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|[2006-12-14] Conmen posing as matchmakers|
|Some unscrupulous agents have run off with the “dowries” meant for Vietnamese brides whom they have matched with local men.
These “professional matchmakers” charge a huge amount to provide local men with the girl of their choice. A portion of the fee is supposed to be sent to the girl’s family as “dowry”.
Van driver Yoon Chee Weng, 44, managed to get a Vietnamese wife, but his in-laws did not get the money.
MAIL ORDER BRIDES: Tranthicam and Chong looking at the photos of some Vietnamese women who are willing to marry Malaysian men – for a price.Yoon said he was introduced [...] |
|[2006-12-14] Immigrants to become citizens against backdrop of Bill of Rights|
|Since becoming the nation's chief archivist, Allen Weinstein has embarked on a campaign to expand what he calls "civic literacy" _ teaching people to better understand and appreciate the origins and meaning of American democracy. Where better to do this than on the site of the Wall Street building where the U.S. government was founded and George Washington was inaugurated as the first president? And who better to be there than the latest crop of immigrants to take their own oath of allegiance to the Stars and Stripes? On Thursday, some 80 immigrants from 35 countries will officially become Ame [...] |
|[2006-12-14] Internet Dating Tips For Discerning Singles|
|Dating on the Internet is a scary thing for many, and there are a few Internet dating tips that will help you prepare for the experience.
The First Internet Dating Tip You Should Always Abide By
As we all know, people on the Internet can pretend to be whoever they want to be. Because of this, it’s more important than ever to know who you are talking to! There is no sure fire way to do this, but you can take a couple of steps to provide yourself with enough information to know who it is you’re talking to.
The first thing you’ll want to do once you’ve chatted with someone online for awhil [...] |
|[2006-12-14] Dating Safety Tips|
|Dating is actually a test to find out whether or not the person you are meeting with could be the right person for you to spend your life with. While you are searching, you are bound to go out on many dates, and meet many people. Your personal safety is very important and it is wise to err on the side of caution when you meet someone for the first time. Trust is something that grows and until someone has earned your trust, the golden rule is ‘look out for number one’.
Are You Circumspect Enough?
There are many things you should keep in mind when you go on a date. Most importantly, ensure [...] |
|[2006-12-14] Love and Dating Tips|
|Often, the fear of being alone prompts us to make some weird decisions when it comes to our love life. I’m sure you know what I mean. At the end of the day we’re all in the same boat, sailing the same ocean. Sometimes love and dating tips are all it takes to help steer us in the right direction. A ‘lighthouse moment’ if you will.
Love and Dating Tips #1The most common love and dating tips advice that you can get is to be polite and considerate to your partner’s feelings. Do not judge the person on your first date – unless he/she is really gross. However, being polite and considerate does n [...] |
|[2006-12-14] Online man breaking hearts, emptying pockets|
|He sounds like someone you might want to take home to meet your parents.An honest man with a good job- who wants a good, honest woman to be his soul mate.Someone you know may be dating this guy right now - online- and he's got quite a plan- because he's not just one guy, he's dozens of guys, sitting in a room with a script- cashing in on romantic gullibility. "He says he's from LA. He is a single man, raising his daughter- who is 12-years-old," says Krystene Tucker.The single mother in Mukilteo wasn't even looking for romance, when a mystery man named Redden sought her out in an internet chat [...] |
|[2006-12-13] Date safe|
|With the advent of the Internet, with its chat rooms, personals, free dating services, and even the paid sites, finding someone to date has become easier and harder at the same time. Today, there are many free online dating services as those that require memberships. Finding the right dating service to post your profile is extremely important, but many people do not want to pay for the service. Fortunately, most free online dating services have almost the same features as the paid ones, so people can get the same benefit without having to pay for anything. Here are some guidelines to remember [...] |
|[2006-12-13] Technology Wins in Search for Love|
|Single Canadians connect with online personal dating options, thanks to award-winning technical solutions from MTS Allstream and Lavalife.The companies have received national recognition for their technical solutions in support of their specific business requirements, as Lavalife received the Silver Award for Excellence in the category of Technical Innovation for its Voice over IP (VoIP) solution from the Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA).The Awards recognize companies with technical solutions that were developed to address particular business requirements. Nominated by MTS Allst [...] |
|[2006-12-13] Sheriff warns of Internet scam|
|A Charlevoix County citizen is sharing his story of how an Internet scam artist bilked him out of $10,000 in hopes that others will learn from his mistake.Charlevoix County Sheriff George T. Lasater said the resident contacted his office recently reporting that he had been the victim of a scam centered around an Internet dating service purportedly located in the Republic of Ghana.The man told officials that he met a woman through the dating service who had sent him photos of two strongboxes full of gold bricks that were to be given to the man once the couple were married. The man then complied [...] |
|[2006-12-13] Foreign brides will change China forever|
|We all know about the problem of China's missing girls: the tens of millions of female babies who were selectively aborted after their sex was determined by ultrasound, or were born and then just allowed to die, as families seeking sons took drastic measures to cope with the one-child-per-family rule. By 2020, China will have about forty million more men of marriageable age than it has women for them to marry. But I have just realized where the solution will come from. Other Asian countries have a deficit of daughters, too, especially where the families of brides are still expected to provide [...] |
|[2006-12-13] A rare moment of sanity out of the Bush administration|
|Let's not just make it tougher for American men to hook up with "mail order brides" over the Internet and import them, let's ban the practice altogether.
In one of the more laudable acts of his tenure in the White House, President Bush earlier this year signed into law the "International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005" or IMBRA. The law imposes some tough restrictions on men seeking to import wives. Some of the men complain the law presumes all such American men are abusers.
But I say the mere act (to wit, the bizarre act) of deciding to marry someone from a foreign country who [...] |
|[2006-12-13] All About Dating Services Online|
|There are more than 700 dating services online in the United States alone and new sites are cropping up weekly. Due to this, choosing the right site dating services online can quire confusing. The huge array of dating services online can be overwhelming even for the most proactive dater. An average dating services online might demand $200 fee or less annually. That is why it is good to make an informed decision before taking the plunge. Therefore, weigh each option carefully and make comparisons on each dating services online.Before signing up in dating services online, make sure that the site [...] |
|[2006-12-13] Russian trade ban to cost Chinese jobs|
|Thousands of Chinese retailers in Russia are likely to lose their jobs as Russia plans to ban foreigners from trading in the country's markets.
The Russian authorities say that the measures, which will come into effect on January 1, are aimed at cracking down on criminal activity in markets and encouraging Russians to take up jobs in the retail sector.
As a result of the measures, foreigners will no longer be allowed to sell alcohol or medicines in Russia from January 1. In addition, a 40 per cent limit will be placed on the number of foreign nationals doing business in any given market.
|[2006-12-13] Miss Russia Organization Forms Global Partnership with the Miss Universe Organization|
|The Miss Russia Organization today announced that it has formed a historic partnership with the Miss Universe Organization, allowing the winner of the annual Miss Russia Pageant to compete on a global level.
The 2006 Miss Russia Pageant event, which is owned and operated by Russian Standard Corporation, will be held on Dec. 15 in Moscow. Fifty glamorous women from all over Russia will converge on a venue next to Red Square to compete for the Miss Russia crown."I am pleased to announce our partnership with the Russian Standard Corporation and Roustam Tariko today," said owner of the Miss Un [...] |
|[2006-12-13] How to Get a Date Within 24 Hours|
|As the holidays approach I get many inquiries from singles who don't want to be lonely while their family and friends are cozily spending quality time together. These singles don't want to be alone during the holidays, they want to have fun with someone!So I got creative. If you're single and want to have fun with someone over the holidays (or any other time) here are five ways you can get a date within 24 hours.One qualifier... in Conscious Dating a "fun" date is recreational dating, the purpose of which is to have fun, not find a long term partner, therefore anyone fun qualifies. Therefore, [...] |
|[2006-12-13] All they want for Christmas is a date|
|Attention, singles: If you don't want to spend any more silent nights during the holidays, read on.
It's a quasi-survival guide to riding out the Christmas season -- the do's and don'ts of singledom.
One of the first do's, according to dating coach Lori Miller, is to accept as many invitations to holiday parties as possible.
"Never turn down an invitation," said the dating expert with Lavalife, an online dating service. "It's a great time of year because there's so much going on."
Tag along at other office parties and network with everyone, not just the opposite sex, she added, since a [...] |
|[2006-12-13] 49% of Singles Plan to Join a Dating Service in the New Year|
|New Year's Eve is right around the corner, if you don't have a date yet don't worry…• 34% of singles said they wait until just days before New Year's Eve to find a date• Only 18% of singles have a date lined up a by December 1st• 14% of singles would accept a date as late as one hour before New Year's Eve• 40% of singles agreed that New Year's Eve is a great time for a first kiss• Only 27% admit to having had a first kiss at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve• 46% of singles prefer to ring in the New Year out on the town in New York, San Francisco or Las Vegas• 29% would rather celebrate [...] |
|[2006-12-13] Tips for writing personal ads|
Advertising is essential since it not only introduces something but has a mass appeal that draws everyone’s attention. Imagine how our lives would be without advertising! No business can survive without advertising.In case of online dating advertising is crucial. True, you are not a commodity but the whole world is not aware of you. You are there to appeal to many and find the right person. How will you find the right person if the person is not properly aware of you?
Using personal ads, better known as personal profiles, people from different places have greater chances of meeting other p [...] |
|[2006-12-13] The major davantages of online dating services|
The dating scenario has undergone a complete change. Gone are the days when you met some friend’s friend at a party or dated someone at your workplace and so on. Online dating has taken dating to the next level and the success rate is higher than traditional dating.
Here are some major advantages of online dating
SafetyBy personally signing up with an online dating service, the person can meet many people without the risk of revealing one’s personal information. The only time that such details can be revealed will be done voluntarily by the searcher to the potential partner when a level of [...] |
|[2006-12-13] How to know the ‘wrong’ man|
In a dating scene you are bound to come across several men. How can you tell who are the ones to avoid? Here are some indicators that might be helpful.
The Muscle GuyThese kinds of guys are super easy to pick out at the dating sites: he’s the one with more pictures of his muscles than his face on his dating site profile. It’s almost creepy; you know what his biceps look like, but try and figure out what color his eyes are. This is the kind of guy that has little time or focus for much more than working out, buying more workout equipment, or ogling himself in the mirror. It can be a bit muc [...] |
|[2006-12-13] What to do when meeting in person did not go well.|
Online dating can be a gratifying experience. There are several advantages and many have been benefited by it. But its success rate is not 100%. Sometimes it can yield very disappointing results.
Take for example the case of a person who was lucky enough to find somebody he thinks is the right girl for him. He replied on her profile and when he received an answer from the girl, they started to communicate frequently.
What happens on their online dating is a series of continuous communication, exchanging messages, chatting continuously, and spending hours over the phone.
Because of the in [...] |
|[2006-12-13] Are you dating someone online? Questions you MUST ask.|
Online dating is one of the best ways to connect to people. It can be a very satisfactory experience when two people with similar thought pattern interact. It is an ideal way to find your special one.It is not possible to instantly find somebody with whom to share the rest of your life with.Online dating is a continuous, systematic process. It entails careful selection of words, pictures, and representations of the person involved in order to get the best results. Moreover, from the time you first find someone you think you could be interested in, remember the process will continue as you bo [...] |
|[2006-12-13] Dating risks that you can easily avoid.|
The most important thing to remember about online dating is your safety. It is true that online dating has become immensely popular and people all over the world are being benefited by it. But you have to take precaution while dating online. How do you know if the person who sound so nice is not a potential rapist or a stalker?Here are some tips that will keep you safe:
In your profile, it is good not to include detailed personal information, such as your personal home address, job address, telephone number, or email address. Dating sites, especially the reputable ones, make sure that all [...] |
|[2006-12-13] How to ensure that your profile is not overlooked|
|A badly written dating profile will automatically turn off people. Your profile has to sound warm, friendly and should appeal to others. Sometimes profiles are so confused and complicated that no one can comprehend them. In many instances, there are simple mistakes that could easily be avoided with a little bit of time an effort. Listed here are three of the most commonly noticed mistakes that people make, and how to correct them so that you have many a potential suitor contacting you!“I’m the One Your Mother Warned You About”This line, along with a couple of others (another: I might be the on [...] |
|[2006-12-13] Here is what you should do if there is no responce to your personal AD|
Successful dating can make life beautiful. Dating is crucial part of a relation that eventually paves the way to marriage and long term commitments.Remember everybody is trying hard to come up with something unique and entertaining when it comes to personal ads. These ads are not the typical ads that people see on televisions or on print medium. Personal ads are more like profiles; the main purpose is also to advertise one’s self.
So what happens if your personal profile, in which you put so much hope, gets no replies after weeks and even months? Wait before you pull down your ad and become [...] |
|[2006-12-13] Why go for online dating?|
Dating is not hanging out in pubs and trying to get attention anymore. Modern day dating scene has undergone complete change. The trend now is online dating.Singles can meet and greet each other without leaving the refuge of their homes. Sounds unusual? This is the way most singles prefer to meet others.
One of the greatest things about online dating is that participants get to specify the exact type of person they are looking for. This can be done by joining a dating online service, or posting a personal profile.
An online dating service is basically a community of people who gather toge [...] |
|[2006-12-13] Precautions to take while dating online|
Online dating is rapidly becoming one of the most popular ways to meet new people. It is estimated that U.S residents spend more than $460 million on online dating services. It goes without saying that online dating is big business in America. There are many reasons why people find this method of meeting new people so appealing. First of all there are many people out there and several companies offer free dating services.
The combination of curiosity and the desire to meet new, exciting people is what usually lures individuals to be a part of an online dating service community. But this ne [...] |
|[2006-12-13] Online dating or traditional dating?|
Gone are the days when you waited in the pub to get noticed and the drunks ruined everything for you. Or you had to ask your friend to help you hook up with someone who after all was a bad choice. Your dating option was often limited to people at school or in your neighborhood. But things have changed completely with online dating you can broaden your horizons like you never did before.
Some might still believe in the good old traditional dating. But you know that online dating is a better and quicker way of connecting with other people and getting to know them. You know you can’t meet all [...] |
|[2006-12-13] How to know who is right for you?|
It is always a wonderful feeling when you are with someone you love. You share a special bond and you always want to be with that person.Dating is the first step to know a person. It provides the means to find the right person with whom you want to share your emotions, feelings and problems.
Normally, the stages of dating illustrate continuous experiences. As the couple get to know each other better, they can proceed onto the next level.However, even if it seems that two people are already mutual in their feelings, one of them may still ask themselves if their mate is the right person for t [...] |
|[2006-12-13] How do you know if someone is misleading you?|
Internet is a great vehicle to meet people. Online dating services provide interactive features thereby giving a unique opportunity to meet new people. One of the greatest blessings of Internet is that it gives the person anonymity. Since, other people are not fully aware of how an individual looks and what kind of person they are dealing with; anonymity becomes a powerful tool in the process of interaction with other people.
With anonymity, most people are able to say what they would never disclose in person. In addition, most people have a lot of time analyzing their dates first before th [...] |
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