Finding True Love Online
The author starts this book by asking a relevant question, “if the internet is a good resource for making connections, then why not use it to find a soul mate”? The author knows what she is talking about because she met her life partner online, and writes this book from a perspective of personal experience.
According to the book, the strategies for finding love needs to change and adapt to the to the times that we live in; traditional means, are no longer enough. There is a stigma attached to finding a life partner online; it comes across to many as a taboo or a sign of desperation. However, looking for love online carries with it the same kind of risks associated with the more regular mode of dating. It is a fact that there are people on the internet who pretend to be looking for love, while their motive is completely different. However, there are also genuine people looking for true love. People with bad intentions are everywhere, not only on the internet. Knowing how to recognise the right person is crucial. With everything, common sense should be used; for instance, exchanging personal information should be done with great caution. The aim of this book is to help people identify the right people online and give tips on how to maintain a decent online relationship.
I gathered a few key points from this book. For example, making time to pursue an emotional connection is an essential component in the process of meeting a life partner online. If a relationship is to develop, two people have to make time to spend with each other, on the phone, Skype or in person.
Secondly, you need to have a clear picture of who you are looking for and what you want from the relationship, as well as what qualities make that person special for you.
A lot of the advice given in this book is very important but often overlooked. I loved the chapter on communication; it contains very vital information that needs to be discussed more often. I recommend this book.
Love is something that people look for throughout their lives. Some find it, however; many participate in a lifelong quest with little success. There is a variety of reasons for the lack of success when looking for love, but in order to become one of the people who make meaningful connections with desirable outcomes, one has to know what to look for and what to expect. A person’s expectations, about online dating, has as important an impact on the development and success of the relationship, as how much effort one puts into the relationship.
To find that special person, one should know exactly what qualities make that person special for you. Generally it is best to seek out actual personal qualities, instead of physical qualities.
Our culture influences how we approach problems, and how we participate in groups and in communities. When we participate in groups we are often surprised at how differently people approach their work together.