Sunday, December 7, 2008

No date in '08? Go online in '09!

Roses are red, violets are blue, online dating is sweet and so are you. Millions of singles around the world are finding love through the Internet.

Embarrassed to meet that special person online? Don’t be! Online dating has evolved and moved into the mainstream. Type in online dating in Google and at least 38,800,000 pages will come up.

Even though there is only a fifty-fifty chance of marriage succeeding, 90% of Americans still choose to marry at least once in their lives. As relationship expert Franklin P. Jones said, “love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” Will Head, author of Joyfully Single, states, “It is the hope of sharing joy with someone you love that continues to encourage us to take our shot at achieving marital bliss.” Married couples are also healthier and live longer. They are generally more content and satisfied with their overall quality of life.

So how can one find success and their potential soul mate online? Don’t be afraid to be the first to contact someone. That is what’s great about online dating; you can break out of that shell. Be silly, flirty, who cares? It’s not like they know you. The meeting is all up to you. However, don’t try to be someone you’re not.

Kevin Kroger, employee for LDS, who has a B.S and MBA in psychology from BYU shares that, “Honesty is the best policy. Don’t be fooled thinking telling fibs will impress that special person enough to get a relationship started…It will turn them off!”

Lastly be smart. Even if you feel comfortable and have developed a relationship online, when meeting for the first time be safe. Meet in public and make sure to tell friends where you’re going. Don’t be afraid of offending your date. If meeting in public bothers them maybe they have something to hide. If all goes well, you can always meet again.

Good luck and have fun!

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cedar said...

hmmm...any personal experiences here you want to share... :P

cedar said...

(PS word verification: wabit) haha

Mandy said...

I actually am not supposed to put it in first person at all. Put myself in it is a no no.

Katie Tungate said...

Hey cousin! I love your blog. You make me so happy:)