Online Dating For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 8, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 312 pages
Chances are, you've heard about Internet dating from a friend, or an online banner ad has caught your eye. If you've given online dating a passing consideration, you may have some fears from all those graphic horror stories that jar your senses – and your sensibilities. Or you may think that meeting people via the Internet is only for the disenfranchised or socially unskilled.

From their own experiences, 20 million people can tell you otherwise. Online Dating For Dummies will get you off the fence and on the Internet dating path – with the skill of a seasoned pro. Like your best friend, this fun reference will give you the straight scoop on

  • Gearing up with the right computer hardware
  • Overcoming preconceived notions of who is online
  • Talking the online lingo
  • Enjoying conversation in chat rooms
  • Considering date site options
  • Establishing your screen identity
  • Facing the consequences of not posting a photo

Internet dating is growing at double-digit rates every year, while other forms of finding a connection are flat or falling off. Internet dating, although far from perfect, is becoming the most effective and efficient method of getting introduced to a large number of available singles. Online Dating For Dummies shows you how to get your feet wet and how to dive in, making informed choices and exercising good judgment as you

  • Sign up for a trial run on a dating site
  • Try to describe yourself for your personal profile
  • Initiate your first e-mail contact
  • Make your first in-person meeting memorable
  • Identify frauds and players
  • Figure out what not to do if you really want to meet someone

Jumping into online dating with no preparation at all is possible – but not practical. If you follow the techniques in this friendly guide, your odds of meeting great potential matches will greatly improve, and you'll have far more fun in the process.

 

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Contents

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Making Online Dating Work for
Maximizing Your Ability to Connect Qnline
oMan nline Datin ites oLittle Time
Spotting the Differences from Site to Site
Jumping Aboard for the Online Time of Your Life
Yeah MultipleQ Ihoice Questions
Yikes The Essay Questions
Initiating Contact Youye Got Mail
Exchanging Emails
Rejection
Going from Virtual to Real Contact
Skirting the Hazards of t nline Dating
Unmasking and Ayoiding Frauds and Players
Special Circumstances Big Cities Small Towns
The Part of Tens

Dealing with Matters of
Selecting the AllImportant Photo
Ten Ways to Screw Up Online Dating
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Judith Silverstein, MD, and Michael Lasky, JD, not only wrote this book together, but they actually found each other through online dating.

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