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Old 05-29-2013, 10:14 AM   #106
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I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for your help. It really is appreciated. I am going to leave the sentence about my kids in the profile. They are important. About the ages, previously after weeks of communicating i have had men say that my youngest at their age was too young. I kind of wanted to get those people out of the way before wasting my time.

I will get new pictures done soon. My friend who takes pictures is actually in WDW right now! . Plus, my eyes are swollen with my dumb allergies. These two will have to do for about a week. .

Again thank you so much.

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These sound dumb. Lol.
I have read a lot of this thread, but not all, so I apologize if this has already been mentioned ....

have you tried DisDates.com??? For us single, Disney folk?


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Old 05-29-2013, 10:15 AM   #107
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Good luck, op! I met dh on match. We are celebrating our 5th anniversary this weekend.
When we met, I had 2 children from a previous marriage. During our wedding ceremony, we have the kids gifts and told them how much they meant to us. Dh said something like, "I always hoped I'd find someone who loved me and I loved back. I got lucky and got three." Ok, he said it better than that, but you get it. Lots of years all around. So, not all guys dislike moms.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:37 AM   #108
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Wow - you all were so helpful and surprisingly non-judgemental! Would anyone be willing to help me critique my profile? I've been on match for 3 months with very little luck (surprisingly, I've had better luck on OKcupid). I'm 26, never married, and I suck at the whole dating thing LOL.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:43 AM   #109
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Wow - you all were so helpful and surprisingly non-judgemental! Would anyone be willing to help me critique my profile? I've been on match for 3 months with very little luck (surprisingly, I've had better luck on OKcupid). I'm 26, never married, and I suck at the whole dating thing LOL.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:45 AM   #110
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I have read a lot of this thread, but not all, so I apologize if this has already been mentioned ....

have you tried DisDates.com??? For us single, Disney folk?


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Old 05-29-2013, 10:47 AM   #111
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One more thing...definitely ditch the glasses. You don't look bad in them, but you are definitely a babe without! You have a pretty face, why hide it? I promise I'm not hitting on you, just trying to help :-)
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:50 AM   #112
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Which disappoints me, as a single mom. Because I'm not looking for a dad for my kids. And the thought of dealing with exs and the dynamics between kids already scares me.

I admit to being kinda bitter (which is why I don't really date) but it just seems to me one more thing I have to worry about.

I guess reading this makes my hangups about dating as a single parent seem more real. Which is sad to me because I'd really like someone to have fun with.

To the OP - it looks good and you are really brave to get out there! Good luck
Aww. I'm sorry. I do tend to be bitter about it also. It is one of my toughest things to overcome.

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I did the same thing and found a HUGE amount of married guys on the pay sites. I guess they think if you are paying it is more secret & harder to get caught. I even found one of my neighbors husbands there
wow. that's crazy!

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I definitely think you could add something like "theme park junkie" or Loves to go to Theme parks. I for one would consider that a huge plus. Believe it or not this is a pretty big issue with me. I really don't want a long term mate that isn't into the parks and the beach etc., since they are some of my favorite interests.
Love those theme parks! I did put Disney as an interest.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:11 AM   #113
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I definitely think you could add something like "theme park junkie" or Loves to go to Theme parks. I for one would consider that a huge plus. Believe it or not this is a pretty big issue with me. I really don't want a long term mate that isn't into the parks and the beach etc., since they are some of my favorite interests.


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Old 05-29-2013, 11:22 AM   #114
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You want you profile to be interesting and stand out. If you've done anything out of the ordinary make sure it is on there. One of my friends has been to Everest Base camp and it is on her profile because it makes her stand out.

It is also a good idea to put things in there that will start conversations. Put just enough to make you intriguing without all of the details, make someone who is interested ask you for the details. Another one of my friends use to have in her profile that she had dinner with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I told her to change it to had dinner with a Supreme Court Justice because that would give anyone who is interested a perfect opening question to start a conversation.

You want to come across as fun and interesting. Find ways to sell yourself because that is really what you are doing with online dating just as you are when meeting someone in real life.

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Old 05-29-2013, 11:43 AM   #115
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You want you profile to be interesting and stand out. If you've done anything out of the ordinary make sure it is on there. One of my friends has been to Everest Base camp and it is on her profile because it makes her stand out.

It is also a good idea to put things in there that will start conversations. Put just enough to make you intriguing without all of the details, make someone who is interested ask you for the details. Another one of my friends use to have in her profile that she had dinner with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I told her to change it to had dinner with a Supreme Court Justice because that would give anyone who is interested a perfect opening question to start a conversation.

You want to come across as fun and interesting. Find ways to sell yourself because that is really what you are doing with online dating just as you are when meeting someone in real life.

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These are all very good tips!
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:07 PM   #116
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I did the same thing and found a HUGE amount of married guys on the pay sites. I guess they think if you are paying it is more secret & harder to get caught. I even found one of my neighbors husbands there
There's a site specific for them, sad as that is. AshleyMadison.com, I believe
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There's a site specific for them, sad as that is. AshleyMadison.com, I believe
Why pay for AshleyMadison when they can do the others for free?
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:31 PM   #118
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I can't add anything more than what everyone has already said. I agree that you should try some paid sites like Yahoo personals or Match.com

After my divorce from my first husband my DS28 signed me up on Match.com and Yahoo personals and didn't tell me until I had been on there a week or two and was already getting responses.

I was so embarrassed and shocked that he would do that. He thought if he didn't I would never meet anybody (because I don't GO OUT or go to bars). But I do have to say he picked some good pics of me and he described me almost exactly how I would have described myself.

I got much more responses from guys on Match.com but ended up meeting my current husband (7 yrs) on Yahoo personals.

I had actually decided to take the ads down because I was just too worried about going to meet strangers and I would never agree to go meet anybody. I am not good at meeting strangers or going on blind dates.

But Dh ended up messaging me right before I closed my accounts and I just started emailing him for awhile and come to find out my good friend Sherri was the girlfriend of his next door neighbor and my friend Sherri had met my DH and knew he was a good guy who wasn't an ax murderer. I was a little less reluctant to meet him since I knew he lived next door to my friend's long term boyfriend. So I finally agreed to meet him. But we had emailed for weeks then talked on the phone for weeks before ever agreeing to meet.

I found a lot of the guys who contact you from dating sites want to immediately MEET UP with you. They are not the least bit interested in getting to know you before asking you out for a drink. And that put me off.

Dh got to know me before asking to meet me. And we liked each other so well before we ever met that we were destined to be together after that. It was love before first site almost.

I highly recommend dating sites. PAID sites. Not the free ones.

I would never use anything as serious as EHarmony though. I think they try to pair you up with a spouse too soon.

But good luck.

And as far as paying for the dating sites...it has been 7 years since I was on there but I think back then Match and Yahoo were both around $20 a month if you paid by the month and even cheaper than that if you paid by 6 month increments.
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Several things you need to change. Gt rid of all those pics and take some better one w/o the kids (many guys don't want the baggage)and maybe get some glamour shots. Get rid of the sewing and going to church since there are probably not many guys out there looking for that (unless there is a guy out there looking for a mother to supply handiwipes and read bedtime stories). Get a haircut, your profile is awkward, and screams tired mom; not "woman wanting to date". Go on a legit paid dating site (eharmony or match), not plenty of fish which is basically a hookup site.
Wow. There's blunt and then there's blunt.

I think her hair is fine and the comment about handiwipes and bedtime stories was a little out of line.
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OP, I think your new profile is great! I think the only thing you need to add is a hook for an interesting story. You want to give them something that they'll want to ask you about like "So, tell me about the time you cut your hand on a cookie?" (true story!) and not "Um, why did you punch a Klingon?" (yes, a guy had that on his profile.

I highly recommend using a site like match.com as well. Eharmony is terrible as a lot of guys are on there to get married - I did a free weekend and had at least 5 guys messaging me to say "What qualities do you look for in a husband?"

Plenty of fish is good for practice, but I wouldn't put all your eggs in that basket.
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