How Meet Mr Right Online

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How to Meet Mr. Right Online

Kara Pound

Written by: Kara Pound

Kara Pound

Kara Pound is an award-winning journalist based in St. Augustine, Florida. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Flagler College. Her work has been published in INKED, Natural Awakenings, Design Aglow, Memphis Flyer, Jacksonville Magazine, E/Environmental Magazine, and dozens more. Check out some of Kara's work at

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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What better way to meet the man of your dreams than from the comfort of your own couch? It’s convenient, relatively safe and kind of like shopping online without the credit card debt.

That, and you get a real life man instead of just some crappy shoes that make your feet hurt. That’s right. Online dating is pretty much the coolest thing ever.

So if it’s so awesome, how come not everyone does it? And for those who do, how can they be successful?

Let’s look at the best ways to find Mr. Right while surfing the World Wide Web.

Don’t overdo it.

The precipice of online dating is that you find men you are interested in and then meet them out in the real world for a first date.

If all you do is email back and forth with guys until they tire of your unwillingness to meet in person, then you’re missing the entire point and should just buy 20 cats and age into the old cat lady.

Be honest about who you are and what you want.

It may deter a few men to state your political or religious beliefs, but it will save you from finding out down the road that your guy can’t stand Buddhists or Democrats.

This sort of information doesn’t need to be put in your online profile, but anything that will make or break a relationship (i.e. country music is a huge turnoff) should be offered sooner than later.

Stay open but choosy.

Don’t go out with every single guy who sends you a private message, but don’t be so uptight that you get creeped out the second a guy asks for your phone number.

That’s the name of the game in online dating — you meet online and then you get to know each other.

Whether you’re new to online dating or are a seasoned pro in between relationships, finding a man from the comfort of your own couch can be an incredible experience. Just remember not to get too self-reliant on the comfort of your living room and be honest about who you are and what you want.

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