Simple Tips to Get You Through Online Dating

I think that the pros of online dating is as I have experienced them include the fact that you can scroll through the people that you want and do not want. Although people lie, it takes some of the guess work out of things about them. If you have a list of what type of man you want, you can quickly eliminate people based off of the answers to some of their questions. For example, if you want someone who has a college education, who is a Christian, who has a decent job, then you can rule out the profiles that say they are non-religious and unemployed. If they are proud of themselves and what they do, then more than likely they are going to be open and list these things.

I can recall one man that I meant online. He wanted me to give him my number. Upon viewing his profile I found that many things were blank, his education, employment, kids, I mean almost everything. What is the big secret? So I kindly asked him what he did for a living. He actively avoided my question several times. I decided to ask him one more time and he told me I was either going to give him my number or I wasn’t. I chose not to. At the end of the day what is the big secret that you cannot tell me where you work, what you do, or what type of field you are in. What are you a drug dealer? This is not like I am asking you classified information. So be wary of people that do not want to tell you anything about themselves. They could either be married or losers, perhaps even a combination of both. What is the point of creating an online profile if everything on it is blank?

Also be wary of people who do not have a picture. If you are on a site looking for love, then a person should not want to be super secretive. How are you going to expect anyone to want to talk to you if you do not have a picture? Most, if not all dating sites you cannot search other members unless you are a member yourself. So they cannot say they are afraid of who will see them. The same person that is seeing them is a member them self. If they do not want to put a picture up, I fear that are hiding something, mainly their wife or girlfriend who they don’t want to find out that they are on the site.

If you asked them to send you a picture and you do not like what you see, then what? Is it this awkward moment where you are just not going to respond back. I just feel like people who do not put a picture have something to hide. In this day and age people put their picture on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, so what is the big deal about putting it on a dating site. Also be wary of people who only put one picture. They should have several. If you have ever watched the show Catfish, then you know how people can pretend to be other people online. A quick way to ensure that they are the right person is to see multiple pictures of them in different settings. To make sure that it is them.

The last advice that I can give to you in regards to online dating. Is to try paid over free. It is my opinion and experience that if it is a paid site you can have more success and know people are more serious. Why else would they waste their money. I think that you will have more luck on the paid sites and know that they are more prepared for love.

Cyber Crooks Go “Phishing”

“Phishing,” the latest craze among online evil-doers, has nothing to do with sitting at the end of a dock on a sunny afternoon dangling a worm to entice hungry catfish.

But, if you take their bait, this new breed of online con artist will hook you, reel you in, and take you for every dollar you have… or worse.

“Phishing” describes a combination of techniques used by cyber crooks to bait people into giving up sensitive personal data such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, bank account numbers, dates of birth and more.

Their techniques work so well that, according to FraudWatchInternational.com [http://FraudWatchInternational.com], “phishing” rates as the fastest growing scam on the Internet.

Here’s the basic pattern for a “phishing” scam…

You receive a very official email that appears to originate from a legitimate source, such as a bank, eBay, PayPal, a major retailer, or some other well known entity.

In the email it tells you that something bad is about to happen unless you act quickly.

Typically it tells you that your account is about to get closed, that someone appears to have stolen your identity, or even that someone opened a fraudulent account using your name.

In order to help straighten everything out, you need to click a link in the email and provide some basic account information so they can verify your identity and then give you additional details so you can help get everything cleared up.

Once you give up your information… it’s all over but the crying!

After getting your information, these cyber-bandits can empty your bank accounts, deplete your PayPal accounts, run up your credit card balances, open new credit accounts, assume your identity and much worse.

An especially disturbing new variation of this scam specifically targets online business owners and affiliate marketers.

In this con, the scammer’s email informs you that they’ve just sent $1,219.43 (or a similar big but believable amount) in affiliate commissions to you via PayPal.

They need you to log into your PayPal account to verify receipt of the money and then email them back to confirm you got it.

Since you’re so excited at the possibility of an unexpected pay day, you click the link to go to PayPal, log in, and BANG! They have your PayPal login information and can empty your account.

This new “phishing” style scam works extremely well for 2 basic reasons.

First, by exploiting your sense of urgency created by fear or greed, crooks get you to click the link and give them your information without thinking.

Second, the scammers use a variety of cloaking and spoofing techniques to make their emails and websites appear totally legitimate, making it extremely hard to spot a fake website, especially when they’ve first whipped you into an emotional frenzy.

The good news, however, is that you can protect yourself relatively easily against this type of cyber-crime with basic software and common sense.

Most of these scams get delivered to you via Spam (unsolicited email), so a good spam blocker will cut down on many of them even making it to your inbox.

If you receive an email that looks legitimate and you want to respond, Stop – Wait – Think!

Verify all phone numbers with a physical phone book or online phone directory like www.Verizon.com or www.ATT.com/directory/ before calling.

Look for spelling and grammatical errors that make it look like someone who doesn’t speak English or your native language very well wrote it.

Never click the link provided in the email, but go directly to the website by typing in the main address of the site yourself (example: www.paypal.com or www.ebay.com).

Forward the email to the main email address of the website (example: [email protected]) or call the customer service number on the main website you typed in yourself and ask if it is in fact legitimate.

Above all remember this:

Your bank, credit card company, PayPal, eBay and anyone else you deal with online already knows your account number, username, password or any other account specific information.

They don’t need to email you for ANY reason to ask you to confirm your information — so NEVER respond to email requests for your account or personal details.

What a Free Online Dating Service Can Do For You!

Free online dating service is a savior for many singles like me. Being single is not an issue, there are many singles. But problem starts when you have certain lacuna which is responsible for your singleton status. My shortcoming is my shyness. Because of my shyness, I have been subjected to consistent humiliation throughout my growing up years. I was afraid of talking to any new guy in school, afraid of giving presentation before class, afraid of participating in school debates. Slowly I developed this feeling that there is something wrong with me. I am not like other normal guys in my class. No wonder I had a very limited number of friends both in my school and University days.

I can’t tell you how miserable I feel each time I accompany my friends to bar for a drink. Those who have girlfriends would bring them, and those who haven’t would try their luck in wooing any hot girl at the bar. Usually I would restrict myself to the corner most seat and will be seen with the company of my drink. My friends would try all the tricks to cajole the girls they met at the bar. Starting from offering a free drink to dedicating popular romantic sound tracks for them, they adopt all techniques. It’s a treat to watch the things especially when any girl rejects their advancement. But at the same time, it creates a void, a wretched feeling inside me. My friends even tried to send me on blind dates, but I would shudder from the very idea of going out with a girl alone. I had even consoled my mind that thanks to my shyness, I am never gonna fall in love with anyone. Then one day my best friend introduced me about free online dating service.

He suggested me to give the free online dating service at least one try. As the service is free, its not gonna cost me anything. Initially I laughed at his suggestion saying that it’s not for me. But my friend’s constant pursuance forced me to give the free online dating service a serious thought. Finally I decided to try my luck on the free online dating service. I thought what’s the heck, if I’m not gonna gain something, I won’t lose anything either. Though my friend vouched for the free online dating service, I decided to do a bit of research to see if all the hype is worth it or not. I checked into some prominent free online dating service sites. The graphics, attractive color combo, interesting profiles, everything in those sites offering free online dating service were so captivating that it’s hard to ignore them. Now I was convinced that all my previous assumptions were preposterous.

I didn’t waste any more time and created my profile on a prominent free online dating site. I was even surprised of myself as how easily I could open up before the free online dating service community when I started chatting with them. It’s been two months since I joined this free online dating service bandwagon and today you can see a complete makeover of my personality. I no longer hesitate while talking to any girls. Can’t tell you what a relief it is to see that I’m normal like any other guy of my age and all credit goes to free online dating service!