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Expert Dating Tips for a Perfect First Date – Finding Love Online

More and more singles have professional careers.  More men and women are pursuing interesting, fulfilling, and rewarding professional lives.  In the 21st century it seems that everyone is more busy with great demands placed on their time schedules.  When professionals are working longer hours on the job, combining that with jockeying for position on the freeway with the daily commute, how are single professionals supposed to find ways to meet other available singles?

Singles Bars

While everyone invariably knows a happily married couple who did meet at a classy bar, bars are problematic.  When you work in a downtown metropolitan city like New York, Boston, or San Francisco, where the public transit is excellent, and you can just hop onto the transit system to get safely home afterwards, a bar is fine for socializing.  But what if you are one of the millions of singles who works in an office park and must drive to get to and from work?  To pursue meeting singles at the popular bars or pubs could be problematic, and you might run the risk of a DUI ticket.

Online Dating Sites

A great advantage 21st century singles have now is the internet:  Online Dating sites.  Online Dating sites have been around since the early days of the internet, since 1995 or so.  However, in the early days, Internet Dating was still an unusual way for singles to meet.  And the many couples who met and married through the Online Dating sites, often found they needed to create a more socially acceptable story of how they met.  But that is no longer.  Online Dating is now totally mainstream.

Busy professional singles can readily, easily, and efficiently meet other singles online.  Part of what makes internet dating so efficient for busy singles is you can search for criteria, values, and lifestyles which match and compliment your own well.  While you do want to go a lot of dates to practice and refine your dating and relationship skills, you don’t want to needlessly waste your time on dates with people that are completely wrong for you.  Then you enjoy First Dates that are great and avoid ones which are duds.

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Happy Dating and Relationships,

April Braswell

Las Vegas Baby Boomer Dating Expert

{ 19 comments… add one }
  • Lisa McLellan October 18, 2009, 3:11 PM

    I love the idea of online dating. I think it gives people a chance to see a face, check out interests, and get a general feel for a person before having to meet in person.

    Lisa McLellan
    Babysitting Services – Babysitter in your area

  • John Ho October 18, 2009, 2:49 PM


    Online dating is good for time poor singles these days with the stigma removed from its early days.

    It would be good if using one’s birthday (or better still, their birth dates) to verify what they states online to minimise possible time wasting datings.

    John Ho

  • Lynn Lane October 18, 2009, 4:30 PM


    The internet is a much better way these days for some to start an online relationship. It can be a safe way for women to get into the dating game again.

    Lynn Lane –>
    The Warrior Of Success

  • Keri Eagan October 18, 2009, 4:03 PM

    Hi April,

    I like the idea of using numerology to help sort through compatable partners. That would save time IMHO, or at the very least differentiate the site from others. Good idea John!

    Keri Eagan

  • Jim October 18, 2009, 9:11 PM

    Good to see you are allowing others to get your Dating and Relationship ezine.

    It should be a very interesting to read.


  • Rob Northrup October 18, 2009, 10:34 PM

    Great information on options for busy professionals trying to make a connection with little time to waste.

    Seize the Day,

  • Martin O'Connor October 19, 2009, 4:02 AM

    Have you checked any of these sites and do you have any recommendations?

    Martin O’Connor

  • Steve Chambers October 19, 2009, 7:42 AM

    Online does seem like a more efficient way to meet fun and exciting people you would never have access to otherwise. The possibilities the Internet has opened up are endless.

    Steve Chambers
    Sales Training Speaker

  • Mister P October 19, 2009, 10:24 AM

    The internet has completly changed the ways people can connect. Using it for dating opens up your options immensly.

    Bert (alter ego- Mister P)

  • Lisa October 19, 2009, 1:34 PM

    A friend and I have actually filled out online dating profiles to see what kind of matches would be recommended to us. Unfortunately, her’s came back as unmatchable!! She was apparently in the 5% that was found to be too difficult to match. ( I am guessing she had too man inconsistent answers and wasn’t being completely truthful to herself) I was able to find matches, but I was doing it more out of curiousity. It’s very interesting to see a list of people that may be a match for you.


  • Jose Escalante October 19, 2009, 2:37 PM

    That was an excellent intro for online dating. I can see how that would be a great solution for the busy professional

    Jose Escalante

  • Greg October 19, 2009, 4:03 PM

    Sorry I haven’t been visiting more frequently, April. I’ve been busy using your dating tips successfully here in L.A!

  • Jennifer Battaglino October 19, 2009, 8:00 PM

    Online dating has come a long way. As much as I am happy that I don’t have to use it (or at least my husband thinks I’m not) I think it is a great option for singles when used wisely.
    Thank goodness they have you to guide them! 🙂

    Jennifer Battaglino

    The Harwood Group – Tinnitus, Chronic Illness, Fears, and Anxiety

  • Pam Schulz October 20, 2009, 7:59 PM

    Technology has definitely changed EVERYTHING!


  • Martin October 21, 2009, 10:08 AM

    Internet dating definitely seems to be much more accepted nowadays.
    You would certainly think online matching would be less hit-and-miss than striding up (or even being introduced) to a stranger in a bar/club/gym etc.

  • Robert Martin October 21, 2009, 3:11 PM

    I think online dating takes some of the pressure off.

    Robert Martin

  • Katie October 25, 2009, 12:30 AM

    Meeting online seems so rational, but the folks I’ve meet online so far were . . . not good matches. And most lied about a few things. Most notably, their age, build and with photos 5+ years old, when meeting for the first time I was lost.

    How do you plow through the b.s. factor in online profiles?


  • Kate McKeon October 25, 2009, 10:50 PM

    I am glad to see the efficiency of online dating services. I haven’t paid much attention, but I get offered the lifetime memberships when sites start so apparently I am a member at various places – I did have to cut off those sugardaddy people, they wouldn’t leave me alone. A such, at the normal sites: chemistry.com, echemistry.com, my profile gets no attention from me and I’m lousy about responding for dates.

    Is it really that hard. I just walk into starbucks, magic on demand.

  • Darryl Pace October 27, 2009, 2:25 PM

    I’ve met a couple of guys that have tried the online dating scene. One was generating plenty of interest with his online profile. But the women he was coming into contact with were not what he was looking for. I don’t know if he found someone that he was compatible with, as we’ve lost touch. The other guy has not has a lot of online success. Based upon this limited sample of guys, I tend to think the online dating world is more challenging than one might initially suspect. This is one reason why daters need your expert advice!

    Health, Fitness for Working People — Darryl Pace

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