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5 Ways To Detect – And Avoid – Hookup Dating Scams

by Kenneth Salinas on July 10, 2013

 

“Spot online scams”

“Spot online scams”

With the emergence of online dating sites, singles have ample opportunity to hook up with the kinds of men or women they want, but the excitement that accompanies this experience can be seriously marred with scam hookup sites and its dangers. Love is blind, they say; but a wise Englishman, Gilbert Chesterton once said that love is bound, and with the shift in today’s dating model, love would rather be bound not blindly. You’ll need to use your brains while navigating the vast maze of the online dating world and its pitfalls. Do not let excitement lure you to put your guard down; people have suffered a lot because of scam hookup sites. If you know the dating scams and how to steer away from them, you can be certain of making the best of this tool to find your ideal hookup partner. Below are five dating scams you should watch against.

1. What You See Is Not Always Real

 

“An Illusion or reality?”

“An Illusion or reality?”

Before you send a message to the person behind the stunning beautiful picture, make sure it’s not the image of a model whose picture you haven’t seen or an edited picture of Angelina Jolie. Some of the scammers will use pictures of beautiful women, those they pick up from the internet. Such people will often post just one picture on their profile. One of the biggest such perpetrators is the adult friend finder dating website. In fact, if you read almost any adult friend finder review (read it here), you will likely see positive results that don’t brand adultfriendfinder.com as a scam. Make sure you request for more pictures. Even then, you can’t be certain she’ll not visit her picture store and pull up more pictures of the same artist or model. There are tools you can use to find out if a photo is true or edited. You can upload that hot picture on www.tineye.com. The site will show you other internet pages and places where that same photo can be found.

2. How Smooth Is the Communication

 

“Communication pattern will tell you a lot”

“Communication pattern will tell you a lot”

Most people join online dating sites with the intention of finding love or sex partners very quickly, but if it is too quick, you should be careful. It is characteristic of scammers to respond to messages eagerly and very fast. They do not waste time talking about sex, they hardly take the time to know you, and they’ll seem so true. This can make your heart skip and skip and skip, but hold on. Take a breath, and remember that nothing good come that easy. You may be communicating with a robot. Humans will take time to read and answer to your messages. If you do not feel the human touch behind the words, you should move on. Do not sell yourself cheap as well. Even if the profile is real, it will not be a great sign to start with a stranger who is just too eager to get into your game. Scammers know that you are joining the website because you’re desperate to find a hookup partner and they will definitely exploit the blindness of your love. If you pay attention to messages you receive, you can detect scripted messages. You may not be surprised that the same message you receive is delivered to everyone who hits on that profile. You should be wary of those online dating sites filled with profiles displaying beautiful pictures. They’re just all too beautiful, you would wonder if they can’t find love in real life. Get a check on that website before you join.

3. Beware of Websites Where You Pay for Signups

 

“Are you putting your money to a good use or is it a scam?”

“Are you putting your money to a good use or is it a scam?”

Some scam hook up sites will require you to register before you can become a full-fledged member. You’ll need to upgrade to a premium or platinum level in order to be able to send a message to women whose profiles catch your attention. You can be sure that you’re dealing with people who just want to get your credit card information and screw you real dry. Normally, serious women will want to meet real men, and serious women will prefer free dating sites where their chances of hooking up and meeting men will increase rather than staying on sites that restrict membership. This doesn’t mean that some genuine websites do not require registration for certain services. Dating websites are owned by people who always need to make a living, and they do not run the web site on nothing. But you should take the time to read reviews of genuine websites before you sign up.

4. Dating Websites Do Not Protect You: You Do!

Besides dealing with scam hookup sites, you’ll also have to deal with individuals who’re out to prey on others. This could be for financial reasons, sexual harassment or other internet related crimes. You’ll find sex offenders who pretend to be the best gentlemen; they prey their victims on free online dating sites. You have the responsibility to detect such scams, and to protect yourself. Avoid giving out information about your home, your identity, and your profession to strangers. Some people even give the description of themselves, post pictures that reveal their location, and hand out sensitive information on sex offenders hoping they are dealing with respectable people. Keep your profile simple, and never go to hook up at a guy’s place the first time. Always make sure you verify the identity of the person you want to hook up with.

5. Hunt Close to Home

 

“Go for someone in close proximity”

“Go for someone in close proximity”

Long distance relationships hardly turn well, and serious people will like to hunt close to home. Sex predators and other criminals will not dare hunt close to home for fear of getting caught easily. You should make sure that the person you’re chatting with is not far from your location, and that there are things about him that you know. The best thing would even be trying to see if the person can identify certain places you know nearly, without running the risk of totally exposing your location. Women who are after money will want to deal with men at a distance. They make men think that they are game, and start asking for money transfer to travel. Some of the women will start talking about bad things happening in their families, like a mother who is terminally ill, a cousin who’s in jail, and many other stories that will arrest the sympathy of men. You may want to think again before continuing communication. Once you feel that something is not just working, it is best to cut the communication immediately and block the person.

Stopping scam hookup sites is not difficult if you fight against the excitement of hooking up quickly. You may want to google profile names of certain persons. You may not be surprised to find out the same names feature in forums and websites for dating site scam detection. Before you start dialing a phone number, make sure it is real. You may also be dialing an expensive hotline number. Using video communicating device is important as well. Yahoo Messenger and Skype allow you to talk with videos. By using videos, you can determine if you’re talking with humans or robots. You should always request for the person’s yahoo ID and Skype. Where there are hesitations, you’ll know that there is nothing serious. Before signing up on any dating website, you may also want to find out if there is a great customer service in place to handle inquiries. Good websites will block scammers once they get reports of abuse or misconduct. By taking note of the above scams and how to avoid them, you’ll certainly sign up on the right dating site and enjoy numerous hookups.

Make Women Want To Meet You: Create a Killer Dating Profile & Stop Struggling Online!

by Kenneth Salinas on May 3, 2013

cartoon on online dating

Your online dating profile is 99% of the game!

Have you ever wondered how to meet girls online? What does it take to meet someone you want to go out with? Is it that easy or is it as complicated as meeting people at bars or clubs? Well, the answer to these questions is more than just YES or NO. The thing is; if you decide to meet the girls of your dreams online, you have to learn some strategies starting with having a super profile. Because men struggle with how to meet girls online, the online dating masters at meeting-women-online.com have released a tactics guide that helps men of all ages meet girls, for free. It includes advanced online dating strategies that help men maximize their chances when dating online – and there’s a strong emphasis on how to create a great dating profile.

Your profile is a summary of who you are as a person. With so many guys out there desiring to meet a nice girl; you have to stand out to be noticed. And the gateway of showcasing this remarkable person you want to be online is your profile. That being said, you have to create a killer dating profile if you want to stand out in the crowd. This is the first step to do if you want to learn how to meet girls online.

Importance of a Killer Dating Profile

bad dating profile drawing light blue

Bad dating profiles turn women off

First, let us start by describing just what a killer dating profile is. Obviously, a killer profile is something that attracts women and brings in the engagement you need. These are profiles that often are rewarded with a lot of responses as compared to other profiles.Boring unattractive profiles will unlikely get any attention. With the gazillion profiles out there, a killer profile will come at the top and stand out from the competition. As a result, you maximize the chances of you scoring some dates.

How to create a Killer Dating Profile

Creating a killer profile, as mentioned above, is very important if you want to really master how to meet girls online. You can start by doing the following things.

  1. Brainstorm. On a blank sheet of paper, write down who you are starting with your interest, hobbies, your values, things you like and don’t like, your job, what you like to do on holidays, files and other things you do and don’t like that comes into your mind. The truth is brainstorming makes the foundation of the killer profile you would want to have. That is why you need to set time for this to write both your strong and weak points.
  2. Create a clear statement of who you are. Don’t be afraid to tell people who you are. This can attract those women you would like to go out with. There’s really no need to go over the top. Sure you would like to make the girls think you are approachable and somebody deserving of a fun and comfortable date. The internet, the screen and all these online gadgets made the online dating so surreal and standoffish; don’t make your profile add to this. So say things you want to say that will clearly represent who you are and who you want to meet.
  3. Don’t sound bitter. Yes, during your brainstorm, you should want to write your likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. However, this does not mean you will write it as though you are bitter. You would want to be lively and be seen as passionate about life. You can mention things you don’t want but you have to write it in a light note. Just make sure you sound sincere.
  4. Trim down your introduction. With all you have said and published, change what seems to be turning women off. Observe what words work and what not.

Remember to work on your first impression.

hello pastel drawing of woman holding up a sign

You only get one chance to make a good first impression!

Undeniably, the first few minutes of meeting someone online is purely based on physical attraction. This is a crucial stage to make Ms. Right click on your profile. Here are some steps to gear up your game:

  1. Invest on a nice profile picture. If you will be posting your recent picture, you have to accentuate your best asset. Study what angle will make you look best in front of the camera. You may also wear a shirt which color best compliments your skin tone. Girls can be very visual, too. They like a guy who knows how to groom himself and knows what looks good on him.
  2. Attract the same wavelength. As the old saying goes, “birds of the same feather flock together”. If there is a particular quality you want your future girlfriend to have, dress up to it. Like, if you want to have a girl-next-door type, you also have to portray a boy-next-door profile. If you like to have someone nerdy, you have to make your profile nerdy, too.
  3. Eye to eye. Girls love staring at the eyes. Project a sincere look. Just be yourself. By then, you will be attracting the girls within your wavelength.

Of course, once you get to have the desired clicks and responses, be sure you keep girls’ attention on you. You would need to know how to be at the top of the game and flirt a little, or may be a little more. Sometimes it pays to turn up the heat a little bit more. After all, it’s a dating site.
So, after the initial face-value browsing, your game should take a leap on getting-to-know-each-other stage. Here are some subtle, yet sexy moves, on how to get a girl hooked:

  1. Flash a “toothpaste commercial” smile. Most girls notice a great smile first even before they look on your shirt and your body. Nothing beats a warm friendly smile. This makes her feel welcome and safe. Girls want to bank on security in all aspects of life. A non-threatening smile is an assurance that they are in good company.
  2. Be confident. Girls want somebody who is confident and comfortable with himself. Your body language is seen even on webcams. A right amount of confidence makes these girls think that you are fun to talk with. And, somehow, fun to be with when you finally decide for a meet-up.
  3. Sit tall. This should really be stand tall if you are not on your computer. And since you are on a webcam conversation, sitting tall is proper. The good news is your back pain on holding your shoulders high would never go unnoticed. Your chest would be emphasized and your bulging tummy would be tucked underneath your shirt. This would give an illusion of a well-toned sexy body.
  4. Make your eyebrows work. If you are in a conversation, and you want to emphasize on a certain point-of-view, you may raise your eyebrows, sexily. Girls do this too but, you don’t have to overdo yours like they do. Just, learn the perfect timing.
  5. Mouth alone cannot do all the talking. Some girls freak out over talkative guys. Make your eyes talk, too. Remember the song lyrics “You say it best when you say nothing at all.”

What have you learned so far?

Catching up on a neighborhood crush is so old-school. Today, you can widen your horizons and look for ways on how to meet girls online. The internet shows you a lot of potential dates like you are browsing in a catalogue. Proper online profile is the key to finding the right one.

Long-lasting Celebrity Marriages

by Kenneth Salinas on March 8, 2013

It is a refreshing change to write about celebrities who have been successful in both their professional and personal lives. In this day and age of marriages and divorces or separations it is good to talk about those couples whose marriages have withstood the pressures of their careers and who have supported each other through the ups and downs that life has to offer.

A celebrity couple who has stayed together for years is Danny DeVito and his wife Rhea Perlman. They have been in a relationship since 1970 and they were married in 1982. Rhea has been a successful actress in both the world of television and cinema. Danny is a well known actor and comedian. He is also a producer and director and has won a Golden Globe and an Emmy. The couple has a daughter Lucy, who has joined the world of acting, another daughter Grace and a son named Jacob. This is a couple who have stayed together through the trials of time.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been married for twenty four years. They have two children of their own and two from their previous marriages. Tom is a respected actor, director and producer in Hollywood. He has proved his acting skills in a wide range of roles from being a comic character to his role in “Forest Gump” which one him an award. Rita has had an equally successful career as an actress, producer and a singer.

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are separating after 30 years of marriage.

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are separating after 30 years of marriage.

 

Kelly Preston and dancer, singer and actor John Travolta have been married since 1991. They have had two children. The death of their son has been a devastating moment for them and John specially has started neglecting himself. Kelly has been the stronger and is trying her best to help him overcome his grief.

A celebrity couple whose marriage has lasted for twenty four years in the face of illness is Michael Fox and Tracy Pollan. They were married in 1988 and have four children. They are both actors and producers, while Michael is also a director and a writer. He gave up acting a few years after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, when he was quite young.

This is the longest in the list of shortest celebrity marriages.

This is the longest in the list of shortest celebrity marriages.

Warren Beatty and Annette Bening have been married for twenty years in spite of their age difference and Warren’s reputation as a playboy. The couple has four children. They have both been well known in the field of acting while Warren has made a name for himself as a producer, director and writer as well.

These are truly Hollywood power couples who have stayed with each other through thick and thin.

Measuring Success with Health

by Kenneth Salinas on March 7, 2013

There are enormous benefits of being in shape. These benefits are not only related to your physical health, but also your emotional and mental health. The shape you are in will be a major determinant in how much you are affected by stress, depression, illnesses and diseases. The more out of shape you are, there is a higher likely hood of you living a life full of complications. Self-esteem takes a major hit if you are out of shape and anxiety can strike at any time. These are important factors that people need to think about when considering how successful they are or want to be.


The definition of success varies with each and every human being. You will hardly find any two people who recognize the exact same factors to measure success. Success shouldn’t just be measured by only where you work and the level of your job, even though these two are very big factors, because some people consider health or family to be higher up on the list. Some of you might be a little baffled as to why health and family are so important in success because some of you consider health is a non-issue because you have never gotten sick or the thought of having a family is just not there.

Become More Optimistic to Improve Health and Success

Become More Optimistic to Improve Health and Success

However, the joy a family can bring into your life is unmatchable to that of a promotion at work or buying a new car. If you are married and have children, think about the time when you had to go away for a couple of days. Weren’t those the two loneliest days of your life? Moreover, health might be even more important than family because everything you are able to do in life is linked to your physical and mental health in one way or another. Just for a second think about the misery you felt the last time you got the flu. It might have been the worst couple of days in your life. Now imagine if you were constantly feeling the bad effects of an illness. You wouldn’t even be able to carry out the simplest of tasks, yet alone succeed at your job. This is the simplest example as to why health is so important if you want to be a successful individual.

Health Happiness & Success

Health Happiness & Success

People who are in better shape deal with stress more effectively. Stress is one of the leading reasons why so many people are affected with maladies that can permanently disable you. Stress that is left untreated lowers your bodies resistance to all types of problems and is usually the cause for high blood pressure, cancer and heart disease. The next time you are feeling a little overworked and antsy about something instead of keeping it in or popping a prescription pill into your mouth, go out for a nice brisk walk or a light job. You will instantly feel lighter and better. Even a couple of minutes of getting your mind off of all those worries can help you feel better.

What You Should Expect in Microsoft Windows 8

by Kenneth Salinas on March 6, 2013

Windows 7 did not stay around for long before Microsoft began on its ambitious plan of making a new and presumably more powerful operating system, Windows 8. Having previewed the new personal computer operating system on their YouTube channel, Microsoft in June, waiting consumers can have a little knowledge of what they should expect of the upcoming version of Windows from Microsoft. It is expected that a complete version of Windows 8 is going to be released in the fall of 2012, which is just three years since its soon-to-be predecessor, Windows 7 was released. That known, many people are wondering what they should expect of the new operating system from Microsoft.

Windows 8 for Touchscreens

According to the previews provided by Microsoft as well as rumors around technology blogs, Windows 8 is definitely designed for touchscreens. However, if you are intending to use it on a personal computer that does not have a touchscreen, you will still be able to use your keyboard and mouse to navigate around this operating system. Microsoft understands how touch technology has become more and more intuitive especially with its introduction and spread on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Therefore, expect to use your keyboard and mouse minimally with Windows 8.

Windows 8 touchscreen laptops see slow start

Windows 8 touchscreen laptops see slow start

A Metro Style User Interface

If you are used to your standard desktop, brace yourself for a new style, the Metro Style user interface. This is a design language of Microsoft that is known to have been used previously with Windows Media Center as well as Windows Phone 7. You will have a new start screen with desktop icons having been replaced by tiles that will provide a compact live preview of the apps you will be using. It will now be possible for you to use your touchscreen to navigate to different pages of your start screen in the same way you can do with Google Android. It is also possible to slide between applications that are open. This is an improvement of the Aero Flip that was introduced with Windows 7.

Metro-style Start screen. One key to this system is that certain ...

Metro-style Start screen. One key to this system is that certain …

Apps for Windows 8

If you are used to Windows operating systems without apps, there is going to be a difference this time with Windows 8. Microsoft confirmed in August 2011 that there will be an App Store for the new operating system. This will be a central location for finding and downloading compatible software.

How to Please Men Sexually

by Kenneth Salinas on March 3, 2013

One of the biggest misconception that women have about men is that they are selfless during sex and do not enjoy good sex. Contrary to popular beliefs, men rarely want to indulge in what is known as a ‘quickie’. In reality, they would love nothing more than a long love making session, just as you would. If a man is with a woman that knows what she is doing then it is more likely that his desire to be with her will only increase. The greater the desire – the better it is for the relationship.

There are endless voyages that you can take in the bedroom to make it more enjoyable for both you and him. However, you will not be able to master all the different techniques in one night; therefore, it is vital that you both spend time practicing them. This article will highlight a couple of concepts that can be instrumental in how much you can really please your lover.

Something that most people do not know is that sex requires all the five senses to be working at their optimum levels. When all the senses are alert, even the slightest stimulus is felt and makes your man feel better. Therefore, do not ignore the fact that visually stimulating your partner is just as important as physically stimulating him. This is why lingerie and sexy underwear is a favorite of men and why they find it so hard to control when they see a women wearing one.

Enjoy sexy with your partner

Enjoy sexy with your partner

Moreover, dirty talk is also very important to get their blood pumping. Dirty words have a strange but positive effect on men and they just love it, regardless of how hesitant they might be to indulge in it initially. Some women will find it difficult to talk dirty but they should try to get over this problem slowly. Touching probably the easiest and most effective way to please your man, but the key here is to touch him at his special spots. However, to learn where these spots are will take time and exploration, because it is very likely that your man might not even know himself where he likes to be touched.

Dirty words have a strange but positive effect on men

Dirty words have a strange but positive effect on men

Oral sex is also very important for pleasing a man. However, some women are not really experienced or willing to use this technique, which makes it difficult for some men to get something they really desire. What women need to understand is that this might be the most important aspect of sex, other than intercourse, for a man. A woman can really enjoy giving oral sex if she opens up a little bit and might actually receive some in return.

Enjoy Oral sex

Enjoy Oral sex

Variety is extremely important because getting bored with the same old thing is what causes men to look elsewhere to get something different. Therefore, if you want your man to be loyal do whatever it takes to keep him in your bed instead of somewhere else. Follow these simple techniques and you will have a long and loving relationship.

Tips and Ways of Buying the Right Home

by Kenneth Salinas on March 1, 2013

Buying a new home is not something people do often in their lifetime. In fact, most people buy a home just once and there is not chance to learn from your mistakes. What does this mean on the decisions you make while buying a home? They should be the right ones; otherwise, you are going to regret having ever bought that home whose costs was extremely high. Here are some of the important tips you need to consider when buying a home:

Get an Independent opinion from an Architect or Engineer

The real estate agent is just a sales person who might not know the actual condition of a home. The home might be looking strong and solid but you never know. You need to get an independent architect or a structural engineer and have him or her assess the home before you buy it. A report from such a professional is the only way you can ascertain the actual condition of the home you are about to buy. Ensure the person you are getting the report from does not work with the real estate agent since they might collude.

Don’t Believe the Agent or Seller

Agents and house sellers are out there to make a sale and get either commission or profit. They are likely to tell you a lot of information, which will make you wan to buy the particular house they are selling. Their objective is to print a positive image of the home you are about to buy. Do not believe then. It is better to use your own judgment or get an experts advice on what they are telling you.

DON'T BELIEVE THE AGENT OR SELLER

DON’T BELIEVE THE AGENT OR SELLER

Know Home Values in the Specific Area You Want to Buy a Home

It is very important to ensure you know the home values of the place where you want to buy a home. Most real estate sales agents will use other places to show you that the house on offer is being sold affordably. Ensure you check on the prices of other similar homes in that specific location. Locations affect the prices of homes and this will ensure you are not reaped.

Get an Impendent Settlement Lawyer or Agent

When it comes to the time of settlement, ensure you get an independent person to finalize the sale agreement or your lawyer. Do not depend on the settlement agent who works for the real estate agency selling you a home.

Know the home values of the place where you want to buy a home

Know the home values of the place where you want to buy a home

You also need to ensure you have adequate time, consider any other extra cost and know the insurance costs homeowners in the region you want to buy a home are paying, and so on.