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Today's Dating Blog
So today we are going to post what we
think are the top dating networks are for this year. We
measured the ratings by over all experience and ease of use
of the dating chat site. One of Facebook's latest updates
includes "Graph Search," which lets you narrow down friends
or friends of friends that have the same interests as you. I
tried to see what guys came up when I entered my criteria
(male, likes cats, and Italy) and the results were
disappointing. Only three "friends of friends" met that
criteria and they were a lot older than me. What do you
think? Is finding love online the way to go or is it best to
be left to chance? Let me know in the comments!
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Tuesday's Dating Blog
You're not looking to bang every person
you meet online. Sometimes, you're just looking for friends.
But somehow, meeting someone you know online platonically
has become a far more awkward endeavor than a random
DateFling date. You know her but you dont know her. Do you
shake hands? Do you hug? Do you do that open-palmed
half-wave? God forbid she goes for the hug and you go for
the handshake like you're in some jerking, uncoordinated,
We know how to navigate these waters with dates we picked up
online, but digital friendships don't always translate
seamlessly to the real world. And yet increasingly, internet
is how we meet people now. So you better be able to ride out
that unavoidable initial awkwardness.
That looming uncertainty of what someone you already know is
really like is where a lot of the nerves come from. Plus,
there's the very normal desire to make a good first
impression. But there are a few easy ways to make the
butterflies in your stomach chill out a little bit.
Meet in a group setting. Do you have a few people you know
from the internet you'd like to meet? Why not all meet at
once? If you're going to be awkward, at least be awkward
together. You'd all have to be trying very deliberately to
achieve much awkward silence between the five of you.
(Though god help you if you do.)
Meet somewhere public. As with Craigslist transactions and
drug deals, you'll want to meet somewhere with other people
around. A bar is the most obvious destination, because there
will at least be a bartender there and there's a clearcut
escape route. Plus, booze!
Bring a friend for support. The buddy system isn't a bad
idea, either. Sometimes it helps to have another mouth
around to keep the conversation going. And again, it
provides you with an easy out.
I've actually done real life meetups quite a bit. One that
stands out happened in February with a bunch of media types
at a dark bar in Brooklyn that serves kitschy beach drinks.
We decided, Hey we jabber at each other all day through our
keyboards, why not make it honest and actually, you know
hang out? This is sort of an extraordinary circumstance, but
everything came together perfectly. It started with a few
people who knew each other from Twitter and whatnot and
wanted to have a drink together, and the word sort of spread
to others who wanted to join in on the fun IRL. It was
great! And all the awkwardness was avoided thanks to the
group setting (and the drinks).
The beauty of the whole thing is that we never would have
met were it not for the internet. Not every situation is so
ideal, but there's no reason your internet friends can't be
real world friends too. (shared from datefling)
Monday's Dating Blog
So youíve met a guy. What do you do
next? Act interested? But you donít want to come on too
strong. Ignore him? But then he wonít know youíre alive.
Knock him to the ground? No, that only works in first grade.
Though Iíve landed quite a catch now (shout out to my
wonderful husband, Brian!), I remember it all too well . . .
trying to get the attention of a guy youíre interested in
without making a fool of yourself.
Iím so thankful I didnít have to deal with facebooking,
snap-chatting, instagramming, and tweeting when I was in
high school. Nowadays girls spend so much time updating
their status, checking to see who liked a comment or
picture, and thinking theyíre getting to know the perfect
guy, who happens to look like Ryan Gosling. (Itís always
such a letdown to learn that the Internetís prince charming
actually looks more like that boy from Diary of a Wimpy
Kid.) Flirting doesnít have to be painful, it can actually
be fun! Iím not talking about playing games with guys Ė
trying to make every guy you meet think that you like them;
So whatís a girl supposed to do when she meets a guy sheís
interested in? Here are a few things Iíve learned . . .
Donít try too hard. Just be yourself. If the guy doesnít
seem interested in what you have to say, itís his loss.
Donít wait around for (or stalk) the guy youíd like to spend
time with. Keep busy with the things and people that bring
you happiness. God wants us to be happy. Seek out the
people, conversations, and activities that bring you joy.
Donít be afraid to move on. There are plenty of people out
there to get to know, and more than enough time to find the
interesting ones to spend time with.
Donít open up too fast. Luckily The Bachelorette is not your
guide for how quickly you have to share your life story
before the next contestant enters the room. Youíre a
treasure to be sought after, so let the guy do the work in
getting to know you.
Do dress in a way that flatters your body. That doesnít mean
reveal your whole body. If the lack of your clothing is what
attracts a guy, donít be surprised when he doesnít seem
interested in the real you. Being stared at all day by every
guy that walks by is not what is going to make you happy.
Summertime is a great time to wear bright, fun colors that
catch a guyís eye. Not to run around in public wearing
shorts that look like underwear.
Do Smile. Be the happy version of yourself. You donít need
to act like youíve just won a million dollars if youíre
having the worst day of your life, but you also donít need
to act like youíre sharing your deepest thoughts with your
Do make eye contact. Let a guy know youíre interested and
really listen to him. And not just the stories heís telling,
listen to the words heís using to communicate. Does he need
to use bad language to sound cool or get a laugh? Does he
need to talk negatively about others to make himself feel
better? Donít waste your time on a guy who isnít going to
add something positive to your life.
Do relax. Remember God has a plan for your life, a plan to
bring you great joy and happiness (Jeremiah 29:11-15). Donít
stress thinking youíre going to mess up Godís plan if you
say the wrong words, get caught on a day you havenít done
your hair, or laugh at all the wrong times. God wants your
happiness even more than you do; you can trust that Heíll
provide for everything you need. (shared from lifeteen)