Dating Beginner's Quiz
by Barbara Wright Abernathy
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online you've heard about it, you've read about it, maybe you even
have a friend who's doing it. You're thinking of giving it a try
yourself. But how do you know if it's the right thing for you? Here's
a quick quiz to help you determine whether you're ready.
1. Are you
dissatisfied with the traditional ways of meeting people to date?
Two of the most likely places to meet people to date are in school
and at work. If neither has helped you find a mate so far, then
singles groups are often the next thing people try. The good thing
about singles groups is that it puts you in front of other single
people who are clearly interested in finding someone to date and
possibly to mate. But if you've tried that route and still aren't
meeting anyone, then free online dating can be the best next step
2. Are you
over 30, over 40 or beyond? It gets more difficult to meet people
to date as you get older. Many of your friends are already married
and the bar scene has lost its appeal. That doesn't mean there's
no one out there for you. It's just not as easy to find one another!
The world of on line dating gives you access to an almost unlimited
supply of potential partners, more than you could ever meet any
3. Do you
have a good sense of who you are and what you want in a partner?
The great thing about getting older is that we usually know ourselves
better and have a more realistic idea of what kind of person would
be a good match for us. And hopefully, you have a better idea of
what you can give to a relationship, not just what you want to get.
On line dating
allows you to search for a partner based on what is most important
to you. Looking at a person's profile online allows you to find
out much more about them than you'd normally know about anyone you
4. Do you
know enough about computers to browse the internet and use e-mail,
or are you willing to learn? You don't need to own a computer;
you just need access to one. And if you don't know how to use e-mail
yet it's not that difficult to learn. Anyone who is sufficiently
motivated can do it.
5. Are you
willing to be proactive to get what you desire? On line dating
does call for some effort on your part. You have to find a good
dating service site and create a profile about yourself so others
can find you. You have to put in the time to search the profiles
on your site and contact people who interest you. If you're unwilling
to do a little bit of work, then free dating online won't work for
6. Are you
willing to overcome your preconceived ideas about whether “nice
people” should get involved in on line dating? It's becoming
more acceptable every day to meet people through free dating online.
And the people who do it are likely to be more educated and better
off financially than the average. Sounds like a good group of people
to pick from, doesn't it?
7. Do you
enjoy writing or are you willing to improve your writing skills?
Communication on the internet favors those who write well. You make
your first impression based on what you write in your profile and
your e-mail messages. The good news is that with the great spelling
and grammar checking features available in most e-mail programs,
there is no excuse for being a poor writer any more. Anyone of average
intelligence can learn to write well enough to attract a partner.
It just takes the willingness to learn.
Give yourself 1 point for each YES answer.
0 - 4
You are not ready for free dating online. Until you can honestly
answer YES to at least 5 questions, you are unlikely to have a good
experience with online dating.
5 - 6
You're almost ready to try on line dating. You need to look
at some dating sites and individual profiles to familiarize yourself
with the prospects that are available to you. See if that doesn't
increase your willingness to work on the issues in the questions
which you answered in the negative.
are you waiting for? Take off the brakes and go for it! You've
got what it takes to succeed in on line dating. Get started by checking
out all the great resources on the net for dating site reviews and
online dating advice. It's never too late to change your fate!
Barbara Wright Abernathy
Wright Abernathy helps take-charge women be as successful at love
as they are at work. She's the author of Venus On Top: Women
Who Are Born to Lead and the Men Who Love Them. Get your FREE
report - 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make While Dating at www.VenusOnTop.com
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