Month: January 2016

Online Dating Free and Safely

download (19)There is also an alternative to this “Craigslist” that is right! Craigslist free dating is free to post ads in the personals for singles section and once your ad is posted all you have to do is renew it every 2-3 days and re-post it about once a week to keep it fresh and in front of millions. Although online dating sites you must beware of, there are plenty of frauds on Craigslist and things to watch out for even though it is free online dating. Note this is one of the alternatives free dating websites or if you prefer the best online dating sites from the internet dating world.

Step 1: Open up a simple notepad utility from your computer or device that you can easily find again. Using a notepad is an easy way to write a short Bio of yourself (Remember – keep it simple, but also safe.) Once you have completed that, find a “Spell Checker” of some sort like Microsoft Word and make any necessary edits you have to.

Step 2: Now let us open-up a web browser from whatever your favorite is and type in Craigslist.org after you sign up for a free account or if you already have one, you are ready to post. Always remember to post in your own city or town obviously you want to meet the person face-to-face eventually when the timing is right. When that time comes to meet the person, especially the first time make sure it is in a public place where there are other people all around you. Now that we are on Craigslist and have our simple notepad from earlier that we saved, we are ready to post.

Let us go through the simple steps together and select:

1) Personal Romance

2) Which of These Best Fits

Missed connection

Strictly platonic (non-romantic, non-sexual, just friends)

Dating, romance (long-term relationship)

Casual encounter (no strings attached)

Rants and raves

3) Choose a Category

I am a man seeking a woman

I am a woman seeking a man

I am a man seeking a man

I am a woman seeking a woman

Miscellaneous romance

Now that we have gone through the necessary steps, we are at the final screen to post our ad on Craigslist in the personals section.

Step 3: (Example)

Posting Title: Let us Get Together/ Specific Location: Hollywood, CA/ Postal Code: 90028

Hello my name is (Name) and I am (Yrs.) of age. Just a little about myself, I am originally From (State) or (City) and lived here for (However many years). I also have been (Married / Never Been Married) (# of Kids / No Kids) If you are interested and want to get to know a little more about me maybe, we could go to dinner, see a movie sometime, and see how things turn out between us. Hit me up sometime (Example) eight hundred eight seven six five three oh nine with a few words and a photo of you.

“Please Only Reply Back If You Read My Ad, Thank You”

As you can see in this Craigslist ad example above the phone number is included in the end of the ad. This is a way to get past the Craigslist personal information policy. You do not have to include your phone number in your ad; you can easily just use the Craigslist email relay if you choose to. In addition, you may get a better response from your ad if you always include a photo with it, so the other person has a general idea of what you look like and for them to make a decision to reply to you if they are interested.

Always play it safe when using online dating, whether it is Craigslist or any other dating website for that matter. Remember you are only chatting with the person and do not really know what is really on the other side of your computer screen, so always play it safe and remember when you decide to meet someone in person for the first time you do so in a public setting where other people are around you.

Good Luck in the Dating World and May You Find Your Best Partner… God Bless Everyone!

Guide On How To Make The Most From Dating Sites As A Senior

download (20)As a senior, you might feel as if your dating ship has already sailed, but this isn’t true. Even if there aren’t people in your area that you would like to meet, there are plenty of senior dating sites that you can use. Studies show that many people don’t know how to make the most from these sites. To help you out, here are tips that will help you:

Have a stellar profile

People depend on your profile to determine the type of person that you are. It’s often said that you should let your personality shine in your profile. Studies show that people are drawn to people that are fun to be with. If you are humorous you should let it be reflected in your profile.

To avoid confusion when you meet your ideal partner, you should be as honest as possible. When it comes to your body type, be honest about it regardless of how self-conscious you might be. If you are overweight, let your admirers know about it. The same thing applies if you have children. Let people know if you have them. As you age, it’s common to lose your youth beauty but this shouldn’t be something that you should be ashamed of. To avoid surprises, use your most recent pictures in your profile.

Take it slow

I know you aren’t getting any younger but this shouldn’t be a reason to hurry things up. It’s common to be excited to meet someone interested in you especially if you have stayed for a long time without a partner. Regardless of how excited you are, you shouldn’t be in a hurry to get off the dating sites and meet in person. You should continue exchanging messages online and it’s only after you have gained confidence in each other should you now move to the next level.

If you just met a person, avoid sending him/her your pictures-especially naked-ones as he/she can use them against you. I repeat, only agree to meet in person only after you have done some background checks and you have established trust among yourselves.

Be cautious when meeting for the first time

Once you have communicated for some time and are ready to meet in person, you shouldn’t just take off and go. Remember that even if you have been communicating with the other person you don’t know each other. Before you go for the date you should let a trusted friend or family member know where you are going. In addition to this, ensure that you meet at a public place. This can be in a park or restaurant.

Conclusion

These are tips to help you have an easy time dating as a senior. To easily get a date, join a dating site that has plenty of people that you are interested in.

 

Strange Hookup Attempts

download (18)You have probably all had similar experiences. As you are active online on numerous types of social media, someone gets in touch with you with strange hookup attempts.

How Do You Deal With This?

I admit I am a born skeptic. I was raised to be kind, but scammers try to take advantage of this type of good upbringing. There could, of course, be legitimate reasons for people to get in touch with me, but all attempts I have seen so far have been futile in the sense that they were scammers, and therefore a complete waste of time.

Trust Your Gut Feeling

People wouldn’t normally get in touch with you unless you had mutual friends or were specifically recommended to get in touch with you. Be quick to ask the relevant questions so you avoid wasting time on people who will only hurt you.

If people are honest, they will understand this initial check of their background. They will see you don’t want to waste energy on people who aren’t worth your time and effort, and you should rely fully on your gut feeling from the beginning.

Legitimate Contacts Will Initiate Contact Professionally

Legitimate contact attempts should begin something like this: “Hi, this is James. I was referred by our mutual friend, Sam Johnson, who recommended you in connection with [subject]”

You can thereby quickly identify that the person trying to get in touch with you knows one of your friends, Sam, and if you already know Sam to be the kind of guy who refers clients to you, it will be less of a surprise.

In Conclusion

There are many scammers out there, so it’s a good idea to be alert. It’s a good thing to be available towards people. A stranger is a friend you haven’t met yet. However, maintaining a much too open identity can also make you susceptible to scams, and this is why I advise people to be cautious towards things looking too good to be true.

You want to save your energy for people who deserve it, so maintaining a very clear attitude towards unknown people will save you a lot of heartache. Don’t be the next victim of a scam attempt when you know you should implement the advice you have been given in this article. You can never be too careful, so make sure you only welcome people who are worth your time and energy.

 

How to Get More Matches on Tinder

download (17)Tinder has changed how online dating by taking the hassle out of using a desktop to mobile devices that can be used anywhere. It’s great for reaching out to people in your area. The great thing about Tinder is that it’s quick. You download the app, upload some pictures then get to swiping. Unfortunately not everyone is as successful as others. Sometimes its an easy fix, while other times it’s almost impossible.

When I started using Tinder I was a bit reluctant. Most people used it to find people to hook up with. This actually hurt my chances of getting a match. The girls I matched expected me to harass them until they agreed on a date. Knowing that I always tried to show my personality early on.

I’m not the funniest guy, best looking or muscular. This is what most guys think will get them a match. Believe me it isn’t true. To start getting matches you have to first realize that every person who looks at your profile picture is a possible match. All you have to do is present yourself accordingly and the rest will follow.

Be confident in who you are and follow these 7 tips to improve your odds of getting the most matches.

1. Make your profile picture interesting

Your profile picture should stand out. Take it in an interesting environment. Maybe you went hiking, or you were on boat or you were at a party somewhere. Your environment will make your photo stand out so use it to your advantage.

2. Your first photo shouldn’t be a group photo

This is so frustrating because when someone sees your photo they have to guess which person you are. This frustration turns into disinterest when they see the person they wanted you to be is actually the friend you were standing next to.

3. Include things that you like to do

A picture is worth a thousand words right? The same goes for your choice of photos. Instead of typing about your favorite hobbies, include a photo of that one time you went to the Netherlands.

4. Add a bit of personality

No one likes a plain jane, especially on Tinder. After scrolling through hundreds of photos its always nice to find someone different. Your personality is what will make you different.

5. Message them first and quickly

Once you match with someone, respond to them as soon as you can. It won’t seem desperate. It will be a confidence move.

6. Try out creative pick up lines

As corny as people think pick up lines are, the users of Tinder look hearing creative pick up lines. Come up with a few good ones and use them to start a conversation. Don’t rely on them though. Sometimes your match won’t get the pick up lines.

7. If someone doesn’t respond to your messages don’t worry about it

The amazing thing about Tinder is that for the most part you’re just testing the waters. Nothing is ever set in stone. You could match with 100 people, message all of them but never meet them. There are plenty of people who do that.

Good luck with the dating scene. Not everyone is meant to use Tinder. I tried it but after a while I decided to go the old-fashioned route. It fits my personality a bit better. Maybe the old-fashioned way would work for you.