To Choose a Dating Service
by Sara Blackmoore
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How To Choose
a Dating Service
There are so
many dating sites out there, hundreds if not thousands, how do you
even begin to decide where to register and start your online dating
You could just
pick one at random, create a profile, and sit back and wait for
the other members to beat a path to your email inbox. Who knows,
you could get lucky and it might work out first time. But even a
tiny bit of investigation beforehand could save a lot of time and
The trick is
to be prepared. You probably wouldn’t go off to buy a new car and
start by trawling around dealerships at random, you would already
have an idea as to what sort of car you want – how big, how fast,
how much money you had to spend, and so forth. Based on these criteria
you would have a good idea of which car showrooms to visit to find
the right sort of vehicle for your particular needs. So the first
question to ask yourself, is what do you want out of a dating site?
Sounds obvious – a date! But what sort of date? Are you looking
for a serious relationship possibly leading to marriage? Or are
you after a casual partner and you’ll see where it leads? Or perhaps
you just want some uncomplicated fun. The good news is that among
the myriad of services out there on the web, there is something
to cater for every requirement. Some sites will suit all tastes,
but there are many that specialise, and the more specific you are
about what you want, the better your chances of finding it.
at the sites on offer, think about how you will write your personal
profile. Jot down a paragraph or two about yourself, your interests,
and your hopes for a partner. Then write a few words about what
you are looking for in a potential dating match. Doing this offline
will help you structure in your own mind what sort of date you are
looking for, and then when you go and look at some dating sites,
you’ll easily be able to pick out those that offer the best chance
of providing what you want. The added benefit of course is that
when it comes to filling in your profile online, you will be prepared
and wont be sat in front of your screen lost for words. Instead
your profile will read in a very natural and honest way.
I would always
recommend choosing at least two sites to register with and put your
profile on, after all, they are almost all free to start with –
you only need decide if you want to pay when and if someone of interest
turns up and you want to make contact.
The Dating WebReview can also save you time. The reviews will quickly
give you an idea about the services each dating site offers, and
whether they specialise.
internet dating site isn’t difficult. In the end it comes down to
finding one that you enjoy using. After all, if it appeals to your
taste, then you already have something in common with the other
Blackmoore is a relationship counselor and regular contributor to
She lives in London, England with her husband and two children.
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