Whether through the free personality profile at e Harmony, or the practice of filling out a succinct self-summary on OKCupid or Match.com, sitting down and figuring out who you are and where you fit within the broader scheme of things is a good idea. Even the simple indication that you are looking for single, straight men, ages 27-37, within 10 miles of your zip and a non-smoker is enough to keep you from chasing pipe dreams. It's a great networking and skill-building opportunity. The upside of sitting through a dinner with this guy is that he has opened you up to a whole new world. His work is premiering at the Lincoln Center Library. Maybe not a love match, but now you have tickets to the hottest show in town. There's an art to flirting, an art to chatting someone up. About this date or any others, whether they began online or off. And in times like this, it really is nice to make that human connection. From the last man standing at O'Houlihans Irish Pub happy hour to that cute guy working in marketing on the 7th floor, we take what's put in front of us instead of going after what we know we want and need. By qualifying your dating preferences, you both open up and constrain your possiblities at the same time. As they say, practice makes perfect and nowhere is this mantra truer than with dating. The plus side is that you got to know someone and they got to know you.Would you be willing to date long distance in order to find true love?This is a question I often ask myself while I’m huddled over my laptop browsing online dating profiles.I can’t count how many times I have stumbled across a profile for a guy who looks truly fantastic, only to discover upon closer inspection that he lives 200 miles away in Seattle or Portland – the closest large American cities to my medium sized hometown. My girlfriends have all had similar experiences, to the point where we’ve coined the phrase, “all the good guys aren’t taken, they just live in Seattle!” Swap Seattle for any other major urban hub and you have the same “the grass is always greener” predicament that many singles find themselves in.
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Not only is it easier than ever to meet people, there’s now the technology available to help maintain these relationships through email, text, Facebook, Skype and apps like Zoosk Delivery which allow you to send your favorite online match gifts like chocolates, teddy bears and flowers.
Because of this, long distance dating is now less daunting than ever before and many singles are embracing it as a viable option for meeting a potential partner.
So with this new wave of convenience comes online dating.
Many women as well as men are facing the decision of taking this new approach in searching for companionship.