Tips from VirtUmatch
1) Dinner is the best first date. Pick a setting where you can talk and really get to know each other.
2) Don't forget to open all doors for her. Most women still like being treated like a lady, with respect.
3) Pay the bill. If she offers, refuse to accept on the first several dates. If you like her, you'll want her to see you are making an effort.
4) Order a bottle of wine. Women are always impressed if you know how to order wine.
5) Ask her questions to show interest. Don't just talk about yourself.
Keep the first date light. Don't ask too many personal questions
7) Walk her to her car at the end of the date.
8) Call to make sure she got home okay if you've had a late night out.
9) Avoid cheesy lines - Don't say things like, "Wow, you are hot!"
10) Be prompt!
11) No curse words - Doesn't make a good first impression.
12) Don't overload on cologne or aftershave.
13) DON'T ANSWER YOUR CELL PHONE DURING THE FIRST DATE! IT'S RUDE!
1) Dress to impress. Wear something that will grab his attention.
2) Be polite and offer to pay for drinks, parking, etc. If he is a true gentleman, he won't accept your offer.
3) Always meet your potential match in a well-lit, well populated location, especially if meeting for the first time. Safety first.
4) Make him feel special and interested in what he has to say.
Smile often and make eye contact.
7) DON'T ANSWER YOUR CELL PHONE DURING THE FIRST DATE! IT'S RUDE!
recommends while using any online dating website;
SIGN UP ON FREE ONLINE DATING
SITES, there are many singles websites
that offer free membership or a temporary "trial"
YOUR PROFILE STANDOUT with a photo, photo personals receive more responses. Use
a digital camera or scanner to
LOOK FOR LOCAL SINGLES in your
area by registering on dating websites that provide personal profile lookups by
city or state, such as at Match
City. You may be surprised your neighbor just down the street is looking for
a "perfect match" as well.
REGISTER ON QUALITY PROFESSIONAL
DATING SITES by looking at existing profiles first. Tour the website before registering
to ensure your profile fits in the dating environment the website is promoting.
ALWAYS EXERCISE CAUTION
when meeting a potential match in person for the first time. Arrange to meet at
a public restaurant,
Dating in the News - Website Reviews and Online Dating Advice
READ REVIEWS of dating websites and online dating, such as these:
NY Times - Love in the Time of No Time, by Jennifer Egan
ABC News - Online Love, Good Morning America
CBS News: the Early Show - The Rules For Online Dating, tips from authors Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider
USA Today - Online dating: No longer in the 'geeky' domain, by Janet Kornblum
The Oprah Winfrey Show - New dating websites and services can help you make your match!
Discovery Health - Have the Rules Changed?, by Carolyn Campbell
MSN - Are you a fun date?, by Sara Kinnarney
My Consumer Advantage - MyConsumerAdvantage.com provides opinions on major online retailers based on a detailed set of rules we
call the Consumer Advantage Point System or CAPS. Using the CAPS system, MyConsumerAdvantage.com has established a means
by which to rank websites on various criteria such as pricing, support, usability, and selection
TechTV - Online dating tips from
Salon.com - Meatmarket.com, by Heather Havrilesky
you seen these recent "Birds and the Bees" facts...
Jupiter Media Metrix, reported that nearly 6 million people are using the Internet to find that "someone
special". Men dominate personal sites (58.23 percent), while women are attracted to romance-related websites,
such as those that sell flowers and gifts or provide greetings.
Despite the downfall of many dotcoms, love seems to have conquered all online. According to American Demographics, 22 percent of
America's 98 million singles have tried online dating and online personals have become the single-highest category of paid content
for American consumers. U.S. consumers spent $214.3 million on Personals/Dating content in the first half of 2003 alone.
to AARP, singles in their 40s, 50s and 60s typically tend to look for love in
the same places they probably did when they
were twenty: through friends, family and the office. However, a recent survey showed 6 percent of singles aged 40 to 69 are using
matchmaking Web sites.