Online Dating Advantages

Many people are against online dating and of course you do hear the horror stories. If you are careful and safe, online dating can be a way to lead you to many amazing people. I know many couples that have been together quite sometime that met online…I happened to be of them and celebrated my 4 year anniversary just yesterday. For those of you already doing the online dating thing, good luck and hope you find what you’re looking for! Of course you can debate the advantages and disadvantages of online dating endlessly, but let’s look at the advantages of online dating websites and be positive about this new way of meeting people.

1. Because online dating is more about interacting by email and other electronic means than it is about admiring each other’s looks, who you are plays a greater part from the beginning than it does in an offline relationship.

2. Anonymity is also an advantage of online dating websites because it allows people to speak more freely.

3. You can rule people out based on their profile while selecting others who look interesting based on their profile information – definitely a big advantage of online dating over offline.

4. The factor in 3 above means that you save a lot of time in finding the right person.

5. If you are rejected by someone online it affects you less than if you were dating face-to-face: that has to be another amongst the big advantages of online dating websites.

6. Online dating is generally safer than offline dating. You don’t share your contact details with someone until you are really sure you want to, someone you have been talking to for a while and with whom you feel comfortable.

7. It’s very exciting! Offline dating is very exciting too of course, but the power and functionality you have in looking at lots of people’s profiles and contacting lots of people who sound nice is a very stimulating thing in itself!

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Odd Valentine’s Day Facts

The Christian martyr Saint Valentine was beheaded on Feb.14 for performing marriages in secret.

“Love,” in the sense of “no score” in tennis dates to 1792 and means “playing for love” or, in other words, playing for nothing.

Candy hearts are made with sidewalk chalk.

Valentine’s Day traces its roots to an ancient pagan holiday called Lupercalia, in which men stripped naked and ran around whipping young women with goatskin thongs in hopes of increasing their fertility.

When someone looks at a new love, the neural circuits that are usually associated with social judgment are suppressed.

Research suggests that 75 percent of suicide attempts are attributable to relationship problems.

Seminal fluid can potentially contribute to romantic love. Reports suggest that the liquid that surrounds the sperm contains dopamine (“the pleasure chemical”) and norepinephrine as well as tyrosine, an amino acid the brain needs to manufacture dopamine.

The first Valentine’s Day card was sent by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. He remained a prisoner of war for the next 24 years. Bad news: 15 percent of U.S. women send flowers to themselves on V-Day.

More pregnancy tests are sold in March than in any other month.

When a man holds a baby his testosterone level drops.

The famous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, in which seven Chicago gangsters were gunned down on Feb. 14, 1929, was one of the bloodiest in mob history.

Some psychologists argue that we fall in love with someone who is similar to the parent with whom we have unresolved childhood issues, unaware we are seeking to resolve this childhood relationship in adulthood.

64 percent of American men do not make Valentine’s Day plans in advance.

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