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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

How to Meet Women on Facebook and Other Social Networking Sites

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Social networking is still all the rage. MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, Friendster, LinkedIn, Meetup, Orkut, Moli... just to name a few! The press they get is mixed. People finding lost friends, making new friends, and even finding love.

And so begs the question. Can social networking sites really be used to find a date? Dare we ask, to find love? And how does one attempt to meet someone using these social networking sites? Here are three great ways to do it:

1. Grow your circle of friends. Link up with people you know directly, and then try and link up with people they know! You may also have people ask to be friends with you first from groups you may join or based on posts you may make. Just make sure to watch out for spammers as well as the notorious 'Russian strippers.' MySpace (does anyone still use that horrific site?) and other sites have become a haven for porn spam and other assorted crap.

And remember, the more friends you have, the more likely you are to find friends in common. Not only does this lead to that ever popular 'six degrees of Kevin Bacon' game, but it also gives you an 'in' if you like someone that shares a mutual friend with you - just have your mutual friend introduce you!

2. Join some singles and/or common interest groups. Facebook is best for this one. Whether you are Jewish, homosexual, into green dating or you feel compelled to be one of the "one million people who think that Heather Mills is a money grabbing whore" (yours truly is a member), you can easily find an interest group of like-minded people.

But don't just sign up for one of these groups and do nothing - start posting! I recently piped in on a group that was complaining about how all the people they were meeting online sucked - and got a thank you email from the group's organizer... a total hottie!

3. Reconnect with some long-lost friends. Ever have a woman that you met online, maybe went out with once or twice, but lost touch with due to no fault of either of you? Or how about that girl from high school that gave you a woody when you saw down her shirt in 10th grade, but you never went up to her and made your move? Well now that you have been reading this column, you should have all the tools you need to make up for lost time! Hehehe... I said tool.

But seriously, Facebook has an excellent system for finding people you may know that are also members - either by scanning your email contact lists or looking for people that share a number of mutual friends with you. I have definitely found some interesting people on there.

Good luck!

Alexander Stone & Stephen David
Copyright 2008 - All rights reserved
Online Dating Edge / Approach Dynamics

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Works with blogging too- I've met a number of women through my blog. I post on their blog, they post on mine... then we meet... then I smile.
I won't put my info on the sign in below, don't want my cover blown!

Mike D said...

Heather Mills IS a money-grabbing whore. I can't believe they had her as a judge on the Miss America pageant. That's crap.

Anonymous said...

MySpace is still great- just ignore the spam! SPAM is everywhere, EVEN ON FACEBOOK!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to your spot on Sirius. I'm a big fan of Candace's show.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to your spot on Sirius. I'm a big fan of Candace's show.

Chloe said...

Battle of the Sexes is going to be hot on Thur night! Some things Candace (and inquiring minds) will def want to know more about . . . russian strippers . . . "total hottie" group organizers . . .reconnecting with the girl from 10th grade . . .

I'll be listening!

RyanDixon said...

I am also a big fan of Blogging to meet women. Now days with the internet being everyone's go to place for everything it is a great way to meet people from all walks of life. I have talked to many great people and made some great friends. Thanks for your contribution, Ryan