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Meeting Your Match Online: The Complete Guide to Internet Dating and Dating Service--Including True Life Date Stories

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    Finding your stub among duds

    True, there are a lot of fake profiles on dating websites. But Meeting Your Match Online advocates that when you run across a profile that sounds too good to be true, don’t turn and run. Heartbreak hurts, but so too does loneliness. From the first chapter, Meeting Your Match Online recognizes that your internet dream man/woman might actually be an internet fantasy, but that doesn’t mean you should give up.

    This book is the user’s guide for anyone new to online dating. Pick the site that’s right for you, and believe me there are a slew of sites out there. Meeting Your Match Online lists sites for parents, for artists, for Christians, and the elderly. Some cost, others don’t, but one thing’s sure, in a market as flush with options as this one, you’ll find the dating site that’s right for you. The book also recommends that you be picking, and I mean really picky. Don’t settle because you’ve got a bite online. Be discerning and craft a profile that represents you well, while “keeping it real.” The guide includes some sample questions you might try answering about yourself before looking online for dates, including “Are there physical attributes that you will not accept, such as over or underweight?”

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  • Posted August 8, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    “Meeting Your Match Online” is the perfect book for those nonbelievers of Internet dating. I got this book for my Uncle who recently lost his wife. He was very skeptical about signing up for one of those dating sites until he read this book. “Meeting Your Match Online” includes real life stories about couples that have met online. After reading them you can’t help but turn into a believer. It has more than just stores though; it has step-by-step instructions on how to go about Internet dating the right way.

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    Get started today!

    Meeting Your Match Online is a great starting place if you’re considering entering the online dating pool. It takes you through the process of setting up your profile step-by-step and outlines the good and bad side of various dating sites and social media venues. The case studies scattered throughout the book are a nice touch. The book also addresses the fears that some might have regarding online dating sites and delves into niche dating sites which some people aren’t aware of. Overall a good guide for anyone considering the world of online dating.
    I had previously tried online dating with no success, but I may reconsider after reading this book; it has given me hope and showed me what I was doing wrong.

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

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    Meeting Your Match Online: The Complete Guide to Internet Dating and Dating Services Including True Life Date Stories is an interesting take on the internet dating scene, that claims that 22 million people have visited a dating site in a month in 2008. That's a lot of people, which explains why there are so many dating sites on the web. It seems that people are tried of the bar scene and would rather use the net to find a mate by narrowing down their age, religious affiliations, education, expectations, interests and hobbies before you ever meet them for coffee or whatever. But these dating sites have their disadvantages as well, like their personality is not as described, they don't match their photo, or they have lied about their history.

    Being single, I was interested in reviewing this book. There are dozens of real-life stories from people have successfully used dating sites and they give great tips on what to do and not to do in your profile. The book covers popular paid sites like eHarmony, PerfectMatch,com, Yahoo! Personals, and many others, even some you have never heard of. I enjoyed reading the book and recommend it to anyone who has or is interested in online dating sites.

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

    Good guide to get started with internet dating

    Internet dating can be scary, especially if you don't know anything about it. This book guides readers through the basics, and is full of true stories from couples who have successfully navigated the online dating world. The author gives great technical advice about the type of computer equipment you will need and the importance of having current virus protection programs. Tamsen also includes detailed information about the most popular dating sites, including social networking sites, and how to choose the best site for your needs. You are given the tools you need to weigh the pros and cons of each site and make an informed choice about which one to use. The author even uses personal experiences as learning examples with many of the sites.
    Once you find someone to correspond with, the author gives wonderful advice about the importance of honesty and how to answer questions, including how to respond to personal questions. The author even includes a list of popularly used instant messaging acronyms you may see and explains what they mean. Tamsen wisely advises readers not to rush to meet someone, but to take the time to correspond with someone for a period of time first until you feel comfortable meeting in person. When you're ready to meet, Tamsen gives great ideas about ideal places for your meeting. This is a really thorough guide to internet dating that explains everything you need to know to find the perfect mate.

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  • Posted February 4, 2010

    Makes the online dating world a little less daunting...

    A great book to check out before registering for any of those dating
    sites! Butler's voice is natural and without being overly optimistic.
    Sometimes things just don't work out, but she encourages you to
    continue your search through other avenues.
    Also includes some real humorous (and heartbreaking) stories from
    people who've gone through the gauntlet. Most important, she gives you
    a good idea for which site is right for you (because believe it or
    not, they each are strikingly different - even on the basis of
    "compatibility" and its part in your search). I'm still a bit
    skeptical about dating online, but at least I feel I have some more
    knowledge before taking the plunge. Definitely one I'll recommend to

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  • Posted January 19, 2010

    Helpful for the Online Dating Novitiate

    In what may be the single, longest title in the history of books, Tamsen Butler evocatively sets forth on a journey of the online dating world and how to not only manage it, but effectively conquer it, and she presents it in a language that will be accessible for even the most uncertain of readers.

    Being happily involved with my own match, I read this initially to assist a friend who, having tired of trying to meet people locally (and being of a certain age), decided to cast her lot with online dating. This evoked a lot of red flags in me, and thus began my quest. There are a lot of dating sites out there, and even more unsavory characters. I did not want a 3 AM tragedy call.

    Butler is simultaneously cautionary as well as savvy and lays forth enough good, common sense information that I nearly demanded that my friend read this before deciding. She includes some of the better known sites, and throws a few lesser known ones in for good measure, and also reviews each site providing straightforward information on the qualification process including tips on taking the questionnaires. As well, she notes things that you might and might not like about each site.

    Additional information presented includes several case studies of individuals who have met through online services which seem sincere enough, even if predictably outcome aligned. Overall, I felt this book was a fantastic guide for my dear friend, who appreciated it immensely and plans to put several of its strategies into play herself. If you (or a friend) are just entering into the world of online matchmaking, likely you will find this book to be an indispensible tool in your dating arsenal.

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