By Jeannie May
With the fast-paced, high-pressure lifestyle many of us lead today we no longer have the luxury of time to seek out new friends and develop relationships gradually. The internet offers the opportunity to check out, and chat to, an endless stream of people easily and almost instantaneously.
Looking for love online is easy, there are a multitude of sites which offer a range of services. Finding love online is not so easy!
Finding the right site, one which can best meet your needs, assessing whether it provides good value for money, writing an effective profile that gets responses, following up once contact has been initiated are all things which you need to consider in order to make your search effective and successful.
All too often people join a dating service, take the free option, tick a few boxes and expect offers of interest to come flooding in. Should it really be a surprise when this does not happen?
Basically, an online profile is an opportunity for you to 'sell yourself' (in advertising terms) to other single people. In order to do this effectively you have to tell them enough about yourself to pique their interest and to make them want to find out more.
Your online profile isn't something which you should toss together on the spur of the moment. You need to take the time write a good profile which features your qualities and outlines your interests. Many people are not used to writing about themselves and find this difficult, and often people don't realise that what you write about yourself is more important than those boxes you ticked outlining your vital statistics. Whilst these details are necessary, people don't fall in love with your age, your height, or the colour of your eyes they fall for 'who you are' and the best way to give them an indication of who you are is to write a good profile.
The eBook Looking for Love Online is a basic guide to online dating. Topics include: finding the right service for you, tips on writing a great profile, using photos to your advantage, common sense safety issues, and even online lingo. Worksheets are included for you to explore your qualities, create an appropriate screen/nickname and headline, and to draft your own unique profile.http://www.authorsden.com/jeanniemay
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