Online Dating, is it safe?
I get calls from all over the country from people who are looking for love online. I have heard horror stories about these dating services or website’s that fix people up. Looking for love can be hard and extremely frustrating to say the least. I’m sure many of you could share some story about a bad online dating experience. I would encourage you to share your story on this blog. This would help many new people to this type of dating.
The first thing you most likely will do is search for a dating website, once you check these website’s out, you will make a decision on which one you will try. In fact many people will sign up for multiple dating website’s. You will put together your profile, then add a picture or two, then send it in for approval and wait for the OK to start meeting people. The profile you put together is where many people get into trouble, many tell untruths, most of these untruths are about physical appearance. Some people will lie about height, weight and age. Remember that you can be whoever you want on the computer, until you start meeting people face to face, then all bets are off and who you said you were on your profile will come to light. Best advice I can give you is to be totally honest in your profile. If you’re a man who is 5’6″ don’t say that your 5’10”, and if you’re a woman who is 195 pounds, don’t say that you’re 142 pounds. Facial expressions can be funny, but that first meeting is not the place to get an “oh, my goodness” look.
I remember a friend who called me about a woman he was interested in, she said that she was a flight attendant and lived in CA. They had several good conversations on the phone and in their e-mails. When the day they met finally came, he was ecstatic, she was beautiful, radiant, cheerful, they hugged and then went out for their first date. As they got to know each other, problems started to surface, her pleasant personality changed to being mean spirited and demanding, bossy, and downright insulting. He would hear how she couldn’t stay in any relationships, well no wonder! The straw that broke the camels back, was when she claimed to be abducted by aliens several years back, that was it, he could take no more, he ended the new relationship. Get to know the people you are e-mailing and talking with on the phone. Ask leading and probing questions, go with your gut feelings. If you feel that something is not right, ask questions! If your wanting to get serious, then do a background check, it may save you a world of heartache.
What was your worst online dating experience? What did you learn from it? How is your dating going now? With your past mistakes with online dating, have you applied what you learned to the people you date now? What are your 10 top, do’s and don’t’s with online dating?
If you want to talk to a Life Coach about online dating, contact Applicable Coaching at applicablecoaching.com or call 303.456.0555 for a 1/2 hour free consultation with Mike, or go to contact Mike link to call for an appointment today, the next step is up to you, call today!
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