Dating Advice, Articles & True Stories
Did you know my husband and I met online? What began as a wonderful online friendship blossomed into love. Now, more than 6 years later, we've been happily married for 5 of those years ...and have a wonderful son over 4 years old. We couldn't be happier!
My name is Karen, one of the owners of the Time4me group of websites, and I'm here to tell you, speaking from personal experience --- YES you can find your perfect match on the Internet. But ...there are a few things you will want to learn first before diving into online personals and writing your personal ads.
We put our Dating Advice section together to help others find their perfect match, and spread the joy of romance throughout the world. We sincerely hope you find the information and resources we've gathered helpful. Your perfect match could be a simple mouse click away.
Dating Advice And Articles
Playing It Safe Online
by Linda Alexander, Esq.
Common sense can go a long way to keep you safe. Here are some guidelines for playing it safe. Click Here
How to Chat
by Colleen Butler
A great article if you're just starting out using "chat" online. Click Here
The Friend Barometer
by Curt Degenhart
A friend can tell you a lot about a person. Nowhere is this more apparent than when you're getting to know someone romantically, whether you're a man or a woman looking for love. Click Here
Should You Relocate For Love?
by Eve Rasmussen
Should you relocate for love? Moving means a major upheaval of your life, but the long-distance thing is expensive, frustrating, and ultimately limiting the depth of your relationship. Here are some issues to ponder when you're considering relocating. Click Here
Cyberstalkers - It Could Happen To You
"As the popularity of the Internet skyrockets, so does the problem of online harassment known as cyberstalking." writes Mary Spicuzza in MetroActive News. Her article goes into detail about one example, a young woman named Deirdre, and how her ex-boyfriend Mike began cyberstalking her online. Click Here
Online Dating True Stories
It's A Matter Of Trust
Sent in by JW, Nebraska
When a good online friend of yours begins acting "out of character" in the chat rooms, there's a good possibility things are not always what they appear. Read JW's story on how he was "hacked" by the very person he thought he could trust the most... Click Here
Chat Rooms Ruined My Relationship
Sent in by LS, BC, Canada
Sometimes chat rooms aren't the friendliest of places to be... and it can be oh-so-hard to know who is really telling the truth. LS sent in a story which may help our visitors participate in the chat rooms "with eyes wide open"... Click Here
It Really Could Happen To You
Sent in by JK, Canada
"When it's true love, you'll know it ...won't you? ...My story begins when a good friend of mine, Shannon, suggested I try chatting on-line. She had been on-line for 2 years and was a pro at it by the time she recommended it to me. As a friend, she knew I had been feeling restless and maybe thinking about dating again. Her and I had been friends for years, since high school. She had been there when I married, consoled me when the divorce came, helped me out with my daughter and son throughout the whole thing, and now, was ready to help me get "back into circulation" as she put it." Click Here To Read More
Not The Man I Thought He Was
Sent in by CS, NJ
Sooner or later the "mask" of anonymity comes of and you decide to meet IRL (In Real Life). This story is a real "eye opener". Click Here
Get A Picture
Sent in by ??, Canada
She said she was a beauty queen. I believed her... Ok, dating in this new age is kind of strange for me. See, I'm used to the old ways, you meet someone at Church or in a grocery store... you call them up for coffee or dinner ... if you hit it off - hey - you're dating. Click Here To Read More
A Few Thoughts On Living Alone
Sent in by MJ, FL
You know, it's not all that bad. I've lived alone more years than I've lived with anyone, including my childhood years. 20 years on my own now... Not that I never thought about getting married or anything, just that my life always felt so busy - too busy to dedicate any time to a relationship. My days always seemed to just fly right by me. One day bleeds into the next and before you know it, another year has slipped quickly away. But every so often there are those nights. Click Here To Read More