How to Introduce Yourself Online to Someone New

Meeting someone new can be the highlight of the day. It can also be a nerve-wracking moment as well. There may be mixed expectations, and the actual moment of interaction may be harder than initially realized. So how do you introduce yourself to someone new? You’ve done it a thousand times already, so you have…

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Try Not to Have Expectations on a First Date

Expectations on a first date need to be monitored closely. If someone goes on a first date expecting the world from the other person, that date is probably not going to go well. Likewise, if someone expects the date to be terrible, odds are that person’s thoughts and attitude may be negatively affecting the date.…

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How to Spot a Fake Profile on a Dating Site

Fake profiles, are the ultimate bane of any dating site that is worth it. Sure, some dating sites create their own fake profiles, none more recently caught than Ashley Madison. Red flags abound in fake profiles: stock photos, incoherent text, and complete lack of text, among others. Sometimes people creating fake profiles are able to…

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How to Ask Someone Out on a Date

Don’t underestimate the power of good timing, a well thought out message, and a perfect profile picture. These three things together are like the Ghostbusters crossing their beams against Zuul. You know…minus a fourth stream… All that is left is the actual ask for the first date. If your message is able to follow the below…

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3 Easy Tips on How to Write a First Message

Sending a first message to someone on a dating site is no easy task. What should I write? How do I write it? What’s important? These are all good questions. First messages are as important as your profile picture when it comes to meeting someone new. If the reader hasn’t seen your profile picture yet,…

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The Greater the Risk, the Greater the Reward with Online Dating

Insert cliche here. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. You only get what you give. People in glass houses sink ships. Online dating is no different. Sure, you can create profiles on tons of dating sites and hope you meet someone. But odds are that whoever is on that many different dating sites is on all of them…

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First Date Ideas for Fall

Football season is upon us. Leaves are changing colors. World of Warcraft’s Legion is in full swing. As Bob Dylan eloquently wrote (and sang), the times they are a changin’. The best part of creating a profile on LFGdating is that you get to meet new people every day. Gamers that are just like you: intelligent,…

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Online Dating Etiquette Part 5 of 5: How to Carry the Conversation

Let’s do a quick review to begin. Part 1 in this series discussed how to pick an appropriate username. Part 2 described what photo(s) to use for your profile. Part 3 was all about what to include in your profile. Last week’s installment, part 4, taught you how to write your first message. Now we’ll…

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Online Dating Etiquette Part 4 of 5: What to Write in Your First Message

Meeting someone meaningful is the first, second, and third biggest reasons why people join online dating sites. People create profiles, view their matches, and then start sending messages to people they want to meet. Once two people reach a connection, they meet in person and then go from there. A new relationship forms. I wrote…

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