I have moved cities a number of times in my life and dating sites are a great way to make friends before you land in a new city or country.

Part of the reason of joining a number of sites was to increase my chances of meeting someone of interest but the other reason is that some dating sites just aren’t any good. There are definitely good dating sites and crap dating sites.

I had many positive and negative experiences from online dating so I decided to put those experiences in writing. In the coming months I will post a number of online dating website reviews to try to come up with a list of the best and worst dating sites.

I will go back to some to see if they have improved or not and check out some of the new sites which have come online to see what they’re like.

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