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Not everyone succeeds in finding their soulmate online, of course, but the number of those who do is greater than you may think.
After all, the popularity of social networking, of sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others, has exploded over the past few years, as has the number of devices, such as the iPad, through which people access these networks.
Therefore, the thought of meeting people online is no longer a strange one to most people. Online dating no longer carries the social stigma that it once did.
As we become busier and our lives become more hectic, it becomes increasingly important to make effective use of our time in all areas of our life, including in our search for that special someone.
Forget the old saying “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your Prince (or Princess) Charming.” Why kiss a bunch of frogs when you can get a very good idea of the temperament, personality, and interests of hundreds of people?
You can do this in a very short time simply by reading their online profiles and viewing their profile pictures. You get all this for the modest fee of joining an online dating site. Not only do you save time and money, but a lot of wear and tear on your lips as well!
The reasons for considering online dating are many. Here are just a few:
We’ve heard that women are from Mars and men are from Venus. While there is no denying the fact that men and women have some very real differences, that doesn’t mean that they don’t also share many similarities with each other. In fact, their similarities outnumber their differences. After all, they both need to love and be loved, do they not?
The fact is that love is not the exclusive domain of either sex. It is for both men and women to experience, enjoy and share with one another. By the same token, romance is not the exclusive domain of either sex, either.
Romance is for both genders. In fact, it cannot work unless a man and woman work at it together. They may have different ways of thinking, feeling and reacting, but ultimately they both have the same basic needs.
While it is true that it takes a little luck to win a boyfriend, it also takes some skill.
If you are a shy wallflower, you have felt the pain of being ignored by a guy you really liked. Perhaps your peers even laughed a little at your lack of social skills.
The good news is that it’s possible to develop the ability to get guys to pay attention to you. All it takes is a little motivation and the right mindset.
It is not entirely the fault of the shy girl for being ignored by guys. True, shy girls may not always make the effort to get to know good-looking guys, but many people are also quick to jump to conclusions about the shy girl — that they are unfriendly, aloof, snobbish or just plain uninteresting.
Your friends and family know what a caring and giving person you are beneath your shyness, but unfortunately, many guys only go by their first impression of you and won’t bother to get to know you if you seem even a little bit shy.
Too many people interpret shy women as being cold and unapproachable, so you need to overcome this perception without seeming desperate to be liked. Therefore, here are a few things to consider:
Online dating is a fun and rewarding experience for most people. It’s the “horror stories” that you are most likely to hear about. But online dating can be just as safe, if not safer, than the traditional dating scene if you exercise good judgment and some common sense.
Many of the rules for online dating safety are the same as for dating face-to-face. After all, you wouldn’t give your name, address or phone number to some stranger you met on the street or at a bar, so you shouldn’t do that online either.
The person you are chatting with online could be your Prince Charming, but you should get to know him well before providing any information that could allow him to trace you.
Avoid giving out other personally identifying information as well, such as the specific place where you work. For example, you could say that you are a medical transcriptionist at an area hospital, not that you work in the pathology department at St. Mary’s medical Center.
Promises; what are they? Promises are declarations or assurances that you will do a particular thing or that a particular event will occur. The person who receives the promise is assured that the promise will be carried out under any and all circumstances.
The key word here is “circumstances.” Whatever circumstances that occur should never be cause for breaking a sincere promise. If fulfillment of the promise is dependent on circumstances, then it is not truly a promise.
Certainly the cost of keeping a promise can be very high at times, but no matter what cost that might be, the cost of breaking a promise would be far higher.
In breaking a promise, we hurt another person. Through our failure to uphold our word we chip away at his or her faith in humanity.
Just think about what a promise means to the one to whom it was made. Think of why you call an earnest declaration a “promise” in the first place. It is because both parties understand that failure to uphold the promise will cause hurt or inconvenience to the other party.
Salsa is now a widespread dance form, and everywhere around the globe it continues to gain popularity with the masses.
If you wish to learn and to attain a degree of expertise in salsa, then a lot of hard work is required. For a beginner level salsa dancer, as well as for experienced participants, a good recommendation would be to keep improvising on it. The regular receipt of lessons will help you to improve your dancing and to be admired by all your friends.
Salsa has origins in Cuba and consists of combinations, turns and patterns. Fortunately, these can be learned in the privacy of one’s home, but does require dedication. And as far as age, shape or size of one’s physique goes, dancing is the best way to burn calories and keep one healthy
The Miami style of salsa dancing consists of the basic dance steps, including the salsa stance, side and back rocks, small quick turns, cross-body leadings, what is popularly called The Adios, then outside turns, the enchufla y dame or instead simply An enchufla and more.
If you feel some shyness at the thought of approaching an attractive member of the opposite sex, then the mobile phone has a lot of appeal: you can send a text message to your love interest with little fear of rejection. Perhaps this is why in a typical year almost 4,000,000 subscribers access such dating services.
Such phone dating services have grown considerably over the years, and some providers claim that their services are free. When you see ads touting such supposedly free services, you have to wonder if it is true. These days, when hardly anything is really free, there must be a catch!
These phone dating services operate in a similar way. First, you must register either online or through a text. You choose a username and provide details about yourself such as age, gender, interests and location.
The information then goes to a database which is accessible by the other members so they can send each other text messages. These messages are safe, since you are able to communicate with others without giving out your personally-identifying information.
Guys tend to make the same mistakes in dating, mistakes that can kill their chances of hitting it off with attractive women.
If done properly, dating can be a joyous experience, but if it is fumbled, it can be an absolute nightmare. The date will go nowhere and you will never see the woman again.
Even if you have been dating for years, there are some things that you will want to make sure that you are not doing wrong on a date.
1. Listen! Really pay attention to a woman!
Too many guys try to impress an attractive woman by monopolizing the conversation and bragging about themselves, but the most desirable women have heard it all before.
Want to know how to really impress a woman? Shut up and listen. By that I mean really talk about her. Show genuine interest in what she has to say.
This is not to say that she should be doing all the talking, which can make the date seem more like a job interview than an actual conversation, but you should at least give her a chance.
If you watch the clouds in the sky, you will notice that at first they seem stationary. But slowly they move, and, after some time, without you even your realizing it, some of the clouds have disappeared. Sometimes, love can be like those clouds, and it can disappear just as imperceptibly.
Sure, when your relationship was new, everything may have seemed fine. Communication between you and your partner, both verbal and nonverbal, was rich and fulfilling.
Slowly, over time, however, the rot may have begun to set in. You and your partner may have ceased communicating with each other except when necessary. Your communication with each other became need-based rather than love-based.
What is the difference between the two?
With love-based communication, both partners talk to one another about everything under the sun, the moon and the stars. They talk about their love, their wishes, their dreams, their goals and aspirations and everything else. This gives them a feeling of connectedness to one another.
In need-based communication, on the other hand, conversation is minimal. Two people limit their conversation to whatever is required to keep the partnership together and not much more than that. The conversation may be limited to such subjects as bill payments and the other necessities of day-to-day living.
Unfortunately, this is the kind of conversation that brings no joy. It is a dull, uninspired and utilitarian conversation between two people for whom the relationship has become dull and routine.
You don’t sidle up to someone at a bar or in a club and strike up a face-to-face conversation when participating in online dating, so your online profile is an important way of “introducing” yourself to those who are likely to be compatible.
Think of a good online profile as being a little like your mother. It never tires of talking about how great you are! Everybody can use such cheerleading from time to time. That is why a profile that showcases you and puts you in a good light is important.
With that in mind, here are some tips to create the perfect profile: