Don’t you just love it when couples tell their love stories?? I for one adore it. As a matter of fact, I cry at when I hear love stories that seemed to be heading for doom become a perfect relationship even leading to marriage. But I am a hopeless romantic and maybe you are not. Reality is this: whether you are a romantic or a pragmatic guy who falls in love consciously, we all need love and at one point or the other, we are all going to want to settle down with that special  somebody that makes your heart skip a beat.

Centuries ago, people only marry from their tribe or village. Their choice of a life partner was limited to the perimeters of their village no more. Then with technological advances, inter-tribal marriages became feasible and before you know it is now the norm. The web is bringing
with it another wave of change. Inter –continental relationships and even marriages are getting more feasible due to the interconnected nature of our daily affairs.

People collaborate and meet others on the internet. They could chat, talk joke get to know each other and even fall in love.  Actually, online love stories are on the increase and new research, point to the fact that these online love stories tend to be more concrete and create relationships that are better satisfying than other traditional ways of initiating relationships.

If you wonder if something as vague as everlasting love can be found on the web, here is an excerpt of an article from the telegraph: via a computer chip?

“The researchers interviewed 20,000 people who had married between 2005 and 2012. Just over a third had met their spouse online – and their marriages were 25 per cent more likely to last than those of couples who’d met via traditional routes – in a bar, at work, or via family and friends. Moreover, couples who’d first met face-to-face reported slightly less satisfaction with their relationships than their online
counterparts.

Professor John Cacioppo, who led the study, said the sheer number of available potential partners online could be among the reasons for the results. There was also the fact that dating sites were more likely “attract people who are serious about getting married.”

So if you are still having the huge task of finding love and consequently getting married this year on your to-do list, I may recommend that you begin to look for potential mates online too. How do you do that??

Google a local dating site and commence meeting people. Meanwhile, here are some guidelines to help you make your profile the hotspot for people looking for a meaningful long term relationships come to

1. Be completely honest.

2.  Be open.

And let me be clear, I was open in that I let readers know who I was without betraying myself. I did not leave myself vulnerable, but, instead of saying I like cats, I put it out there that pet overpopulation is one of my passions and a societal issue that concerns me.

3. Differentiate your profile from the thousands of other profiles out there. Look for different words to express yourself.

4. Put out there what you really want. No need to be overtly courteous. You are looking for the most important relationship of your life. Don’t worry about being cool be Real.

5. Negativity in an online profile is toxic. Stay away from it.

6. Be passionate. Some questions that may help you put up that killer profile is:

What are your values? What can’t you live without? What excites you when you wake up in the morning? What are your beliefs? How do you look at the world? How are you moving your life forward?

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