If you are a beginner at networking and dating - start slow: start with a free dating site and test the waters.
So you want to start dating again?
Begin by opening your eyes, your heart and your hard drive. That means: choose more than one social networking avenue (online dating site) to dance down. In this New Year, step off the sidelines and get in the game. Dip into a couple of online dating site and explore your options. Plan to make it a daily routine. Yes, you will have to work at it. Online dating takes time - and, it can be very fun!
You’ve heard it said before “You are not going to meet anyone sitting in your living room”… unless you are online and exploring dating sites.
Try Two Free Dating Sites
Many dating neophytes start cruising the anonymous aisles of Craigslist looking for love - a wink, a flirt or an email exchange. Craig’s – is a perfect place to start and practice. I heartily endorse spending time on the site. Cruise the aisles, read some ads. Actually, read a lot of ads. Check out, “Women looking for Men” and “Men Looking for Women” in your age group. Date your decade, Binkie.
No doubt, you will be entertained, educated or bored by what you read. Some ads are succinct, silly, some are very obnoxious, and others interesting. Take the time to read ads from different cities (See: Manhattan, Chicago and Los Angeles, for a lark) Compare and contrast. And, be careful where you step.
Sign Up for OkCupid and Take a Spin Around the Block.
Remember, one drawback to free sites- there are no dues, no rules, no screening and therefore, there is totally anonymity. Some people revel in hiding behind a monitor – others throw caution to the wind and jump in the fray, heart first. Sign on to OkCupid and look around. Take your time. Sign up, be discreet, and above all: have fun in this new exploration.
Cast your net - open your eyes, your heart, and plan to do some research and development. It takes time, persistence and optimism. Now get out there and have fun.
Happy New Year!