Love is out there - for everyone
You may be starting out on the dating circuit or you may be a dating veteran. Regardless of where you are in life, and how much success or failure you have had - there is love out there, for you. Many people have given up on the search because every date they went on turned out to be a true disaster or disappointment. Some people even were insulted on their date, so naturally the whole concept of dating may cause some apprehension. The bottom line is that you have to think of dating like a lottery. Not a powerball type lottery with 1-in-292 million but more like 1-in-twenty type of lottery which means you will almost always win if you keep at it.
Population of earth: 7.7 billion
So, if you have the crazy idea that "nobody is out there" - think again because 7.7 billion is a very, very big number. Your odds of finding your soulmate increase exponentially once you look at that number. Your soulmate is out there and it's your job to find that person using the tools of today: technology and networking. There are dozens of dating sites out there and it's worth taking the time to sign up to as many as you feel comfortable with. If a particular site attracts certain people you want to avoid - just don't sign up there. The key is to get yourself out in front of the crowd because it greatly increases your chances of finding that perfect match. Sure, you may have to decline a lot of offers to meet, but that's actually a good sign becuase it means people are seeing you and one of those people might be your soulmate. So keep at it and don't get discouraged if you get zero connections. If you find yourself getting few or no connections on a given dating site then make sure your profile is complete and make sure it tells the story of "who you are" exactly and without fibbing. If you lie on a dating site just to find a potential date, you are wasting your time and the other persons time becuase once you meet in real life those lies are exposed very quickly.
The power of networking
Almost every person over the age of 17 knows someone that is single. They also know that person would love to find their soulmate. The problem is that person may not know you are looking for the same thing so you two will never meet. Networking is simply telling friends, relatives, co-workers, etc that you want to find someone special in your life and to ask them to keep their eyes out for a potential match. Many (many) parents of young adults in their 20's know if their son or daughter is looking for someone special in their life so get the word out that you are looking too. You might be very, very surprised at how many people start pointing you to their friend, son, daughter, or relative that they think would be a godo fit for you.
Contact that Crush
Who hasn't had a crush in high school or college? And who isn't kicking themselves today because they didn't have the strength to go and say hi but really, really wanted to? It happens, to everyone, and often times when you are out of school, an introduction is 10x easier. If you had a crush on someone or simply had dreams about that person - try to find them and say hi. We recommend using ClassMates.com for that search as they have the largest collection of yearbooks and schools online for searching. Well worth the investment of time and a little $ in case that crush turns into love.
The List of Online Dating SitesThe following list of sites does not represent all of the sites out there. These are the more popular dating sites. Do you homework! If one site doesn't seem to have the right kind of people, just don't sign up there. Research the site and find out what other people say. Your soulmate is out there somewhere!