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Online Dating for Your City
By Erick Shipmon

When researching online dating services, you can locate singles in your area, as well as across the world. While international online dating may have its pros and cons ( The pro being that you possibly will have to have an extensive relationship long distance before meeting each other in person, the con being, well, distance.) Some of the best people you are likely to find you have something in common with may well be right in your area.

Online dating Louisville revealed some very good looking people, so much so that it begs the question "why aren't these people dating?" While dating Lexington online posted some very young looking individuals, Cincinnati online dating boasted at least three individuals who looked like professional models.

Nashville online dating looks seriously lonely, while New York online dating looks about as far away from "Sex and the City" as you can get.

My point being, when you research the different adult dating online websites, what you see may not always be what you get. Ask leading questions in your profile replies, and take advantage of the online dating tips that most websites will provide, such as beware of the username that someone has chosen."Desparate42" may mean that they are a cyber stalker waiting to pounce, or it could mean that they have a sense of humor. It may also mean that they are really honest´┐Ż

When searching singles in your area stick to the bigger, more reputable online dating services, they have the capabilities of 24 hour security software, which is designed to track incoming and outgoing emails for inappropriate behavior through language recognition. This software catches phrases and words that are considered inappropriate, as well as the less scrupulous user, who may ask you to continue your contact with them through regular email, so as to not have to pay the membership fees.

Online Dating by Religion

It's often hard to find someone in your local parish or church to spend the rest of your life with. Especially for young people, who have a very hard time finding someone of their age group in the local church or synagogue. Road trips and chaperoned revivals are a good way to meet people who are interested in the same religion you are, but more and more people are turning to the internet for help in finding the love of their lives.

One answer to this dilemma is to join a singles group via the internet based on your religious upbringing, an online dating service geared toward the religious background of its users.

Christian online dating became popular in the mid eighties, when online dating web sites first hit cyberspace. Christian online dating services promised the users that they would find like-minded people and all their dreams would come true. For some people I'm sure this happened, but you can never be sure who you are talking to online. This is true of course for any online chat room, whether it be Jewish online dating or the newer catholic online dating services for young people.

The bottom line for dating online is simple for people of religion. To feel safe and be sure that the person you've met online is righteous, plan your first date to meet at church. It's the smart thing to do, with cyber stalking and misrepresentation running amok on the internet. Plan your first few dates to be at church, especially if you've met someone online who wants to come meet you from another city or state. A nice church potluck after service is a great, safe way to tell if this person is truly the person of your dreams.

The internet is a fine way to meet people, if a few precautions are taken. Meet the person after several chats, not just one or two, and meet them in a public place. Stay in a group of people the first few times, and let them know up front why. Honesty in relationships is important and if they are sincere, they will understand your need for caution.


Erick Shipmon has been an online marketer since 1997. He currently is the President and CEO of http://www.eDatingPlanet.com which is quickly becoming the hottest and most desirable online dating community on the planet.

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