Hooking Up TV Show Starts Tonight

The documentary show about online dating – Hooking Up – premieres tonight (Thur. July 14, 2005) on ABC at 9 pm ET and PST. In this 5-part series, the online dating experiences of 11 women are documented over a one year period. The episode summary for tonight, according to Zap2It (www.zap2it.com), is:

"A first date turns into a nightmare when the man who arrives looks nothing like his description; a female doctor pays a price when she keeps her true identity a secret from her date at first."

This could be interesting…

If you watch this episode, let me know your thoughts. Just click on the comments link.

Sue

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Online Dating Story

This is my story about my first ever in-person date with someone I met on an online dating site. Yes, there are a few more… If you have a true story (about you) that you want to share, please email me or add a comment.

After exchanging messages with a couple men online I had arranged to meet one in person. This was to be my first online date.

The night before we were to meet I watched an episode of “Touched by an Angel.” For those of you who have never watched the show, it revolves around three angels who help people through their crisis or challenge without the people knowing they are angels until the end.

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Match Review

Match.com is a large mainstream dating site established in 1995. I couldn’t find any specific membership numbers listed on the site.

Like many dating sites, it offers both free and monthly paid memberships. The site caters to heterosexuals but also has sites for lesbians and for gay men.

What I Like:
Mutual Match system – allows you to see if you both match what each other is looking for.

What I Don’t Like:
Free members can’t read emails from paid members. (When this post was updated in July 2011).

For a detailed review visit: Match.com Review

Post Updated: July 12, 2011

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Dating Photos

Are you wondering whether to include a dating photo with your profile?

According to Friendfinder if you add a photo to your profile you’ll triple the number of responses you receive. The Lavalife dating site states that you’re more likely to receive a message if you have a profile photo.

Plus, as a friend pointed out recently, if you post your photo and you get less emails or messages after doing so, it’s a good thing. Huh?! Her reasoning: you don’t waste your time corresponding with people who aren’t attracted to you.

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Dating Site Criteria

As you have probably discovered, there are hundreds of dating sites on the internet. I found over 350 dating sites when I started the Dating Services and Tips dating review site.

With so many dating sites, how do you even know which one is the right one for you?

I believe there are 11 essential criteria to a great dating site. You can decide which, if any, are of importance to you when choosing a site.

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Hooking Up (TV Show)

Want to see what really happens on an online date? Watch the upcoming series ‘Hooking Up’ from ABC. The documentary focuses on 12 Manhattan women, ranging in age from 25-38, as they search for love online. The series is set to air on Thursday, July 14th, 2005 at 9 pm EST.

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Friend Finder Review

Friend Finder is a mainstream dating site where you can meet potential dates, friends, or perhaps a match for a long-term relationship.

There are over 1.5 million members worldwide (as of June 2011). The country with the largest number of members is the USA.

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Writing an Online Dating Profile

What’s the secret to getting noticed online? Taking action and actually writing an online dating profile definitely helps! Even if it’s only 2 or 3 sentences long, it’s a start. While this seems obvious, many daters don’t do it.

When I’ve browsed the profiles at the online dating sites I joined, I noticed that some people leave the ‘about me’ portion of their profile blank. What’s the point of joining an online dating site if other daters can’t read a bit about you?

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The Three Types of Dating Sites

As you have probably discovered, there are hundreds of dating sites on the internet. I found over 350 dating sites when I started the Dating Services and Tips dating review site.

I noticed all of these sites could be organized into three types: online dating, speed dating, and matchmaking. Each service attempts to match people up in a slightly different way.

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Welcome

Thanks for taking the time to visit. I started this blog as I wanted to share my reviews of dating sites, my experiences with online dating, and to create a venue via which to communicate with other online daters.

Please add your comments to my posts if you want to share your thoughts, experiences, and feedback.

Enjoy!

Sue

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