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Do you think online dating is a good option for finding a life mate?

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      Mysticalpatterns wrote Apr 21, 2011
    • I don’t see why it is any better or worse than any other option.  I have heard statistics that up to one in 5 (20%) of all relationships now start through online dating.

      Just like with anything it is important to be safe.  Background checks, meeting with friends in a public place for the first few dates.  Never invite them to your home (or give your address) until you are comfortable with them.  Always have a friend ‘on call’ that knows where you will be and when you are suppose to be home and have a plan to call them when you get home safe.  Anyone regardless of where you meet them can be a safe or unsafe choice.  So these are really good tips for anyone in the dating scene now days.

      But regardless I think online dating can be a good choice for some people.

      Love, Light & Blessings,
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      “It’s Never too Late to Become What You Might Have Been” - George Elliot




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      Dana Arcuri wrote Apr 21, 2011
    • In my opinion, there are pro’s & con’s to online dating.  The advantage of meeting someone online is that you have the opportunity to “weed through” the guys who are not suitable BEFORE meeting in person.  

      The internet dating gives you the opportunity to require specific qualities, personality traits, education, income, appearance, hobbies, interests & demographics.  Once again, this helps to narrow down the search for the best suited man.  For instance, if you prefer tall men, you should specifically state a certain height to avoid disappointments.  

      For individuals who believe their faith & religion is an important part of their life, they should consider a reputable online dating service that is of the same religion or faith. The potential to meet someone who shares the same faith is greater.  

      I’ve heard positive & negative feedback from relatives & friends who have opted for internet dating.  The negative comments included some legitimate griefs as well as some hysterical experiences.  

      My cousin met her husband on the internet & they got acquainted over the internet before planning a meeting at the local mall.  It was love at first sight, they eventually tied the knot & they are still happily married!

      My sister shared that her biggest challenge with online dating was TRUST.  Regardless of who she met online, she feared they could pretend to be anything they wanted and she couldn’t be certain of the truth.

      One of my male friends from church had an uncomfortable encounter with online dating when a woman sent a photo of herself in which she looked beautiful & young.  However, when they met for the 1st time, the woman who showed up on the date didn’t look anything like her photo!    

      Although internet dating is the trend & many adults are opting for this alternative to the bar scene, I suspect that it could be promising for some individuals, but a nightmare for others.  

      The biggest con is SAFETY.  In reality, whoever chooses online dating needs to carefully screen potential candidates to rule out the “wackos“, avoid vulnerable situations that could prove dangerous and always meet your date at a highly populated area.

      Best Wishes!




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      Tuliplady wrote Apr 22, 2011
    • It seems like as good a way to meet someone as any.  Certainly better than picking up some guy in the bar at last call.  

      My two younger daughters belong to an online dating sight and it seems like a good way to weed out the losers before having to actually go on a date with them.  They’ve met some creeps and some real nice guys.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Apr 22, 2011
    • I tried it and would have continued to except I couldn’t afford it on my budget and then I got to the point of understanding that while it was Ok for the X to have a girlfriend, it was Not Ok for me to have a boyfriend here on what the X considers “his” property only.  

      I do like the option of being able to “weed out” the not in this life time men, and the privacy the online dating makes possible.  

      Cathie




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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 22, 2011
    • I don’t think it’s a bad idea I would just recommend that any dating should always be for fun and light heartedness. And if you are lucky enough to find someone you like great!

      I just don’t think you should go looking online or anywhere else for your life mate. I think you should open yourself up for meeting new people and having fun.  

      I think we limit our potential sometimes when we have a set vision. Just have some fun and your perfect person will happen.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Apr 22, 2011
    • Ah, I get your point, Vikki. I’m paying attention to this subject because I do expect to date and I want a boyfriend that is a great companion and friend. I can go my age or younger, it all depends on what we have in common. Of course I want to hear why he’s single. Some man was interested in me during the online dating thing and said his wife is disabled and is Ok with him having a girlfriend. Well, Hello! I’ve got my disability and I’m NOT Ok with my being his girlfriend! And I think I’d have more empathy for her than him! ;oD  

      Cathie




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      Anne E wrote Apr 22, 2011
    • My older brother met his wife on match.com so I know it works for some people.  I agree with everything the other ladies have said.




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      Verddi wrote Apr 22, 2011
    • Of course I’m all for meeting people on-line because that is where I met my boyfriend. I do agree with the other ladies though because I did not go on-line with the intention of meeting the One.  I went with an open mind to meet new people and to enjoy myself and if I could get a free dinner out of it, all the better...lol.  

      Actually I would always meet them at a Starbucks and not the one close to my house. I made sure my friends knew where I was going as well. Meeting new people on-line can be very fun but you have to think of your safety first.




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      LaTosha Brown wrote Apr 23, 2011
    • Great discussion ladies!




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      Camille Vendryes wrote Jul 30, 2011
    • I would never dream of dating someone online to me its scary!!!, but i did meet someone online, wasnt expecting to fall inlove especially with someone so far away, but it happen and i am very happy i did, but i can say just be discreet who u talk to and of course check out their back ground and keep safe, cause there are some nuts out there as well as there is really good men there.......




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      Janet Ong wrote Aug 3, 2011
    • I may be biased because I met my fiance online. happy Before meeting my fiance, the men I met online were good, decent men.    

      Online dating is a good option for finding a mate because it expands our options.  We get insight into people’s personalities, sense of humor, interests, etc.  

      It’s important to be safe about things (i.e. where you‘re meeting the person, if you sense something’s off about the person, etc.).  You’ll have more success if you keep an open mind, enjoy the journey and listen to your intuition.




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