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Interview with A Top Tier Dating Coach: Eddy Baller



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by Richard | 1:22 p.m. | October 21st 2016

If we are asked what the most important thing in life is, dating and relationships are going to be the answer for so many people. It is human nature to seek relationships with others. Some may do it for fun and some do it to create a new life.

There are not many people in the world who can give better dating advice than top tier dating coaches. They are professionals possessing masterful skill in dating and flirting with all types of people. Not just that, they are best at interpersonal skills as well as philosophy and sociology.

Because of their knowledge, these dating coaches are well-known for bringing a successful dating life to their clients. Our dating coach for today's interview is Eddy Baller from http://ultimatemanbuilder.com/

From his extensive dating experience, Eddy believes that personal development and masculinity are the core part of being a confident man that eventually leads to an awesome relationship.

Let’s hear what he has to say about the life of a dating coach.

What life experience made you decide that you would like to be a dating coach?

Eddy Baller HeadshotIt was a lot of experiences with women. 1000+ dates as well as my personal development experiences which made me a stronger man. I overcame depression and social anxiety as well as some health problems I was going through. It was a long journey but in the end I discovered that I could teach other men what I had learned.

What was your dating life like before you became a dating coach?

It was amazing. That's why I became a dating coach.

How does being a dating coach affect your own love life? Do you apply the same rules and matching techniques to your own dating habits?

I'm not a matchmaker so there are no matching techniques. I teach guys how to overcome their fears and approach the women they'd like to meet. Becoming a dating coach meant that I was talking to and dating even more women than I had previously because I had to demonstrate (approaching) for clients. I always lead by example and this is one of the perks of my work.

Do you have some requirements for your clients?

They have to be in a place in life where they can commit to serious change and training. It takes time to get good at this stuff and to build genuine confidence, so guys who aren't feeling enough pain typically won't commit. They have to really want it.

Is there a universal strategy that works for all dating advices?

Courage.

Do you have a specific dating advice for BBW?

For large women? Hit the gym and stay away from all processed foods.

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Is there a specific trait that prevents someone from having a successful relation?

For men, it's passivity. The moment the man relinquishes his dominance and leadership is the moment his wife/girlfriend is going to start losing attraction. Too many guys get comfortable taking a backseat in their relationships but women will tire of taking the lead very fast. Soon, they'll be looking for "a real man", meaning a guy who takes charge.

If there’s one piece of advice you’d have for singles who are looking for a partner, what would it be?

You have to take risk and face rejection. There's no way around this if you want to find a great partner. Too many guys settle because they will take whomever shows up in their lives instead of choosing the right women. To find the right woman you have to ut yourself out there, ask different women on dates, and accept that some of them simply won't be interested.

This is the end of our interview with Eddy Baller. Check back our blog next week and read more interview in our dating coach interview series!

Best Christian Dating Sites in 2017



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by Vic Corts | 8:38 a.m. | October 11th 2016

Ready to fall in love again? Okay, okay, that is a little bit much, a little bit too quickly. Let us try again. Are you ready to put yourself out there and start dating again? Looking to find someone with the same Christian beliefs, values and interests as you? Mainstream dating sites can be a bit daunting to sift through making it hard to find a couple who share the same faith in God as you.

Christian dating sites allow you to get even more specific and search for people of the same denomination. The following Christian dating sites have made it easy for you to search and find a dating partner. Or at the very least, meet some really interesting people and potential friends with the same believe while trying. Here are a few of our top picks for best Christian dating sites in 2017. 

The following recommendations are based off of a few factors: the fact that these sites have performed well in the past, have a strong database of active people using the site and whether or not they are easy to use and navigate, which makes all the difference. 

Christian Cupid

Christian Cupid is one of the best Christian dating sites out there. In addition to looking and finding love with a future partner, Christian Cupid allows you to connect with people solely with the intention of finding friends who have the same faith. Christian Cupid connects individuals worldwide and is part of a network that has over 30 reputable dating websites. Needless to say, they know what they are doing.

Christian Cupid Homepage

Estrablished in 2000, Christian Cupid have gotten the reputation going for them as they have helped connect over 30 million people from all over the world, specifically in parts of North and South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. They have extremely huge amount of user members and easy to navigate.

ChristianCupid.com develops some of the best features for dating website and is extremely user-friendly. Two of the key factors that make it so friendly and popular are their multilingual interfaces and language translation tools. For this reason alone people have chosen this sight because the have the liberty and the tools that allow them to connect with others from around the world and not just their state or country.

Christian Cupid has a very good security system. As part of their commitment to helping you stay safe, they have implement an advanced fraud prevention system into their network and routinely perform member checks to prevent fake profiles and to ensure that no one has hacked into your account. Christian Cupid is also extremely easy to navigate and has been in operation since 2000.

The Christian Connection

Since its beginning in September of 2000, Christian Connection has won a surprising amount of awards for its incredible online dating presence in the Christian world. It’s latest award was granted by the UK Blog Awards Ceremony in 2016 where it was highly recommended and lauded. News related to this site and its rapid growth have been posted in The Guardian, on BBC, The Huffington Post and The Daily Telegraph. 

Christian Connection Homepage

Part of their success is built off of their continual research. For example, in 2012 Christian Connection conducted the largest survey of single Christians in the UK that has ever been done. They surveyed, talked with and collected the data of over 3,000 singles and took their information and compiled it into something unique, innovative and informative. From these needs an even better and more highly-defined dating site was born, or re-born, to be correct.

This site targets Christian singles of every denomination and every age group and targets, more specifically, the following countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, United States, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. There are a few subscription fees that people should be aware with three different types of membership to choose from: basic members, fully paid profile, and a free trial subscription. A free member is only able to navigate the site with limited features and cannot interact much with other singles.

Christian Connection site stands behind their slogan, which is also their belief, that believers tend to make better lovers. When people are rooted deeply into their faith tradition, the site says, everything seems to grow quite beautifully from this strong and comforting foundation.

Christian Cafe

Christian Cafe has not had the greatest ratings and reviews throughout the past few years but it seems to be on the rise for the upcoming of 2017. It has definitely had its fair share of successes and has linked together (and even married!) over 25,000 couples since its beginning in 1999. If that doesn’t speak for this site’s success, we don’t know what will. 

Christian Cafe homepage

This site is independently Christian owned, which sets it apart from other sites with a larger member base, and has its roots in small beginnings. It offers its users a free 10 day trial period and then asks you to buy a month-to-month membership after that. 

Christian Cafe, like other Christian dating sites, has expanded itself internationally, allowing Christians to meet Christians from all ends of the world. While it allows its customer base to reach out, literally, to one end of the world, its charm (and success!) is that it allows you to remain connected in a more intimate and private way. Instead of sifting through 150,000 user profiles (in your city!) you have a fewer to choose from. 

Users can be more specific in terms of what they are looking for when it comes to few profiles to sift through. If nothing else, we think that this is a great “wing-man” profile to set up, in addition to using a larger site. Dipping your toes in all types of water is good to get a feel for what types of things you are looking for and what types of things you do not want. 

Christian Lifestyle

Sign up for free and create a basic profile with Christian Lifestyle. If you are looking to get a little more serious, there is a choice to subscribe for a premium package as low as $13.99 (if you purchase a 3 month package up front) for additional tools.

Christian Lifestyle homepage

Christian Lifestyle is one of the fastest growing Christian dating sites and is designed specifically for ages 18 to 55. It targets a more liberal audience than most other Christian dating sites out there and allows people to connect with straight, gay, lesbian, queer and even transgendered individuals from all over the world as Christian Lifestyle operates in over 100 different countries.

This platform is user-friendly with 24/7 support to assist user inquiries and solve any unexpected issues. One of this sites most helpful features, besides its outstanding safety features, is the Rapid Match option. This option lets you view 10 eligible singles each day based on their physical proximity and where they are currently living. Other key features include: an on-site chatroom, audio and visual options for chat, and a communal forum, giving you a lot of options for chatting and interacting with other singles.

Like most other dating sites Christian Lifestyle allows you to look for all of the things that excite you about sharing a future partner. Narrow the search down by looking for things like specific hair colors, eyes, height, age, hobbies, education, denomination, whether or not someone has kids, and so much more.

Good luck and happy dating! There are plenty of great sites out there that will get Christians out there for some fun and healthy dating. God has a plan for each of our lives and we know that this, however it unfolds for you, is a part of something really great. 

Interview with A Top Tier Dating Coach: Larry Euro



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by Richard | 8 a.m. | October 7th 2016

If we are asked what the most important thing in life is, dating and relationships are going to be the answer for so many people. It is human nature to seek relationships with others. Some may do it for fun and some do it to create a new life.

There are not many people in the world who can give better dating advice than top tier dating coaches. They are professionals possessing masterful skill in dating and flirting with all types of people. Not just that, they are best at interpersonal skills as well as philosophy and sociology.

Because of their knowledge, these dating coaches are well-known for bringing a successful dating life to their clients. Our dating coach for today's interview is a dating coach and bootcamp instructor in Toronto, Larry Euro from https://larryeuro.com/.

From his extensive experience, Larry has been increasing his customers’ confidence, social and dating skills within only 3 days through his personal one-on-one bootcamp. His strategies have been proven effective that can “take charge of your life” with all types of people in all situations.

Let’s hear what he has to say about the life of a dating coach.

What life experience made you decide that you would like to be a dating coach?

I just realized that this is what I have always been quietly doing in the background all my life. I was advising friends on the topic of women, as well as constantly questioning life in regards to gender dynamics and sexual marketplace. This is just a natural fit for me, paired with my extrovertedness.

What was your dating life like before you became a dating coach?

Larry EuroI started off by being completely oblivious to the signals girls were giving me. More than once did I get invited over to a girl’s place only to go to bed with her, stare at the ceiling for a bit and then turn my back to her and sleep. Then I had the classical case of being a total pushover during my first-ever long-term relationship. This occurred during my college years and I was a completely clueless late bloomer.

How does being a dating coach affect your own love life? Do you apply the same rules and matching techniques to your own dating habits?

It is extremely important to know what’s going on around you, and I am not talking politics or current events. The sexual market is evolving and I am keeping a close eye, so that I don’t ever lose. Relationship game is different nowadays too compared to five or fifty years ago. Being a dating coach does not affect my life, it goes the other way around: I have such a strong interest in interpersonal relationships that I decided to start a business about it.

What is the most important thing when giving relationship advice to your client?

The most important thing is to realize where they are coming from. Some people would have difficulties just ordering coffee and being decisive about it, and speaking legibly. In this scenario, you really have to take a step back and touch on the basics. Other clients are making a killing with online dating but are lacking the body language and verbal skills to initiate street-level contact. I adjust to each client and advise on what’s best for them.

What is the most asked question from your client? And why?

Clients ask a lot of why’s, and the reality is that life is simply random and absurd at times. Live in the now and don’t overthink. At the end it all boils down to action and moving forward.

Do you have some requirements for your clients?

They have to be willing to help themselves and admit their shortcomings. I want to put it out there, I have a never-ending list of shortcomings. I am not as open-minded as I would like to be, get caught up in laziness, selfishness and denial. But they say, the first step to dealing with a personal issue is admitting it. This is what I truly want from clients, to realize where they stand and that there is a long way to go. There is no magic pill or bootcamp for it all.

I also can’t stress enough how important your internal beliefs are. You can wear the most expensive suit or most expensive watch, and still be an incredibly dull and undesirable partner.

Is there a universal strategy that works for all dating advices?

Deep inside, each and every one of us knows exactly what needs to be done. With endless resources on the internet, we just make excuses to not get up and go, and instead read another article or feel-good motivational piece. The truth is, the only way to get better at something is to allocate time and practise it. Just as with playing a guitar or hitting the gym. So if there were a universal advice, that is to stop finding excuses, suppress your ego and start with the ABCs of human interaction.

Larry Euro giving dating advice

Larry Euro gave dating advices on a dating seminar in Toronto to hundreds of people

Do you have a specific dating advice for BBW?

I grew up in a part of the world where the male-female polarity is very strong and evident. I inherited my taste in women from where I was raised, and this entails being pleasant, feminine and with interesting stories to tell. Hence, I advise girls (really any girls, not only BBW) to not be activists for some support group and instead be their best self, do things for the right reasons and not fight others’ battles.

It was a big shock for me once moving from Eastern Europe to North America when I started noticing that many young women are almost ‘possessed’ by certain ideologies. Girls who identify with ‘fat acceptance’ or Slutwalk were evidently not using their own brain, but riding the wave of the feeling of belonging (to said groups) and attention-seeking. Again, my advice is: do things for you.

Is there a specific trait that prevents someone from having a successful relation?

Living in denial and ego. Like I said before, deep inside we all know what the deal is. Men know clearly what it takes to meet a woman, they are just not doing it because they read an article or a statistic that there was another, easier alternative. I also find it disturbing that there is a huge sense of entitlement going around both in men and women, and I think we have to seek a reality check more often as to not be disappointed with our current results. Some men I interact with are so boring and socially uncalibrated when it comes to guy-on-guy interaction, I can only imagine how much worse it gets when talking to women.

How have apps such as Tinder and online dating sites changed the way of dating?

They have certainly provided women with a rich catalog to choose from. One of my female friends was even sorting her matches by income, as the app she used allowed for this. There is something to be said about shifting sexual market values because of the online revolution, but just as with any new phenomena, you can always turn it around to your advantage if you are smart about it. If requested, I provide advice to some of my bootcamp students regarding online dating, and other times over a Skype session.

If there’s one piece of advice you’d have for singles who are looking for a partner, what would it be?

Get up and go. Reading this interview or another feel-good article won’t help, because you are here on your computer and your dream girl is struggling to do her homework in a noisy coffee shop or looking at shoes at the mall. The magic happens only when you leave your doorstep.

Larry showed how to pick up girls naturally in South Korea

This is the end of our interview with Larry Euro. Check back our blog next week and read more interview in our dating coach interview series!

Nerdy Romance and Geeky Dating? Dragonfruit is Specially Crafted for That



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by Vic Corts | 8 a.m. | September 27th 2016

dragonfruit logoDragonfruit is a welcome addition to the ever-expanding world of dating apps, which can certainly benefit from a fresh approach to making new connections. It is specially designed for geeks who are in search of friendship and romance.

Being a dating community for geeks, Dragonfruit unites members by their intellectual affinity and enthusiasm for science fiction, fantasy, technology, video games, comics, and similar pursuits.

Unlike other apps that treat dating as endless photo albums organized by demography, Dragonfruit has its unique and appealing features to match the diverse personalities of its userbase. It is available on both iOS and Andriod.

Overcome the Introversion

Introversion was another important aspect given consideration by the Dragonfruit app development team. Quite a few members of the global geek community tend to be drawn in; this is a trait that can be expected when interests and fixations do not line up with those of the general populace. A young woman who is very much into the Star Wars extended universe can be introverted, but this does not make her antisocial.

Dragonfruit helps members overcome introversion by incorporating precious "elements of geekdom" such as digital badges, which resemble achievement badges from role-playing adventure and fantasy games. There are more than 20,000 badges that show members what their romantic prospects are interested in. If a young Star Wars fan also likes to tinker with Android APKs, her badges will attract like-minded individuals.

As long as their enthusiasm is well-represented, geeks will always be gregarious and tolerant; they welcome diversity in their community, and this is something that is reflected within the app. Instead of rigid filtering by ethnicity, age or other demographics, this app allows unrestricted searches augmented by thoughtfully coded algorithms that return matches that are truly compatible with users.

More Than Just Swiping

dragonfruit user profile sampleNaturally, profiles are everything in the online dating world; this is handled with style by the app. Building up a profile entails answering questions about geek subjects that are present in popular culture, for example: Marvel comics, Star Wars, zombie invasions, and other fandoms.

Complete profile personalization and customization are available. Username, photos and background information can be customized to offer a glimpse at individual traits and quirks instead of superficially swiping left or right; Dragonfruit promotes connections on a deeper level.

Support all Types of Relationship

Dragonfruit is not limited to finding geek soulmates and hookups. A special feature of the app is designed to connect users as friends; in fact, quite a few members who are already in relationships can extend their social networks in this fashion. This friendly feature is ideal for people who may be looking for others who are interested, for example, in the Twin Peaks television saga or in obscure board games made in Germany.

Being able to search for friendship or romance based on special interests is a very neat approach to socializing. Above all, Dragonfruit is about having fun while meeting like-minded individuals who are proud to be part of the geek community.

Interview with A Top Tier Dating Coach: Arica Angelo



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by Richard | 8 a.m. | September 23rd 2016

If we are asked what the most important thing in life is, dating and relationships are going to be the answer for so many people. It is human nature to seek relationships with others. Some may do it for fun and some do it to create a new life.

There are not many people in the world who can give better dating advice than top tier dating coaches. They are professionals possessing masterful skill in dating and flirting with all types of people. Not just that, they are best at interpersonal skills as well as philosophy and sociology.

Because of their knowledge, these dating coaches are well-known for bringing a successful dating life to their clients. Our dating coach for today's interview is Arica Angelo from http://www.aricaangelo.com/. Because of her passion in sharing dating experience, Arica decided to be a dating coach and started helping hundreds of singles to be successful in love since 2008.

Watch the below video to learn more about her.

What life experience made you decide that you would like to be a dating coach?

I decided to become a Dating Coach back in 2008 after a friend suggested I start writing about my dating experiences since I seemed to find it fun and interesting.

I had been in a 7 year marriage and found myself single, in a brand new city with very few friends. To me dating was the vehicle I decided to use to rebuild my new life, rediscover who I was and who I wanted to be.

Come to find out, it was one hell of a ride and so I took my friend up on their suggestion and started writing about it.

What I thought would be simple blogs, turned out to leading me to a path as a Dating Coach. I didn’t even know they existed!

What was your dating life like before you became a dating coach?

My dating life was a blast, with some schooling that had to be had early on. A buddy of mine took my under his wing and taught me the “ropes” of dating. Thanks to him, he taught me what guys meant when they did certain things, what pitfalls to avoid and when a guy was being an asshole and to run like hell.

After having a few bumps and bruises, it became an adventure from there. I was able to learn so much about myself by going out on dates and hearing other people’s stories. I learned what I liked, what I couldn’t stand and what I wanted more of.

How does being a dating coach affect your own love life? Do you apply the same rules and matching techniques to your own dating habits?

Arica Angelo, the dating coachBeing a dating coach affected my love life when the guys I dated got insecure about it. However, the confident ones weren’t affected by it. In terms of my relationships, it’s forced me to get real answers for myself. I feel a keen sense of responsibility with what I do for people, so I remain vigilant to what’s going on inside of me and finding answers for myself, in hopes to give my answers away to my clients.

Do I follow the same rules? Yes and no. Yes because I emphasize heavily on being vulnerable. It’s become part of my makeup so I’ll always do my best to be true to that aspect. In terms of not applying my own rules, I will always be my own guinea pig.

With that said, I’m always stretching things and crossing boundaries. I want to find new rules. If I’m giving the same rules 5 years later, that means I haven’t grown and my clients won’t grow as a result. That to me is unacceptable.

What is the most important thing when giving relationship advice to your client?

The most important thing when I’m giving relationship advice to my clients is to make sure I’m hearing their story and that I follow my intuition. There is no one path for every client. Every person is unique and so my advice needs to be unique to their needs. Following my intuition keeps me vigilant to giving them the advice that will give them the answers they’re searching for.

What is the most asked question from your client? And why?

Everyone wants to know why they haven’t found their someone. Essentially they’re asking “What’s wrong with me?” and “What I’m doing wrong?” We’re used to getting what we want, when we want. Love doesn’t work that way. Nine out of 10 times, it’s an inside job. It’s my job to hold the flashlight to what’s going on inside and shine light into it.

Do you have some requirements for your clients?

My requirements are that my clients can follow direction and remain pliable. If someone is stubborn and set in their ways, it’s a deal breaker. My advice to them is stay single and hope some push over will put up with their crap.

Is there a universal strategy that works for all dating advices?

Arica AngeloThe universal strategy that works for all dating advice is to really love yourself and love yourself damn well. The challenge is it’s a challenge. We’re taught to bully ourselves more than love ourselves. Everyone thinks it’s such a cliché, but it’s a cliché for a reason. It works and invites real love in your life, period.

Do you have a specific dating advice for BBW?

My advice for BBW is to fall in love with you. Love the parts that bring you true joy and if there’s an area you’re not satisfied with, focus to get your desired results. But do not hold someone else accountable for your validation. Validate yourself, it’s your job and you’re worth it! That advice is for everyone.

Is there a specific trait that prevents someone from having a successful relation?

Stubbornness and an inability to forgive is the quickest way to stay single. Some people take pride in these so-called “traits” thinking they make them strong. BS. Those two traits make you lonely.

How have apps such as Tinder and online dating sites changed the way of dating?

Dating apps have taken away peoples excuses. In the past, singles used to always complain to me that there was no one in their area. Now we’re complaining there are too people. Quit complaining and get out there and date. Let go of your agenda and take the time to enjoy the people you date.

If there’s one piece of advice you’d have for singles who are looking for a partner, what would it be?

The one piece of advice I have for singles that are looking for a partner is get real with yourself.

Be honest with yourself, do you really want a partner or is it pressure from society or time? Ask yourself how great your relationships are with the people around you? Chances are if you’re struggling with the relationships around you, you have some work to do and a new partner won’t alleviate that.

If the answer is still yes, then start taking chances. Get out and date. Take good care of yourself and love yourself very well in the process. Keep your heart and mind open. Don’t dictate your journey, because that will get you frustrated from 0-100 real quick. Let go, breathe and find what you enjoy about the people that come across your path. This type of momentum and genuine curiosity sets you up to meet your partner when you least expect it!

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This is the end of our interview with Arica Angelo. Check back our blog next week and read more interview in our dating coach interview series!

Best Asian Dating Sites in 2017



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by Richard | 8:42 a.m. | September 16th 2016

Whether an Asian is looking for a partner of the same ethnicity or a person is looking to date an Asian for the first time, there are numerous dating sites that can help. Many of these sites cater specifically to the Asian community. Having access to so many premium websites is great because it gives people the chance to expand their search and have access to lots of Asians in their area.

With so many Asian-friendly dating websites out there, however, it can be tough to find out which ones are the best. Below is a look at the best Asian dating sites for 2017. These are the ones that people should try first if they plan to enter the Asian dating scene.

1. AsianDating.com

AsianDating.com is ranked at the top of this list thanks to quality members and and easy-to-use interface. It doesn't take very long to get the hang of using this site. It also has a huge user base thanks to the fact that it offers both paid and free dating solutions. This makes it a great choice no matter the size of a person's budget. When users decide that they like the site enough to pay for more premium services, paid plans start as low as $10 a month.

Additionally, the site offers a few special features not found on all dating sites. All plans have access to email and instant messaging social features. However, some plans even give an access to video profiles, which makes it easier to form a deep connection with others.

The biggest drawback to the site is that it has such an active community that a user's inbox can easily become overfilled with messages, making it difficult to reply to everyone. However, some people may consider that a nice problem to have.

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2. Asian Matching

For people who are looking for Asian dating sites that aren't full of Caucasians looking to spice up their dating profiles, Asianmatching.com is the perfect fit. The community of this site is almost completely made up of Asian members. Along with helping Asians find love, the goal of the site is to help those who are looking for something a little less serious than romance. Best of all, it only costs $13.33 a month.

The biggest advantage that Asian Matching has over other Asian websites is that it wants to cater to a wider demographic of Asians. It welcomes not only women and men but also couples looking to add a third in the bedroom. While this may be a little raunchier than some people have in mind, there's definitely a market for it, and Asian Matching addresses that market.

This isn't to say that Asianmatching.com doesn't also address people who are looking for romance. The community is vast, and users are sure to find someone with similar interests.

asian matching homepage

3. AsianFriendFinder.com

The best part about AsianFriendFinder.com is that it offers a true dating experience. This isn't a mail-order bride service or a dating site all about providing one-night stands. This is a site for people who want an honest relationship with someone they find interesting. The site offers a lot of different membership plans that range from $9.74 to $11.99 a month. However, like other dating sites on this list, it allows users to create a profile for free to get a feel for it.

One of the biggest draws to this AsianFriendFinder.com is that it has over 4 million active users around the world. After all, AsianFriendFinder.com is the largest Asian dating website on the internet but that doesn’t mean that over millions of members are Asian. This makes it a great choice for people who are in Asian countries or in the United States.

Another great thing about this site is the ability to filter members by using a lot of perimeters. A simple local search can turn up over 1,000 members in one area, so being able to filter them helps users narrow the results to Asians who have the same interests. The site also offers a Who's Online feature making it easy to flirt and chat up people who are currently on the site.

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4. Korean Cupid

As the name suggests, Korean Cupid is looking to address a certain demographic: Koreans. This includes Koreans looking for other Koreans and people who are simply interested in dating Korean men and women. Joining the website allows users to make a profile for free, making it easy to see what kind of members are on the site. If they like the site, they can become full members by paying $10 a month.

While there are a lot of great features about this site, one of the best is its live video chats. This is the best way to see if two people are compatible and allows for much more intimate online dates than just sending messages back and forth. The biggest drawback to the site is that it caters only to people who are looking for Korean men and women. So if someone is into Japanese or Chinese individuals, this site will offer little help.

Majority of members in Korean Cupid is in the range of age 25 to 44. Although that's a big age range, it can be difficult for those who are looking for a dating partner who is around 18 and 25 or older than 44.

Korea Cupid Homepage

5. Japan Cupid

Cupid sites have made this list multiple times for good reason. They have a winning formula and use it for each site. The biggest difference between these sites is which demographic they target. This time, Japan Cupid targets individuals who are interested in Japanese men and women. Like so many other dating sites, it's free to make a profile, but users have to pay $10 a month before their real journey starts.

The wonderful thing about this site is how many active users it has. There aren't a lot of dead or abandoned profiles. Users update their profiles regularly and are willing to meet new people. While the site is designed specifically for Japanese singles, it also has its fair share of non-Japanese people looking for Japanese partners. This is great because it means Japanese Cupid is providing support for that niche.

While this dating site provides the same kind of features as other Cupid sites, the reason this one makes the list is its success rate. , Japan Cupid features one of the highest success rates of any other site on this list. Maybe that has to do with the site's members or the support on the site. Either way, it's worth noting.

Japan Cupid Homepage

6. Vietnam Cupid

Vietnam Cupid is another great site that, just like Korean Cupid, addresses a specific market: Vietnamese singles. Sometimes, finding Vietnamese people to date can be hard, so this site brings all of the Vietnamese singles in one area together to make it easier for users to find dates. In this regard, it works very well. Joining the site is free, but users have to pay $10 a month before they can start chatting with other members.

The site is very well designed and easy to figure out. Vietnam Cupid also makes it worth upgrading to a Gold membership because the basic membership gives users a limited amount of winks to use. This is important since winks are how users show their interest in one another. Upgrading won't be necessary for everyone, but it at least makes it feel like they're getting more bangs for their buck if they really like to test the waters. The website makes sending payments easy by accepting PayPal and major credit cards.

Vietnam Cupid homepage

When looking for an Asian partner, it's important for people to explore a few different options. Asians have a wide range of colorful personalities. Just because people don't find the right partners for them on one site doesn't mean you should give up. If possible, it is recommended to check out a few of the sites mentioned above to increase their possibilities of finding the perfect Asian partners.

 

Interview with A Top Tier Dating Coach: Scot McKay



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by Richard | 8 a.m. | September 9th 2016

If we are asked what the most important thing in life is, dating and relationships are going to be the answer for so many people. It is human nature to seek relationships with others. Some may do it for fun and some do it to create a new life.

There are not many people in the world who can give better dating advice than top tier dating coaches. They are professionals possessing masterful skill in dating and flirting with all types of people. Not just that, they are best at interpersonal skills as well as philosophy and sociology.

Because of their knowledge, these dating coaches are well-known for bringing a successful dating life to their clients. Our dating coach for today's interview is Scot McKay from deservewhatyouwant.com. Scot is one of the most recognized and effective dating coaches to both men and women on the global stage. Now a four-time Amazon #1 bestselling author, over 400 media outlets have consulted him, including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, BBC, MTV, Lifetime, Men’s Health and The Wall Street Journal.

Let’s hear what Scot want to say about the life of a dating coach

What life experience made you decide that you would like to be a dating coach?

I’ve always been drawn to making a difference in the lives of others. But it was after a difficult divorce in ’03 and my subsequent journey to getting better with women that I decided to help others find the love of their life. A number of my friends (even girlfriends) had suggested I’d be perfect for this role, which pretty much confirmed my purpose.

What was your dating life like before you became a dating coach?

Scot McKayFor much of my life, it was quite inconsistent. But once I made an effort to understand women and become the man they’re attracted to, my fortunes improved dramatically. By the time I met my wife Emily I was routinely dating several women at once, all of whom at any given time were precious and adorable.

How does being a dating coach affect your own love life? Do you apply the same rules and matching techniques to your own dating habits?

Great question. I’ve often said that being immersed in the art and science of dating and relationships on a daily basis has sharpened both my focus and my skill set. It’s not only that I’ve continued to become better at what I do, the spotlight of being somewhat of a public figure serves to keep both Emily and I accountable to maintain our wonderful relationship. Fortunately, with a terrific woman like her around that’s never a burden.

What is the most important thing when giving relationship advice to your client?

Three things, I’d say. First, we’ve got to walk the talk. Second, we’ve got to be able to successfully impart what we know to others. Third, we’ve got to be relatable to those we coach. Perhaps ironically, it’s the past failures and imperfections we’ve redeemed along the way that make us better dating coaches.

What is the most asked question from your clients? And why?

For men, it’s often about how to be the masculine men women want in a feminized world. For women, it’s where to find all the good men. Interestingly, both of those issues come down to confusion among men over their role in today’s post-modern Western society.

Do you have some requirements for your clients?

Absolutely. They have to be mentally sound, adore and respect the other gender and be willing to at least try what we suggest for them. It goes without saying, of course, but they also have to resonate with our general message or we’re not going to be the best fit for them as coaches.

Is there a universal strategy that works for all dating advices?

Yes, and it’s both contrary and disruptive to other dating advice. Instead of the flawed, but extraordinarily popular battle cry to compel others to give you what you want, we challenge both men and women to deserve what they want instead. When two generous, optimistic and level-headed people who “get each other” enter into a relationship, their chances of success are fantastic.

Is there a specific trait that prevents someone from having a successful relationship?

It’s a selfish, even narcissistic mindset that most surely dooms a couple to failure. Unfortunately, that’s pandemic nowadays, even as mainstream dating advice feeds the disease, as it were.

Certainly also, a bitterness or even hatred for MOTOS (members of the other sex) prohibits one from enjoying a happy long-term relationship.

Scot and Emily Mckay

Scot and his wife, Emily Mckay

How have apps such as Tinder and online dating sites changed the way of dating?

There are more dating options than ever, and more potential people to meet and connect with. The problem is that since our “options” don’t present as real, actual people until relatively long after we begin to interact with them, there’s been a deleterious effect on the dating landscape overall. Common respect for one other has decreased dramatically, leading to a rise in fickleness and “ghosting” as we fail to recognize there are real, actual human beings behind each smartphone.

I also believe that relationships and sex have been cheapened even more than ever in recent years, leading many to feel utterly empty inside. Sex is more available than ever, whereas real connection with real people has become all the more elusive.

If there’s one piece of advice you’d have for singles who are looking for a partner, what would it be?

That’s easy. If you’re male, don’t be afraid to proudly represent as a man. If you’re female, be all woman all the time. Despite political posturings and the minority who preach gender irrelevance, the raw building blocks of sexual polarity and attraction remain masculinity and femininity. That’s an international language that will never change.

This is the end of our interview with Scot McKay. Check back our blog next week and read more interview in our dating coach interview series!

From Suave To Scary: My Nightmare Dating Story



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by Richard | 4:42 p.m. | September 2nd 2016

I like to consider myself a fairly typical girl. I'm 29 and dating. I like getting made-up, going out, enjoying life, my friends, and my family. I live in Virginia and love the people, climate, and beach-life very much.

In my dating life, I have had some great experiences along with some really awkward and not so great experiences. Like everyone else I guess, the more you date, the more you experience the full spectrum of the singles scene and even people in general. I've had guys woo me with flowers and consideration and I've had guys make me want to run for the door. This specific date that I am about to divulge was the worst and scariest I have ever been on, changing how I think about dating and safety forever on.

I'll begin by saying that as many of my dates have begun, this one also began with meeting someone online. We will call him “Tre”. I began talking with Tre and felt a great connection. He was very handsome and sincere in his profile and it seemed even more so once we began talking. I liked his voice, his opinions on things, his easy-going nature; I liked it all.

The Date

The date began as you might imagine most dates beginning. I was just a few minutes late, but he was smiling, looking very charming, waiting for me at the popular restaurant we had mutually picked out. Even now things looked really good. He was smiling, holding the door for me, being a total gentleman.

Everything was great, at least for those first, ideal moments. Upon placing our orders with the waiter, he began to question me as to why I supposedly looked interested in the waiter. Immediately taken aback, I denied this crazy line of questioning and tried to shrug it off and just continue onward.

Before anything could get any worse, I could tell something wasn't quite right. I was feeling a sense of domineering from his disposition, something I did not like. How could this be though? Everything was so right before. Was this the same guy I had been talking to online and on the phone?

We continued a very awkward and strained dinner and conversation. It became clearer to me with every moment that he was not the shining, man of my dreams that I thought he was before. “Why haven't you tried holding my hand?” “I'm right here, why are your eyes going everywhere else?” By this point, I just wanted out.

bad match up - by Neil Gaudet, flickr.com

The Fearful Escape

I prayed for someone to call me so I could maybe step out and get away. I searched my mind for ways to leave. Finally, at the point of totally feeling trapped, to my amazement, an old friend came in and was seated very close to us. My prayers were answered.

She was on a date of her own and had no idea of my current situation. Seeing each other, we hugged and I whispered a very brief message of distress in her ear. Knowing I needed help, she began to act like the annoying old friend, coming to sit with us, and injecting herself as much as possible. Finally she asked me the very best question I had been asked in a long time. “Will you come outside with me for just a minute?”

Tre begrudgingly relented and I was off. As soon as we got outside, I broke down in her arms. Quickly, she saw me to my car and said that she would go in and tell him that I had become sick and needed to go home. I was shaken but I was free.

My joy was short-lived though. Within a few short minutes, the calls and texts began. They were relentless and very scary. He made it clear that he was the boss and I was somehow his possession simply because we had agreed to go on a date. His texts and voicemails had me questioning a call to the police.

Thankfully, the harassment stopped within an hour or so. I had turned off my phone and spent the rest of the evening in a state of shock and paranoia, wondering what to do next. Later, when I finally had the nerve to turn my phone back on, I was extremely relieved to see that the calls and texts had stopped.

Looking Back

Moving AwayI'm a fairly strong girl but this really had shaken me. What had I done wrong? What could I learn from it? How can I prevent myself from experiencing something like that again?

I know that I didn't do anything wrong. Unfortunately, I ran into a dangerous person with major issues. This was not my fault and I had no way of foreseeing this. I was also very lucky that my friend was there and willing to help. I think I would have left anyway, but I have a feeling it would not have been such a calm scene there in that restaurant.

The biggest thing I have taken away from this experience is a deeper awareness of dating safety. Thankfully, I had not had the occasion to give him my address. Can you imagine how differently things may have gone if I did? Never give your address to anyone you are simply dating.

My friend's intervention was also key. Do keep friends in the loop and try to have a contingency plan should you begin to feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Nowadays, I will let a friend know times, places, and other info about my date so that I can have a little more security.

This experience changed me, but for the better. I am now more aware of these areas of dating safety and gladly share the story with others in the hopes of advocating the same safety ideas to others. This was a rare occurrence and I refuse to let it damper my future love life. It is with this that I simply say everyone be safe, be aware, and enjoy that vast majority of online dates that are truly good, fun, and promising.

Do you have a love story like this? Don't just keep it to yourself. Contact us to write for the Cupid's Library community and help share knowledge for the benefit of all. We are waiting to share your story!

Interview with A Top Tier Dating Coach: Ronnie Ann Ryan



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by Richard | 8 a.m. | August 26th 2016

If we are asked what the most important thing in life is, dating and relationships are going to be the answer for so many people. It is human nature to seek relationships with others. Some may do it for fun and some do it to create a new life.

There are not many people in the world who can give better dating advice than top tier dating coaches. They are professionals possessing masterful skill in dating and flirting with all types of people. Not just that, they are best at interpersonal skills as well as philosophy and sociology.

Because of their knowledge, these dating coaches are well-known for bringing a successful dating life to their clients. Our dating coach for today's interview is Ronnie Ann Ryan from nevertoolate.biz. Ronnie is a certified dating coach who is specialized in helping women over 40. Her recent published book “Is He the One?: Find Mr. Right by Spotting Mr. Wrong” aiming to help women to find their right out rapidly become the bestselling book in Amazon.

You can personally get in touch with Ronnie through her personal twitter and facebook.

What life experience made you decide that you would like to be a dating coach?

Ronnie Ann RyanI was still single on my 40th birthday and couldn’t believe that happened to me. I had no prospects and no hope. Then I decided to figure things out and created a program for myself to start dating and find love that still works today with my clients. I dated 30 men in 15 months to meet the man I’ve been happily married to for 16 years.

What was your dating life like before you became a dating coach?

I had no idea what I was doing or understanding of men. But I sure learned fast when I crammed 20 years worth of dating in a little over a year. I caught on to how things worked and what men’s behavior meant with that focused effort.

What is your specialty when it comes to dating coaching?

I work with strong, successful women over 40 with a hot career and a chilly love life. We work on mindset to be more optimistic and hopeful, uncover obstacles, create a dating action plan to meet men, and radically simply understanding men.

How does being a dating coach affect your own love life? Do you apply the same rules and matching techniques to your own dating habits?

I’ve been married for years but I still think about my feminine charm and the best way to interact with my husband to maintain the male/female balance in our relationship.

What is the most important thing when giving relationship advice to your client?

Understanding where my clients are coming from – the same advice doesn’t work for every person so I modify as needed.

What is the most asked question from your client? And why?

Where can I meet decent men? (Or quality men) Most women today are frustrated trying to meet men. They see how many men online want to date younger women and think they have no chance. It’s absolutely not true of course – plenty of men prefer women closer o their own age.

Do you have some requirements for your clients?

Ronnie Ann Ryan 2They have to really want a partner because without that desire, they aren’t likely to follow the advice. You need to want love in your life and make it a priority to find it or it isn’t likely to manifest.

Is there a universal strategy that works for all dating situations?

Nope. No way. Every situation and person is different. But there are some generalizations that can really help you on the path and work in most cases. For example, positive happy people are naturally more attractive no matter what they look like. Don’t talk about your ex, health, financial problems, troubled kids, etc.

Is there a specific trait that prevents someone from having a successful relation?

I’m not sure about that but what I can say is there are certain traits that help you have a successful relationship. The ability to listen and talk through things calmly, respect for each other, and a willingness to compromise. These three things make all the difference for creating a happy healthy relationship.

How have apps such as Tinder and online dating sites changed the way of dating?

On the plus side, it gives singles access to other singles making them easier to find. If you had to just go to bars, you’d never meet as many singles. On the down side, some people have adopted a “candy store mentality” where they keep dating and dating because there might always be someone better, rather than getting to know someone and letting a relationship grow.

If there’s one piece of advice you’d have for singles who are looking for a partner, what would it be?

Have hope, keep at it and don’t give up until you find love. I found love after 40 which is why I know you can do it too.

What prompted you to write your new book? Is He the One? Find Mr. Right by Spotting Mr. Wrong

Is the the one? Find Mr. Right by Spotting Mr. WrongSo many women write to me on my blog about all the confusion they experience about what men say and do. They don’t always match up and sometimes there are mixed signals. (Women probably do some of the same things to men.) So I have created a way to radically simplify understanding men which cuts through the confusion to gain clarity. It works every time!

What’s the most important thing you want women to know from this book?

You can often quickly identify men who are not relationship material much faster than if a man really has potential. It takes time to discover if a man has serious intentions. But a guy who isn’t serious is incredibly easy to spot once you know what to look for. That’s what the book is all about. My goal is to help women save time and heart ache!

If you want to smarten up about dating and understanding men, get my free book 7 Dire Dating Mistakes that Keep You Single at www.nevertoolate.biz/gift

Top Dating Spots in San Francisco 2016



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by Richard | 10:40 a.m. | August 19th 2016

Dinner and a movie is a great idea for a date, but it can get repetitive. Sometimes, it can be difficult to step out of the ordinary and do something different. Maybe, you're ready but can't quite find something that peaks your interest, or your busy schedule doesn't allow time to research date night ideas. Great news! We've done the research for you and found several amazing places that offer something for everyone.

One great thing about San Francisco is that it has a diverse selection of entertainment, art, and fun. Whether you enjoy quiet walks along the beach or embracing the nightlife a big city can offer, you're certain to find the perfect date spot. If you don't have someone to go with you yet, just find one at match.com

Pier 39

Contrary to popular belief, Pier 39 is not just for tourists. With a variety of shops, dining, and entertainment, couples may have a hard time choosing what to do first. Take a stroll around the pier and keep an eye out for sea lions, stop and observe various street performers, and enjoy live music.

Mix it up and try out the Magowan Infinite Mirror Maze. Psychedelic lights and music make it even more difficult to find your way.

Spend part of the afternoon on the 65-foot catamaran known as "Kitty Kat" and go whale-watching. Enjoy exploring the Gulf of the Farallons National Marine Sanctuary as you learn more about dolphins, whales, and other sea life. If you're not lucky enough to spot some whales, the next time is free!

Pier 39 - San Francisco, Image taken by John O'Neill - wikipedia.org

Union Square

Union Square offers a huge variety of shopping, entertainment, and food. Enjoy the delicious food and drinks while watching a show at PianoFight. If you're a jazz and blues fan, check out southern eating and entertainment at Biscuits & Blues. Go on a tour or walk through the amazing art galleries.

Ruby Skye often has famous DJs stopping by to spin records while you dance the night away. If you think comedy relief would be a great date idea, try out Cheaper Than Therapy. This hilarious show will have you and your date laughing the entire time.

Union Square, Image taken by By Aude - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1963698

Fisherman's Wharf

A night in San Francisco's historic waterfront district offers more than just great food and music. If you're looking for something completely out of the ordinary for a great date night, this is the spot! Musee Mecanique will take you back to your childhood with old video games, music players, and fortune tellers.

For the thrill-seekers, The San Francisco Dungeon is a fun 'haunted' experience. With an amazing cast, they immerse visitors into the story providing an unforgettable experience.

Take a trip to Alcatraz Island or visit one of the museums. Pier 39, listed above, is also located in this district. With so much to do, you may decide to plan several dates here.

Fisherman's Wharf at night - image taken by m01229 - flickr.com

The Presidio

For the adventurous types, The Presidio offers a variety of trails for hiking and biking. You can choose to stay close to the ocean or enjoy the Southern Wilds where you can hike through the forest.

History and beauty are combined on the Urban Hike. An experienced guide takes you through the former military post where you will visit the San Francisco National Cemetary. You'll walk along Lover's Lane and Ecology Trail. Alcatraz can be seen atop Inspiration Point.

At the Presidio Picnic, you can enjoy street vendors and food trucks offering tons of food choices. If you're a Star Wars fan, be sure to stop by Lucasfilm Headquarters just inside the Lombard Gates and see the incredible Yoda statue.

 Presidio - By EPoelzl (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Golden Gate Park

Enjoy the beautiful gardens, visit the aquarium, or just relax in the outdoors at the Golden Gate Park. It is a perfect location for a fitness couple. Just north of the golf course, you can try archery. Equipment is available for rent, and you'll receive tips from expert archers. The 9 target bales are surrounded by lush green grass and trees making it the perfect picnic spot.

Rent a rowboat or paddle boat and venture out into Stow Lake. Right in the middle of the lake is Strawberry Hill. You can walk to the top and enjoy the breathtaking views which include a waterfall.

Golden Gate Park - image taken by Markus Laber

Russian Hill

Take a drive to Russian Hill and experience Lombard Street which is also known as "The Crookedest Street". One of San Francisco's steepest streets is also located in Russian Hill. Filbert Street has a 31.5% grade.

This beautiful neighborhood is also home to quaint restaurants and shops. Try out Amarena, an inexpensive Italian restaurant which serves amazing bread and pasta.

Stop by the San Francisco Art Institue or grab a treat at Swenson's Ice Cream. Enjoy the beautiful parks and gardens and top off the night with a few drinks at one of this district's nightlife venues.

Lombard Street - image taken by Jan Kronsell

The Mission

Pack a picnic lunch and visit Delores Park and take in the amazing view of the San Francisco skyline. Feast on amazing Mexican food at La Taqueria or one of the many wonderful restaurants.

You can walk around and observe the incredible street murals on Balmy and Clarion Alley. Contemporary, Latino art can be found at the Galeria de la Raza. Zeitgeist is just one of the many places in this district to grab a cold beer.

Dolores Park - image taken by Almonroth (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Almonroth)

North Beach

An afternoon in North Beach, also known as San Francisco's "Little Italy", is a perfect date spot. In addition to Italian cuisine, you can also find Japanese and French restaurants. One popular place to eat is Caffe Greco.

Visit the stunning Peter and Paul Church in Washington Square. At Doc's Lab, you can eat, drink, and enjoy a performance including comedy, readings, and music.

Visit the many boutiques, and don't forget to check out the amazing "City Lights" bookstore. Coit Tower has amazing views. If you stay into the night, there are plenty of lively nightclubs to choose from.

North Beach San Francisco

SoMa - South of Market

SoMa is a large wide-spread district that is home to the Cartoon Art Museum, the Giants, and amazing cultural museums. Grab some coffee and croissants at The Butler & The Chef, or enjoy one of many other cafes and restaurants.

SoMa also has a huge variety of shops, boutiques, and nightclubs. The Mezzanine is a great place to dance to live music or you may get lucky and go the same night they're hosting a popular DJ. Performing arts fans will love the Smuin Ballet.

South of Market - Image taken by Marlith (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Marlith)

Chinatown

The largest outside of Asia, as well as the only one in North America, Chinatown offers way more than just great Chinese food. There are a number of museums, gardens, theaters, and beautiful Asian ladies. Stop in the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory and observe the different shapes and sizes. You can even stay for a while and watch as the cookies are being made.

Take a few hours and walk around the San Francisco Zoo or the California Academy of Sciences Museum. Visit the Winchester Mystery House, the Exploratorium, and so much more.

San Francisco China Town - Image taken by Chensiyuan (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Chensiyuan)

We hope you've enjoyed our list of dating spots in San Francisco. As you can see, there are so many different things to enjoy in this city. Each district offers its own unique experience, and we hope you were able to find some great date ideas! If you are still looking for a date, why don't you check these sites out?

 

 

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