The world can be at tough at times, especially when meeting new people. With our ever-increasing advancements in technology, being single doesn’t have to strictly be limited to late night bars or clubs.
Being a single man or single father is especially daunting. Some women feel men may be looking for a hook when approaching them, a way to swoon for a one-night quickie. But if your looking to meet someone for something more poignant and long-term, online dating may be just the thing you are looking for.
There are several sites that suggest an open world of dating. Eharmony has been around for years and still advertises quite frequently on television and radio. You take a survey to determine your characteristics, love, interests and then send in your responses and Eharmony does the rest. They match you with people they feel may match up well to the responses you have given. It may be a bit pricey, $59.95 to sign up for the first month, but if you quit after the first month, they tend to offer deals, for example reinstating your account and getting three months for the price of one. There are several others as well: Plentyoffish.com, match.com, singleparentsmeet.com, chemistry.com…and list goes on. Plentyoffish.com is a free site, but recently have included certain payment options to increase the awareness of your profile. You figure you’re in it to date, you’re not taking anyone out, so use some of that extra cash to invest in a site to find true love. There are also specialty sites for different races, ethnicities, religion, etc.
Here are some tips to creating a great profile: Be honest and be yourself. If you have a child or children, say so. Talk about your goals and personal achievements. Women like to know that men are accomplished and still have goals they are looking to meet. It shows ambition. Describe what you are looking for in a woman, but be classy about it. Sure, we all want a Brooklyn Decker or Julianne Hough, but it’s not the looks that make a female great. It is the attitude and personality that can make anyone shine. Be simplistic. Giving someone a book to read may lose their interest. Be smart and witty how you describe yourself and what you are looking for to continue to gage their interest. Be sensitive. Let them know you may have a sweet spot, but don’t give too much away. Also remember that pictures are worth a thousand words. Post some good, current photos of yourself, not back from ten years ago. And finally, don’t give up. You may not get responses right away. But keep trying and keep your options open. You may have just missed out on your future significant other so be wary of those you write. Good luck!