Online Dating is Social Networking: Just with a Different Goal in Mind

It’s True! Here’s Why…

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Woman at Home Wishing for Love

What is Online Dating?
Online dating is like any other dating and online dating and social networking are the two biggest online activities there are to do when rummaging around on the computer. However because people must use a computer and get online to online date, it can catch a great many people off guard and what many singles do not realize is that online dating is social networking-just with a different goal in mind. Learning this fact can make a great many singles more receptive to online dating. How? Let’s look…

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Top 3 Lies American Women Tell Their Men

Let the truth be Told!

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What do You Mean Women Lie Too?
When American women date, they are prone to the same relationship follies any man is. That means that women have the capability of telling the same lies men are. Yes, I know, I am constantly telling the story from the other perspective, telling people why men are so bad and why they lie all the time. However, women are just as devious, or just as thoughtful as men are. So then, why should my writing target one sex and not the other?

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American Singles & Speed Dating

Watching the Speed Dating Click

Watching the Speed Dating Click

The Great American Pastime of All-time
Speed dating is a truly American pastime. Not only is it perfect for professionals who do not have enough tome to go on a date otherwise, it gets a few birds killed with one single stone, or a timer as in the case of speed dating. Most American singles are busy professionals who have no time for anything and they are lucky they even have time to talk to their managers or clients on their business smartphones, let alone go on a date. This is why speed dating is perfect for American singles; they can date up to 20 or 30 people all within an hour or so and most times they can complete the round while they are at an extended lunch hour.

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Things to Never Tell Your Girlfriend

No Matter What the Situation!

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Open & Honest Is Not Always the Key
When you are dating someone it is easy to become very comfortable with being around them. However, it is a little too easy to become a little too comfortable. Once this happens, a guy will start saying or doing things that will turn the slightest wrong words into the biggest argument. Because relationships are based on more than just words, and honesty is as important as trust, being too honest can be a man’s biggest downfall.

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4 Ways to Get Women to Talk to You On Online Dating Sites

Instead of Getting them to Ignore You!

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You know the adage, or cliché, people say, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again?” Well, the same could be said about online dating. Such as when you are trying to find the perfect woman and you wind up getting ignored the entire time you are on the site. Well, there are many reasons why you are being ignored and it is probably in the way you are trying to talk to women. However, there are many ways to go about getting women to talk to you when browsing the online dating sites.

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3 Ways to Get Shy Singles to Open Up

Because Communication is Everything

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The Problem
A shy person will lack the confidence and not know what to say, do or feel when on a date, on the phone or even online at times. When you are dating someone who is overly shy, it can produce some seriously awkward moments and silences, no matter where you are or what you do. People such as these have a tendency to be very self conscious and are down on themselves most of the time, they berate themselves as well in many cases. However, it has been proven that shy people also have a tendency to want to over do things. For example, they might try too hard on a first date, coming up with a speech or an almost robotic way of walking or talking, just to make it look as if they have something to say. For teh most mart, it makes them look and feel awkward.

The Solution
A person who is very outgoing will have the ability to come up with whatever conversation is needed to continue through date night effortlessly. An outgoing person also has the ability to bring a shy one out and get them to open up effortlessly as well. While trying to get a shy person to come out of their shell may seem like one of the hardest things to accomplish, it really is not that difficult to do, as long as you know exactly what to do. So how do you manage this shyness and help the person you are dating to open up?

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Why Dating Older Men is More Beneficial Than You Think

And Why Women Actively Seek them Out

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A Bit of a Recap

I’ve written about this subject before. The post about dating an older man, no matter what the woman’s age. Doing so has its ups and downs, benefits and disadvantages, just like anything else in life. However, in spite of all the attention on the new social acceptance, people still seem to hesitate or see the subject as “taboo” when in reality, it is a normal fact of every day life. Chances are, you know a woman who happens to be dating an older man-but you still cannot figure out why. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why women are dating older men and why it can be even more beneficial than anyone ever thought-and never mentioned.

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Tips to Tell if He is Really Into Being With You Part 4: It’s the Little Things

coupleHuggingwith WineThis is a series I started when I first started this blog. I then went into other subjects and almost forgot to finish what I had started. That said, this is a series of tips on how to tell if the man you are with really wants to be with you, or if he is just there for ulterior motives. So now I am finally giving up the latest installment, as it seems that some of you have been waiting a long time for it.

While, a man may actually be into being with you, me might not know how to express what and how he feels about you to you. If you are in a situation of mixed signals, worry or doubt, you are certainly in the right place. Learning to read a man’s signals is difficult enough as there are many signals a man gives off when he cares. The problem is, they cross over into the look alike signals he gives off when he is only interested in another notch on his belt or bedpost.

That being said, I would like you all to know that I have been here, there and everywhere and I know what both sides of the equation feels like. I do not want anyone else to have to suffer, which is why I write and if I can help just one person, then my writing is worth something. So please, keep reading…

What Does He Do for You?
When a man is really into being with a woman, from day one he will do “the little things,” no matter what they may be. Any man who takes time out of his busy man life to learn what you want is definitely into you. For example, do you find he calls the florist for every little thing? Does he bring you special gifts for no reason? Does he remember important things like the date you met and the first kiss? Any man who has the ability to remember these things and show this kind of affection is certainly in your life to stay.

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Your Dating Style: The Lover

An Inside Look at Your Dating Style

Understand Your Date
Do you understand who you are dating or having a relationship with? You might but then again, many do not and it is not that uncommon. Not having the ability to understand the person you have a relationship with is the number reason why people break up. If you find the two of you do not get along, there may be a good reason why as well as reasons why you get along so well on one level and not another. That said, it is your definition of happiness that really counts. Your definition of happiness may not be the same as your partner’s and that could be causing any problems you might be having in the relationship.

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Your Dating Style: The Controlling Dater

An Inside Look at Dating Styles

Understanding Your Date
Do you understand the person you are dating or having a relationship with? If not, there may be a good reason as to why. And also a great reason why you get along so well on one level and not another. That said, it is your definition of happiness that really counts. Your definition of happiness may not be the same as your partner’s and that could be causing any problems you might be having in the relationship. Different people have different dating styles, so it is important to figure out which dating style you are and then figure out who is your best partner.

The Controller
Being the controlling party of anything can be exhilarating. It can also cause many problems between two people. When one person is a controller and the other is as well, it causes the two to butt heads. If one is a controller and the other is not it can cause a dictatorship between the to.

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Your Dating Style: The Attention Getter

What is your Dating Behavior?

When it comes to dating, there are many different types of people who date many types of ways. For example, you could be a person who doesn’t like to be around other people, or you might love to be the center of the stage constantly. Maybe you like to take charge of situations, be a leader of sorts. On the other hand, you might be more comfortable allowing others to tell you what and how to do things. Determining what kind of person you are and why type of attitude you have when it comes to everyday life could make it easier to deal with dating and relationships as well.

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Online Attitude & Presence

Dating Online Requires the Same Presence of Mind

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Forgetting Yourself
When you are trying to find a love interest within the confines of an online dating site, you can easily forget what it is like to have to present yourself in certain ways. In other words, you are forgetting that your first impression still counts! Yes, it really does, and it is the first thing to go. Considering those facts, there are things you can and should do to make a good impression-at any stage of the game. Remember, just because you are dating online, it doesn’t mean the basic rules on dating have changed!

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Trust & Relationships Part 4: Fixing a Torn Relationship

Is it Even Possible?

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This series is about trust, relationships and the reality contained within them. How do you know when it is safe to trust your partner? There are so many different aspects to the trust issue, so I will do a few posts on the subject. This is the fourth installment, and it may be the last… However I am not sure. Just keep in mind that this is just a guide and not intended to try and tell you what you should do, as ultimately, the decision is yours. I just hope to give you something to think about while making your decision.

The other posts will follow in the coming weeks. Please take heed and enjoy this post. Just remember, I have been here, there and everywhere, so I understand how you feel. Believe me, if my experiences, good or bad, can help even one person, then my life and my writing was worth something…
~JC

Why Are We Here?
In the last installment, we talked about the questions which must be answered to determine how far you and your partner are willing to go to fix the relationship-if it can be fixed at all. If you are reading this, you have determined it is worth it to try to mend the relationship. You are here to get some advice as to what comes next, right? Well, take a gander at the words here, it might just help you to understand some of the more important things in a relationship and how it can help fix a broken one.

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Signs & Symptoms of a Communication Breakdown in Your Relationship

Determining What’s Going on, and What You Can Do About It

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There is a time in everyone’s life where communication seems like the hardest thing to maintain in your relationship. Do you find yourself wishing you would talk more? Do you think to yourself that your partner doesn’t understand you like they used to? Do they think you are cold as ice and have no emotions, or if you do they are all too cheery as if you are hiding your true feelings? If so, you simply must read this. Let’s help you get back to communicating with your mate so you can have a happily after all ending like it should be.

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Trust & Relationships Part 3: Mending the Broken Relationship

Time to Get to Work

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This series is about trust, relationships and the reality contained within them. How do you know when it is safe to trust your partner? There are so many different aspects to the trust issue, so I will do a few posts on the subject. This one is the third installment and it is about determining the lengths at which the two of you are willing to go to fix things, and making that final decision of whether you will try or you will split. Please try to remember. this is just a guide to help you on your journey to a better relationship and not intended to tell you what you should do, because ultimately, the decision is up to you. I just hope to give you something to think about and a little guidance while making that decision.

The other posts will follow sometime this coming week. Please take heed and enjoy this post. Just remember, I have been here, there and everywhere, so I understand how you feel. Believe me, if my experiences, good or bad, can help even one person, then my life was worth something…
~JC

Let’s Play Catchup for Just a Moment…
In the last installment, we talked about the questions that need answering before you can try to mend a relationship that has been damaged. Once you have decided that you do not want to walk away from a broken relationship, and have answered these questions to get to the root of the problem, it is time to mend away. However, now that you know it is mendable, you need to know how far you and your partner are willing to go make it happen. This means you are going to have to ask some more questions. But, I promise it will be easier this time.
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Rules of the Road & Online Dating Part 2-Un-Attracting the Undesirables

Tweaks Guaranteed to Keep Unsavory Characters Away

For the next few weeks, maybe a few months-I don’t know really, it depends on how many I can fit into one post-I don’t want it to be unorganized, that’s for sure. We’ll go over one subject at a time. I am going to do a series on the rules of online dating. Most will probably be some form of common sense, but as with many people, common sense needs to be reiterated over and over again-especially when it comes to the subject of dating. That said, this is just a reminder that there is a proper way to behave. Online dating is not a free for all, after all. So, buckle down, read up and enjoy the Rules of the Road & Online Dating-and put it to use!

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Trust & Relationships Part 2: Is it Worth Mending a Broken Relationship?

Or Should You Just let it Go?

This series is about trust, relationships and the reality contained within them. How do you know when it is safe to trust your partner? There are so many different aspects to the trust issue, so I will do a few posts on the subject. This one is the second one, and it is about analyzing a broken relationship to see if you should try to mend it or if it would be better to separate for good. This is just a guide and not intended to try and tell you what you should do, as ultimately, the decision is up to you. I just hope to give you something to think about while making that decision.

The other posts will follow sometime this coming week. Please take heed and enjoy this post. Just remember, I have been here, there and everywhere, so I understand how you feel. Believe me, if my experiences, good or bad, can help even one person, then my life was worth something…
~JC

Are You up for the Challenge?

Are You up for the Challenge?

The Challenge-Are You Up for It?
One of the biggest challenges we face when it comes to relationships is making them work-or trying to. A damaged relationship can be an even bigger challenge when you want to try to patch things up and keep them going, instead of just breaking it off, as many couples should consider doing. For as many different reasons there are to want to make things work, there are reasons why you shouldn’t, on a fundamental level. There is also the factor of not actually wanting things to work, too. Do you have what it takes to try to mend a broken relationship? Or should you even try? Here are a few words for you to consider while analyzing the problem and determining the situation.

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Trust and Relationships Part 1: Is it Safe to Trust When Blinded by a New Love

Or is the Blindfold is Too Tight that You Can’t Tell?

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This post is about trusting someone in a relationship. How do you now when it is safe to trust your partner? Especially if the relationship is, for the most part, new? There are so many different aspects to the trust issue, so I will do a few posts on the subject. This first one concerns new trust, how to earn it, how to know when it is safe to give, etc.

This is essentially part one. The other two or three posts will follow immediately this week. Please take heed and enjoy this post. Just remember, I have been here, there and everywhere, so I understand how you feel. Believe me, if my experiences, good or bad, can help even one person, then my life was worth something…
~JC

It’s a New But Very Real Relationship
Now that the two of you have been dating for a while, it is time to start building the trust between you. Believe it or not, you have been doing just that since you talked the very first time online. Some element of trust must have been present to make the decision to meet the first time, right? If even the littlest bit of trust was not there in the relationship, you never would have gone on the first date, never have kissed the first time and you would not be where you are now wondering about it now. So, that said, how do you keep it up? Let’s take a look at trusting for the first time in a relationship and how to tell if your mate is worthy of your trust in the first place.

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3 Ways to Stop Cyber Crime & Online Dating Scams

Learn the Signs & Protect Yourself Form Becoming the Next Victim

The need to protect yourself online is probably the greatest need when it comes to surfing the Internet. With the rising cases of Identity Theft and the new instances of online scams creeping up everywhere you go, it’s almost natural for the scammers to turn to the internet to find solace. That’s why online daters are in need of even more education than ever to protect themselves. Online daters are the most vulnerable-and the most affected-when ti comes to online scam rings. So, read this and take heed-the next time you are just a little more vigilant, it might just save your wallet-or your life.
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The First Feelings
You know what it feels like when you meet someone online (finally!!) and you think things are going well? You talk constantly, you email back and forth, you make “online dates” for when you are both free to chat… You know what I am talking about, right? You feel like things are going so well that you might actually have found someone you can get along with and are actually thinking about meeting that person face to face one day. This is one of the greatest feelings in the world because it validates a couple of things. First of all, it validates that you are a good person who deserves happiness. And second, it validates that the online dating thing really does work, that it’s not just a scam.

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Are You a Professional Dater? Do You Know Someone Who Is?

Then You Simply Must Read the Following-It Could Save a Life!

A Quick Word About This Post…
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I wrote about this same subject, Internet and Online Dating Addiction, in a post titled “Are You Addicted to Online Dating?” back in the beginning of January. I feel the need to try and keep up with the subject, since every day more and more people become addicted to online dating-or just being online period. That said, I am hoping that by writing about this subject more it can open the eyes of the addicted and others who may know someone afflicted with this problem.

The good thing is-there is help. At the bottom of the post, I will post some general numbers and websites so you-or the person who needs help-can get it, without having to divulge all the personal details of their lives. Everyone should have a chance at having a good life without fear of recrimination. That is all that matters, really.

What Kind of Dater are You?
When you enter the world of online dating, things can be seen very differently, no matter what it is that you do. The one thing that remains the same, however, is the type of person you are and how you react to certain things.

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