Online Dating Tips

Are You Dealing With A Pretender?

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When you are dating online, you will encounter a lot of people of different statuses and background. Some of those, sad to say, will not have pure intentions towards you. So, as you are meeting new people on the internet, you have to know if you’re dealing with a pretender.

Major Signs That Say You’re Dealing With A Pretender Online

Yes, knowing if a person is lying about him or herself is a skill. You have to hone this skill so that you can protect yourself while you’re finding true love online. What are the major signs that say you’re dealing with a pretender? read more

Slow Dating Is A Great Way To Cure Dating App Burnout

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In our generation, it seems that everything needs to be fast. We have fast food, which we can order even faster with the advent of ordering online. We also have fast messages through email, SMS, and chat. There are other things too that we need to have ASAP, and that includes getting a date. While we’re glad that we can have our food and messages in a jiff, we may get burnt out from hoping that we can get a date as quickly. Could slow dating be the answer to this?

What Is Slow Dating And How Does It Help?

For those who have experienced dating app burnout, or even just dating burn out in general, can totally relate. As we experience this, the anxiety of not having anyone with us builds up. We also feel anxious because of the fear of missing out, since it seems that everyone else has a date except us. Slow dating could be the answer to this, but what is slow dating, anyway?

It’s just how the phrase is – it means dating slowly. Because of dating apps and site, we easily have access to profiles of people who might meet our preferences. But, do we really make real connections with them? Sometimes, yes, but often times the answer is no. It’s because we are going too fast. We want the connection to be instant. So, how do you do slow dating in the digital world?

1. Don’t give up your sites and apps.

You may think that your dating apps and sites are what’s causing your burnout, you’re wrong. The main cause of your burn our is your perspective. You have to have a date now because you don’t want to be left behind. If you adjust your perspective, then you’ll be able to use dating apps and sites the right way.

2. Make real connections.

When you’re finally chatting with a person you like, don’t wait any longer to meet in real life. If you’re interested in the person, ask him or her out right away. Why would you wait if you feel like everything is falling into place? Online chatting is fun and it does help get to know a person better, but you need to make a deeper connection by meeting in person.

3. Online date one person at a time.

The goal here is to date slowly so you can avoid dating burn out. Focus all of your energy into one person who deserves it instead of casting a wider net.

Take things slow in this world of instant fixes. You’re going to make better connections through slow dating. Just make sure that you manage your expectations and that you are truly ready for a serious commitment. For more dating tips, be sure to read other posts on the blog.

Protect Yourself From Modern Romance Scams

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Whether we like it or not, we cannot hide the fact that modern romance scams are becoming more rampant. This is the main reason why we need to stay alert and protect ourselves when we are dating online. We need to be aware of the red flags, and we need to respond to what our gut is telling us.

Techniques That Could Keep Us Safe From Cunning Modern Romance Scams

First off, let’s acknowledge that there are genuine people out there who truly find a lifelong partner through dating sites. Yes, they are out there. We just need to know how to spot them and protect ourselves at the same time. Below, we’ve listed down a few techniques that could keep you from falling into a modern romance scam:

1. Find Patterns In Stories

The internet is full of stories of online daters who fell for online scams. Read through three or five and then see if you can spot a pattern. Did the scammer say “I love you” too soon? Did the scammer make excuses for not being available for a video chat? Did the scammer’s emails contain plenty of errors?

2. Never Send Gifts, Even If They Ask For Small Ones

It’s definitely a red flag if your online date asks you for money. However, modern scammers don’t usually start out by blatantly asking you to send them cash. They usually start small like iTunes or Amazon gifts. When they have already received these, they move on to bigger and more expensive items. If you’ve already met the person in real life, then it’s probably alright to send gifts, but if you’ve just been chatting for 3 days and the person asks for a present, you should consider this a giant crimson flag.

3. Don’t Buy Into The Disappearing Excuses

Have you ever had someone ghost you for a long period of time only to come back with a very far-fetched excuse for why they have disappeared? Consider this a warning sign. Did the person have surgery? Did the person travel to a remote place in the world? You’ll know if the excuse smells fishy because you’ll feel it in your gut.

You need to stay informed if you want to be safe. Never forget all the basic red flags like never send money, always protect your personal information, and etc. Add the ones we have on the list to your safety tips to remember. For more about keeping yourself safe while finding love online, read other posts on our blog.

Obvious Turn-Offs That Men Don’t Get While On Dating Apps

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While on dating apps, it’s absolutely important that men understand different factors that turn women off. Of course, the basics apply. For example, if you’re rude or a jerk, then that’s going to be a big red flag for women you meet on dating apps. But, how about less obvious turn-offs?

While On Dating Apps, Avoid Doing These On Your Dating Profile

Of course, you’d want to present yourself in the best light, but when you boast about yourself too much, you can send the wrong message to the ladies. For example, you would think that the following are harmless, but they’re actually pretty annoying to females who could be your potential dates: read more

Online Dating For Introverts Is Perfect, Here’s Why

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Introverts are people who not very social. They focus more on how they feel instead of focusing on external factors. If you are an introvert, it’s likely that dating has been hard for you because you have to go out, meet people, and spend a bit of time with them (even if you’re uncomfortable doing so). What we suggest is for you to meet people online. Online dating for introverts is perfect for a number of reasons.

Why Online Dating For Introverts Is Ideal

Since introverts don’t often like to socialize with people, the best approach to dating would be through the online world. Besides, online dating today is widely accepted. Practically everyone has one or two dating apps as well as dating profiles. To convince you more that online dating for introverts is ideal, here are some more reasons:

1. It’s Easy

You can get started even as you read this article. Most online dating sites have a quick sign up process and so do mobile dating apps. It’s easy and the sign up itself won’t take you 3 minutes. Completing your profile is another story, but you can basically start as early as now.

2. Unconventional Terms

Let’s be honest. We all have our preferences. If you only want to date Christians, then it is definitely doable. If it’s just European women that you want to meet, you can signup to specialized sites like Anastasia Date.

3. Rejections Are Not Too Bad

As with any form of dating, there will always be rejections. But, online rejection is better than being rejected in public, right?

4. Time-Saver

Online dating for introverts works because it saves time. The introverted person doesn’t have to go out to meet people, he or she doesn’t even have to dress up. All that’s required is an internet connection.

5. Dating Pool

When you’re dating in a more traditional way, you would have to go out every night so that you can meet different people. With online dating, you don’t have to go out every night because there’s already an available pool of people in any dating site you sign up to.

The bottom line is that introverts need to give online dating a try. The awkwardness is mostly eliminated because most of the interactions will be online. It’s, then, up to the introvert to choose the person he or she would like to meet in real life. For more online dating tips, check out more posts from our blog.