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When to Delete Your Online Dating Profile

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So you’re in a new relationship, and it’s going great. But now you’re faced with a tricky question: should you delete your online dating profile? When is the right time? The truth is there is no specific length of time you should wait before deleting your profile. Every relationship is different. But here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re navigating the muddy waters of deleting your online dating profile.

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Why You Should Try Online Dating…and Tell Your Friends

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Gone are the days during which people were nervous or ashamed to tell their friends and family they were signing up for an online dating site. It’s 2014, people! Why should anyone ever be ashamed of wanting to have love in their life?

These days, online dating and mobile dating apps are cool. They’re trendy, in-style and the go-to choice for millions of people around the world who are seeking their next relationship.

To celebrate the widespread acceptance, and embracing, of online dating, we’re sharing our top 4 reasons why you should try online dating and why you should shout it from the rooftops. Or, just tell your friends and family – it’s totally up to you.

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How to Write a Good Online Dating Profile… Without Stretching The Truth

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When writing your online dating profile, it can be all too tempting to stretch the truth. Heck, it can be tempting to create your dream alter ego – why not, right? The thing about stretching the truth in online dating is that the end goal of online dating is to eventually take the relationship offline. Don’t you think it’s going to be awkward when your date notices you aren’t the 5 foot 8 glamazon with a permanent tan and elbow-length tresses that you claimed to be?

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How Long Does it Take to Find a Date Online?

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A lot of people sign up for online dating expecting to connect with their perfect match immediately. While this could happen, it’s much more likely that – just like in the offline world – it will take a bit of time. If you have a set criteria you’re using to narrow down your search, and don’t want to waste time on meeting people you’re really not interested in, then you’ll need to understand that it’s normal for it to take anywhere from 3 weeks to a couple of months to find a match you really hit it off with.

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Should You Meet Up With Someone You’ve Met Online? Here’s How to Know.

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So, you’ve been chatting with someone online for a while now and you’re at the point where you need to make a decision: do you meet up with them offline or not? Taking the relationship from the online world to the offline world, especially if it’s your first offline meet up, can be intimidating. We get that, but we also know that hundreds of people do it every single day – so we’ve gathered a few ways to help yourself figure out whether it’s time to take that step or not.

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How to Take a Great Profile Picture… for Online Dating, Social Media or Anywhere Else!

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Ah, the art of the profile picture! It’s an art some have mastered, and yet others struggle to understand. From blurry, out-of-focus snapshots to the awkward bathroom mirror picture – we’ve seen it all. And, dear friend, we’re here to help you. Read on to learn how to take a great profile picture – for your online dating profile, social media account or just about anywhere else.

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How to Handle Lots of Responses to Your Online Dating Profile

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With so many people opting for online dating to meet new people, it’s no wonder that you’re experiencing higher than normal call volume… or, message volume! Instead of sending out a copy-and-paste response or flat out ignoring your entire inbox, this post aims to show you how to handle lots of responses to your online dating profile – while keeping your sanity in check.

It’s funny to think that a lot of people fear they won’t get enough responses through online dating, when in fact many people get so many they’re not sure how to handle it! Such is the case with many Lavalife users, and users of other online dating sites. Not to worry, though, there’s an easy way to manage your popularity without missing a great connection.

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Why Online Dating is So Popular

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There was a time, not so long ago, when very few people would admit to online dating. Thankfully that time is in the past. These days, over a third of newlyweds meet online, and they report being happier than their offline counterparts. The stigma of online dating is behind us, and it couldn’t come at a better time – with our crazy, busy, exhausting lives, we need online dating more than ever! Here are just a few reasons why online dating is so popular today.

1. More work means less time to meet people

Are you wondering why it feels like you’re always working? It’s probably because you are, at least compared to earlier generations. Even when we’re not behind the desk, we’re commuting to and from the office (this can take nearly an hour off your day if you live in a major urban centre), responding to work emails at home, and getting to bed early so we’re ready to do it all over again the next day.

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Why You Shouldn’t Build Your Friend’s Online Dating Profile

online2Maybe you’ve been single for a while. You know you’re not the best at putting yourself out there. Maybe you’re a little shy or just timid about pulling the trigger on online dating. And your friends, who love you, just want to help get you out there. And you’re tempted; your friends provide support for you in every way for your life.

Dating is no exception. But where is the line where support becomes misidentification? When it comes to online dating your friend may feel pulled to get you into the scene by writing your online dating profile for you. She’s thrown out words that you don’t know how to make yourself sound “interesting enough.” You wonder, is this the best idea? You know you want to be online, but is this the best way to go about doing it?

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