Profiles

Tonya, 34, was a classic online-dating skeptic, but when her parents pleaded with her to try—and offered to pay for six months on Usadatingdirect.com, she relented—though she bargained it down to three months. “I thought, ‘What the heck, it’s not like I’m going to meet the love of my life!’” says Tonya, who had been married before (and has a 12-year-old daughter). Meanwhile, Frank, 41, a lifelong bachelor....................

Dating Tips

  • How to make your dates successfulYour crush has finally asked you out and you're going on a date. Or you have been dating a lot of people...
  • Always look your bestYou'll want to present your best self to your date, so take the time to choose the clothes that suit you...
  • Have fun! Find something about your date to enjoy. After all, you most probably wouldn't be out with someone if you didn't share a common interest...

Do look for a positive trait

Most people go to a lot of trouble to get ready for a date. They also spend a lot of time and effort into planning a date. You will boost their ego by complimenting their appearance. They will also be flattered that you appreciate all the effort it took to set up the date.

Keep the conversation rolling by asking questions and sharing stories. Listen to your date when they tell you what books they like to read, what kind of music they listen to, and what they like to do. Share quirky stories about yourself that show off your interests and personality.