Before you start dating why not build a virtual boyfriend? No, I don't mean actually making a boyfriend out of paper mache' or anything like that. Just make an outline of who your perfect guy is. Get as detailed as you want to, just keep it real. No knights on white horses, please.
Dating is tough these days and if you do not know exactly what you want in a man then you could end up with a dud. The bar scene rarely nets you the type of man who would make the perfect partner. Sure, some women get lucky but if you do not build a virtual boyfriend and know exactly what you are looking for you will be disappointed time and again.
If you are tired of constantly being disappointed then why not try online dating. Online dating is a great way to meet someone you are compatible with. I think that online dating is the most popular way to find someone to date and possibly have a long term relationship with these days. It is worth a try, you really have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
The first rule of online dating is to stay safe. Never meet anyone you find online in a secluded spot. Never let them come to your house until you get to know them well. Check out any potential date thoroughly. Even do a background check on them, you just never know what you are getting. Too many women have found themselves in trouble or worse when they meet someone online.
Never waver from these rules. Remember it is always better to be safe than sorry. Also limit the number and type of photos you put up in your profile. Do not do anything that could be copied and used for other less proper ways. Let the photos you put up flatter you and show your features in a good way.
When putting your profile online be careful not to put too much information in your profile. No personal information at all should be in your profile. Do not let someone know where to find where you live or work. Protect yourself from identity theft or those out there who would rather hurt you than date you.
That is the downside of online dating, the upside is that your profile can be seen by hundreds of potential dates. There have been many successful unions created by people who have met online. All you have to do is see the commercial from one of the most popular dating sites to know this is true. You can find your perfect man, you just have to have patience.
Dating online can be fun and exciting, if you do it right. You will probably meet a few people who could even end up being friends if the fit isn't just right. You are in control here, so build a virtual boyfriend so you know exactly what you are looking for, then go find him.