Monday, December 17, 2012

How Realistic Are You When It Comes to Searching For a Romantic Relationship

When you meet someone on an online dating site, be prepared for the unexpected. Many people have unrealistic expectations regarding the type of person they wish to meet and sometimes wind up with someone completely different.

While searching for an ideal mate, there are no guarantees that you will find your prince charming or sleeping beauty. Following are some straightforward tips to help make your search for romance more rewarding.

Try to describe what qualities, attributes or characteristics you are seeking in an individual, and be specific in describing the kind of person you are interested in meeting. Include your specific preferences, values and goals and never settle for less or comprise your integrity.

Mention what type of relationship you are interested in, and be frank. Are you seeking a long or short-term relationship, a marriage-minded person, a lifetime significant other, friend or an activity partner? If you are just looking for a friend with benefits, say so. In other words, do not waste yours or the other person’s time.

Be honest and as brief or detailed as you wish about yourself. Remember the type of responses you receive may depend on the quality of information you provide in your profile.

Highlight more hidden attributes than physical features when you describe yourself. Accentuate such qualities as considerate, sensitive, compassionate, patient, confident, serious, open-minded, reasonable, and caring.

If your last relationship ended on a sour note, do not rush into another liaison. Do not be caught up in the moment and allow desire to surpass common sense. Give yourself time to figure out what went wrong before attempting your hand at romance again.

Take the time to do a thorough background check before committing yourself to anyone. Get to know that person before you become emotionally and physically involved. Forming a relationship is easy. Maintaining one is hard work but getting out of a relationship built on dishonesty can be devastating.

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