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Online Dating Versus Print Matchmaking (Profile Comparison)

I’m about to show my age by telling you that I remember the days when classified ads in print was the rage of matchmaking. I can remember picking up papers at my neighboring drug store that had a section for people to announce that they were looking for a mate. Those days of print matchmaking are pretty much gone.

Now a days, people can turn to the internet and go to online dating sites or even online classified sites to help them find a proper partner. The internet is now the king of matchmaking.

During the days of print, individuals seem to be more descriptive about who they are and what they were looking for, than they are today at online dating sites. What happen? Was the days of print matchmaking an era where people made more of an effort or are people today lazy and can’t take the time to fill out a proper online dating profile?

There is no doubt there has been a cultural shift from the days of print. During that time,  it took effort to do most things while today, you can stay in your car, drive up to a window, order lunch and have it handed to you without getting out of your car.  The fast food culture has permeated throughout modern lifestyle to the point that even when looking for something as important as searching for a  mate is more  like a drive through window search – wanting it fast and quick without much effort.



As a webmaster, I frequently get emails from members wanting to know why they can’t find love. One look at their profile and the effort they made, pretty much tells the tale. If I tell them they need to work more on improving their profile, most respond that they added more pictures to their gallery and it didn’t help out. Ah! Images! It could be part of the problem. During days of print matchmaking, pictures typically were not an issue because they weren’t used.

During the days of print, I seldom saw an image in a matchmaking ad. With no image, they had to be  more descriptive, in particular when describing themselves. Today, those looking for love online, believe that their image tells the complete story. Their outlook is, I don’t need to describe myself or what I’m looking for, my image is who I am and tells what I want. There may be some truth that it can describe who they are (I don’t believe it though), but how an image tells other people what they are looking for is beyond me.

I hate to say it, but usually the better looking they are, the less time they put into words. Instead, they rely on their image to tell people who they are and what they are searching for (I still don’t get this one). In my eyes, this mentality is dead wrong. A member of an online dating site still needs to make an effort to use words that describes who they are and what they are looking for. It shouldn’t be a shocker that those members who do make an effort with words to describe themselves and what they are looking for, in addition have a good image, are the ones who generally find love.

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Ready to Meet Your Online Date This Holiday Season?

So, the much awaited time of the year is finally upon us! As the winters get colder, it’s time to get our hearts warmer. What could be a better way to have a memorable holiday season than to spend it with your date? Now, I’m sure most of you would be pretty hooked on to the idea of finding a date on an online dating site. And if you have found one, good for you! It’s time to sizzle things up a bit and meet the mystery man/woman you have been getting cozy with on the Internet. So, gear up as I reveal the hottest tips to have the coolest dates this holiday season.

Turn the bling factor on! Do not let the cold winds dull your spirits. Pull out your best dress and glam yourself up. Holidays are all about having fun and do not miss out on the opportunity of asking the online hottie you’ve been chatting with all this while out on a real date! This is a season to go out, meet new people and party. Look your best to make heads turn. From slick boots to glossy lipsticks and from macho leather jackets to sexy fleece sweaters, it is time to look hot…hot…HOT!

When you look great, you feel even better and nothing in the world can take your partner’s eyes off you. Be naughty! Turn up the heat in your online chats. Engage your Online Dating partner in steamy conversations or simply seduce him/her with little, funny, teasing notes. If you’re up for some fun, this holiday season, you will have to work for it. Remember, just to leave enough food for thought that would titillate their senses and make them long to meet you! Once you’ve hit the right note, be playful, be fun and ask your online dating partner out on a real date… and who knows well into the coming year!

So, all you Singles out there who are ready to mingle, it really is time to give your day-to-day worries a back seat and look forward to meeting new people with an open heart. You never know, you might end up spending the rest of your lives with them! Hey, red is the colour of the season! So let’s paint the world red with love!

For more information on online dating or to find hot singles in your area, please visit www.textdating.ca

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Most Common Online Dating Lies

Online dating sounds quite exciting. But more often than not singles tell a bunch of lies to attract other singles. If you too are dating someone online and pretty serious about the ‘relationship’ there are few things that you must cross-check before you move ahead with the plan. Else, you might just be in for a surprise!

Looks: as much as people might claim that ‘looks don’t matter’, truth is, everybody wants a very attractive dating partner. In the world of online dating, people often tend to post a fake profile picture to lure other singles. Also, both men and women put pictures of celebrities or super stars to hide their own identity. This is the most common online dating lie. They perhaps want to get things started first and then eventually reveal their true selves. That is why they lie blatantly about their looks, height, body statistics and other such details in order to create a really impressive and attractive picture of themselves in their dating partners mind. If you are dating someone online, make sure you know how that person exactly looks in real life in order to avoid disappointment when you actually meet them.

Marital status: dating sites are full of men and women who are actually married but are looking for a little casual, flirtatious relationship outside their marriage. This is why most dating men and women lie about their marital status. It is easy for singles to attract partners and this prompts many married men and women to lie about their marital status.

Location: if dating men and women are not serious about a relationship and are just looking for a casual fling, there are chances that they will lie about their exact location. If they are married, they obviously do not want strange ‘surprise’ visitors or ‘gifts’ arriving at their place. Lying about one’s location too is a very common dating lie that people resort to.

Profession/hobby: while meeting and interacting with people on dating sites, singles might find a lot in common with one another. Obviously, they do not want to let go of the chance to hit it off with the dating partner. So, sometimes, they lie about their hobbies or professions just to show how much they have in common with those they are interested in. Sometimes, they also lie in order to impress the other person. In any case, what they say is far from reality and when caught can actually jeopardize a perfectly beautiful relationship.

For more dating tips, visit www.textdating.ca

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Stay Safe With These Free Dating Tips

You have finally decided to give online dating a whirl and are pretty excited to see what happens. After briefly considering spicing up your profile, you decide that if you are really going to try this online dating thing, you might as well be who you really are. You post your most flattering picture and wait.

A couple of days later, you have a message in your inbox from a guy named Dan. From the start, Dan sounds like someone you would want to know better. After exchanging two or three emails at the free email account you set up especially for your online dating correspondence, you decide to meet. While Dan may just be your average nervous guy looking for love, he may just as easily be a perverted weirdo for all you know. Before you meet up with Dan, you need to take a look at these free dating tips for staying safe.

Look Him Up

Prior to your first date, look around online and see what you can find out about this person. What do his profiles on social networking sites look like? Are they consistent with his dating profile? If you have friends who know him, ask them what they think of him. Listen to your gut feeling. If it is giving you signals to cancel the date, do so.

Set Your Own Standards

Decide what kind of behavior is acceptable on a first, second or third date. You should establish your limits very clearly. This is one of the most helpful things to avoid acquaintance assault. Keep your first date fairly short and meet at a public place, such as a coffee shop, take separate cars to get there and split the bill.

Inform Your Family

Let your mom or a friend know where you are going and when you expect to be home. If you do not arrive and have not called to say you will be late, your family will be much more able to quickly find you if they know where you are going.

Privacy Is A Good Policy

You are meeting a stranger. It is important to keep that in mind. You are not obligated to tell your date anything that you would not tell another stranger simply because you are on a “date.” If you are truly a match, there will be plenty of time for him to find out about more private information. Your home address and phone number should stay private. Children add another layer to the online dating experience. You are responsible for keeping your children’s private information, such as where they go to school, safe, too.

If Your Date Is A Creep

If you find yourself in a situation where your date is pressing you to do things you do not want to do and will not take no for an answer, get up and leave. You do not owe this person any explanation. If he follows you to the car and will not leave you alone, go back into the building and call 911. If a date has ended badly, and you notice that your he is following you as you drive home, change your route and drive to the police station instead. Do not drive directly home if you are being followed.

Odds Are In Your Favor

Chances are that your date will go just fine. Most dates arranged online usually do. Even so, it is very important that you take safety precautions by following these free dating tips just to be on the safe side. And, if your date is Mr. Right (or even Mr. Maybe), he will not have a problem with you having boundaries.

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Dating Tips for Men – 5 Mistakes That You Never Want to Make on a First Date With a Woman

First dates. They can be the start of something beautiful or they can become a train wreck in the blink of an eye or in the silence of one of those awkwardly long pauses. Mess up on the first date and the odds of you getting a second date are pretty much slim to none. Don’t mean to put the pressure on you, but you have to admit, if you don’t get the first date right, there probably won’t be another chance to save face.

So, you probably are wondering what some of the worst mistakes that you can make on a first date are. Well, the list could be really long to tell you the truth, but I have chosen 5 mistakes that you really do not want to make. They might be funny when they happen to someone else, but you probably do not want to have it happen to you.

Here are 5 mistakes that you never want to make on a first date with a woman:

1. Trying too hard to brag about yourself or to make yourself look cool.

You might as well have the word, INSECURE, stamped on your forehead if you go this route. While you want to leave a woman impressed with you, you want it to happen ‘naturally.’ That means no overt bragging, no doing things to purposely try to make yourself look like a cool guy. All you will end up doing is make yourself appear insecure in a woman’s eyes, and make her want to take a pass on a second date with you.

2. Trashing an ex girlfriend or a previous date.

This is another classic sign of an insecure man and a guy that has ‘issues’ that most women will not want to deal with. The funny thing about trashing someone, especially an ex girlfriend or a previous date is, it usually comes back to make YOU look bad. Plus, what’s a woman to think if you are trashing a past girlfriend? That you might do the same to her down the line? Just stay away from trying to speak negatively about an ex girlfriend and you will be fine.

3. Treat a waitress or waiter badly if you are at a restaurant.

I was on a double date one time with a work friend of mine, and he is one of those picky guys that probably makes the wait staff want to spit in his food. I knew this going into the double date, and I should have known better. Lo and behold, he was a total jerk to the waiter, and I was sitting across from his date, on a diagonal. So, out of the corner of my eye, every time that he was a jerk to the waiter, I could see a look of disgust come across this girl’s face. Well, needless to say, he did not get a second date with her.

4. Telling boring stories that make her wish she was watching paint dry on a wall.

You have to put your game face on when it comes to a first date and make sure that you are not doing anything that is going to leave a woman bored with you. And telling her a really boring and uneventful story will do just that. She does not want to hear a story that lacks a real plot or anything to keep her interest. If you are not a great story teller, don’t even bother. Just stick to making regular conversation.

5. Trying to get into sex talk with her way too soon.

A lot of guys wait way too long before the inject sex into a conversation, but there are still a lot that inject it way too early. If you are trying to get her to talk sex within the first few minutes of the date, more than likely you are going to give her the impression that you are just out to get laid, and at the end of the night, it’s not going to happen for you. Wait a little longer and wait till the conversation naturally leads there.

Of course, these are all examples of what you should NOT be doing. If you want to get a better idea of what you SHOULD be doing, and get advanced dating tips for men,

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Discover These Fun Dating Tips Designed For Your Much Awaited Meet Up

Let’s say you have been pretty successful with internet dating and have discovered great people online who are just like you: a normal person that is out there in the online dating scene, meeting people, as well as sincerely seeking companionship and perhaps long lasting romantic relationships. The challenge now could be how you will present yourself to that person in the real world, in a real meeting. While the prospect of befriending your virtual friend in real life situation might be scary, you’ll find that an offline date is the beginning of a much better connection.

The particular transition right from web based to real world doesn’t have to be hassling for you or him. Bear in mind that you both came a long way mutually, out of being total strangers to potential lifetime mates or lovers. Listed below are guidelines you can use when thinking of fun dating tips.

Take into consideration each other’s preferences – Probably you know the things he loves to do, which hobbies he loves as well as the interests you may have in common. Are you both very adventurous? Determine what leisure activity he has never ever involved in before and look for a means to plan for the both of you to try it together on your date. It could be winter sports, backpacking, jazz dancing, snorkeling and extreme sport).



Plan around places to eat – A very important factor that I discovered amongst the various fun dating ideas I have tried would be to always plan about food. You will have to dine during your date, and your enjoyment can be compromised if meals are not readily available whenever you are feeling hungry. It’s a great idea to buy food to go or prepare a picnic bag that you can carry with you on your date. Don’t prepare the meals without asking each other regarding hypersensitivity and choices. There are certain food products that others cannot eat because of their religion or tradition.

Make a sensible itinerary – Your ventures should include those that you can do in one day. A task that can take 2 or more days to finish (just like a training program) could put you on the spot in terms of selecting sleeping locations and resting lodgings.

Here are a couple of my own fun dating tips that you can also try. These pointers have helped me to make the most of my real world dates and encouraged me to continue on exploring steps to make a date fulfilling for me as well as my companion.

1. A hometown trip – This may seem dull to someone who has not attempted flaunting his / her hometown to a person who knows practically nothing about it. It is possible to put together a few short anecdotes that describe your youth, and the areas you went to while you were small. You can reveal to your date the type of individual you really are by means of showing to him the places which played a huge role in forming you into the individual that you now are.

2. A tandem photo hunt – Prepare a menu of items that you could both interpret by any means you like thru taking photographs. For instance, one thing on your list is marked “twinkle”. You may be pleasantly surprised a little when, at the end of the day, he shows you a photo that he took of your face while you are looking at the skyline. This is a great technique to cultivate your conversation, particularly when your intention is mainly to understand and not analyze each other’s masterpiece.

Now having an array of fun dating tips to select from, you have to remember that an activity signifies nothing if you cannot create a long lasting effect on your date. Have a practice of recalling exactly how he/she was during the date; which areas of it he / she liked as well as other personality quirks you found out.

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