Being a nerd has become a hot trend. With the popularity of Twitter, Facebook and The Social Network bringing home three Academy Awards, if widening your search for love now includes dating a nerd, I have good news for you. Match.com released a report with the Top 10 Nerdiest Cities to find a date. This list was based on their highest educated single members on their online dating site.
Some people look like their dogs, but even stranger? People who look like their significant others. It's one of those things you sometimes don't notice at first, until you do and then it's all you can think about. Well, turns out, those lookalike couples might be on to something: the secret to relationship success.
So much of our contact with other people these days is completely virtual. Text messaging, instant messaging, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, e-mail, and the list goes on. There are an infinite number of ways to communicate in the virtual world. Most of us are pretty good at it. However, face-to-face, girl meets boy flirting is getting to be a lost art. I recently had a client tell me she'd forgotten how to actually flirt, and I believe it. I think most people feel awkward flirting. That said, practice makes perfect.
When you think of dating – especially if you're ready to try online dating – do you experience any fear? Do you get even a tiny twinge of trepidation or terror? If your answer is "yes," you are not alone. In fact, I think you're among the majority. The women I'm coaching often tell me about situations they describe as "scary." Here are some examples:
Interracial dating is cool, right? Not if you're a white online dater, apparently. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, studied more than 1 milion online dating profiles to find that whites prefer dating other whites, while young black males are more open to dating outside of their race.
In theory, online dating should be fairly simple, but those of us who have tried it know that setting up a profile, weeding through matches and sending flirtatious messages back and forth is almost as time-consuming as meeting people offline. Not to mention that most reputable services are expensive. If you're open to online dating, but aren't ready to sign up for an account just yet, you may want to consider apps and services that work directly from your Facebook and Twitter account to help you find love.
Whether you're using the internet to find love or to find new activities and buddies to do them with, it's of chief importance that your profile sings the virtues of the real, uninhibited you. Throughout the course of the 31-Day Love Life Makeover, YourTango Experts have offered tips on how to set new goals for your relationship, how to get over an ex, the best way to communicate, how to behave on a date and how to present your sexiest self. YourTango Experts' final set of advice is all about presenting your best self online. Here's how it's done.
For the most part, there are two strategies with online dating: it's either a number's game or a matter of niche. But is it possible to be too niche? For instance, Impersonals.net is in many ways a homage to traditional dating sites, but it's also a parody. While its features and first-person accounts are funny, will people tuse a site that makes a joke of the whole dating experience?
The cool thing about astrology is that you can see influences well in advance, so you can strategize and pounce on the chance to get your life in order. Major astrological shifts and transits are windows of opportunity, when things are at their optimal best to follow your bliss. In astrology the slow-moving outer planets, Uranus, Neptune, Chiron, and Pluto all define eras. In 2011, massive change will be in the air as Uranus, Neptune and Chiron all shift signs during the next three months, setting us abruptly on a whole new path—filled with risk, romance and fun!
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot. “All the good ones are taken,” Jennifer complained. “There’s nobody to date – even if I lower my standards. I mean it’s not like I’m looking for a guy to ride in on a white horse and sweep me off my feet. I’d just like to meet a nice guy with a decent job and a sense of humor. Is that too much to ask?”
What makes certain online dating sites better than the others? There are many dating websites out there. But as with many things, there are always the most popular ones. What makes the major online dating sites so popular? Some of these top ones include Amateur Match, Finding Singles Online and AmoLatina.
Is online dating a viable option to find true love or is it simply an online version of the bar scene? Are the men on the internet really looking for relationships or are they simply looking for sex? The truth is it's both! Yes, there are men out there who are only interested in finding women who they can get into bed. But the good news is there are many individuals, both men and women, who are in their 30s, 40s and 50s who are frustrated with the singles scene and who have no other viable option to meet other singles.
OKCupid was first launched in 2004 and is a free online service that draws in about a million people monthly. For $50 million in cash, Match.com has snatched the site up in addition to their other purchases such as People Media and Singlesnet. Though Match.com has around 1.8 million users, Greg Blatt, CEO of IAC, thinks OKCupid's "younger and more casual users" could be an asset.
Good communication proves invaluable when dating for attracting and meeting guys...especially the right guys. It's also plays a key role in developing and maintaining fulfilling relationships. One of the most important ways I support my coaching clients is by helping them communicate well with men. Online or offline, good communication requires certain knowledge and skill. It's a bit of an art, actually.
If you're single: do you dream of dating a rock climber but spend all your free time playing games online? If you're coupled up, do you leave an evening with friends feeling encouraged or downtrodden? If you're not enthused about where you are or who you're with, you're probably not making you or your partner happy. If certain activities or relationships aren't helping you live your best love life, it's time to reevaluate—and taking a break from them is a good place to start. Here's how to do it.