What You Ask For

On April 15, 2012, in Online Dating, Profile, by Cornell

None of us are strangers to the old saying that we should always be careful what we ask for, because we just might get it. When we decide that we would like to do a Singles search on one of the many available online dating sites on the world wide web, we have to remember this old saying as we attempt to decide what it really is that we are seeking.

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Many people tend to just jump right into the online personals world and immediately commence their search for the hottest and most attractive people on the sites. While there is certainly nothing wrong with desiring someone good looking and fit to date, romance, chat with, or spend time with sexually, we have to give the other profiles a fair chance as well. It is certainly true that there are beautiful people that are also kind, smart and nice, but there are also documented cases of lovely looking people that are so concerned with their outward appearance that they tend to neglect those important qualities that are not as visible to the naked eye.

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Online Dating Issues: Picture Cropping

On February 29, 2012, in Online Dating, Profile, by Cornell

When you go onto the personals, you just never know what or who to expect. You are putting blind faith in people you have never met, whose profiles scream out from your computer screen with nice smiling faces and pleasantly shaped bodies, not to mention their darling personalities and ingratiating manner. Yes, everyone looks to be such a catch. But pictures are not always what they seem to be. And then there are sometimes people with you in the pictures, also smiling broadly, except for the small fact that they are not the ones who have crafted this particular personals profile. Yet their image is out there in the ether, beaming out to God knows how many people on a daily basic. Yes, there are many problems with the way people post pics on the internet, but we are here just to talk about two of them.


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When winter arrives people tend to stay in more and the chances of meeting someone new on your morning commute or at your job go down with each extra layer of clothing that we put on. So what do you do if you want to be dating new and interesting people?

Get online and find all the singles for singles in your area. Online dating doesn’t have the stigma that it once did, now it’s just about learning how to maneuver online and behaving in the right way. Don’t know where to start? No worries! I’ll give you a hand, read on for the best ways to find a date online.

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Happy Birthday to Me

On October 6, 2011, in Dating on a Dime, Freebies, by Cornell

So this may seem a little bit sneaky and cheap but when you have no money and still like dating in that singles for singles world, all is fair.  AND you can only use this tactic once a year so hopefully you read this around the time of your birthday.

Yup, I said it, birthday.  I don’t care how young or old you are, birthday season is still a time to celebrate all things you.  SO if you are still in that singles for singles world this is the perfect time to meet and mingle new people without having to buy anyone a drink.  Actually, you’ll probably get a couple drinks out of it, even if you’re a guy.

Let me set the scene.  For your birthday let your friends (or tell your friends) to take you to a pub of some sort and invite some friends you’ve never met before.  This will give you the opportunity to get introduced to a new network in a social and un-intimidating setting.  It won’t feel like you’re at a dating site but it will still give you everything you need to make a good impression for the future.

What makes this even more genius is that because it is YOUR birthday, people will want to be buying you drinks.  If you’re a guy even the girls you meet may buy you one.  If you want to make a really good impression buy one for her in return.  It would be rude to turn her’s down but show your appreciation by reciprocating.  You only need to get her one to make your point.  This is unlike if you’re on a date where you are usually expected to buy at least a couple.

If your friends don’t have any new people for you to meet don’t get discouraged.  There are usually tons of people at pubs that you can get introduced to because it’s your birthday.  It’s always an easy way into a conversation with a stranger.

Warning to this tip:  Don’t let yourself get loaded and become a drunken full just because it’s your birthday and you will get free drinks.  Know personals limit and when to say no.  You can always pass those free drinks onto chicks or guys you meet.


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Party for one

On September 26, 2011, in Dating Advice, Freebies, by Cornell

So here’s a way to save money.  Why don’t you just not go on date.

Don’t ask the girl out, don’t suggest hooking up, just do your own thing for a weekend.  Sure, there’s pretty much no chance of getting laid this way but sometimes having more money for another date is better.  Or even just having money for yourself really.  It’s always a good idea to take the time and just recharge yourself.  Chicks are exhausting as it is and you don’t have to go on a date (or a few dates every weekend) you’re saving yourself in more than one way.  Instead, spend a night alone doing all those things you have let slip like washing your sheets that are so dirty they’ve built enough chromosomes to create their own city.  Or fixing that cupboard you said you were going to do eons ago or just watch the game and eat popcorn.  If you want to still be social tell your buddies to come over but say you’ll provide the space if they provide the food and booze.  This way the only thing you’re spending is time, while your wallet stays securely tucked away in your jeans pocket.

Every weekend doesn’t have to be a budget a weekend.  Just try making it a cash free one full of free activities to will recharge your battery for the following upcoming week.  You’ll be surprised and how great you can feel when you just chill by yourself once in awhile anyway.  Sure, there are tons of free dating ideas but even those can cost you a little bit of money sometimes when you factor in gas and what not.  So just make this one 100% free of any sort of personals spending.

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