How to find dates online and not pay for it

By: Jim Mackey

It’senigmatic that we never notice time marching forward. One day we wake up and weare 30 years old when we swore that just yesterday we turned 20. Time is funnylike that. Nothing escapes the ravages of time yet we can’t even see the beastcoming. With the explosion of technology our world seems to be changing evenfaster than time will allow. Dating is one such area of enormous change. Around10 years ago the concept of online dating was only for the computer geek. Todayonline dating has not only become accepted by main stream America but is nowembraced as a common way to find a mate.

Astudy done in 2005 by Online Publishers Association, states that over $500million dollars of online revenue was attributed to online dating services,making it the second largest category of paid content. Cyberspace is crowdedwith thousands of dating websites with hundreds more launching every day. TheWeb has increased the effectiveness and efficiency of all aspects of our world.The aspect of dating is no different.

Goneare the days of awkwardly hanging out in the bookstore hoping that you willbump into someone breathtaking. Users can search for specific characteristicsthey are looking for in a mate to narrow down the search. Most dating siteshave tons of great search features ranging from height, weight and maritalstatus to more detailed qualities such as zodiac sign, drinking abilities andeye color.

Findingthe right site is important. There are general dating sites like eHarmony.com,match.com and chemistry.com and there are specific sites for niche demographicssuch as christiancafe.com for Christians, areyoualone.com for internationaldating and primesingles.net for dating over 50. If you are looking for freedating sites check out plentyoffish.com, justsayhi.com, datehookup.com andjumpdate.com. Or just check out craigslist.com, facebook.com and myspace.com.Most sites are free to sign up but may ask users to pay for premium features ifthey want to contact others. Make sure you read to terms of use before makingany kind of financial commitment.

Notall online daters are equal. Just like in the real world dating takescommitment, practice and a solid game. To ensure success follow these tips:

1.Practice Often: Simply selecting one person and hoping they will respond willend in disappointment. Actively seek out hundreds of interesting people. Itonly takes one to respond.

2.Develop Your Personality: Boring, dull and uninteresting won’t work in the realworld or the online world. Explore hobbiesFree Articles, passions or anything that you enjoydoing.

3.Don’t Lie: Posting false information or pictures from bygone years will notwork. Sooner or later the person will find out.

4.Write Thoroughly: Take extra time to fill out your profile as complete as youcan. Add an interesting a personal touch to make a great first impression.

5.Think Rationally: Don’t get your hopes up thinking that there are a ton ofhidden supermodels lurking on the internet. There are lots of regular peoplethat use online dating.

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