Internet Dating

Online dating... You've gotta love it. I'm always looking to hear and share stories about internet love... or at least the search to the love part. I personally have been doing this for years and can't wait to share my experiences and hear others as well.

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Location: New York, United States

Single female looking for Mr. Right.... I love to find new online dating sites where I can post my profile.

Monday, January 09, 2006

A little lost...

So, online dating is still going on.... heard from a friend that she went out with a great guy from Retromatch. She's going on a second date and is really looking forward to it. The guy told her that he signed up on the site because he felt that having someone as a go between meant that the person he'd be dating is serious about having a relationship. She said that not only was he funny, smart and tall, but he was a total knockout! She couldn't believe that such a hottie would be on any type of dating site let alone RetroMatch. Anyways, I've just stumbled across another really kewl site called www.wevemet.com. Very interesting in it's approach. It's a quasy dating type of site that helps you get the one you let get away. Very kewl - check it out and let me know your thoughts on it.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Internet dating profile - how to....

Ok, so I've been thinking about this - what makes a good online internet dating profile? First of all you want to get noticed - so, first and foremost ladies and gents you MUST have a great picture posted!!! Profile's with pictures get more hits and responses then one's without. When I say a great picture - I don't mean one from 15 years ago when you were in grade school. I'm talking about a recent picture. One that is upclose and from a far so that your potential dates gets to see the full you up close and personal. Second of all - what you write is so important. Don't say that you're down, depressed, lonely or desperate!!! Those are all what I call "quick, run!!!" words. No one wants to be with someone who's lonely, depressed or desperate (even if you're feeling that way, you certainly don't want to market yourself out there as being such.) Third - talk about you - who you are, what you're about and what you're looking for. Goals -what are your long term goals? Speak about what you enjoy, hobbies, activities - what are your passions in life?

I think many times people get caught up in the rut of the dating world and therefore, tend to expose their not so great side first. Be fun, be flirty (not too flirty), but say what you would normally say to your friend. Be expressive. Both women and men (shocking right!?!??) like expressiveness. Let's not forget - this is all being done online so this is what they're seeing first and this is the first impression that they'll base a possible date on.

Try not to be too cocky about what you are - ie. you're a big shot lawyer who learns million a year - we really don't care!!! Don't brag about what you have ie. materialistic things, but do brag about being a really great person with a huge heart.

This is just the beginning to writing a great profile - don't give up - the right one is out there just waiting for you to post the right things in your online dating profile!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

How to get dating down to a science?

Ok, so I've given some thought about Retro man and after speaking with him we've mutually decided not to continue seeing one another. Next.... Jdate man and I have gone out, but his story is very messy and therefore, I've once again decided not to continue moving forward with him. So, where does that leave me? That leaves me being all alone on New Years!

Happy 2006! - May we all get lucky and conquer the whole online internet dating things successfully!

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Confused dater

Ok, so here I was all excited just a few short days ago after my RetroMatch date, but now comes the confusing part. I recently met someone off of Jdate.com and he sounds even better than the RetroMatch.com guy. I'm really confused since I have a policy of only dating one at a time. Truth be told, the RetroMatch guy is 4 years younger than me and I think that our experiences are some what different. I asked him why he dates older women and his response to me was that they tend to understand him better due to their years of maturity. What's there to understand? I mean listen, I'm not trying to knock the guy or anything - he happens to be really fabulous and has even called me a couple of times since we went out. I decided to send him an email telling him that I'm a little unsure as to where we go from here. I think he's great and all, but his lack of experience in the dating world and his being a little naive is a bit odd to me and something I'm not used to. I'll wait and see what he has to say, but till then I'm going to correspond with Jdate.com guy and see what becomes of him.....

Monday, December 26, 2005

RetroMatch Date follow up

What a nice date I had last night. My RetroMatch Date turned out to be everything I expected and then some. He drove 2 hours to get to my house (plus it was pouring outside and X-Mas Eve) and didn't complain - he did it with a smile on his face. I have found from my past experience with dating to be that guys want me to meet them some where in between and this guy happens to live quite a distance so I was extremely impressed. We went out to dinner locally and had a nice time. He was actually better looking than his picture (how often does that happen!?!?), so I was pleasantly surprised. Oh, and did I happen to mention that he's 4 years younger than me!!! Yup, that's right - he's just 26 years old - a baby, but he does look older than me in appearance. We ended the date on a nice note saying that we'd speak to one another - I'm sure we'll be going out again and I'm looking forward to it. I contacted my matchmaker dating agent on RetroMatch and gave her the update. I told her that statistically when it comes to dating the odds are generally in my favor and in this case I was beyond pleasantly surprised. We don't have plans yet as to when we'll be going out - he's going back home (to another country) to see his family, but I'm looking forward to his call. Kudos to RetroMatch for setting me up with a great guy!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

One hour till he shows....

I have one hour to diddle dally around before my date gets here. I have butterflies on my stomach, my palms are sweaty and I can't seem to sit still.... On top of this all I actually had a guy from Jdate.com call me for a date!!! I just hope that these two don't know one another because that would be really embarrassing (I actually once had that happen - two single guys from different states who I accepted - they turned out to be roomates!!!! - HOW UNLIKELY!!!). Anyways, I have to go finish up the last minute touches before my date, but I have to tell you I can't wait for the day when I no longer have to do this dating thing!

Will keep you posted....