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I contemplated trying an internet personals service for a long, long time before I ever actually went ahead and joined one. I'm the kind of person who likes to research things thoroughly before making any type of purchasing decision. I read Consumer Reports prior to buying my latest vehicle and I was no different when deciding which online dating site to join. After one of my girlfriends had some success with online personals, I became more interested in online dating and decided to do the type of research I am known for before trying online dating out for myself.
As with most online information gathering, I began looking up different online dating related phrases on Google. One of the first search terms I typed in was 'online personals', which actually lead me to this very site!
I noticed WebPersonalsOnline.com was different from some other sites that just have reviews of every online dating service, your site actually explained what types of things to look for when considering which online dating site to join, as well as to watch out for when using an online dating service. Since I'm an information junkie, I read almost all of the articles on your site and learned how to avoid online dating scams and how to write an online dating profile. I also got a good idea of what to expect from online dating and which sites I could trust.
After much research and deliberation, I decided to join Match.com in September of 2008. I didn't feel as uncomfortable as I thought I would, probably because I was familiar with much of the online dating terminology and knew what to expect. I followed your advice about creating an online dating profile and using a good photo, communicating with other members of my dating site, and what it meant when non-paying members sent me winks.
I received plenty of winks once my profile and picture were up on Match.com, but most were from non-paying members. I am not a money grubber, but if a guy is too cheap to pay thirty-five bucks for a one month membership to an online dating site, what can I possibly expect from him? I was serious about online dating, I paid my hard-earned money to give this a valid shot and I was only interested in meeting other single men who were full-fledged members of my dating site.
I browsed several profiles from guys I thought were interesting and, eventually, Steve responded with a nice, charming email stating that he noticed I had browsed his profile and that showed he was sensitive, actually took the time to read my profile and was not in any rush to get in my pants.
After communicating back and forth online for awhile, I became comfortable enough to agree to meet in a public place for our first date. The rest, as they say, is history and here we are four months later and still seeing each other exclusively. Online dating worked for me, but I attribute a lot of my success to taking the time to do the necessary research before joining an online dating site. The tips and advice I received from WebPersonalsOnline.com definitely made a big difference in how positive my online dating experience turned out to be.
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