Tall, thin and just like you? Check. Check. Check.
Narrowing down the dating pool into suitable soul mates has never been
easier, thanks to
Match.com's free profile. The trouble is finding enough singles that can live up to
your high standards!
It's time for you to think outside the box. Is hair color really that
important to you? How about eye color? Body type? Religion?
Smart members have learned the secrets to get more matches. Take a clue as
we share them here with you!
- Think older... or
younger Age ain't nothin' but a number,
baby. 30-year old CEOs date long and lithe 45-year old yoga instructors.
Sugar daddies dote on girls half their age. A 26-year old fell for my mom
when she was in her early 40s. It happens. All the time. And since the
classic two-five year gap is irrelevant, why not date someone a little
greener or grayer than you?
Biological age doesn't matter — real age (or how old a person feels and
acts) does. For example, a 35-year old city slicker is probably the same
emotional age as a family-oriented, 25-year old small towner (it's true!).
So don't let the numbers guide your choices. Widen the age range in your
and check your results. You may be surprised!
- Weigh your options
Let's tread lightly. Weight is certainly a
touchy subject, and despite the best of intentions, it's often a dating
deal-breaker. But here's something to consider when searching for potential
matches: People are far from objective when it comes to their own bodies.
That explains all those "average" builds. People simply aren't comfortable
How slender is slender? How buff is athletic? How big is large? Plenty of
skinny women having a "fat day" would check average; plenty of former
jocks/current couch potatoes would check athletic. Our advice: When it comes
search for the body beautiful, lighten up. (You can always ask the
weighty questions later).
- Go the distance
Don't be a zip code snob. If you live in the
big city, consider dating someone from the 'burbs or beyond — and
vice-versa. Smart, sexy, totally datable men and women live everywhere.
Search for local singles and broaden your playing field by a few dozen
miles — and then a few dozen more. Once you're willing to date outside your
comfort zone, consider someone in a nearby city. Just imagine the
possibilities of looking for love overseas!
- Take a leap of faith
Of all dating criteria, religion is the
stickiest. A tangled jumble of long-held beliefs, family pressures and
dreams for the future, religion is often absolutely, positively
non-negotiable — or so it seems.
Consider this: Despite some really strong religious convictions, two good
friends fell madly in love with partners holding different beliefs. (One
couple just got hitched; the other is currently shopping for rings).
Chemistry and connection frequently trump religion.
What are some other ways to meet Singles
in Springfield? Go to as many singles events as you can. Variety
is the key. Don't focus on any one type of group.
First: Meet young single professionals
at fundraisers, singles charity and civic organizations.
Second: Join sports leagues, singles
hiking, biking, outdoors, or adventures clubs.
Third: Join a church or religious
group for Jewish, Catholic, or Singles. Also check out singles cruises and
Newly divorced or single parent? Get
help at a singles support or divorce recovery group.
What about online dating? Check out
the information on Singlesonthego.com to learn how to place personal ads to
meet single men and women online. You'll also find great dating advice for
online personals and meeting singles by using various dating services,
dating agencies, matchmakers, introductions services. Go ahead, you can do
it!.....check out the singles scene in your area to find a new relationship
today! Check out the list of online dating services above categorized by
general, foreign/ethnic, religious, alternative, senior and single parents.