Archives for February 2010

Breakup Makeover

(OnDating) A couple of days ago we posted a video providing breaking up advice. Today it’s all about the Breakup Makeover. That’s right, instead of spending days and weeks moping over a breakup, you can instead embrace what has happened and channel your energy into giving yourself a “breakup makeover” that will make you a better person and serve for better relationships in the future.

OnDating’s Andrea Syrtash is back and in the video below she is providing some valuable advice on how to move beyond the breakup and turn it into an event that can prepare you for your future in dating.

This episode also contains an interview with Kristina de la Cal, author of the book Breaking Up Without Breaking Down. Are you ready to celebrate your breakup?

Biggest Mistakes Women Make When Dating

(OnDating) We’ve already dealt with the Biggest Mistakes Men Make When Dating. Now OnDating’s Andrea Syrtash deals with the Biggest Mistakes Women Make When Dating.

So what exactly are the five biggest mistakes women make when dating? According to Andrea: Being too critical and negative, talking too much, being too high maintenance, being insecure, and coming on too strong.

So do you agree with those or have any of your own to add? If so, please use our Comments section below the video to add your opinion.

Biggest Mistakes Men Make When Dating

(OnDating) This episode of OnDating, with host Andrea Syrtash, discusses the biggest mistakes men make when it comes to dating.

Should men take what a woman says at face value when dating? One woman in the opening segment on the street says that it’s a mistake for men to take what  woman says at face value. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

So here are the biggest mistakes men make when dating: Men try to impress to much, men pull a disappearing act, men don’t listen, men haven’t learned chivalry, men don’t initiate.

Do you have anything to add? If so, add it to the Comments section after the video. And speaking of the video…

Breaking Up Advice

(OnDating) This episode of OnDating talks about breaking up and includes an interview with Kristina de la Cal, author of the book Breaking Up Without Breaking Down.  As with all the OnDating videos, it starts with a question on the street that people answer. In this episode, the question is, “Do you think most breakups are a blessing in disguise.” We got a laugh from the first girl to answer who said she doesn’t like breakups which is why she doesn’t date people.

After you’ve watched the video, here are a couple of other great articles on breaking up:

> Dealing with a Break Up and Relationship Closure
> Breaking Up and Resentment
> Breaking Up and Getting Back Together
> How Do I Break Up for Good?
> Dealing with Break Up Pain

Getting Over the First Date Jitters

(OnDating) In this episode of OnDating, Andrea Syrtash talks about several ways to get over the first date jitters.

You’ve met someone online and the two of you have agreed to go out on a first date. However, your nerves kick in and you start to have the jitters – you’re sweating, you have a dry mouth, and you’re overall nervous. Syrtash reminds you that dating is fun and provides five tips (we’ve listed them after the video).

Here is Andrea Syrtash on First Date Jitters…

Here’s a recap of Andrea’s five tips for getting over First Date Jitters:

1) Be curious – ask questions to get your date talking.

2) Do an activity instead of dinner.

3) Find common ground. Talk about what things you have in common.

4) Bring out your passion.

5) Remember that it’s just a date.

Dating Advice – Kissing on First Date

(OnDating) In this episode of OnDating, Andrea Syrtash answers several dating questions providing dating advice to the average dater. Here are the questions that she answers in this episode:

“How can I get more dates?”

“Is it OK to kiss on the first date?”

“How do you legalize polygamy?”

Below the video, I provide the answers I would have given to those questions.

How Can I Get More Dates?
Research shows that the emergence of online dating has resulted in singles dating more than ever. Online dating and social networking are great ways to meet new people. If you are more of the “in-person” type, you should look to volunteeering to meet new people. You also get the additional benefit of helping out an organization or people in need.

Is it OK to Kiss on the First Date?
Kissing on the first date is a hot topic because a lot of people have internal debates as to whether or not it is appropriate. In reality it comes down to how comfortable you are with someone and how well you know them. For example, some people communicate for weeks online and on the phone before meeting for the first time. By the time a first date arrives they feel they already know each other. What’s amazing is the varying degree of opinions on the subject of kissing on the first date. I’d love to hear what you think – please use the Comments section below to tell us why you think it is right or wrong to kiss on the first date.

How Do You Legalize Polygamy?
There’s no way I’m answering this one because, unlike Andrea, I didn’t think the guy was being serious when he asked that question. For information on polygamy, including practices worldwide, definitions, etc., visit Wikipedia.

eHarmony Free Communication for Five Days!

(Online Dating News Blog) eHarmony is starting a new eHarmony Free Communication Weekend event, this one taking place for five days. Starting on Thursday, February 11 those signing up for eHarmony will be allowed to communicate with matches for free for five days. The free communication event ends on Tuesday, February 16.

During the eHarmony Free Communication event, those signing up will not be required to provide a credit card number. They will be able to use most features regular members do, but not all. Features disabled during the free communication event include the ability to see photos and the ability to skip the matching process to go directly to email communication. That feature is enabled once you and your match have completed the initial communication process.

In January 2010, Online Dating Magazine readers named eHarmony the best online dating service. eHarmony received 43% of votes from online daters, followed by Match.com at 34%.

If you do decide to sign up for an eHarmony paid membership, be sure to see Online Dating Magazine’s eHarmony Promotion Codes.

The Pre-Date (Date before the Date)

(OnDating) Some online daters prefer to have a casual meeting before determining if they want to go out on a more elaborate date. This is known as the “pre-date”.

A pre-date is your opportunity to meet someone quickly that you’ve been communicating with online then determine if you want to go on an actual date with that person.

OnDating host Andrea Syrtash shares some of her ideas in this episode of OnDating called, “The Pre-Date”

Best Dates on a Budget

(OnDating) Dating can be expensive especially with the average number of dates singles go on being on the rise (courtesy of online dating). With that in mind it’s always a good idea to have some fun and effective budget dates in mind.

In this episode of OnDating, Andrea Syrtash explores several different budget dates that can keep you dating without breaking the bank.

This episode is titled “Best Dates on a Budget”…

Five Tips for Success in Dating

(OnDating) When it comes to success in dating, many people aren’t sure where to start. In this episode of OnDating, Andrea Syrtash discusses five tips for success in the dating world. Here are the tips, followed by the video.

1) Sign up for three  months of Online Dating.

2) Write out your “must have” and “can’t stand” list.

3) Pick up singles for friendship.

4) Network to create your own possibilities.

5) Be too busy to notice you’re single.