Summer of Love: Tips regarding online dating
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Is what you see really what you get online?

Relationship experts say the main reason people are skeptical about online dating is because many people are not honest when it comes to what they look like.

As we continue our Summer of Love series, professional matchmakers give advice on how to ditch the deception and catch someone’s eye just as you are.

Professional matchmaker Laurie Berzack says the most important part of being online is the photograph.

“Women can sometimes see a little bit below the surface as well and sometimes love grows for women. What I’ve heard from men is, it’s got to be there from the get go,” she said.

“It’s this smorgasbord, men are very, very visual and they have to have it right then. They don’t really read the profiles, they’re just window shopping,” said Sheryl Spangler, founder of Heart and Soul Matchmaking.

Spangler knows first-hand how someone misrepresenting themselves can be a letdown.

“His pictures were so old he didn’t resemble them at all and when I met him I asked him are you so and so (laughs)…lesson learned.”

Experts say when you lie, everyone gets disappointed, so the best advice is to own who you are.

“Do you need to be a size two to be asked out on a date? No, you don’t, “Berzack said.

She continued, “There are plenty of women who are curvy, full figured, wha…………… continues on

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Dating Tips for the Restless Young
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BANGALORE: José Covaco’s (MTV host) debut non-fiction attempt,Ladies, please! Dating Truths by a Man, is a book that will help young India figure out the minefield that is dating. A supposedly humour-filled book, the author promises that it will help women, if not figure men out, save them from a few nasty dates and tell them when to run screaming. Because at the end of the day, ‘boys will be boys’ (a phrase that’s been popping up a tad too often, these days).

“I’ve never really thought of writing a book at all actually, but I’ve had most of this in my mind for a very long time. I’ve seen so many women confused and unhappy because of men and relationships. So when Random House asked me to write a book about dating, everything just fell in place,” says Covaco.

According to the first time author, men are in fact really easy to understand. “But we just haven’t been very honest with women about ourselves for various reasons. So how could women possibly know? If there’s one thing girls should know about guys, it’s that we’re checking you out. But there’s so much more to us than just that much. We have feelings too. They might not be very important feelings but we do have them,” he reveals.

When asked about the most important lesson he’s learnt from his own dating experience, he says, “Dating is a bad idea. Because there is no such thing as dating. Only…………… continues on The New Indian Express

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