Online Dating Tip The Online Dating Tip Guide
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    October 28th, 2012SusanUncategorized

    If you are looking to date someone of Indian descent, you should be aware that there are a number of differences between American culture and Indian culture. Online dating sites that allow Americans and Indians to meet up and hook up are growing in number. It is important to know some of these differences in order to make use of online dating tips for finding an Indian date.

    In America, more and more people are using dating services and online sites to find a date, and it is becoming normal for the two to meet at a public location instead of the guy picking up the girl at her house. However, in Indian culture, females and males that do not know each other generally do not have any interactions with one another. When the couple dates, they already know each other because the date is arranged by their parents. Casual dating is less accepted. Around four out of five Indian marriages are arranged. In the arranged marriage situation, the couple may not date until their parents have arranged the marriage.

    By contrast, in America, it is not unusual for a guy or a girl to date several people at one time without making any commitments to any of the people they are currently seeing. Dating is seen as a social outlet as well as a way to eventually locate a mate to spend their lives with. Some people plan to never marry but instead want to stay single forever. Women can ask men out. In Indian culture, monogamy is normal with most couples, and many people date only one person for their entire life. U.S. men and women tend to be more promiscuous, and divorce rates are high. In India, promiscuity is taboo and sex is reserved for the institution of marriage.

    Because of these differences, Indian themed dating sites are more geared towards marriage than dating. In other words, one of the top online dating tips when considering online dating sites like this is simple. Unless you are serious about settling down, these sites may not be for you.

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    October 12th, 2012SusanUncategorized

    One of the best online dating tips of all time is this: don’t trust pictures. Sure, pictures are said to be worth 1000 words, but when people are trying to impress you and make you want to go out with them, they are going to use pictures that show them in their best light possible. This is not always an honest interpretation of the person. Some may even use a photo-shopped picture, or a picture that is so outdated that the person in their photo looks more like their daughter than the person that you will actually meet in person.

    If you take nothing else away from this post on not always believing what you see in pictures, then remember this: the worst picture in her portfolio is probably a better representation of her than the best picture. When dealing with the anonymity of cyber space, many people will hide behind their keyboard and make themselves look more attractive than they are. This is because we live in a world where looking good is more important than anything else. If you are shallow and looks is all that you’re after, then you have some real problems to begin with. Nonetheless, you don’t want to meet up with someone when you are expecting one thing and then get another.

    The pictures in a potential date’s profile can also help to back up what she is saying about her interests and her life. For example, if she says that she loves animals but there is not a single furry critter to be found in her 100 different pics online, she probably really doesn’t like animals at all. Some people just claim to be animal lovers in order to make themselves appear more approachable. Again, proceed with caution when dating online, and don’t put too much stock in anyone’s pictures.

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    October 5th, 2012SusanUncategorized

    Online dating has come a long way in recent years, but the best online dating tips ever is one that is the result of a precautionary tale: keep your psycho meter running. Sure, we’ve all heard the tales and seen the Lifetime original movies about meeting someone online who turns out to be a psycho. In these movies, the movie generally ends with the protagonist lying there in a pool of their own blood, knife through the heart, wishing he had read this article. So how can you keep your psycho meter running when meeting people online (or hey, just meeting people in general)?

    There are some definite red flags that the person you are talking to online might be an escaped lunatic from the Institute for the Criminally Insane.  Look for these signs that you need to run the other way, fast (and possibly change your identity if you’ve shared too much info):

    –          He/she messages and texts you constantly, or worse, calls you, constantly. There is a reason that safety experts warn us not to share our phone numbers and addresses with strangers, no matter how harmless they appear. Using either (address or phone number), the possible psycho can get either your address or phone number, find out where you live, and possibly drop by to say hello.

    –          They are planning your future together, after the first date. This is a bit awkward and scary.

    –          They get jealous of you talking to other people online. This is odd enough from a person who you are dating in the real world. In cyber space, it is just plain nuts.

    –          They ‘like’ all of your photos online and set their FaceBook relationship status to being in a relationship – with you. They also tag you in all of their photos, even the ones that they upload of their dog.

    –          They start asking you about wedding dresses, baby names, and so forth, before you have even met in person. They have a ten year plan, and you are part of it.

    –          They refer to themselves in the third person. For example, when you ask them how they are they say “Ed is doing good. He wants to come over”. Okay, so you already knew that this one was an indicator of craziness. We just threw it in to make you laugh!

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