The two months between Christmas and Valentine’s Day see the biggest increase in new membership signups.
Here’s what you need to do to get started: Decide if you want to join a free site or buy a subscription; choose a site that’s appropriate for you from general mega-sites to niche-interest; fill out a series of questions to build your profile; upload some flattering photos; look through the choices and maybe contact a few; then hope for the best. Apart from the cybercrooks who leave a trail of broken hearts and empty bank accounts described below, be aware that discerning truth from fiction in online dating can be a challenge.
Exaggerating the facts People embellish the truth often on online dating sites, like the guy who said he was 5’10” (177cm), and then turned out to be shorter than his date at 5’7” (170cm), or the guy who described himself as “athletic and toned,” but was actually shaped like a turkey leg.
Or the ones who post a photo of themselves from 10 years (and 40 pounds) ago.
The truth is there’s never been a better time to date.
Yet the ‘single over 40’ myth of diminishing chances at a crossroads in life still lingers, especially among those single men and women over 40 themselves.
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Lying is no use, because eventually you will be found out.
Making assumptions Online dating takes the fact that hopeful people jump to conclusions to a high art.