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Debunking the Top 3 Biggest Online Dating Myths

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Online dating is everywhere you turn these days. With time constraints, responsibilities and other factors, it makes sense that many people use online dating as a way to achieve their relationship goals.

As with anything else that’s popular, there are a number of misconceptions about online dating.

But, do you ever get tired of hearing online dating myths that make you question whether it’s even worth your time?

In this post, we’ll dispel three online dating myths so that you can put an end to the questions in your head or any of your family/friends who think you’re wasting time with online dating.

It’s crucial to dispel these myths so that you can reap the many benefits of an online dating service and find which one is best for you.

So, let’s look at three common myths and expose them for how wrong they really are.

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10 Ways to Spot a Player

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Simply put, you can’t spot a player. What you can do though is keep an eye out for any of the following signs that may save you the bother of an achy breaky heart.

Most tips read like common sense. Yet typically common sense is the first thing you lose when you get involved with someone.

I think it is more likely that there is a mismatch between dating intentions; one person wants a relationship but the other person wants to mostly have some fun. Or, perhaps they do want a serious relationship, but sadly not with you. Ouch.

Let us imagine that there is no such thing as a “player” but instead a “funster.” There is no playing of you like an air guitar, but more a mismatch between people and intentions in the laundry basket of love. An easy mistake to make, yet there is no harm in preventing this faux pas with a simple check: is your date a serious foot glove or a pop sock?

Let’s have a look at some ways you can spot a player (funster)…

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How to Stop Creeps From Ruining Your Online Dating Experience

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If you have been online dating for any length of time, it’s quite likely that at one point or another you have been made uncomfortable by conversations from “creepy” men.

For many female online daters, creeps are an unfortunate reality that can make the experience far less pleasurable. Just like those high school zits that pop up on the day of the prom, these guys pop up at the least opportune moment and never seem to want to leave.

They can harass or even be abusive and are always in your face with explicit messages. Perhaps worst of all, they often do not know when to simply give up when you don’t want them to contact you anymore (if ever).

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How Safe is Online Dating?

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The internet can be a dangerous place.

Stories such as that of the Craigslist Killer highlight the potential dangers of taking offline relationships into the “real world”. Online dating is now well and truly mainstream — as an industry it generates $1.9b in annual revenue – and although it is not yet governed by Federal law, individual states such as New York and New Jersey regulate online dating sites.

With some 45 million Match and eHarmony members alone, the question is, how do you know who you’re going to meet — the love of your life, or someone with ulterior motives?

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The Pros and Cons of Online Dating

The Pros and Cons of Online Dating

As you will know if you are a regular reader of this blog, I am (rather unsurprisingly) a big fan of online dating. There are plenty of reasons why, which I will get into shortly.

However, I am not blind to the potential pitfalls. Online dating, like anything else in life, is not perfect. There are things you should be aware of, and things to look out for. Although I believe that online dating isa hugely beneficial tool for any singleton looking for love, in this post I want to take a look at both sides of the coin.

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