Dating Tips Dating QuestionsAnswers to frequently asked dating questions. Dating tips to help you find love.
Which is better matchmaking or personal ads?You can do both and increase you odd of finding your soul mate. Your soul mate might have placed a personal ad and if you don't place one or check you could miss them. It all depends on what your purpose is. Are you looking for casual dating or the love of your life? In general, personal ads are best for casual dating, and matchmaking is best for finding the love of your life. You can try Free Matchmaking or place a Free Personal Ad and see which you like better.
Should I include a picture with my profile or a personal ad?Yes, people will want to know who you are before answering your ad. A picture with a profile will greatly increase your likelyhood of getting a letter. After all you want people who will accept you for who you are. Remember, profiles without pictures get viewed at a fraction of the rate that ones with photos.
Do I have to answer all the questions on a profile or personal ad form?Short answer no. Long answer, yes, it will make you seem like someone they will want to answer. The more information that you fill out on the form the better will be the replies that you will get from people. You won't seem flaky or evasive if you answer all the questions. The more you can tell people about you, the better will be the responses.
What hobbies and interests should I list in my profile?First of all you should not list them generally. Be specific when talking about your hobbies and interests. Don't say I like music. Say I like Linkin Park or Pink Floyd. List hobbies and interests that define you as being unique. Try to include as many of your interest as possible in the space provided. After all you want to make that special connection, not connect with everybody. Please read Personal Ad Tips for more information.
What kind of pictures should I include with my profile?You should have several pictures of you. They should be of you relaxed, but not laying on the couch or bed. You should have several pictures of you in nice clothes. A head shot or two a half length, a 3/4 length, and a full length photo. In addition you might want to have some of you in your favorite activities. Try and have a few pictures that display the unique person that you are. Please read Adding a Photo for more information.
Should I include my real email address in my profile or ad?You should get a free account at someplace that is not related to you in anyway like Yahoo or Hotmail. Do not use the email that your ISP gave you, or your email at work, or the email that you use for your business, or the email assiciated with your website. Please read Personal Ad Tips for more information.
Will bad grammer or spelling hurt me?Bad grammer, bad spelling and bad language all will hurt your presentation as being a nice, good person that they want to know. Take the time to run your profile thru a spell checker and grammer checker before posting it. Besure to re-read it before posting so that it does don't contain offensive language. Remember, you only get one chance to make a good first impression. Running all of your correspondence thru a spellchecker is a good idea. Please read Personal Ad Tips for more information.
What kind of personal information should I give in my ad or profile?Just give out general information like your hobbies and interests. Never give out personal identifiable information like your home phone #, home address, or real email address in your profile. Give a throw away email account, use a screen name not your real name. Only give out such information when you are comfortable a person. Get a throw away email account just for dating contacts. This way your sig at the end of the mail will not giveany personal information like where you work or business you own. Please read Personal Ad Tips for more information.
Should I give out financial information out to people I don't know?No. Anybody who asks you for financial date is not the kind of person that you want to be considering dating. Drop them from your list of people to correspond with. You are looking for someone interested in who you are not how big is your wallet.
Where should I meet someone for the first date?You should pick a nice place that you are comfortable with. A public place that is filled with people. Besure to tell a friend or two where you are going and whom you are meeting. You might even want to arrange to call a friend at a specific time or two during the evening.
What should I do if someone I don't know personally asks me for money?If you have not meet someone personally, you should not send people money. Just stop writing them. There are many scammers out there, so be cautious.
What should I do if someone refuses to send me their photo?If someone refuses to send you their picture, you can safely assume that they have lied to you about their looks or age, and maybe other things as well. Just move on in your life. There are many other single people worthy of your attention.
What should I do if someone professes they love me after a short correspondence?You have probably run into one of the scammers on the net. If you have not meet the person face-to-face, I would be cautious and not trust this person.
Can I post a picture of me with other people?Only if the other people in the picture are very ugly and make you look very good. Really, you want the focus to be on you and not someone else in the picture. How will they know which person is you? Stick to pictures of just you for your profile. Later you can send pictures that include other people.
Do I have to respond to all who answer my ad?It is the correct and courteous thing to do. You only need to have a short rejection letter. You can make a form letter and just fill in their name when you send it.
What do I put in my first letter?If you are writing in response to their profile, then tell them where you found them and why you think that you and them would be a good match. If they agree, they will write you back. Don't forget to attache a recent photo or two. Please read Letter of Introduction for a sample letter.
What should I put in my rejection letter?Keep it short and to the point. Say, "Hello "name here", Thank you for taking the time to respond to my profile. Unfortunately, I do not feel that we will make a good match. Best of luck in your search for love.".
How do I pick my screen name?Having the right screen name is very important. We have an excellent page on picking a screen mane and password. Please read Picking a Screen Name and Password.
What are some abbreviations I can use in my personal ad?Please read Personal Ad Abbreviations for a listing and usage of some of the most common abbreviation.
Where can I find out what all those symbols in emails mean?Those symbols are called "Emoticons" and the are meant to be a shorthand way to express your feelings. Please read Emoticons for a listing and usage of some of the most common emoticon.
What are some good words I can use to describe myself?We have complied a list of words alphabetically just for you. Take a look at our Personal Ad Words and add some punch and pizazz to your personal ad.
Who am I compatible with?Assuming that you are talking about horoscope signs, you can look at the Horoscope Sign and Love page. Or if you are looking for someone compatible fast you could try matchmaking and meet someone compatible fast.
How do I write a love letter?Writing a love letter is something that takes practice. It is a skill that has to be perfected. The perfect love letter depends on the person you are writing to. Your love letter must be made for that person. For some love letter tips please read our how to write a love letter page.
What should I give someone I do not know well?If you have not known someone long and major event like a bithday comes up you could give them a bunch of birth flowers or their birth stone in an earring or necklace. See Birth Stone and Birth Flowers or the Gift Giving page for ideas on giving the perfect gift.
What flower should I give someone to express my feeling?Roses are alway a safe bet, but it can vary from culture to culture as to what is acceptable. You can alway give them the flowers that they like and say just thinking of you See Birth Stone and Birth Flowers for ideas on that to give a person based on their birth date or take a look at Flowers and Their Meaning to find the perfect flower to express your feeling.
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