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The average member of an internet social networking site has over 20 friends on their list. The more popular people, i.e. the ones who've been there longer and attempt to meet more people have friends that number in the hundreds and even the thousands. In all of that mix of people, there's bound to be a single boy or girl in there who'd be perfect for you.

There's a long list of tremendous advantages to meeting other singles on social networking sites. First you have the relative ease and convenience. By simply logging on, you could be able to find someone who's interested in getting to know you better. And if you're lucky, that person is single and could end up being your next date.

So let's explore the advantages of online social networking and how it can carry over to the actual dating process. Let's say you met someone who shares mutual friends with you. The fact that your friends know him or her, and their friends know you adds a level of trust that's extremely hard to find. It's like going to same school or living in the same town with all those many people. Trust is a big concern when dealing with the net. You never want to let your guard down and meet someone in person who you don't know.

Another huge advantage has to do with the information provided on a social networking website. From the other person's friends, their profile, and the mailing back and forth, you already have any awkward first conversations out of the way. You already know the other person's likes and dislikes, level of education, dating status, etc. Your first date with this person from a social networking site skips ahead to scale and acts more like a 5th or 6th date in the "real world."

Social networking is here to stay. There's nothing anyone can do to get rid of it. So, if you're not already a member of a social networking site, then it's time to sign up. Don't be shy about meeting new singles, you never know when your new love might turn up.

Posted at 2:08 PM on May 14, 2009 By 5StarDating.com


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