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Online Dating – Talking to a Man For the First Time March 1st, 2011

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Online dating has opened a new world for many people. Those with busy schedules or awkward social skills are able to meet many other singles while at home. Instead of relying on chance meetings, online dating allows people to take control of their own destiny. When you decide to talk to a man that you’ve met online for the first time there are a few things you want to keep in mind.
Sharing Too Much Information
The chances are you have already talked to him online several times, and you feel as though you know him. For women it’s natural to want to start sharing their life with someone they feel a personal connection with. Avoid this temptation and keep the conversation light. Also don’t give away too much information that could identify and locate you.
What to Talk About
Since you have already shared some information by chatting online; you should have a good foundation to pull from. If he is in to sports and you don’t know much about it he will enjoy educating you if you ask. Music and movies are also safe topics. Try to avoid talking about your ex. This can turn the conversation bitter and uncomfortable very quickly.
Meetings
If he brings up the possibility of meeting in person, just remember to tread lightly. It’s a better idea to wait until you’ve had several conversations. If you do decide to set up a meeting, make sure you are able to meet in a public place and let someone else know where you are going.

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Online Dating – Talking to a Woman for the First Time February 18th, 2011

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Online dating has made it easy for people to meet other singles on their own time. It also allows people to connect with those they wouldn’t have ordinarily met outside the internet. Online dating also allows you to get to know people before you have physical communication. Eventually when you start to feel comfortable with someone you will want to talk to them. Here are some tips for talking to a woman for the first time.
What to Avoid
Even though you may have already made some headway in getting to know each other, sensitive topics should still be avoided. Religion is typically not a good topic to bring up, unless you met on a religious website. Politics are another area to stay away from. Unless you know she is into sports, you may lose her interest if you start droning on about your favorite sports team as well.
What’s Safe
You can talk about anything that you share interests in. Many people enjoy talking about their jobs, their families, favorite music or movies, or hobbies. By the time you actually talk to her you should have a base already built, and you can pull from that base.

Keep In Mind
You will be just as nervous as she is for the first real time conversation. You don’t want to sound scripted, but it’s a good idea to spend a few minutes jotting down a few topics to talk about. This way if find yourself in the middle of an awkward silence, you will have something to pull from.

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Tips for Safe Online Relationships December 11th, 2010

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Online dating is becoming more and more popular as technology advances. People find they are able to have healthy and fulfilling relationships online now. If this sounds appealing to you, there are several things you should keep in mind to keep it safe.
Personal Information
Don’t post personal information such as your real name or phone numbers in your online profiles. You can exchange numbers later on after you’ve had the opportunity to chat online. It’s also a good idea not to link your primary email address to any online profiles. Most people suggest using a throw away email address that isn’t linked to your personal accounts in any way.
Exchanging Information
After you’ve chatted online and feel comfortable with the person, you can start to exchange small amounts of information. It’s always safer to use a cell phone over a land line when you are exchanging phone numbers. Cell phones can’t be as easily traced. You don’t want to give your whole life story away with in the first few months either.
Red Flags
There are several things to watch out for when you are dating online. Many scammers will use dating sites to find potential targets. Even if you feel that you know someone, don’t offer to send money for any reason if they ask, especially if you can’t afford to lose the money. If someone starts asking for personal information, such as birthdates or addresses, it’s a good idea to just leave them alone. Most dating sites have an age verification process you can go through so giving a birth date is unnecessary.

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