The Nondating Life

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A better approach to online dating?

So some of you, it seems, want a little more out of Match.com than the standard two subpar dates leading to the slightly awkward sex on the third date and then never hearing from the person again. Some of you were shocked when you clicked on the PLAY box on Nerve.com and received emails from every perv in a three-state region. And Craiglist? Well, if you're looking for dates on Craigslist, you totally deserve having some drunk idiot take a dump in your kitchen sink.

On the other hand, perhaps you don't like 7,000 questions or the slightly Go-Go-Jesus vibe that Eharmony has.

Well, fret not, my monkeys. The folks at LTR (that means Long Term Relationship, so if you're just looking to get laid, please revise your stories accordingly) are trying to build a better dating site. And, on top of that, they're asking for your involvement in the beginning.

Here's what they say about themselves: Our goal is to fix online dating. We want to make the safest, most effective site for people to find each other and live happily ever after. LTR.com will be revolutionary because it will be focused on results, not on retaining you as a member. Our site will be free and will have no advertisements. We’re busy developing new technology that works holistically to find the right person for you.

They're even soliciting stories. So if you're the sort who has a few gruesome dating stories, but are too lazy to start your own blog, it's totally the place to go. So check it out.

2 Comments:

  • Hello,

    I recently published an article on the complexities of dating in general and blind dating and online dating in particular – here is a quote from it, in case you are interested:

    How to create your profile?
    1. Make a realistic profile. Try to show your best qualities without lying about something you are not. Try to find out what exactly appreciate the other at you;
    2. List the most important features you expect your partner to have, but don’t exaggerate, just stick to the real life;
    3. Learn to recognize a cheater from a sincere person by reading that person’s profile or by asking a set of questions that would reveal that person’s ego;
    4. Start by chatting with more than one person;
    5. Try to communicate with that person in an open manner;
    6. Study the other’s profiles to help your create a more attractive profile for yourself;
    7. Save yourself if necessary and don’t let these kind of virtual reality seize you completely. Give yourself more options in your life and consider virtual reality as one of the many, and not the only way.

    If you feel this helps, please drop by my website for additional dating tips and resources such as body language tips or additional resources on dating mistakes .

    Regards,

    Michael

    By Blogger Dating-Guru, at 5:54 AM  

  • nice post. informative and brief. just the way i like it.

    By Blogger Pinay Ladies, at 7:41 AM  

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