Date : April 18, 2015
An in-depth look at the trials and tribulations of online dating in the 21st century.
We have all heard the horror stories that go hand in hand with dating online, yet for each negative account we hear about, there are success stories connected to dating on the Internet. Not for the faint-hearted, but as a wise man once said, he who dares, wins… or was that he who dares, comes back with interesting tales to tell?
The modern convenience of the Internet has made on-line dating a very easy option for today’s single man or woman. There are literally thousands of dating sites for you to join, most of them free. Here you can upload not only photos of yourself with personal statistics including your age, height, weight, eye colour and personal preferences, but many offer quizzes and personality profiles that can match you to other individuals.
The risk of dating online is to your privacy and safety, if you are not particularly cautious. If you do come across an individual who sparks your interest, do not be in too much of a hurry to give them your personal information, including such details as your home address or telephone number. Use a free e-mail account and a cellphone or call service for initial communication.
Take note, as you communicate with this person via the Internet, of whether they speak openly about their family and friends. Trust your instincts and if at any time some information you have been given seems too fantastical or if they seem evasive about certain questions, beware. Also, if they seem to anger easily or behave erratically, perhaps it is time to discontinue your communication.
Once you have decided that you both like each other enough to want to pursue things further, you can move from dating on line to making arrangements to meet in a public place where you both feel comfortable. This sort of arrangement depends upon the individuals involved, but ideally choose somewhere casual as a first date.
A more romantic setting is more appropriate at a later date if things do progress to romance between you. Initially though, stick to a more casual venue, like coffee at a popular coffee house or lunch at local restaurant. Daytime meetings are preferrable for a first date. Take your time in getting to know them better before moving onto evening dates.
Your personal safety is of the utmost importance, so although you are encouraged to approach dating online with an open mind, be sure to tell a friend or family member where and when you will be meeting for your date. Though this may seem overkill, ask one of your friends to call and check up on you during your date.
The same applies for consecutive dates. Ensure that you meet in a public venue and do not be in too much of a rush to move forward. If it is meant to be, things will progress naturally from there. Dating online can be a fun and positive experience, so long as you take a few precautions and keep an open mind.
The How To’s Of Dating In South Africa
Date : April 18, 2015
Dating is a fun way to meet new people and there are many ways to go about it.
Dating in South Africa is a popular pastime that is engaged in by folks between the ages of 18 and 80 and singles dating has been streamlined by the introduction of the Internet. South Africa boasts a population of over fourty nine million people, boasting a diversity of cultures that has led to the term “rainbow nation”.
The easiest way to begin a forray into dating in this richly diverse country is to search out various dating agencies that cater to South Africans for South Africans. Many agencies are now registered on the world wide web and so it makes accessing other singles very easy.
South African people tend to be warm, honest, down-to-earth and generally easy going with a friendly postive outlook and dating in South Africa will most likely be a fun experience. There are several ways to venture out onto the dating scene.
The first and most popular option is to meet people in social settings, such as at a nightclub, at a concert, at a trendy bar, or even engaging in hobby activities. Join a club, take up hiking, scuba diving, fishing, surfing, or other sorts of activities that appeal to you. If you are a more laid back sort, why not join a gym, take an art class, join a wine or book club or take up bird watching.
There are many such opportunities available to meet new people with a view to potentially dating someone new. The next step is to meet people through friends you know… circles within circles. Another sure fire way to dating in South Africa, particularly when approaching singles dating, is to try the Internet.
There is a vast resource available to the single individual looking to meet new people. Dating sites and dating clubs abound, some even offering the option of speed dating, where a group of individuals meet and spend an allotted amount of time speaking to one another before moving onto the next individual. This is a great way to meet new people and even if you do not spark romantically it is a wonderful way to make new friends.
Some dating sites now offer age specific groups, where people in a similar age bracket can meet up. You can now join groups for 30’s dating and 40’s dating and beyond. Alternatively, there are dating sites available for single parents who are interested in dating in South Africa. This is wonderful news for single mom’s and dad’s everywhere.
You are no longer limited due to your age or due to the fact that you have children. In previous years this was an issue, but now with so many people facing the same circumstances dating beyond your twenties, or dating even though you have children has become perfectly acceptable, as it should be! Dating in South Africa presents the single person with so many options in this modern age.