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Practical Approach on Online Dating

Practical Approach on Online Dating

Online dating tips and books are flooding the internet nowadays; to some extent, it is almost too difficult to determine which of these tips are actually helpful and which are merely re-echoing some ungrounded theories that seem to be realistic only in planet Utopia! Sadly, such useless craps only make people lose faith on online dating — they would read these tips, try to apply them and end up a failure. Thus, instead of helping people get the most the technology that is available to them, the authors of these next-to-impossible tips only drive people into thinking that such tools are useless in their plight for true love.

Well, this article is different. Let’s talk about the realities of online dating here. Of course, to some people, online dating can be really rough, especially those who don’t know how to manage their expectations. But, to those who view online dating sites are useful tools which can enable them to search for their one great love, then it is next to the effectiveness of cupid’s arrows.

One thing that we should all understand about online dating is that everyone using it can get the incentive of using anonymity to re-invent themselves. Now, this can be both good and bad, depending on how this affects the stakeholders involved. You see, some people “attempt” to make themselves appear as “better” individuals compared to how they view themselves. Thus, some would resort to giving false descriptions of their likes, their traits, body sizes, even their profile pictures! This is perfectly understandable and as an avid internet user, you should be aware of these things already. Of course, you can do it yourself if you want, but be sure that you are willing to take responsibility for your actions.

Having said that, it is now easier to ground that there are relationships that start from online dating sites which are hinge on lies. To protect their egos or to make themselves more “desirable”, some users even try to live the life of the person who they project themselves to be. Thus, before you start using such services, you need to assess and ask yourself as to what your real intentions are. If you are merely curious to try out something new and you are entirely up for casual, fun-filled relationships, then maybe, carefree online dating can work for you. But, if you are after a more meaningful relationship, you need to remember that the exclusive use of online dating services is not your only way to foster a good relationship with your partner. As much as possible, transcend from being mere virtual lovers to being real-life sweetheart. This means that if you are interested invest emotions into the relationship, find a way to meet your “lover” in person first.

As a general, do not give out massive information about yourself yet in the profiles and portfolios that you post in their online dating sites, but, as much as you should not reveal that much about yourself, you also need to be honest if you are after a stable relationship. It would be really difficult for you to pretend to be someone who you are not during the entire time that you chatting with your virtual boyfriend or girlfriend, right? Worse, if ever you both fall in love with each other, and decide to make the relationship official, you would only end up being pushed into a corner to forever pretend that you are someone else. Don’t be pressured to be “cooler” or “prettier” than who you are. Remember that millions of people are using online dating site; surely, a handful of them can accept you just the way you are.