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6 Reasons Why Women Love Online Dating

PEW Research states that 1 in 5 American adults between the ages of 25 and 34 have used online dating at some point. That’s a lot of people! Each year the percentage of people using online dating grows more and more. So, why the popularity? In this post, we’re looking specifically at women. Here are 6 reasons why women love online dating.

1. Control

In the offline world, it can be incredibly difficult to control the situation. If a man approaches a woman at a club, it’s not as easy as hitting a “block” button to make him disappear. Instead, she might find herself searching for some way to get out of the conversation and away from the guy she’s definitely not interested in. Let’s say there’s a man she is interested in but she doesn’t quite know what to say. In the offline world, she can’t just stand there and not say “hello” or reply to his question – no matter how nervous she might be.

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How to Set Yourself Apart from Online Scammers

How to Protect Yourself from ScammersWe’ve all been scammed in life, and sometimes it’s worse than other times. Maybe someone charged you twice for the bunch of bananas you bought… a minor scam.

Or maybe someone online asked you to wire him or her $10,000 to “get out of a bind and come back to the US.”

Whatever the scam, the scammers in question generally have one common theme: They reach out to you and get you.

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Dating Tips for the Newly Single

girl smiling on computerIf you’re newly single, taking the first steps towards dating again may seem like a monumental task.

But armed with our common sense refresher guide to online dating, you too can explore the new world of romantic possibilities online dating offers with safety — and success — in mind.

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When You Meet a Match Offline

woman looking backOnline dating has created a unique situation.

It’s now just as easy to fall for someone two cities away or across the globe as it is to fall for the guy or girl next door.

But meeting an online date out of town and in person poses some special dating and safety concerns. What’s the protocol when that fantastic guy or woman you met online lives four states or provinces away?

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Should You Google Your Dates?

google search ipad smallIt’s a truly modern love story. Boy meets girl online. Boy ogles girl. Girl Googles boy.

Girl passes visual check, boy passes criminal check. They meet, date, and fall madly in love. Then, after a satisfactory waiting period, his-and-her credit checks, and an ironclad pre-nup agreement, boy and girl live happily every after.

Ask any online dater if they “Google” their online matches, and the answer is frequently yes — or, “Why, what have you heard?” Thanks to the magic of Google.com, you can learn that your date-to-be was winner of the National Peanut Brittle Eating Competition, was recently married in lovely ceremony at the Kiwanis Club, or is currently serving five-to-10 for impersonating a real estate agent.

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