Online Dating Personals

by Caterina Christakos - Date: 2007-07-26 - Word Count: 463 Share This!

Thinking of running an online dating ad? Think carefully. Not all personals sites are the same. Although there are many couples who found love on the internet, not all world wide web relationship stories end so happily. Arbitrarily picking an online dating community is not a smart idea.

In most cases meeting your future partner one on one is best but as we are moving into an age where time is more and more precious, we can save time and energy by logging on to pre-screen our dates. Besides you will have a much longer conversation on line, in a safer environment than most women have who go to bars and clubs. Online personals can be your way to really get to know someone before venturing out on that first date. And if it doesn't work out, it is much easier to break things off online than to refuse a guy in person.

Here are some tips on how to pick an online site to find your next relationship:

Pick a dating site that has some kind of screening process.

Pick online personal sites that resonate with your own values. Ex. A Christian dating site, a dating site for people who like athletics, a site with a solid reputation like or

Write a personal ad that honestly represents you. Lying about your weight, looks, occupation, etc.. is a heartache waiting to happen. There are men out there who are attracted to all body types, hair colors and personalities. You are looking for a good match so start with a bit of honesty.

When you do decide to meet someone from a singles site make sure that you meet in a public place, preferably as a double date with a friend.

How to Write an Online Dating Ad to find love :

Start with a funny or eye catching headline.
Keep the bulk of the ad light hearted.
Do not unload all of your personal baggage in the ad.
Ask for what you want. If you are only interested in friendship say so.
Be direct, yet entertaining.
Remember that your ad needs to stand out.

There are many dating websites out there to run your dating ad. Most have free trials so don't feel pressured to use a particular dating website. Read the online dating to get a feel for these dating websites and find a dating community to feels right to you. Then take it slow and get to know a few men online that fit your criteria. Chat online for a while before deciding to meet and always remember to keep it safe.

Caterina Christakos is the author of the Seduction Game for Women. She is also a personal dating coach. To find out how to find and keep the man of your dreams go to:

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