A dating tip all singles can use: how to avoid being awkward when part of a setup.
Unfortunately, well-meaning friends are not top-notch matchmakers, as nuanced matchmaking requires either supreme intuition, practical training or serious practice on willing subjects. At some point during your season of being single, a friend (or your mom) will probably shove you toward some stranger at a party. Yeah, it's a little awkward, but rather than waste time feeling uncomfortable or shy, why not seize the opportunity to get to know someone new? Here are 6 steps to overcoming an awkward setup.
You don't embarrass your friends and other signs of a good matchmaker.
Matchmaking is equal parts fun and tricky. One the one hand, you'd think that the equation of two lonely people plus springtime would equal eternal bliss; on the other hand, when working with two people who have a slew of separate histories, tastes and intentions, you might as well be a puppet-master attempting to manipulate Chucky and his bride. Here are our tips for playing matchmaker, so you can get two compatible people to meet without pressuring (or embarrassing) either one of them.
Most of us can be deceived by the personality that a person presents on a matchmaking site. But there is a way you can find out who they really are inside so you can avoid the dangers and pitfalls of the dating game.
Some parents in Indiana are not happy with a matchmaking fund-raiser for teens.
Dating and romantic relationships are really important, yet most people are only so-so at them. Learning things like etiquette, fork usage and the rules regarding when (and when not) to call shouldn't be things people learn by humiliating trial and error. And let's not even get started on how unreasonable it is to expect most youngsters to simply say "sounds fair" when you tell them that having sex is dangerous and they should avoid it at all costs until marriage. But one thing we can do is avoid exposing kids to the mindfark that is matchmaking too early. Indiana parents agree.
Matchmaker Christie Nightingale tells us why matchmaking beats online dating.
What has Christie Nightingale learned from her decade of matchmaking? Who turns to her? What do they get from a matchmaker that they don't get elsewhere? And what do her clients have to teach the rest of us about love?
With the help of this cleric, 2,000 couples met and wed.
As I was flipping channels, I landed on a real-life love story of sorts. It was a segment about young Iranians who were finding their spouses with the help of a hip-looking, bearded matchmaker clad in a turban and robe.
Some Indian parents are trying a new approach, upgrading traditional matchmaking.
Sure, you may be comfortable posting your profile on one of the myriad dating sites that your friends are buzzing about. Now, let's spice up the equation. How about if your parents, let's say your mom, for instance, wanted to post your profile on a matrimonial Web site. Would that fly?
Frances Bean may soon be dating Robert Pattinson, if Mother Love gets her way.
According to The Daily Mail, Courtney Love is hoping to set up her 16-year-old daughter Frances Bean with Robert Pattinson, the 22-year-old star of Twilight. Maybe it's true. Or maybe it's just another drug-induced delusional fantasy invented by the woman who almost never fails to behave badly.
A personality test used by members of PerfectMatch.com, an online dating and relationship service, derives "perfect matches" based on similar and complimentary factors. In addition to the questions posed above, the initial analysis includes questions on literature, music, sense of humor, approach to money, romantic gestures and pet preferences to seemingly provide for more perfect matching. It is clear from the thorough assessment that the site caters to those seeking serious relationships, so seekers of one-night stands would fare better elsewhere.
Each member receives a love and compatibility classification called a Duet Type, comprised of similarity factors (romantic impulsivity, personal energy, outlook and predictability) and complementary factors (flexibility, decision-making style, emotionality and self-nurturing). A member's Duet information is showcased in a five-tab profile which includes open ended questions and photos.
PerfectMatch provides matches based on member's Duet information. Users can also use their own judgment to search through over four million active profiles using compatibility factors, keywords or custom (savable) searches. One helpful feature on the site is the bookmarking application which lets members organize people members they have contacted with notes for future reference.
A blogger investigates a questionable online dating scheme.
Have you ever seen one of those plain, black and white signs advertising an online dating site for a very specific area? Love Buzz used to see one that said "Single? SohoDating.com," and we always wondered if anyone used the site—the signage was so budget looking and we'd never heard of Soho Dating other than on those signs. We saw similar signs around other parts of Manhattan and figured someone was trying to corner the New York dating market. Little did we know, there was something much more widespread going on.
Nursing a broken heart? 5 fun escapes that will help you heal fast.
Escape #1: Cowboys Are My Weakness
Who: Cowgirls at heart
What: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch’s Wild West Women Adventure
Where: Paradise Valley, Montana
Why: Grab your Wranglers and ten gallon hat—and get ready for your own version of The Simple Life (hot cowboys included!). At the ranch, spend your days riding and hiking on 6,000+ acres of mountain land and bonding with other women.