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I hear complaints from people all the time regarding the quality of users they're hearing from, or the fact that they're rarely hearing from anyone at all, and without fail, each time I have checked out that person's profile, it's a train wreck!
Even for those who do experience some success online, their profiles often could use a lot of improvement.
As an aficionado of online dating, and founder of Marry Me Already.com, a dating site targeted strictly at people looking for serious relationships and marriage, I am often asked how online daters can distinguish between people looking for that special someone and those who are just in it for a night of fun. Online dating can really work, with as many as one in six marriages today between people who met online.
The trick is in sifting out the diamonds from the ruffians!
Now, for those who don't find your i Pod or computer's monitor to project you in the most flattering light (I am one of you), keep your "Skype date" short!
Just say something like "it's nice to have a quick hello, but let's save the real magic till we're face to face." That way, you leave him anticipating more of you, and you also get to see him in living color and then determine if the two hours you'll spend primping to meet "Mr. Targeted sites that focus on common interests like marriage, religion, lifestyle, etc.
(I'm talking about your cell phone number, your personal email address, your LIVING ADDRESS etc.) First of all, you're really able to tell a lot about a person based upon how he writes.
So before you take the conversation to the phone, invest some time in reading his emails and profile.
Also, if by chance he's an online scammer (unfortunately, the net is teeming with these), he is going to want to communicate with you as quickly as possible in another forum where he doesn't risk getting banned.