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Internet dating - A guide

By Jakob Jelling
http://www.sitetube.com

The World Wide Web has become an integral part of our lives. Hoe deeply it has penetrated into the nooks and crannies of our existence can be judged from the fact that more and more people are turning towards the World Wide Web in search of life partners. While earlier there was a big social stigma attached to online dating, these days instances of couples who met via a dating website abound.

Part of this is because of the sheer ease which an internet dating website provides to its clients. The first step, if you are a novice in this field, is to register yourself with a dating website. We are spoilt for choice in this regards. For instance, there are sites dedicated to single parents, to people of specific religious communities, nationalities, social and economic groups, geographical areas etc.

Before posting your profile on a dating website, make sure that you read the fine print of their privacy policy. It should mention that they will not disclose any of your personal details. Also, you should have the choice of conducting anonymous correspondence with other single people through the site until the time you decide otherwise. Most of these dating sites have a standard mode of operation. You are allowed to post a profile free of cost. You can also receive and read any interested responses.

However, if you choose to initiate contact with a person, you have to pay the website. One of the most important considerations in this exercise is your profile. Do not make it a long autobiographical essay. Keep it short – about 50 to 100 words is ideal. Do not harp on your negative traits, emphasize your best attributes. Also, it is a good idea not to reveal too many personal details – remember, just about any person on the World Wide Web can read this profile.

If you can upload a recent picture of yourself, you improve your chances of receiving interested responses. The profile should also mention what it is you are looking for in a life partner. Mention your hobbies and favorite activities – people will find this easier to connect to.

Discretion is the best policy with online dating. While responding back, it is better to start with emails. Once you feel comfortable enough with your correspondent, the next step should be contact through the telephone. If you decide to initiate a date with your correspondent, do it in a public place like a bar or coffee shop.

About the author
Jakob Jelling is the founder of http://www.sitetube.com. Visit his website for the latest on planning, building, promoting and maintaining websites.

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