Social Etiquette on a First Date

In the video below, Sharlene Santana (known as the SOCIALbee Junkie) shares some tips on how to act and behave on a first date or when meeting someone new in a social setting. Some of the tips include:

> No texting or talking on your phone at anytime during the date.

> Keep breaks (i.e. bathroom breaks) to an absolute minimum.

> Don’t complain about anything on your date. Keep it light and pleasant.

> Don’t talk with your mouth full as it is very unattractive.

> Beware of the foods you order (avoid garlic-type foods)

Social Etiquette on a First Date
(8/24/12 Update) 
Unfortunately, it appears that Sharlene Santana has removed this video from YouTube, a social etiquette no-no for video producers.

What tips do you have? Use the comments section below to share your opinion.

Straight to the Point – Jen & Christy on Online Dating

One of the great things about YouTube is that virtually anyone can use it to share their opinions. Take for example, Jen & Christy in the video below. They decided to start a channel offering their opinions and advice. Now before we ever publish a video on the Online Dating News Blog, we first go through it to see if it is worth posting. And in this case… it is.  What we like about this video is that Jen & Christy don’t hold back. They are pretty blunt, which also leads us to warn you that the language in this video is not G-rated. Many cuss words are tossed around freely. Despite the language, the video is refreshing. It’s to the point with excellent advice and tips, mostly around the first communication and your profile. For example – “HI is a greeting, not a conversation starter”. There’s a reason many men don’t hear from women they try to communicate with on an online dating service and Jen & Christy nail quite a few.

Warning: Bad Language (hopefully they don’t do this on a date) 🙂

Straight to the Point – Jen & Christy on Online Dating

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Online Dating Tonight 07 – Online Dating Lies

(Online Dating Tonight) If you’ve been online dating for awhile then chances are that you’ve gone on a first date with someone only to find out that they had lied in their profile. They may have lied by posting an old photo, fudging on their weight, changing their height, or even their status. Whatever it is, you probably were a bit dismayed that this person you were talking about would lie. After all, don’t they know the truth will come out and likely on the first date? Well welcome to online dating – a world where more than 50% of people (yes, a majority of people) lie on their online dating profiles. So what do they lie about and why do they do it? That’s the topic of this week’s Online Dating Tonight show where relationship expert Taumara shares her insight.

Lying and Online Dating

Online Dating Tonight 06 – Online Dating Tips

(Online Dating Tonight) In this sixth episode of Online Dating Tonight, the subject of online dating tips is tackled. These are general online dating tips to help you get more responses and, overall, have more success with online dating. In this episode, Lela (an online dating expert) talks about what to consider when joining a service and what to do when creating your profile or communicating with other people whose profile you’ve read. And if you’re a Star Trek fan, you’ll learn that Cassandra (the show’s host) knows how to handle Klingons.

Online Dating Tips

Online Dating Tonight 05 – Charlie Sheen

(Online Dating Tonight) For the fifth episode of Online Dating Tonight, the team decided to have a little fun. And because the show is produced by Online Dating Magazine, we can give you some additional insight. Because the show takes awhile to produce and airs weekly, the creation process can sometimes get tedious. So to break up the monotony a bit, it was decided to create a fun spoof-like episode of Online Dating Tonight.

With Charlie Sheen in the news so much, the decision was made to do an episode where Charlie Sheen was being interviewed about online dating. But instead of using a human/computer voice like is done with the other characters, we would take real quotes/audio of Charlie Sheen and use it in response to questions asked by the host. The team was happy with the results, but the episode ended up being a discouragement as the views weren’t as much as past episodes despite increased publicity. So it’s unlikely that something like that will be tried again. But, in the meantime, we hope you enjoy this fifth episode and the fun/spoof humor put into it. We’ve pasted our favorite exchange from the episode below the video. We now give you…

Charlie Sheen and Online Dating

Cassandra: Tell me, what’s the toughest thing about online dating?
Charlie: I don’t have a job!
Cassandra (looking straight faced into the camera): No, you don’t.

Online Dating Tonight 04 – QandA

(Online Dating Tonight) This fourth episode of Online Dating Tonight features a question and answer session with the three previous guests on the first three episodes of Online Dating Tonight. The show allows viewers, such as yourself, to submit online dating questions that are then answered “on air”. The funny thing is that the majority of questions submitted were about Cassandra (hopefully all the attention she gets doesn’t go to her brain). Some of the actual online dating questions submitted include: “What is the most popular online dating service?” and “Is it safer to use a paid service versus a free online dating service?” We now turn you over to Cassandra and the fourth episode of Online Dating Tonight:

Online Dating Tonight – Online Dating Questions and Answers

Online Dating Tonight 03 – Online Dating Safety Tips

(Online Dating Tonight) In the third episode of Online Dating Tonight, the subject discussed is Online Dating Safety Tips. There’s been a lot of news lately about online dating safety and has even announced that they are going to start doing sex offender background checks in two months.

The Online Dating Tonight platform allows important and educational information to be dispensed in a fun and creative manner. Host Cassandra has a guest in each episode that addresses a different topic. In this episode, blue-handed Damien shares several safety tips that singles should be aware of when it comes to online dating.

Online Dating Safety Tips

Online Dating Tonight 02 – Online Dating Scams

(Online Dating Tonight) Below is the second episode of the animated talk show, Online Dating Tonight. The subject for week #2 was Online Dating Scams, which contained some interesting statistics and good safety advice. Online dating scams are huge in the United States, ripping tens of millions of dollars out of the hands of US citizens every year. The scammers are good, too, which is why many people who felt they could never be scammed have become victims themselves. They prey on online daters with fake profiles then spend months getting to know you via email, chat, skype, and the phone. They use psychological  tricks to get you to fall in love with them then once they know they have you, the scam begins. Because you are blinded by love, your guard is down making you more vulnerable to the scam.

Online Dating Scams

Online Dating Tonight 01 – Online Dating Statistics

(Online Dating Tonight) We’re pleased to bring you a weekly animated program that is called Online Dating Tonight. Online Dating Tonight is an animated talk show about Internet dating that is produced by Online Dating Magazine and airs once a week. The program launched in mid-March and already has 6 episodes under its belt.

The below video is the first episode of Online Dating Tonight that deals with the topic of Online Dating Statistics. The host of Online Dating Tonight is “Cassandra” and her special guest for the first episode is online dating expert, “Alex”. BTW – if you are a Webmaster, you should embed these videos on your site as the show gives “shout outs” to the sites that send the most traffic (according to YouTube stats for the video). A shout-out means your site is mentioned on a show, shown in text on the show, and linked to from the YouTube page the episode appears on. You can keep up to date on all new episodes as they are released by Subscribing.

Online Dating Statistics:

The Love That Didn’t Happen

In life we make choices about what we say and about what we allow fear to keep us from saying. And as a result, things that could have been never materialize. We may look back at a certain point of our life and say, “why didn’t I do that differently” or “what would it have hurt to ask so and so out”. This cute little video uses a chat session between a guy and a girl to get the point across about the importance of self expression… about the importance of telling someone how you feel. Go ahead and pay that compliment to that special person today and let them know you’re thinking of them…