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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Online Dating Etiquette Part 3 of 5: What to Include in your Profile

Creating a successful profile is the single-most important aspect of your online dating experience. People may view your picture first, but it’s the content of your actual profile that will drive them to message you. That’s why you’re here, right? Because you want to meet someone meaningful. Keyword: meaningful. How does a legit profile lend itself…

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Online Dating Etiquette Part 2 of 5: Choosing the Right Profile Pictures

Last week’s first installment of the Online Dating Etiquette series discussed how to select the right username. This week we talk about how to choose the right pictures for your profile. Your picture is the first thing members see when viewing your profile, so we feel that this warrants it’s own section. Profiles with pictures receive…

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Online Dating Etiquette Part 1 of 5: Selecting a Username

Online dating used to be outside our general society. Something for “other people” to try and talk about. Meeting someone online was not something people tended to advertise. Even talking about it was quasi-taboo. Now people don’t even bat an eye at online dating. Tell a friend you’re meeting a new person for coffee or…

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How to Succeed on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the ephemeral conundrum for anyone single. Should I have a date this year? Should I work to find a date? Do I have to work to find a date? Is there any way that I can force myself not to care? Now if you read those in any kind of voice that…

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When To Take Your Conversation To Your Own Email (Or Phone!)

Excitement of online dating may be found in many places, but none more so than taking a conversation to your own email. When you meet someone online that you are excited enough about to trust with your personal information (that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?), you’ve hit the jackpot. Actually, you’ve accomplished what you’ve…

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March Madness 2015: How to Pick a Winning Bracket

It’s that time of year again – where people who have no clue what a three-second violation is begin betting $5, $10 or upwards of thousands of dollars on their NCAA mens’ basketball champion selection. As a basketball junky lover, let me offer you three simple steps to follow to help you fill out a winning bracket. 1.…

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Easy Work Out Tips for Gamers; No Gym Membership Required

As a gamer – and also a former US Marine – the feeling I get after a good work out, whether it be a hard run outside or a crossfit-style workout at home is unlike anything else.  I find that I sleep better at night – always in REM – and I have more energy…

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What to Buy your Gamer Boyfriend for Christmas 2012?

How is it nearly December?  Whatever – with Christmas a little more than three weeks off, its time to start planning who gets what on your shopping list, including that crazed gamer you call your boyfriend.  He already has everything, but you want to get him something he would really enjoy – something that he…

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