Best Dating Websites
Online dating is awesome, although quite honestly, many people fail at it!
There is a steep learning curve, starting with choosing the best dating websites FOR YOU. Yup, I suggest you start with at least a couple – you do not know which may be right for you, but this site will help (we hope)!
But we are getting ahead of ourselves! First:
Women often do not like online dating because it is far from the fairy tale they’ve been told about since they were little kids about the knight on a white horse coming and sweeping them off their feet.
Men have problems because, well, they often simply do it wrong with a dull generic profile, and “hey babe” type messages.
First of all, basic social skills are essential. If, for example, you are pathologically shy we simply cannot give you professional help online! Now if you are shy, that is another issue. Shyness is normal and can be overcome.
Women usually have well developed social skills because, let’s be honest, women are more socially advanced than men. Yes, it is a stereotype, and it has a lot of truth to it.
Men often so not have any dating skills but fortunately they can be learned one great site is http://expertmensdatingadvice.com. It is written from the male perspective. Another resource for both sexes that we highly recommend is http://datingadvice.com.
Although we may cover some very very basic dating skills here, that is not our primary focus at all. We will cover many of these on this site, although we will concentrate on reviewing the best dating websites and giving online dating advice is.
So, exactly what is online dating?
Is communicating with the sweetie you met last weekend on Facebook and trying to set up a date count? Well, definitions vary, however.
“Online dating (OD) or Internet dating is a dating system which allows individuals to contact and communicate with each other over the Internet, usually with the objective of developing a personal, romantic, or sexual relationship,” says Wikipedia.
Next you write a profile describing yourself. The profile is well worth spending significant time on but just get something up to start quickly and then you can work on improving it. I strongly suggest you add a picture or more (no bare-chested pictures for men, and no selfies obviously taken in the bathroom mirror for women). Then you just sit and wait, or . . .?
Well, for men you need to start sending messages out. We’ll go into what the messages should be like, but they need to be slightly personal. You cannot cut and paste the same message to 100 women; that simply doesn’t work. Send 5-10 messages a day, and you will get SOME replies. It’s a numbers game.
Women often send out messages too, but in general as a woman you are more likely to get messages initiated by men. If you are young and hot and new on the site, you might be inundated by messages in fact.
And those are the very very basics.