' datendance.com http://www.datendance.com/ All Articles and Blog Posts en-us http://www.datendance.com/rss.htm Fri, 19 Aug 2011 08:02:25 CST 6 Fool-Proof Ways to Improve Your Online Dating Profile http://www.datendance.com/online-dating-profile.htm In love - as in life - image matters a lot. When you set up or revamp your online dating profile, it's smart to present yourself in the best (and safest) light. How, you might ask? Just follow our six easy steps. Mon, 25 Apr 2011 16:05:00 CST 8 first date ideas for outdoorsy types http://www.datendance.com/blog/first-dates-outdoors/ If you're looking for something a bit more original than the typical "dinner and a movie," more power to you. As a female, I can tell you that guys get major brownie points for coming up with and planning creative dates that prove they did more than open a newspaper. If your lady loves communing with nature, here are a few ideas for your initial rendezvous that will appeal to her outdoorsy side and make sure you get a second date. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 16:08:00 CST Social Dating http://www.datendance.com/social-dating.htm There’s no doubt that social media like Facebook, Flickr and Twitter make it easy to keep in touch with friends and family, promote your business, and follow your favorite topics. But like any other tool, social media work best when used wisely - especially when it comes to dating. Making connections and getting timely information can be useful on the dating scene. On the other hand, it’s easy to slip into TMI territory with someone you hardly know. So how can you use your social networks to boost your social life? Tue, 19 Apr 2011 09:25:00 CST What to buy your sweetheart for Christmas http://www.datendance.com/blog/christmas-gifts/ Coming up with the perfect Christmas present for your significant other can be daunting, especially when you've been dating such a short time that you're not quite familiar with the eccentricities of his or her music taste but you still want to impress with an unexpectedly thoughtful and insightful gift that will buy you a few more weeks, at least. Mon, 01 Nov 2010 13:15:00 CST The 4-legged feud http://www.datendance.com/blog/love-and-pets/ I've said this before and I'll say it again: You have to start being yourself by at least the second date. This is no truer than when pets come into the picture. It's all too easy to "ooh" and "ahh" and pal around with some hottie's Chihuahua to get her to like you when all you really want to do is drop-kick Fido and score a field goal. Big mistake. A friend of mine is now the proud co-owner of two Yorkies, and both sides of the couple wish the mutts would get into the cleaning cabinet and have a few drinks -- but they can't imagine parting with two members of the "family" (let alone explaining what happened to the kids). Thu, 10 Jun 2010 17:14:00 CST Online dating rules to live by: It's never personal http://www.datendance.com/blog/not-personal/ It seems weird, but when it comes to looking for love online, you need to remember that it's not about you -- at least not for awhile. Most of us who've dipped even a toe into the tepid waters of online dating have felt at certain times that maybe we're just not made for computer-based romance. We're not photogenic enough or we just can't write; our icebreakers keep getting rejected and our winks are never returned. Wed, 28 Apr 2010 17:51:00 CST The over/under on relationships http://www.datendance.com/blog/betting-on-love/ If you can believe it, Mr. Right the Fourth is about to move in with her. As if she needs a reason to break up with him, leave it to some errant pee on the toilet, a spit cup from a coffee mug or a few stinky farts to seal the deal. The over/under is 2 months, and I'm taking the under. Tue, 20 Apr 2010 18:02:00 CST The real-life consequences of online dating http://www.datendance.com/blog/online-dating-consequences/ So far, I've personally run across several the profiles of several dudes from middle school, a guy who works at my favorite happy hour haunt, a very close friend and one of my doctors. It seems like no big deal -- and maybe it doesn't have to be. But you have to keep in mind that stumbling across what is essentially a personals ad for someone you usually see in a completely different light can be jarring. It can make things awkward when you two meet again in person. And it can bring up issues you never thought about before. Fri, 16 Apr 2010 13:15:00 CST Tiger Woods is a playa' http://www.datendance.com/blog/tiger-sex-addiction/ We've all heard a lot about Tiger Woods' "transgressions" since the now-infamous accident and hospital visit around Thanksgiving. He recently announced his comeback to the tour, but in between, he was "rehabilitated" in a sex addiction clinic. I can't help but put my two cents in. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 18:33:00 CST Where do you stand on love and money? http://www.datendance.com/blog/perfectmatch-love-money/ But Perfectmatch is different. The site's Love & Money Assessment lets you evaluate your financial compatibility with your matches, addressing this crucial (but often taboo) subject before the ball gets rolling. Integrated into the Duet Total Compatibility System, these 7 questions ask about your financial habits and values to help you determine the ideal economic profile for your potential mates. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 18:24:00 CST