Tips for Matchmaking and Friend Finder Sites
by Katie Lewis
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ago, I met my boyfriend Andy through the well known online dating
agency 'Friend Finder'. Since meeting, we have moved in together
and are head-over-heals in love. We decided that we wanted to help
others that were in the same situation as we were - single and looking
for love, so we set about creating a website aimed at reviewing
matchmaking and friend finder sites from across the world. We believed
that in doing this, we would give people a base to start on when
looking for love.
Over time, we
have added to that site, as well has creating numerous articles
of which this is but one. This article gives you tips on how to
create a good profile, and how not to fall into the dozens of pitfalls
that there are in the online-matchmaking world.
your Online Dating Account or Profile
up your online profile, it is highly recommended that you first
subscribe or sign up for a free email account which you do not use
for business or personal incoming mail. This is simply because if
you no longer wish to be in contact to someone, they will not have
access to your primary email. Some online dating sights offer the
option of signing up for a free email account after you have filled
in your profile. This is a good idea, as it provides you with an
email that can be specifically used for dating purposes. When you
select your screen name, use something that isn’t too intimidating.
User names incorporating your own name or something that you enjoy
is always effective. Make sure you reflect your personality in a
conservative manner. Some examples are –
How Are You
of an online dating profile should be done in the right frame of
mind. If you are feeling blue or perhaps lonely, or even not so
positive the day you fill out your profile, it will come across
that way. Choose a day when you feel happy and positive about your
life, then sit down beforehand, grab a piece of paper and a pen
and write down your interests, hobbies and your best points and
traits. If you make a draft copy beforehand, you will find there
are just so many wonderful things about ‘you’ that you want to share
with others, you won’t have space in your profile when you come
to filling it in!
with Yourself–and Others
Make sure you
are honest when writing your profile. Good relationships are based
on trust and honesty. If you are serious about online dating and
are hoping it will lead to a meeting, you need to describe yourself
and your personality accurately. There may be some parts of your
identity that you wish to remain inconspicuous, but when it comes
to appearance, you should describe yourself truthfully. After all,
you never know when the person of your dreams will want to meet
up with you! If describing your appearance is not your thing and
you feel uncomfortable, just add and photo of yourself.
a photo to your profile, there are a few key things to consider.
The photo you select should portray you accurately. This means not
posting the one of you two years ago when you were out at a friends
21st and looked fantastic but had just ‘10 too many’ drink. Is that
a true representation of you?
For the best
results, have another person take the picture for you. This will
allow them to get the best possible effects from light, angle and
positioning. If you enjoy the outdoors, have a friend take a picture
of you in your beautiful garden with a fresh flower pinned behind
your ear. If you prefer the beach, have them take it of you under
a shady palm with a huge smile!
to appear naturel in your pictures. Dress modestly, or how you would
when you were going out on a casual date. The aim is to appear naturel,
yet groomed, so smile, sit up straight and be positive! This will
shine out to the other person – Gorgeous!
When you are
first starting out with online dating, it can be daunting. The most
important thing to remember to is remain truthful to yourself. If
you get a negative feeling about a particular person, go with it.
If you feel an attachment of friendship forming, see where it leads
you. You must remember there is no rush or pressures to meet, fall
for or even become good friends with a person, so go at your own
pace. Generally, people like an honest, friendly and warm person
who is fun to be with. Each individual has their own definition
of these traits; it is just a matter of finding someone who is compatible
A good way to
let someone you have been seeing online know how you feel about
them is to send them an e-card or poem, according to their personal
taste. I can be short and sweet, lusty or romantic; whatever you
feel is appropriate and will be warmly welcome. Don’t try and overwhelm
another person. People do not appreciate this and will find themselves
wanting to distance from you. If you are strongly connected to an
online partner, feel free to send them flowers or a small gift.
I hope this
helps you find the person of your dreams.
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