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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