Many people wrongly assume that using an online dating service is the equivalent of throwing in the towel and screaming, "All right already, I'll do it - I'm desperate!
" Actually, online dating is not for the desperate.
Not everyone will take this advice, but you don't want to start a relationship on a lie, and somewhere down the road, others will know that you aren't what you say you are (or you don't look like your photo).
• Tip #6: Take your time getting to know someone on-line.
Studies show that relationships develop faster online.
During a phone chat you'll get a better sense of whether your personalities click.
Also, by taking it slow, you are more likely to see inconsistencies in their behaviors and actions.
Last year alone, twice as many marriages occurred between men and women who met online than took place among couples who met in bars, clubs and at other social events combined.
If you've been considering taking the plunge into Internet dating but aren't quite sure how to get started, here are my nine key tips to ensure that your experience is a positive, safe and successful one.Keep your initial meeting short and if you like the person, there's always time later for a longer date! Online dating is a great way to find people with common interests; however, building a relationship takes time and attention.Look for consistency in behaviors and answers to your questions.• Tip #5: Never provide your last name, address, or other personal or financial information to a person you have not met.And never, under any circumstances, give money to someone you don't know well and have not met in person.It's a good idea to let someone else know your plans, where you're going, what time, and your date's name.