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How Lessons from Winning an NBA Championship Can Help Your Online Dating Success

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The recent win by the Miami Heat made me realize that winning an NBA Championship is a lot like online dating. There is a lot of preparation, adversity and doubt; but in the end, it’s all worth it.

So how can you use this analogy to help your online dating success? This post will provide you with the mindset and tactics needed to be a successful online dater. Let’s take a look!

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Fun Examples of Online Dating Screen Names

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In the last post I promised a handful of praiseworthy examples of. I’ve already enumerated a list of ridiculous, boring, and grandiose handles, so you know not to call yourself a CupcakeGirl or a LuvToy.

Or, for that matter, to tell the entire female single population that your every move is heroically meant “4U.”

So, let’s start with what makes for a particularly good user name.

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Online Dating Messages: 5 Scripts to Use and 3 to Avoid

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When contacting a match, wouldn’t it be great to have a few online dating message scripts that you know are going to increase your chances of receiving a reply?

In this post, we’re going to look at five online dating message scripts you can use to help you and three to avoid using at all costs.

We’ll get into the underlying reasons why they are effective so that you can modify them to fit your own personal style. After that, we’ll look at three online dating message scripts that you should avoid when contacting a match.

Why is it important to have a good message script that generates a reply? To reward you for all your hard work and get you closer to meeting your match!

Let’s have a look!

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3 Things You Should Do Offline to Help Your Online Dating Success

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Dating can be challenging. At the worst of times, it can beat you down and test your patience.

A series of one and done dates, no replies to messages or getting replies but they’re from people that you’re not overly interested in.

It sometimes can feel like one big numbers game.

Any of this sound familiar to you?

Well, you need to have a plan in place for what you do outside of online dating that will dramatically increase your chances of  success.

In this post, I will name three key areas to focus on that will not only enrich your life, but also impact your dating success.

Ready? Let’s jump in and take a closer look at each of these three keys!

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Is Online Dating a Numbers Game?

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(Yes, it is–but not in the way you think.)

Talk to any frustrated user of an online dating service, and you’re likely to hear a glum, “Online dating is juuuust a big numbers game.”

Accompanied by a dismissive shrug of the shoulders.

And…perhaps even a slight whimper to complete the portrait of Joe or Joanna Singleton who just can’t seem to catch a break. Oh, it’s not that they don’t try, mind you. Joe will tell you about his efforts to write nice, gentlemanly introductions to the parade of lovely women he spies on Match—and then about his growing annoyance, as he awaits replies…with only the chirping of crickets to keep him company.

And Joanna is quite likely to tell you about the periodic overtures of men who seemed both promising and interested online–but who (alas) turned out to live with Mom and lack any evidence of actual employment.

And they sigh and look solemn. Online dating, they declare, is an impossible numbers game. They’d have to quit their jobs and take up full-time dating in order to actually find that true-love needle in the mountainous haystack of singles.

Well, if there’s one thing my time on dating sites has taught me, it’s that Joe and Joanna are dead-on in their conclusion that numbers rule online dating.

But not exactly in the way they presume.

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