Thursday, December 07, 2006

Communication is Vital to Men

A friend of mine sent the following to me via email today. These are key for anyone trying to figure out men or women. Enjoy!

MAN'S DICTIONARY FOR DECODING WOMEN'S PERSONAL ADS:

40-ish.................................49.

Adventurous.........................Slept with everyone.

Athletic...............................No breasts.

Average looking.....................Moooo.

Beautiful.............................Pathological liar.

Emotionally Secure..................On medication.

Feminist..............................Fat.

Free Spirit.............................Junkie.

Friendship first.......................Former Slut.

New-Age.............................Body hair in the wrong places.

Old-fashioned.......................No oral sex

Open-minded........................Desperate.

Outgoing.............................Loud and embarrassing.

Professional..........................Bitch.

Voluptuous..........................Very fat.

Large frame...........................Hugely fat.

Wants soul mate.....................Stalker.

DICTIONARY FOR DECODING WOMEN'S ENGLISH:

Yes.....................................No

No.....................................Yes

Maybe................................No

We need...............................I want

I am sorry.............................You'll be sorry

We need to talk......................You're in trouble

Sure, go ahead........................You better not

Do what you want...................You will pay for this later

I am not upset........................Of course, I am upset, you moron!

You're attentive tonight............Is sex all you ever think about?

DICTIONARY FOR DECODING MEN'S ENGLISH:

I am hungry...........................I am hungry

I am sleepy............................I am sleepy

I am tired..............................I am tired

Nice dress..............................Nice cleavage!

I love you..............................Let's have sex now

I am bored.............................Do you want to have sex?

May I have this dance?..................I'd like to have sex with you.

Can I call you sometime?..............I'd like to have sex with you.

Do you want to go to a movie?......I'd like to have sex with you.

Can I take you out to dinner?........I'd like to have sex with you.

Monday, November 27, 2006

BBWSinglesFinder.com Releases Top 40 BBW (Big Beautiful Women) of All-Time

The following press release was released by BBWSinglesFinder.com today:

"As Hollywood continues to pressure beautiful women to lose more and more weight to be considered beautiful, BBWSinglesFinder.com thinks it is time to celebrate "real women." Real women are confident, sexy and beautiful no matter their shape or size. There is a phenomenon that started on the internet a few years back called BBW. BBW stands for Big Beautiful Woman.

This does not necessarily mean a fat woman. A BBW is a woman who is proud of who she is and isn't ashamed of her body. Contrary to what Hollywood would have the world to believe, not every man wants a pencil thin woman. Many men want their women to be real. They want their women to have curves. A true BBW is confident, sexy and real. She is a Big Beautiful Woman. The following list is presented by BBWSinglesFinder.com, the internet's premier online dating site for BBW's and their admirers, online since 2003.

Here are our Top 40 BBW's of All-Time:

1. Marilyn Monroe - Considered one of the sexiest women of all-time, and by today's standards, she would be considered a BBW.
2. Oprah Winfrey - Although Oprah's weight has gone up and down, she is beautiful no matter how much she weighs.
3. Queen Latifah - An accomplished musician, actress and BBW.
4. Delta Burke - Her character on Designing Women was a BBW and yet, she who was the sex symbol of the show.
5. Wynonna - One of the most successful female country music singers of all-time and a sexy BBW as well.
6. Emme - The most famous "Plus-Size" model of all-time. Living proof that you don't have to be thin to be attractive, sexy and successful.
7. Aretha Franklin - The queen of R&B and a beautiful BBW.
8. Melissa Peterman - Barbara Jean from the sitcom, Reba.
9. Ann Wilson - Lead singer from the rock band, Heart. She was miserable until she decided to live her life as a BBW.
10. Jamie Lee Curtis - Why is she on this list? Because of her stand a few years back when she refused to let her pictures be air brushed and manipulated anymore on magazine covers. She is not really a BBW, but her principles are in line with what a BBW stands for... Be yourself and love your body no matter your shape.
11. Serena Williams - She's athletic, successful, beautiful and a BBW. She's not fat, but she is a Big Beautiful Woman.
12. Trisha Yearwood - One of the top country music singers of all-time and married to Garth Brooks.
13. Elizabeth Taylor - She is right up there with Marilyn Monroe as one of the sexiest women of all-time.
14. Nell Carter - The lovable house mother on Facts of Life and a beautiful BBW as well.
15. Missy Elliott - Popular Rap and R&B singer and beautiful African American BBW.
16. Camryn Manheim - Actress best known for role on the Practice.
17. Rosie O'Donnell - Probably the most famous plus-size comedian of all-time.
18. Kathy Bates - One of the best actresses in the business.
19. Mia Tyler - Sister of actress Liv Tyler and famous plus-sized model.
20. Sophia Loren - Just like Marilyn Monroe, one of the most beautiful women of all-time.
21. Carnie Wilson - Singer from the band, Wilson Phillips.
22. Kate Winslet - Star from the movie Titantic and voluptuous superstar.
23. Roseanne Barr - Comedian, actress and formerly married to Tom Arnold.
24. Sally Struthers - Former star from All in the Family.
25. Mo'Nique - Star of the movie Phat Girlz and her own hit sitcom, The Parkers.
26. Mama Cass - Famous singer from the Mamas and the Papas.
27. Toccara Jones - She won Tyra Banks' Top Model contest on VH1.
28. Countess Vaughn - Star of The Parkers TV show with another BBW, Mo'Nique
29. Della Reese - African American actress, singer, model and activist.
30. Mona Lisa - Subject of the most famous painting of all-time.
31. Kim Coles - Actress from In Living Color fame.
32. Yvette Wilson - Beautiful BBW Actress from Moesha.
33. Margaret Cho - Famous comedian, actress and activist.
34. America Ferrar - Star of the film, Real Women Have Curves and the new ABC series, Ugly Betty.
35. Lindsey Hollister - Actress most well-known for role on Boston Public.
36. Mayim Bialik - Former star of the NBC sitcom, Blossom who has blossomed into a BBW.
37. Pearl Bailey - Famous African American Singer, Performer and Actress.
38. Mae West - Burlesque star in the early 1900's.
39. Barbara Brickner - A beautiful plus-sized model who works with Eddie Bauer, Lands End and Nordstrom to name a few.
40. Kimberley Locke - Pop singer introduced by American Idol and a plus size fashion model."


Sunday, July 09, 2006

WebDate - My Pick For The Top Video Chat Dating Site On The Internet

I've reviewed a lot of online dating sites as referenced by the hundreds of sites I've reviewed on Alternative-Dating-Sites.com. But, WebDate is definitely a site I think you should check out. Why?

Because the site offers some fantastic features at a very attractive price. For starters, they offer a 7-day trial for only $9.95. It is well worth the money to give the site a try. Here is what you get for your 7-day trial:

* Video Chat - This isn't a fuzzy video chat screen. The quality is excellent, and if you are serious about finding the love of your life, seeing is definitely believing. Stop wasting time with sites that only show pictures. See the person in real time and live. Video chat is definitely the wave of the future for online dating, and fortuntately for you, Webdate is already living in the future.

* Mobile Webdate - Take the site with you on your mobile phone. This way, you'll never miss a potential date even if you're away from your computer.

* Rate Pictures - Why is this cool? We all love to look at pictures, and it's always fun to rate other people. And, be bold. Upload your pics and let others rate you!

* Price: Only $9.95 for a trial. Most other sites make you join for either one month or three months minimum. At Webdate, you spend less than $10 for a trial, and if you like it, you continue. If you don't, your only out $10, and you can move on.

Give it a try. I am confident you'll be very pleased you did. You can start chatting today, by visiting WebDate.com.

Good luck and Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

True.com is America's Favorite Online Dating Site!

From Chron.com -- "In a sea of more than 18,000 online lifestyle sites and more than 1,455 online dating sites, the results are in: TRUE(R), the leading scientifically-based online relationship service, is ranked as the No. 1 dating site in the nation.

According to Hitwise, the world's leading online competitive intelligence service, TRUE is the leader in the Lifestyle-Online Dating category -- securing the No. 1 position in this category for the month of May 2006.

The meteoric rise of TRUE from its standing start in January 2003 to supremacy in the online dating industry in just 2 1/2 years is phenomenal. "I attribute our success to the total dedication of our employees to helping members find TRUE love and a member-centric focus of the organization as a whole," says Ruben Buell, President of TRUE."

To read the rest of this press release, please go to this page on Chron.com.

If you'd like to join TRUE.com, sign up today for a 7-day FREE trial.

Good luck and happy dating!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Carmen Electra Introduces Luvoo.com on NBC's "Access Hollywood"

From Yahoo! Finance -- "TUJUNGA, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Jun 14, 2006 -- Luvoo.com (Other OTC:LVTI.PK - News), a growing online dating company, is pleased to announce Carmen Electra, former "Baywatch" beauty, was featured on "Access Hollywood." During this appearance, Carmen provided a special endorsement of Luvoo.com to one of their leading anchors as well as to millions of viewers.

Airing of show is tentatively scheduled to broadcast nationwide this coming week. Management anticipates Carmen Electra's promotion of Luvoo.com on "Access Hollywood" will further accelerate subscriber growth.

"Access Hollywood" has been on air for ten years and is frequently viewed by entertainers and the general public."

To continue reading this press release, please go to this page on Yahoo! Finance.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Boyfriend Still Keeps His Online Profile

From the MiamiHerald.com -- "Q: I've been dating a great guy for three months, BUT he still has an active profile on www.match.com. I took my profile down after we started dating. I casually asked if he was still seeking dates online and he said, 'No. I have you.' Why is he still checking his profile every night? And why am I checking to see if he is checking his profile? Am I insecure?

A: You have some specific questions about your boyfriend and yourself that are difficult to answer without being able to see inside of you. However, what I do notice is that you seem to have sensed something was amiss between the two of you, which led you to check up on his online activity."


Is this happening to you? If so, let us know your thoughts by commenting below. To read more of this article, please go to this page on MiamiHerald.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Friday, June 02, 2006

Oldies Hook on to Dating Sites

From HTTabloid.com -- "It did not take long for Herbert Bolsinger to make contact with 59-year-old Elke Bartsch from Berlin on FriendScout24, an Internet dating portal, and a nice correspondence began. At some point they talked on the phone for the first time and then actually met for real - and today they are a couple.

Dating portals are booming on the Internet, and it is not just young singles using the sites, says Tanja Biller, spokesperson of FriendScout24.

"Of the more than 3.6 million current members at FriendScout24, almost 10 percent of all registered singles are older than 50," says Biller."

To continue reading this article, please go to this page on HTTabloid.com.

For older singles, we recommend two sites: Perfectmatch.com and BabyBoomerDates.com. PerfectMatch is now one of the top dating sites on the internet and has hundreds of thousands of senior members, and BabyBoomerDates is one of the top senior dating sites on the web.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Online Dating Practices Change the Face of Romance

From VOA News -- "Increasingly, in the United States and around the world, the Internet and so-called "speed dating" are considered legitimate and efficient ways to find a mate, or at least a date.

On a Wednesday night at home in her one-bedroom apartment in Washington, Ashley Smith, 25, surfs the Internet, looking for "Mr. Right".

With her outgoing personality and southern charm, Ashley seems like the type of girl who would have no problem finding a date. But she says looking for a date online allows her to select the type of person she wants to go out with.

"I can say that I want someone who is 6' 2" (one-meter-88), makes between $75,000 and $100,000 a year, is a Protestant Christian, who attends church either on the holidays or regularly or once a week, who does not smoke, who drinks one or two drinks socially, who is looking for someone with short hair who is fun and outgoing," Ashley said. "I mean, I can specify exactly what I want. It's dial-a-date!"

Internet market research firm ComScore Media Metrix says each month, roughly 23 million people in the U.S. use the Internet to find a date. Web sites such as Yahoo! Personals and Match.com are leading the pack. Match.com has 15 million members in 240 countries and local country sites in 18 different languages."

To continue reading this article, please go to this page on VOA News.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

WebDate.com Psycho Video

Here is another great commercial for WebDate.com entitled, Psycho. Enjoy!



Click Here to join WebDate today.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Monday, May 22, 2006

Spark Networks® Relaunches Personals Website for African American Community

"BlackSingles.com® launches with new name, improved design and enhanced search capabilities

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 16, 2006 – Spark Networks (AMEX: LOV), a leading provider of online personals services, has relaunched its personals website for the African American community with a new look, enhanced features and a more recognizable name: BlackSingles.com (www.blacksingles.com).

Formerly known as BlackSinglesConnection, the new BlackSingles launches with over 250,000 active members and enhanced searching capabilities, including:

  • Photo Shuffle – with a click of a button, members can view 35 new, randomly selected faces
  • Updated Profiles – members can more easily view updated profiles and distinguish the most active members
“We think the new name will help to attract even more members to this fast-growing community,” stated David Siminoff, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spark Networks plc, owner and operator of BlackSingles.com. “We plan to add additional features in the near future that will not only provide BlackSingles.com members with a terrific online community but also help them meet other like-minded singles.”

The complete press release can be found on Spark.net.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Another quality dating site for the African American community is AfricanAmericanDatingNetwork.com.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Study: Man's Face Determines Dating Potential

From CBS5.com -- "Women looking for a long-term relationship like men who like children -- and they can tell which guys might be interested in becoming fathers just by looking at their faces.

Those are among the findings of a study of college students published Wednesday in a British scientific journal.

"This study suggests that women are picking up on facial cues that are perhaps related to paternal qualities," said James Roney, a University of California at Santa Barbara psychologist and lead author of the study. "The more they perceived the men as liking kids, the more likely they could see having a longer-term relationship."

Experts said evolution has apparently programmed women to recognize men who might be interested in propagating the species by raising a family."

To continue reading this article, please go to this page on CBS5.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

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Monday, May 08, 2006

Singer's Online Dating Enlivens Her Normal Life

From BostonHerald.com -- "Mecca Normal’s frontwoman, Jean Smith, has been called an alt-rock trailblazer, a feminist role model, even a bit of a sex symbol. In other words, she’s about the last person you’d expect to run into on an Internet dating site.

But punk icons apparently get lonely, too. Smith’s online search for a romantic partner is the subject of Mecca Normal’s striking new disc, ‘‘The Observer.” With musical partner David Lester providing guitar soundscapes and hints of pop melody (the duo has no rhythm section), Smith’s half-sung, half-spoken stories are full of barbed humor and revealing details. One song describes an uncomfortable night with a guy who seemed a little too keen on her; another tells of a first date with a middle-aged ski bum weirded out by her punk-rock connections.

Reached during a tour stop last week, Vancouver native Smith said writing about her experiences - for a forthcoming book as well as the album - made the bad dates more bearable."

To continue reading this story, please go to BostonHerald.com.

Good Luck and Happy Dating to you all!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

WebDate.com - Dirty Shame Video

WebDate.com has done a fabulous job promoting it's site through online videos. Here is one of their videos entitled, Dirty Shame. Enjoy!



Click Here to join WebDate today.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Saturday, April 29, 2006

One Man's Brave Experiment in Online Dating

From OCWeekly.com -- "In the Internet-dating dance, the entire arc of a relationship—from instant crush to heartbreaking split—can occur within hours via a flurry of e-mails and IMs. Among the hazards is that you never quite know whom you’re communicating with. Among the benefits is that you can diplomatically get out while the getting is good."

The article goes on to show different email messages that the author sent to potential mates. It's very interesting reading. To read the complete article, go to OCWeekly.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Perfectmatch.com Launches Duet(R) Analysis Profile

From Sys-Con Media -- "Perfectmatch.com, the fastest-growing online relationship site for adults seeking lasting love, announced today the launch of their new Duet(R) Analysis Profile, a revolutionary 360 degree presentation of its members. The new profile, divided into a four-part grid, offers a rich showcase of important information for relationship-oriented singles, including an in-depth personality analysis, perspective on their lifestyle and approach to relationships, their core values and ideals, and their personal preferences."

To read the complete release, go to Sys-Con Media.

Perfectmatch.com has established itself as one of the top online dating sites for serious singles. It is definitely giving eharmony.com and Yahoo! Personals a run for their money.

Good luck and happy dating!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Singles Lookin' for Love in all the New Places

From Tennessean.com -- "Tammy Lawrence and Timothy Abbott found it on a bus. Vincent and Andrea Galbreath discovered it at work. Larry Hightower favors his church group for it.

Susie Watts thinks she'll find it through the Internet.

What are we talking about? Love, of course. The good news: There are more ways than ever to find it these days. The bad news: There are more ways than ever to find it these days.

How do you date? You could be a traditionalist, connecting with dates through your network of friends, family and colleagues. Or maybe you rely on modern-day matchmakers. Then there's that next frontier, online dating.

Given all these options, when Midstate residents were asked how they'd rate dating methods, it turns out they're still pretty old-school. Most would rather meet their mate the old-fashioned way — in person and without any more extra machinations beyond letting Fate do her part.

But people also are realistic. Sometimes Fate needs a nudge."

To continue reading this article, please go to the Tennessean.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Netting the Perfect Partner - Online Dating in Switzerland is Hot

From Swissinfo.org -- "Online dating is booming business – in Switzerland alone just under a million people are logging on in search of fun, friendship "and maybe more".

The most popular Swiss dating agencies – swissflirt, friendscout24, meetic and Match.com – each have up to 260,000 registered users, according to a recent report.

Considering Switzerland's population is about 7.4 million – with only around five million of "dating" age (over 18) – it seems likely that several users are trying their luck at more than one site, but it can't be denied that online social networking services have moved into the mainstream."

Here are some of the other key facts from the article:

  • In Switzerland just under a million people use online dating agencies.
  • Some services remain free such as registration, posting ads (including images) and access to answers. Responding to ads however is liable to costs.
  • One market research company estimates the European market is growing by 32 per cent a year and will reach a value of SFr550 million by 2009.
To read the entire article, please go to Swissinfo.org.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Online Dating Going to the Dogs

From iol.co.za - "Irvin Leroy weighs 41kg, is masculine and very friendly. He lives in northern California and is looking for a girlfriend to share long walks on the beach and rolls in the grass.

If that sounds like a personal advert, it is, but the subject described is a dog. His owner is a 29-year-old man who's posted the information on the website datemypet.com.

It's actually meant to help the owner find a partner, but anyone who can't love his dog need not reply. Irvin Leroy's owner is one of about 50 000 pet owners who have posted information on the site in search of a mate. The common bond among them is the passionate love of their pets.

American singles have been logging onto online dating services for just about as long as the Internet has been around. Services exist for every interest and fad under the sun."

To complete reading this article, please go to iol.co.za.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Text-Messaging Changes Dating in Afghanistan

From NPR.org -- "In Afghanistan, young men and women are rarely allowed to meet without a chaperone, making romance a challenge. But text messaging has launched a dating revolution in Kabul." To listen to this story on NPR, please click here.

It's amazing how technology is changing everything in the world. Even in a poor country like Afghanistan, singles are still able to meet through text messaging. Good for them.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Hottest new Online Dating Asset: Health Insurance

From the St. Paul Pioneer Press -- "Christine Ferris is searching online for that special someone. "I would like to meet a man who can relax and enjoy the woods, the fog, the sea, the mountains," says her profile on dating site True.com. "Someone who can feel the wonder of nature. I am a romantic and you are, too."

Also, her ideal man should "have health insurance and use it."

Health insurance is expensive, complex and bureaucratic. These days, it's also sexy. Right up there with washboard abs, a steady job and a fun-loving personality, health coverage is emerging as a hot selling point among online daters. It's especially the case among suitors of a certain age who need, and prize, good benefits the most.

Those who have it sometimes flaunt it as an asset, a sign to potential mates that they are serious, professional and grounded. Others troll for partners with blue-chip policies because they need coverage themselves, or want evidence — short of asking for a credit report — that a prospect isn't a slacker."

To continue reading this article, please go to Twincities.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Old Dating Rules are Being Broken in Wake of Internet Romance revolution

From Citizen-Times.com -- "A whole new ballgame is on the field as far as the dating world goes. With all this Internet love going on, two women from Chicago saw a niche and decided to fill it. The rules for online dating, they say, don't apply to the same rules of old-fashioned dating. I took that to mean cruising churches, Laundromats and friends' Rolodexes and neighborhoods for potential suitors, which seemed to be the '90s style.

Today, it's all about the Internet and matchmaking sites on the Web.

"We live in a new world of dating where we meet more people online than in real life and where a simple text message can be interpreted in a thousand different ways," said Rachel Begelman, co-founder along with Sarna Lee of econfidant.com - a private site where experts answer dating questions for a monthly fee that costs about as much as a large supreme pizza." To continue reading this article, please go to Citizen-Times.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

With Honesty, Patience, Online Dating Can Work

From the Jackson Sun -- "We've all seen them - the eHarmony.com commercials featuring the grandfatherly Neil Clark Warren talking about finding your soul mate, followed by sound bites of happy couples who met using the service.

If you've ever wondered if the service really works, I'm happy to report that I, too, am an eHarmony success. Here's my story." To read the rest of the author's story, please go to JacksonSun.com.

Thanks and happy dating to you all!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Dating Web Sites Now Trying to Prevent Divorce

From the Post-Gazette.com -- "In 1995, Matt Frassica, tired of singles bars and set-ups by friends, tried his hand at dating online. There he met, and later married, a woman who also liked long walks in the rain and homemade lasagna. They were even featured in People magazine as a prototype of successful cyber-romance. Then the fairy tale ended. Mr. Frassica said he realized he was gay, and the divorce was official last year."We avoided getting to know the real person," says the 34-year-old corporate recruiter in San Francisco. "All we knew was the profiles of each other." (His ex-wife confirms that.)

Now, sites are stepping up their efforts to ensure that matches last. eHarmony.com is opening a new "relationship lab" this summer where some couples who met through the site will be monitored for at least five years to see how the marriages fare. In an initiative dubbed "Project Moses" internally, JDate.com, a Jewish singles site, is contracting a dating coach to train customer-service representatives in relationship counseling for couples who call in. True.com pitches a compatibility test (patent pending) that it says follows standards set by the American Psychological Association; one aim is to reduce divorce."

To continue reading this article, please go to Post-Gazette.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Tagworld - An Alternative to Myspace

The social networking arena on the web is a fickle space. As soon as a website achieves a certain level of popularity, it's members start looking for another alternative. Case in point... Friendster. While it is still a great site with millions of members, it has taken a big hit due to the popularity of Myspace. Now, Myspace is in danger of losing members as well if it doesn't continue to deliver the goods.

Along this note, a site that is moving up the ranks very quickly is Tagworld.com. Tagworld is running text ads all over the internet asking users if they are tired of "your space", which is obviously targeting Myspace defectors. It seems to be working though because the site has an Alexa ranking in the low 1,000's.

Tagworld's mission and site is very similar to Myspace, but in my opinion, it's much easier to navigate and much more pleasing to the eye. And, it isn't completely overrun with advertising...Yet. It will be interesting to watch it's evolution over the coming months. If you haven't checked it out yet, give the site a visit at Tagworld.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Blind Date Blooper Video

One of the reasons why online dating is so much easier and less stressful than being set up on a blind date is illustrated in this hilarious video...



To see other funny videos like this one, please visit FunnyVideooftheDay.Blogspot.com.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Phat Girlz Movie - Celebrating Big Beautiful Women (BBW's)

While watching TV tonight, I happened across one of the entertainment shows, and the host was interviewing Mo'Nique, one of the stars of the new movie, Phat Girlz. If you've never watched the sitcom, The Parkers, you should definitely check it out.

What interested me in the interview was how she was not only proud of how she looked, but she was celebrating it. I have written some articles about BBW Women, but this was the first interview I have seen with a well-known celebrity who not only admits she is fat, but is proud of it and is flaunting it.

Mo'Nique is a proud BBW. She even says that she doesn't mind being called a Fat Girl except you better spell it Phat Girl!

To meet other BBW women like Mo'Nique, you need to join a dating site specifically for Big Beautiful Women. I have profiled some of the best BBW Dating Sites on the web, and you can find the reviews on Alternative-Dating-Sites.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Online Dating - Just Be Different

From Ynetnews.com -- "Introductions on online dating sites are like meeting in a bar. Don't be one of the crowd, try to be original. Make sure your first line doesn't sound like every other guy."

The most popular pick up line on Internet dating sites is "Hi, I'd love to meet you. Shai."

Oops, my mistake. Sometimes the note is signed by Moti, Boris, Ro'i or Shachar.

Why do guys write these kinds of introductions? Turns out they write them because they don’t want to appear to be "trying too hard" or "over excited."

What a load of crap! You've written to her? Then she's probably figured out somehow that you're interested in her. The only question left to ask is why not to approach her like that, and what, exactly, is the right approach."

To keep reading this article, please go to Ynetnews.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Facebook's on the Block

Facebook isn't exactly a dating site, but it is one of the most popular social networking sites on the internet today. It is extremely popular among college students. Can you believe that a website like Facebook is asking as much as $2 billion???

Check out this article from Businessweek.com:

"Facebook, the Web site where students around the world socialize and swap information, has put itself on the block, BusinessWeek Online has learned. The owners of the privately held company have turned down a $750 million offer and hope to fetch as much as $2 billion in a sale, senior industry executives familiar with the matter say."

To continue reading this story, go to Businessweek.com.

What's even more amazing is the site is only two years old.... Looks like the glory days of the internet are back!

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Online Friendship and Dating

From Bellaonline.com -- "For a lonely senior, online friends and online dating could be just what you need. It sounds like a dream come true - people available to talk to twenty-four hours a day, and as close as your computer.

However, just like any new situation, there are dangers involved. First, it's important to find a reputable source, and I have listed a few at the end of this article. Even then, caution is advised."

The author goes on to list a set of tips for seniors online. Click here to read about her tips.

Some of the senior sites we recommend are:

SeniorFriendFinder.com, BabyBoomerDates.com and eharmony.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Separated Man Sues eHarmony for not letting him join the site until his divorce is final

From Yahoo! News -- "US matchmaker eHarmony has been sued for refusing to let a man use the online dating service until his divorce is final, the attorney behind the suit said. John Claassen, 36, charged that the policy violated anti-discrimination laws and should let users chose whom they want to meet.

"A lot of people in my situation would like access to public forums to get over something that hasn't been a high point in their lives," Claassen told AFP.

"We are hard-working professionals and online is an incredibly efficient forum for dating," he continued. "To be denied access for this doesn't seem right."

To read the rest of this story, please go to Yahoo! News.

This is a tough one, but I have to agree with eHarmony only because of it's excellent reputation. Most other sites wouldn't care one way or the other, but eHarmony is different.

We shall see what happens in court though. Stay tuned....

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Online Dating to Hit Your Text Life

From SMH.com.au -- "Getting a date on a slow Friday night may be about to change. If you're sitting in your favourite bar whingeing about being single, you could pull out your mobile phone and fire off a text message to your internet dating website. A few minutes later it could send you five pictures of potential dates - all within a 10-minute walk.

This may be the future of online dating. The industry is keen to exploit the marriage between mobile phones and the net. It hopes it will generate extra revenue."

To read this complete article, please go to SMH.com.au.

Match.com has had text messaging as part of it's offerings since 2003 and has over 120,000 subscribers. It will be interesting to watch this trend develop.

Until tomorrow, good luck and happy dating to you all!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Frum’ here to eternity: Orthodox online dating service is thriving

From the Cleveland Jewish News -- "When it comes to marriages, Clevelander Renee Gross is hoping that the second time around will be the charm. Her upcoming June nuptials to Baltimore resident Allan Auerbach can be directly linked to Frumster, an online dating-for-marriage service that strictly adheres to religious (read: Orthodox) standards.

Developed as a reaction to the success of other Jewish dating services such as JDate, Frumster’s express intention is to give men and women an opportunity to safely search for a Jewish mate."

"Allan Auerbach, a divorced father of four looking to remarry, turned to Frumster instead of the usual Internet dating services. His printing business headquartered in Baltimore takes him to New York frequently. There he was exposed to many of the shadchans (matchmakers) whose livelihoods depend on their abilities to successfully match men and women looking for marriage.

A competing Orthodox site, Saw youatSinai.com, is composed mostly of shadchans who match prospective brides to prospective bridegrooms. "I’m not really big on that because they don’t know me or or know her," Auerbach explains. "They claim they do, but it’s just a guy and a girl thrown together."


For more, go to ClevelandJewishNews.com.

Another great Jewish dating site is the Jewish Dating Network located at JewishDatingNetwork.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Friday, March 24, 2006

Perils of Online Dating Prompt Safety Efforts

From CNN.com -- "John Christopher Gaumer, who confessed to the murder and led Baltimore County police to Brown's body on February 7, listed his height and other attributes in his quest for dates on MySpace.com, a free Internet social site owned by News Corp. where mostly young people connect for friendship and romance.

Some personal profiles on the Web site are frighteningly revealing. People publish their birth dates, schools they attend, even clubs they will frequent on a given Saturday night, complete with a cell phone number for whomever might care to join them."


To continue reading this article, go to CNN.com.

Good luck and be careful. Online dating is a wonderful way to meet new people, but use common sense and do your homework. If you want to join a site that is serious about safety, join True.com. It is one of the only dating sites that performs a background check on all new members.

Until tomorrow, stay safe and happy dating to you all!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

True Love Does Exist

From The Daily Record -- "FORGET love at first sight - scientists have discovered true love only begins after 12 months.

Research has revealed real love blossoms with time, especially for men.

A six-month study of couples who met through dating agencies found those who experienced true love had been together the longest.

True love, what the scientists call consummate love, is a perfect balance of passion, intimacy and commitment.

Of the 147 couples who took part in the study, 61 per cent described their feelings as this perfect kind of love.

And of these, almost all had been in their relationship for a year or more."

To continue reading this article, go to DailyRecord.co.uk.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Have You Seen the New WebDate?

WebDate is banking it's success on video-based online dating. Check out their homepage at Webdate.com. You can view a lot of their commercials online. Most of the commercials are very clever. I especially like the one with the dwarf and the strong man. It's a great video that really gets the WebDate message across.

Enjoy and happy dating to you all!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Love in a Cold Climate

From Telegraph.co.uk -- "Tired of indoor speed-dating, singles are seeking out mates on country walks. They have come looking for love in woolly hats and clumpy boots - the keen, the hopeless and the sexy. Arriving by ferry, they swamp the pub in the Isle of Wight village of Wroxall in a fug of testosterone, before forming up outside in a crocodile and setting off for the countryside."

"Welcome to the speed-dating walk, an imaginative new form of exercise. In some ways, it's surprising that no one has done it before. From William Wordsworth to Thomas Hardy, human emotions and the open air have gone hand in hand. Here on the Isle of Wight, they've stripped away the poetry to take a more earthy view of the countryside."

To read the entire article, please go to Telegraph.co.uk.

Well, they may not find true love, but at least they'll work off some of the beer calories on the walk...

Monday, March 20, 2006

Woman Recounts Dating Adventures Online

From VOANews.com -- "Online dating -- once thought to be a fad -- is emerging as the most popular way for singles to meet in the United States. Not only are they forming relationships online, some are also talking about their experiences in cyberspace for the whole world to read. It's a new kind of literature called the dating blog or online Web log.

Melanie Boyer, 29, writes for the online dating site known as Matches. She writes - sometimes in graphic language -- about her adventures meeting men online."

"Melanie Boyer's dating blogs are a lot of things: sad, funny, sexy real-life stories. If or when she gets married, Boyer says the days of her sharing her love life online will be over, not just because she won't be dating anymore. As she puts it, she'll want to keep the man she loves for herself."


To contine reading this article, please go to VOANews.com.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

It's Not Just Your Kid's Internet: Online Dating Appeals to More Mature Folks, Too

From TMCnet.com -- "Susan Gladstone's moment came when she turned 50. Divorced, with two children, she was getting tired of asking friends to fix her up and being told they just couldn't think of anyone. And so, she turned to online dating."

"Gladstone is part of a growing trend: people in their 50s and beyond searching the Internet for romance, companionship, sometimes marriage. As in any age group, there are ups and downs. There's the old stale-photo trick (it's him, but 20 years and 30 pounds ago), or the date who asks right away how much money you have, or the ones who say how fabulous you are and then disappear. Still, many older online daters say that even if they haven't found true love -- yet -- it's been worthwhile."

To continue reading the article, go to TMCnet.com.

Some of our favorite online dating sites for seniors are BabyBoomerDates.com and SeniorFriendFinder.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Survey Finds Users Like Online Dating

From DelawareOnline.com -- "More than a decade after the Internet became a dating mecca, a new study finds those who have looked for relationships online have more faith in cyberspace than those who never have.

An estimated 16 million Americans have used a dating site or other site to meet people, the Pew Research Center reports; 45 percent of these have never been married. Pew found 79 percent say online dating is a "good way to meet people," and 52 percent say the experience was mostly positive. But 29 percent say it was mostly negative.

Among all Internet users -- about 145 million single people, married people or those in relationships -- opinions appear evenly split: 44 percent agree Internet dating is a "good way to meet people," and 44 percent disagree."

To continue reading this article, please go to DelawareOnline.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Why Online Dating Has Become The Opium Of The Masses

From Personalads.cc -- Why has online dating become so addictive? This article from Jonathan White offers ten reasons why. Below are the ten reasons:

  1. No more smoky bars and clubs - In my opinion, this is one of the best reasons for online dating. You could go years visiting clubs and never find the right person for you.
  2. You don't have to be a techie - Online dating sites are very simple to use.
  3. There's a site that's just right for you - Niche dating sites are all the craze this day and age. A huge selection of niche sites can be found at Alternative-Dating-Sites.com.
  4. A choice of thousands - Most sites such as Yahoo! Personals, eHarmony and SingleontheNet.com have hundreds of thousands of members to choose from.
  5. Find just your type - Most sites let you narrow your search down to exactly the type of person you want to meet.
  6. Instant gratification - You can instantly see your matches.
  7. You control the pace - You don't have to do anything until you are ready.
  8. There's always someone else - Unlike the real world, if you don't like the first choice, there's always another.
  9. Widen your social network - Even if you don't find your soulmate, you're sure to find some new friends.
  10. It's great fun - Online dating in my opinion is one of the greatest inventions ever, and it's great fun!
To read the complete article, please go to Personalads.cc.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Looking for Singles from the United States?

While there are plenty of websites that cater to singles from the United States such as AmericanSingles.com, our parent site, Alternative-Dating-Sites.com has compiled a list of dating sites separated by states. Within each state, you'll find sites specifically for singles living in that state who are interested in a particular niche such as BBW, Military or African American.

It's a great page to bookmark because new sites are added on a regular basis.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Read the Blogs on FriendFinder.com to Find Out What They are Looking for

Have you ever read any of the blogs on Friendfinder.com? As of my last visit, there were over 5,320 blogs on the site. These blogs are written by actual single members of the site. Why should you read them? What better way to find out what a person is actually like than reading their own personal blog.

Just dive in and start searching through the pictures of singles with blogs. When you find someone that interests you, bookmark their blog and start reading. It's amazing what information you can pick up about the person from their own blog. This way, when you contact them, you already know more about them than they know about you. You have an edge over someone else who is writing them that isn't reading their blog. It also makes for really good reading because some of the blogs are hilarious.

Until next time, I wish you good luck and happy dating!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Trek Fans Can Date Online

You've heard me say it before, but I'll say it again. There is a dating site for everyone out there, and this article from SciFi.com confirms it.

"Online dating is going where no one has gone before: to fans of Star Trek and other SF through the TrekPassions.com Web site, according to a report on MSNBC.com.

The site calls itself "a free personals site for science fiction lovers, including but not limited to Star Trek. Find others who share your passion for sci-fi. Meet people who read Asimov, Bova, Heinlein, Adams, Clarke and more."

Not exactly my cup of tea, but hey, trekkies need love to, right?

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Celebrities Dabble in Online Dating

From FoxNews.com -- "Social networking and online dating Web sites have become popular for letting everyday people create celebrity-like identities for themselves.

But celebrities are using the very same sites to shun their Hollywood identities in favor of meeting everyday people.

Stars like Joan Rivers and Halle Berry have confessed to checking out online dating sites — and Rivers even posted an ad on Match.com.

"I love smart men, funny men, elegant men," Rivers' profile reads. "If I had to choose between Brad Pitt stripped to the waist or an old George Clooney in a dinner jacket, George would win hands down." Rivers admitted to Howard Stern last month that she placed the Match.com ad." To continue reading the article, go to FoxNews.com.

This is good news for all of us. With celebrities jumping on the online dating bandwagon, the added publicity will only help bring more singles to the table who might not have considered joining an online dating site until now.

We shall see. Who knows, your next date might be with a celebrity you meet online.

Good luck and happy dating to all!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Online Dating Ad Has Undesirable Match: Rape, Murder

Now this is just bad luck on top of a horrible story. The New York Post ran a story online about a graduate student who was sexually assaulted and murdered. Unfortunately, next to the article online was an ad for TRUE.com, which bills itself as one of the safer online dating sites on the internet today.

It was horrible timing for the ad. Here is an excerpt from an article about the incident on MediaPost.com:

"The ad, placed by aQuantive's DrivePM, promoted True.com--and in an especially bizarre coincidence, the creative, which carried the tagline "Get Soaked By Love," featured a young dark-haired woman who physically resembled St. Guillen, staring suggestively at the camera.

True.com, which bills itself as an especially safe dating service because it screens all members for a criminal history, said it would not have approved of having an ad accompany this particular story."

To read the entire story, go to MediaPost.com.

Good luck and be safe!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Invite the Gang for a Night of Online Dating

While reading the USA Today newspaper today, I was pleased to see an article on the front page of the Tech section about a new dating site concept involving groups rather than individuals. I wasn't familiar with any of the sites mentioned, so I'm pretty sure you may not have heard of them as well since I spend much more time than the average Joe researching online dating sites. Here are some excerpts from the article:

"Take social networking communities such as Friendster and MySpace. Merge them with traditional online love connectors like Match and eharmony. The result? TeamDating and eTwine in the USA and Compa in the UK. Users can sign up in groups of two or more and correspond with other duos, trios or quartets. The goal is to take the two cyber-squads offline, to the promise of mingling -— and mating -— opportunities."

"You do everything else with your friends," says Ray Doustdar, president of Los Angeles-based TeamDating. "Why not online date with your friends?"

Since launching last August, the site (free for now) has grown to just over 5,000 members on about 2,000 teams mostly in New York and Los Angeles but also in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Lubbock, Texas. About 65% of members are ages 25-35, and almost 70% are women."

To read the entire article, go to USAToday.com.

If you or any one you know is a member of any of the sites mentioned above, let us know how it's going.

Until tomorrow, good luck and happy dating!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Online Dating - Worth the Price of Subscription

I found an article today that really made me think twice before endorsing free sites like Myspace.com or Friendster.com. The article is from i-Newswire.com. In the article, the author talks about how traditional matchmakers sometimes charge $5000 or more to set up people with compatible singles. This was the norm until online dating sites came along and started competing with each other, and before long, the monthly subscription price was driven down universally across the board.

However, here is an excerpt from the article that explains why online dating sites need to hold firm on their rates if not even go up on them:

"Some people argue that charging people $50 a month is too much. I say it's not enough. Yahoo! raised their Premium service cost to around $35. Not nearly high enough to justify the word "Premium."

eHarmony got it right, $50 monthly wager that it will marry me off faster than several months at $25 with the "commoners", sniff. People use price as a filter. That's why matchmakers charge $5,000.

At Chemistry and Eharmony, the value is not only the enhanced matching algorithm, you're paying more so you don't have to spend hours each week looking at profiles. Paying more to do less.

Funny how on Myspace it's the exact opposite. All people do is look at other people's profiles. Last week I looked at a friend's profile, and 30 minutes later I counted I had looked at 100 additional profiles.

Last night I saw a TV show that said 40,000 women are abducted into prostitution each year. Myspace is a prime hunting ground for this sort of thing. That's not going to happen on Chemistry or Eharmony."

This last paragraph is very telling. The bottom line is this....

If you are serious about finding someone to marry. You have to be a member of a site like eHarmony because they are serious about finding someone for you to marry as well. It is not a profile farm.

But, don't get me wrong. Sites that are targeted to niche categories also serve a great purpose. And, as long as they keep their rates constant, they'll keep out the riff-raff as well. The old adage runs very true here... You get what you pay for!

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Monday, March 06, 2006

You Can't Buy Friends Like These

From the Boston Globe -- "Catch27 was created last year by E. Jean Carroll, an Elle advice columnist and former "Saturday Night Live" writer. Carroll, who specializes in riffing off established social norms -- her last successful site was GreatBoyfriends.com, where women can recommend ex-lovers -- was interested in spoofing the idea that social networking had become something like a professional sport.

I was watching all these kids on MySpace, spending all their time saying, Add me. Add me, Carroll says, referring to the MySpace.com requirement that one user must request friendship from another user in order for the two to interact. And I thought: Why not buy people? So you understand? The whole thing started as a joke."

"Carroll launched Catch with a simple premise: Members would join, upload a profile and a photo (which together form a ''card"), and site staff would assign the newbie a monetary quantity -- anywhere from a few pennies to a few dollars -- based on their overall attractiveness. Members who wanted to be friends with other members would either have to beg or trade their way to the top, or they'd have to pay for the pleasure, over a secure connection, with a credit card (all profits, of course, would funnel to Carroll)."

What started out as a joke has now become big business. There are now thousands of members on the site wanting to be priced. It's almost a "no pun intended" catch phrase now to say, "I'm valued at "x" on Catch27!"

Check out the site for yourself. It's definitely entertaining. The verdict is still out as to whether it can be used as a dating tool. The entire article above can be found on the Boston Globe.

Let me know what you think...

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Looking For Your Type?

From Cantonrep.com -- "As online dating has become more widespread, so have niche sites specializing by lifestyle and interest. Cruise the Web, and you’ll easily find dating sites for truckers (truckerpassions.com) and the tall (tallfriends.com)... You name it, chances are there’s at least one site for it — usually several."

"Many niche sites have been up and running for a few years. But there just wasn’t a market for most niches until online dating as a whole had reached a critical mass of users and acceptability, and that’s only happened within the last few years. According to JupiterResearch, 14 percent of American Internet users browsed personal ads in 2005. In 2006, that figure is expected to increase to 16 percent. Match.com, Yahoo! Personals and eHarmony are the top three players in the market. Together, they account for more than 50 percent of all online dating traffic, but none of them offers niche dating." To contine reading the article, go to CantonRep.com."

I have been a big fan of niche dating sites for over three years now. Some examples of other niche dating sites that have developed almost a cult following are BBWSinglesFinder.com (A site for Big Beautiful Woman and men who admire BBW's), MilitaryDatingNetwork.com (A site for men and women who want to meet singles who are in the military) and MillionaireMatch.com (A site for singles who have a net worth of a million dollars).

In my opinion, as a whole, niche dating sites are going to grow and surpass the memberships of the big three, Match, eHarmony and Yahoo! Personals.

We shall see. Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Matchdoctor.com: Online Dating Meets Social Networking

From Yahoo! Finance -- "Online Singles, LLC (www.matchdoctor.com) is pioneering the online dating space by combining popular features of social networking sites (such as Myspace, Friendster, and Facebook) with online dating."

Matchdoctor.com is a free online dating site with built-in social networking features. Users can post an in-depth dating profile, upload photos, add tags (a.k.a. keywords), post a blog (online diary), create a network of friends, and participate in forum topics created by other users. Users seeking someone to date can now find each other through new avenues not available before on dating sites, resulting in better quality matches. Blogs and forum posts allow other users to gain insight into a user's personality and opinions, so they can judge if they are a good fit before making contact.

"Think of us as a Myspace, focused on singles," said Jason Tarlowe, CEO of Online Singles, LLC. "Anyone who is unattached should be on Matchdoctor.com. We are free, so you have nothing to lose." To read the complete release, go to Yahoo! Finance.

My comments: This is a unique approach. With sites like Myspace and Friendster becoming so popular these days, a site like Matchdoctor may be exactly what the (no pun intended) doctor ordered. And, it's Free. Not just free to join, but free to use. That is very rare these days when it comes to online dating. I recommend giving it a try. You've got nothing to lose but maybe a potential date.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Friday, March 03, 2006

Social Networking Sites Are the New Competitive Threat to Online Dating Websites

From Yahoo! Finance -- "Online dating was one of the few paid content success stories of the dotcom boom. Now, social networking sites such as MySpace offer free online dating to millions. Are dedicated online dating sites losing potential subscribers to these sites? What are they doing to keep existing users and find new ones?" The complete article can be read here.

The article poses a good question. However, I believe that sites like Myspace.com and Friendster.com will come and go as their popularity among teenagers and college students goes up and down. Friendster is a great example. Just a few short years ago, it was the biggest thing going. Now, Myspace.com has taken over the free networking site space online. But, neither of these sites is a true dating site.

In my opinion, two types of online dating sites are going to survive in the long run. The first are the mega-sites with huge advertising budgets like eHarmony.com and Match.com. The second are niche sites that cater to specific groups like BBWSinglesFinder.com for BBW singles and their Admirers and MilitaryFriends.com, which caters to military singles.

The free sites like Myspace.com may have millions of members, but the true online daters will continue flocking towards paid online dating sites.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Must Love Dogs, Buddha, Caves

From the Denver Post -- Here is an article that backs up my belief that the future of online dating is in "Niche Dating" sites. Sites targeting groups like video game players, chess lovers, cheese lovers and any other category you can think of. Here is a quote from the article, "With thousands of potential dates just a few searches away on sites like Match.com and Yahoo! Personals, users are bound to find friendship, romance or even a one-night adventure.

But what they aren't finding is exactly what they want, industry analysts say. That yearning to trump quantity with quality has attracted more singles to niche dating sites."

"Many of these sites have been introduced within the past three years, and numbers are hard to track. But niche sites are pushing their way into the industry by specializing in underserved lifestyles, interests and communities."

To read the complete article, go to DenverPost.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Urban Cougars Poised for the Attack

Do you know what an "Urban Cougar" is? I didn't until I read an article today from the South Florida Sun-Sentinal. The article is entitled "How Older Women Snag Younger Guys." If you haven't guessed it by now, an Urban Cougar is a very confident older woman who only dates younger guys.

And, it seems they are taking the web by storm as well. Here is an excerpt from the article:

"In a Yahoo! Personals survey released in September, 56 percent of women and 51 percent of men said they would date someone 10 years younger than them. (To be a true cougar couple, there has to be an age difference of at least seven years, Gibson told RedEye.) The survey found that slightly more men -- 52 percent -- were willing to date a woman up to 10 years older than them."

Continued later in the article:

"Barbie Adler of Chicago-based matchmaking company Selective Search agrees. Although most of her clients are men, she said "there is a swing in older women seeking younger counterparts."
"I think older women like that younger men treat them well, are sweeter," Adler said. "Men are definitely captivated by their life experience as well." Conversely, many of Adler's older male clients--"grey panthers" as some call themselves--opt for younger women because they are looking for child-bearers, want trophies or "find it refreshing that younger women have a sunnier outlook on life," she said."

Well guys, if you want to meet someone who is successful, thinks for herself, and isn't afraid "to tell it like it is," then maybe an Urban Cougar is for you.

You can find a lot of Urban Cougars lurking about on dating sites such as Yahoo! Personals and Friendfinder.com. Just type in a search for single women between the ages of 40 - 60 and see how many of them are looking for a younger man. You'll be surprised at the number...

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Monday, February 27, 2006

Online Dating Not Just For Humans

Here is an interesting story I found on Google today. Apparently, finding a soulmate online has migrated all the way over to our zoo's. A red panda in the Kansas City Zoo was not getting along with it's female companion, so the zoo ran and ad looking for a suitable mate for him.

Low and behold, they found one, and the two are now awaiting the pitter-patter of little panda feet. Well, if it can work for humans, it can work for animals as well.

You can read the full story on 6abc.com.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

How to Sizzle & Dazzle Women With Powerful Posture & Presentation

Hey guys, did you know that your posture and certain hand and eye movements can really giveaway whether you are a confident and self-assured man, or a nervous and lonely poor chap? That is why it is so important to watch your mannerisms and posture when you are in the presence of a woman. I found an article today that will give you some insights on how to do this. The article is called, "How to Dazzle Women with Powerful Posture and Presentation," and it's written by Joshua Goh.

The article certainly isn't the end-all when it comes to advice, but it does give a good starting point. Here are some of the highlights from the article:

  1. Smile - Learn to smile more often. Not a cheesy, I'm creepy type of smile, but an honest smile that says I'm content and truly happy with who I am.
  2. Pause when you speak - Don't talk so fast that you have to catch your breath all the time. Speak slowly but confidently and pause to place emphasis on important points.
  3. Learn to walk confidently, not clumsily. Enough said on that point.
  4. Take control of your hands - Figure out how you are most comfortable with your hands. The calmer...the better.
  5. Stand up tall and straight - Nothing spells loser more than a hung head and slouched shoulders.
These are some of the main points Joshua makes. To read the complete article, go to Personalads.cc.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Online Dating Puts Romance Just a Click Away

According to an article published today on ChinaView.cn, over 10 million people in China used online dating servies last year. That is a whopping number. Online dating has certainly arrived as a viable way to meet new singles. Here are a couple more excerpts from the article:

"With the number of Internet users growing by leaps and bounds, singles who want to connect with one another are expected to grow from 6.5 million in 2004 to 29 million in 2008, said Hou Tao, an executive of the Shanghai-based research firm."

"The iResearch report puts the online dating market at 37 million yuan (US$4.5 million) for 2004 and 91 million yuan (US$11.2 million) for 2005, and predicts it will grow to 653 million yuan (US$81 million) by 2008."

"For comparison, the US market was US$520 million for 2005, and the European market was US$110 million, both expanding at double-digit rates, the iResearch report said."

If you'd like to read the entire article, go to ChinaView.cn.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

Friday, February 24, 2006

Want to Get Married? Join eHarmony.com!

Why do you join an online dating site? To find casual dates or to find someone you might want to marry? If your answer is to get married, then you need to join eHarmony.com. According to an article in the Rapid City Journal, more than 90 eHarmony members tie the knot on an average day. That's an amazing number of marriages for an online dating site!

Here is an excerpt from the article:

"Newlyweds Steven and Cheryl Smart look a lot like a commercial for eHarmony.com.

In fact, the Rapid City couple could be one.

The Smarts are among the estimated 8 million people who have filled out the online dating site’s exhaustive 436-question personality profile in the past five years. More importantly, they are among the more than 90 eHarmony clients who now tie the knot on an average day.

According to new polling data from Harris Interactive, there were an estimated 16,630 marriages between eHarmony couples from September 2004 through August 2005.

Those numbers are proof that eHarmony’s patented Compatibility Matching System works, says founder Neil Clark Warren, a clinical psychologist and relationship expert who launched the site in 2000.

It worked for the Smarts. Their compatibility — discovered online and later proved in person — is evident as they talk about their online romance. They intertwine fingers, touch tenderly and smile constantly.

They met on eHarmony’s Web site in July 2004, nine days after Cheryl, the single mother of a 12-year-old son, registered with the matchmaking service. She had rarely dated in the eight years after her divorce, content at age 42 to raise her son, run her Rapid City hair salon and be single.

"My sister made me do it," Cheryl explained of her first foray into online dating. "It was completely out of my comfort zone. Internet dating? It seemed so creepy, so sleazy."

That negative image of Internet matchmaking is rapidly being replaced by the idea that online introductions are simply another way to meet people. Increasingly, Americans of all ages are turning to online dating services such as Match.com, Yahoo! Personals and SeniorsCircle.com.

Two out of every five single people have tried Internet dating services, and its revenues are expected to grow to more than $640 million by 2008, according to Jupiter Internet research. Of the leading dating sites, eHarmony is the most expensive, starting at $49.95 a month. Match begins at $29.99, Yahoo at $19.95. Spark Network’s largest site, American Singles, starts at $34.95."

To continue reading this article, go to Rapidcityjournal.com.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Singles Succeed Online

From eMarketer.com -- "According to AOL's second annual "Love@AOL" survey, a national poll of more than 4,000 unmarried men and women conducted by Opinion Research, online dating works — 76% of the singles who used online dating sites reported finding romance, and nearly 60% said they formed long-term relationships."

The article also has an interesting survey of the top 10 U.S. Dating cities. If you are single, it looks like Atlanta is the place to be...

The top 10 are:

  1. Atlanta
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Houston
  4. Detroit
  5. Dallas/Ft. Worth
  6. Orlando
  7. Philadelphia
  8. San Francisco
  9. Denver
  10. Boston
To read the complete article, go to eMarketer.com.

Good luck and happy dating to you all!

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