Making contact in the real world works differently from getting in touch with people online. When you meet someone when you’re out and about or in a bar, you use all your senses to determine whether someone has partner potential.On the internet, you start a conversation without seeing each other.A thought for the day about something a lot of people are guilty of (and, let’s be honest here, women are actually worse at this).
We asked the service’s members what they thought about this issue.
more Have you ever wondered why someone has gone silent on you online?
It could be that you’ve fallen into one of the traps of email dating.
more Another one for the “science proves the obvious” vaults.
This time it’s about the ever popular friends with benefits institution.
You may have heard some stories about how having such a friendship is a relationship killer and nothing will ever come of it, but now a survey of nearly 800 long-term couples has found that 20% of them started as friends with benefits.
more If you have a close-knit group of friends who go out together, spend time together and go way back, it’s easy to see why dating someone who’s in some way connected to this group is going to be more socially acceptable for you than bringing a stranger into the fold. There’s one method you should definitely avoid - even though people often seem to want to try it, and that’s the scatter-gun approach.
more In theory, a contact request is just a matter of a click, but you can raise your game if you add a nice personal message. Here are some pointers for that very first message more Curiosity, surprises, a racing heart … But what happens if a sense of romance gives way to a sense of routine as each new encounter seems to run a familiar course? Instead of casting your net indiscriminately, take a close look at yourself and at your prospective dates.
more When you meet someone when you’re out and about or in a bar, you use all your senses to determine whether someone has partner potential.
So, should you stick to the computer keyboard or should you ask for a phone number?
more Paula(50) was a bit worried by a reaction from one of her contacts on PARSHIP when he found out that she was using a pseudonym.