• 27May

    Edating is one of the best tools available on the Internet for frinend finder. If you’re on the fence about getting online, worried about what’s out there and what happens once you make the move to online personals, you’re not alone – unless you count being single in that equation. Edating sites are doing big business. What that says is that there are millions of people who have made the move and are pursuing love online. The question that needs to be asked is how important is finding love to you. If it’s a priority – if you think that finding someone to share your life with is something you need to do – then joining the edating scene is something that you’ll want to consider. When that time comes and you’re ready to make the move, there are some things to keep in mind that will help make your search easier more enjoyable.

    Picking which dating sites to join can be a difficult task. We’ve reviewed over 100 edating sites here on Cupid’s Reviews and that should stand as evidence that finding one that’s worth your time might not be as easy as it seems. At the very least, it says that you have options. We’ve tried to streamline the process by providing the necessary information for you to make an informed decision. Each of our listings rates and discusses the important aspects of each site – everything from price to profile quality. We’ve ranked each site out of 100 possible points so that you can have a quick look at how much any given edating site has to offer. Armed with this information, you should be able to find the best sites in short order. Once that is done there are still a couple more things to keep in mind which you’ll want to do to properly evaluate a sites worth.

    “With a little luck, you’ll soon find your social calendar filled with possible options for romance in your area.”

    Edating sites allow you to join and set up a profile for free, but it’s the members that make a site. Once you complete your profile introduction, the first thing to do is search for other members in your area. Most sites allow you to do proximity searches so that you can see who else in your area is online. You can generally search within a given radius of 25, 50 or 100 miles of your zip or postal code. This is the first thing you should do once you’ve joined as it will tell you exactly how many options you have open to you and options are everything when it comes to edating.

    Click into the profiles that interest you when your search results come back and read up on what they have to say. A reputable site should point out in each profile when that member was last online. This is important since you won’t be able to contact people who don’t visit regularly. If a site doesn’t disclose this information, we recommend to new users that they move on to another site that does. If an edating site doesn’t have this stat available, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it isn’t a busy site — but it could. Wait until you have some experience on other sites so that you have a better idea of what you’re getting into with sites like this.

    Edating is fun and makes the process of finding other singles a lot easier. With a little luck, you’ll soon find your social calendar filled with possible options for romance in your area. Check our reviews for a place to start and let the adventure begin!

  • 22May

    Physical attraction is one of the bottom-line factors in dating. If you’re not actually attracted to someone else there really isn’t much of a point in seeking out a romantic encounter with them. Photos definitely tell a story, and while photos are not a universal requirement of all online dating sites, you will absolutely get results with a decent picture rather than nothing at all.

    Naturally there are sites that do afford a level of privacy. These sites will allow you to post private pics which are available only at the request of other members. This creates a sense of safety, and you’ll certainly be able to shield yourself from unwanted attention. Such secretive tactics may seem alluring and coy but more frequently they create a hurdle most people are simply not interested in getting through. The Internet (and Internet dating) is a combination of text and image and its usually advisable to offer both if you’re interested in taking full advantage of the online dating scene.

    If you want to present yourself in an eye-catching way, the most important thing to do is to either get a hold of a digital camera or find someone who owns one. Digital cameras offer great resolution and you can click away wherever you want with much greater ease than with that disposable cardboard camera that you may have purchased from a drugstore.

    When you’re taking photos, make sure that you’re the main attraction. This is your chance to show the world what a great catch you are, and friends won’t be able to concentrate on your drop-dead gorgeous face if there are nine other people in the photo. So that means that those photos that you took at the office party last January are out of the running, no matter how stunning you think you look in the crowd. Take center stage! Many sites prohibit terrible photos or shots where it isn’t clear who the profile person is, so it’s best just to stick to solo photos from the start.

    While you are no doubt going to take flattering pictures, don’t be shy or awkward and attempt to hide physical aspects that you think look bad. If people meet someone who looks radically different from the photo that was posted online, they will feel cheated at best. Of course you don’t want a photo of yourself that looks like you were just thrown out of a bar, but try to present a clear, honest shot of yourself. You will definitely get some positive response if you don’t look like you’re trying to hide anything.

    When it comes to quantity, the more the merrier! You want to have a nice selection of photos so people have a good idea of what you look like in a variety of different situations. Your true self will really shine though when people see a sampling of you looking your best in a number of interesting environs. There’s nothing wrong with a nice glamour shot, but why not have four or five photos to really knock ‘em dead?

    Don’t forget to update regularly as well. While you probably haven’t the time to do photo shoots every weekend, you also don’t want a photoset to linger for more than a year. Also, even if one given photo is raking in potential dates, try changing it from time to time. You may catch the eye of someone who has seen you before but didn’t like what others seem to love.

    Now that you’ve got a collection of hot photos, it’s time to put yourself out there and let the emails roll in. If you want maximum visibility, don’t forget to go online at various times of the day so that your photo appears at the beginning of profile searches as often as possible. Generally, dating sites list the latest person online as the first to appear in any given profile search, so jumping online will keep your beautiful face at the forefront of these profile searches.

    As shallow as it may seem, looks are incredibly important on dating sites, and in many cases they are the earliest impressions we have of the profile-person. A good collection of regularly updated photos will make an enormous difference in your dating chances. In these days of short attention-spans, a pretty picture will fill your inbox with far more letters than the best written profile which lacks a single photo.