My ideal partner would be independent within themselves, emotionally and financially as I am. You would be caring and honest and like to have a laugh! You would make me smile when you message and I would look forward to each time we see each other. We wouldn’t need to live in each other’s pockets but look forward to spending time together, hopefully having new experiences!
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Looking for a female who is fit and exercises regularly. Not a control freak and has her own life and friends. She is not after a relationship but a good friend who she can call when she needs to have fun and talk about things that she can't with others. She likes me to visit during the day as she doesn't want a person hanging around all the time as she has her own life
It came down to my realization that the world could be over in a blink of an eye! Boom! Just like that. I have always being an optimist and a realist too. The coming of age of the deadly virus which in all sense is an invincible enemy has made me more than ever realize that one needs to love and be loved at least one more last time....Just in case doomsday has finally emerged. Having said all that, I would now be interested in sharing what makes me unique and the kind of life(love life) that I look forward to. My hobbies range from entertaining guests, kitchen has also got my attention, I am love walking down the beach and holding hands with my favorite person or simply with my dogs. I am an open book, relaxed, down to earth, laid back and straight to the point. I find joy in service to others in all and every way I could support humanity. Our moral compass is steadily going extinct. I feel like the world is spiraling out of control on a daily, with love and compassion sucked out. This is a time to love and extend the hand of love.
Would like to meet someone who is down to earth and kind. I am 172cm tall so I would prefer someone same height and taller. Someone who wants me for me. Someone who views family and friends as important and wants to mesh them with their partner. Someone who is happy to snuggle on the lounge or be out in nature. Would like to meet someone to share my life with
Chicken Kiev is probably my favourite meal but I like Indian food also Chinese Italian yeah there's not much food I don't like except anchovies.and I have many interests like football AFL&NRL I barrack for South Sydney Rabbitohs and Collingwood magpies I like motorbikes and riding my motorbike I like fishing walks along the beach camping hunting bushwalks or just staying home snuggling.
Journalist Emily Witt in 2016 wrote that while "social mores had changed to accept a wider range of sexual practices", there was still much "loneliness and anxiety".[152] She traveled to San Francisco and began dating a lot, using Internet dating services and apps, and sometimes going to singles' bars alone, only to find that the "romantic-comedy concept of love" with a "perfect, permanent, tea-for-two ending" was not going to happen to her.[152]
According to one source, there are four ways that marriage can happen among the Nyangatom people: (1) arranged marriage, when well-respected elders are sent to the girl's family on behalf of the boy's family; (2) courtship or dating after a friendly meeting between boy and girl such as at a market place or holiday where there's dancing; (3) abduction, such as during a blood feud between families; (4) inheritance.[74]
There are now more than 500 businesses worldwide that offer dating coach services—with almost 350 of those operating in the U.S. And the number of these businesses has surged since 2005[38][needs update] Frequency of dating varies by person and situation; among singles actively seeking partners, 36% had been on no dates in the past three months, 13% had one date, 22% had two to four dates and 25% had five or more dates, according to a 2005 U.S. survey.[39]
Dating can happen for people in most age groups with the possible exception of young children. Teenagers and tweens have been described as dating; according to the CDC, three-quarters of eighth and ninth graders in the United States described themselves as "dating", although it is unclear what is exactly meant by this term.[183] A 2018 study in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence found that serious dating among teenagers can have negative affects on a teenager's mood. This is most likely due to the incomplete cognitive and emotional development of teenagers that cause a lack of ability to handle the challenging aspects of romantic relationships.[184][185]
People of different sexes are not allowed to "mix freely" in public.[146] Since 1979, the state has become a religious autocracy, and imposes Islamic edicts on matters such as dating. Clerics run officially sanctioned internet dating agencies with strict rules.[146] Prospective couples can have three meetings: two with strict supervision inside the center, and the third being a "brief encounter on their own"; afterwards, they can either (1) choose to marry or (2) agree to never see each other again.[146] This has become the subject of a film by Iranian filmmaker Leila Lak.[146] Iran has a large population of young people with 70 percent of the 83-million population being under the age of thirty.[147] However, economic hardship discourages marriage, and divorce rates have increased in Tehran to around a quarter of marriages,[147] even though divorce is taboo.[147] While the Iranian government "condemns dating and relationships", it promotes marriage with (1) online courses (2) "courtship classes" where students can "earn a diploma" after sitting through weekly tests and "hundreds of hours of education" (3) "marriage diplomas" (4) matchmaking and arranged marriages.[147] Authorities push a conservative approach and shun unmarried romantic relationships and encourage "traditional match-making".[147] But young people have disobeyed the restrictions; one said "It is wiser to have different relationships" and believed in defying religious rules which suggest "short-term illegitimate relationships harm dignity."[147] Adultery can be punished by death.[147] While youths can flout selected restrictions, there are almost no instances in which unmarried people move in together.[147] There have been efforts to promote Sigheh (temporary marriage).[147]
Historically, marriages in most societies were arranged by parents and older relatives with the goal not being love but legacy and "economic stability and political alliances", according to anthropologists.[5] Accordingly, there was little need for a temporary trial period such as dating before a permanent community-recognized union was formed between a man and a woman. While pair-bonds of varying forms were recognized by most societies as acceptable social arrangements, marriage was reserved for heterosexual pairings and had a transactional nature, where wives were in many cases a form of property being exchanged between father and husband, and who would have to serve the function of reproduction. Communities exerted pressure on people to form pair-bonds in places such as Europe; in China, society "demanded people get married before having a sexual relationship"[6] and many societies found that some formally recognized bond between a man and a woman was the best way of rearing and educating children as well as helping to avoid conflicts and misunderstandings regarding competition for mates.

Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries. From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine. As humans societies have evolved from hunter-gatherers into civilized societies, there have been substantial changes in relations between people, with perhaps one of a few remaining biological constants being that both adult women and men must have sexual intercourse for human procreation to happen.
People of different sexes are not allowed to "mix freely" in public.[146] Since 1979, the state has become a religious autocracy, and imposes Islamic edicts on matters such as dating. Clerics run officially sanctioned internet dating agencies with strict rules.[146] Prospective couples can have three meetings: two with strict supervision inside the center, and the third being a "brief encounter on their own"; afterwards, they can either (1) choose to marry or (2) agree to never see each other again.[146] This has become the subject of a film by Iranian filmmaker Leila Lak.[146] Iran has a large population of young people with 70 percent of the 83-million population being under the age of thirty.[147] However, economic hardship discourages marriage, and divorce rates have increased in Tehran to around a quarter of marriages,[147] even though divorce is taboo.[147] While the Iranian government "condemns dating and relationships", it promotes marriage with (1) online courses (2) "courtship classes" where students can "earn a diploma" after sitting through weekly tests and "hundreds of hours of education" (3) "marriage diplomas" (4) matchmaking and arranged marriages.[147] Authorities push a conservative approach and shun unmarried romantic relationships and encourage "traditional match-making".[147] But young people have disobeyed the restrictions; one said "It is wiser to have different relationships" and believed in defying religious rules which suggest "short-term illegitimate relationships harm dignity."[147] Adultery can be punished by death.[147] While youths can flout selected restrictions, there are almost no instances in which unmarried people move in together.[147] There have been efforts to promote Sigheh (temporary marriage).[147]
Young persons are exposed to many in their high schools or secondary schools or college or universities.[186] There is anecdotal evidence that traditional dating—one-on-one public outings—has declined rapidly among the younger generation in the United States in favor of less intimate sexual encounters sometimes known as hookups (slang), described as brief sexual experiences with "no strings attached", although exactly what is meant by the term hookup varies considerably.[187] Dating is being bypassed and is seen as archaic, and relationships are sometimes seen as "greedy" by taking time away from other activities,[188] although exclusive relationships form later.[189] Some college newspapers have decried the lack of dating on campuses after a 2001 study was published, and conservative groups have promoted "traditional" dating.[190] When young people are in school, they have a lot of access to people their own age, and do not need tools such as online websites or dating services.[191] Chinese writer Lao Wai, writing to homeland Chinese about America, considered that the college years were the "golden age of dating" for Americans, when Americans dated more than at any other time in their life.[1][186] There are indications people in their twenties are less focused on marriage but on careers[192]
Computer dating systems of the later 20th century, especially popular in the 1960s and 1970s, before the rise of sophisticated phone and computer systems, gave customers forms that they filled out with important tolerances and preferences, which were "matched by computer" to determine "compatibility" of the two customers. The history of dating systems is closely tied to the history of technologies that support them, although a statistics-based dating service that used data from forms filled out by customers opened in Newark, New Jersey in 1941.[169]
Indian dating is heavily influenced by the custom of arranged marriages which require little dating, although there are strong indications that the institution is undergoing change, and that love marriages are becoming more accepted as India becomes more intertwined with the rest of the world. In the cities at least, it is becoming more accepted for two people to meet and try to find if there is compatibility.[citation needed]
Speed dating consists of organized matchmaking events that have multiple single persons meet one-on-one in brief timed sessions so that singles can assess further whether to have subsequent dates. An example is meeting perhaps twenty potential partners in a bar with brief interviews between each possible couple, perhaps lasting three minutes in length, and shuffling partners. In Shanghai, one event featured eight-minute one-on-one meetings in which participants were pre-screened by age and education and career, and which costs 50 yuan ($6 USD) per participant; participants are asked not to reveal contact information during the brief meeting with the other person, but rather place names in cards for organizers to arrange subsequent dates.[94] Advantages of speed dating: efficiency; "avoids an embarrassing disaster date"; cost-effective; way to make friends.[94] Disadvantages: it can turn into a beauty contest with only a few good-looking participants getting most offers, while less attractive peers received few or no offers; critics suggest that the format prevents factors such as personality and intelligence from emerging, particularly in large groups with extra-brief meeting times.[166]
Numerous television reality and game shows, past and current, address dating. For example, the dating game shows The Dating Game first aired in 1965, while more modern shows in that genre include The Manhattan Dating Project (US Movie about Dating in New York City), Blind Date, The 5th Wheel, and The Bachelor and its spinoff series, in which a high degree of support and aids are provided to individuals seeking dates. These are described more fully here and in the related article on "reality game shows" that often include or motivate romantic episodes between players. Another category of dating-oriented reality TV shows involves matchmaking, such as Millionaire Matchmaker and Tough Love. A popular dating-themed TV show in the UK is Take Me Out.
One of the main purposes of dating is for two or more people to evaluate one another's suitability as a long term companion or spouse.[citation needed] Often physical characteristics, personality, financial status, and other aspects of the involved persons are judged and, as a result, feelings can be hurt and confidence shaken. Because of the uncertainty of the whole situation, the desire to be acceptable to the other person, and the possibility of rejection, dating can be very stressful for all parties involved. Some studies have shown that dating tends to be extremely difficult for people with social anxiety disorder.[22]
Wide variety of music from Elevation Worship to Lindsay Sterling. Hobbies include screen printing, painting and up cycling clothing. As I said being outside, don’t mind camping or fishing. A couple years ago I finally was in the position to take my son on he’s first overseas holiday, that’s my aim every year. I often watch motorcross or speedway with my son. Exercise for me is mostly walking, especially doing a 3km route so my son can catch Pokémon. Another 50 words? Yikes.
Romantic love is more difficult during times of financial stress, and economic forces can encourage singles, particularly women, to select a partner primarily on financial considerations. Some men postpone marriage until their financial position is more secure and use wealth to help attract women. One trend is towards exclusive matchmaking events for the 'rich and powerful'; for example, an annual June event in Wuhan with expensive entry-ticket prices for men (99,999 RMB) lets financially secure men choose so-called bikini brides based on their beauty and education, and the financial exclusivity of the event was criticized by the official news outlet China Daily.[78] Surveys though from 2015 to 2018 suggest that the majority of Chinese respondents (especially college students) would place the character and personality of their partners above material assets[79][80][81][82][83], with also increasing acceptance towards evenly splitting bills or going Dutch.[84][85][86]

Lover music and dancing. Favourite food Italian, enjoy cooking, reading true crime. Dining out, keeping fit, concerts. AFL football follow the Hawks, going to basketball games. Currently renovating my home. Week end markets, spending time with family and friends. Going to museums, exhibitions, cinema, wineries. Spending quality time with grandchildren.
Friends remain an extremely common way for people to meet[163] However, the Internet promises to overtake friends in the future, if present trends continue.[41][163] A friend can introduce two people who do not know each other, and the friend may play matchmaker and send them on a blind date. In The Guardian, British writer Hannah Pool was cynical about being set up on a blind date; she was told "basically he's you but in a male form" by the mutual friend.[164] She googled her blind date's name along with the words "wife" and "girlfriend" and "partner" and "boyfriend" to see whether her prospective date was in any kind of relationship or gay; he wasn't any of these things.[164] She met him for coffee in London and she now lives with him, sharing a home and business.[164] When friends introduce two people who do not know each other, it is often called a blind date.
Romantic love is more difficult during times of financial stress, and economic forces can encourage singles, particularly women, to select a partner primarily on financial considerations. Some men postpone marriage until their financial position is more secure and use wealth to help attract women. One trend is towards exclusive matchmaking events for the 'rich and powerful'; for example, an annual June event in Wuhan with expensive entry-ticket prices for men (99,999 RMB) lets financially secure men choose so-called bikini brides based on their beauty and education, and the financial exclusivity of the event was criticized by the official news outlet China Daily.[78] Surveys though from 2015 to 2018 suggest that the majority of Chinese respondents (especially college students) would place the character and personality of their partners above material assets[79][80][81][82][83], with also increasing acceptance towards evenly splitting bills or going Dutch.[84][85][86]
^ "Speed dating all about looks and not personality". China Daily. 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2010-12-09. ... Researchers found that in smaller groups, people trade off different qualities in prospective mates – physical attractiveness for intelligence. But faced with too much choice, however, they resort to crude approaches such as choosing solely on looks.
The prospect of love often entails anxiety, sometimes with a fear of commitment [52] and a fear of intimacy for persons of both sexes.[53] One woman said "being really intimate with someone in a committed sense is kind of threatening" and described love as "the most terrifying thing."[54] In her Psychology Today column, research scientist, columnist, and author Debby Herbenick compared it to a roller coaster:

Young persons are exposed to many in their high schools or secondary schools or college or universities.[186] There is anecdotal evidence that traditional dating—one-on-one public outings—has declined rapidly among the younger generation in the United States in favor of less intimate sexual encounters sometimes known as hookups (slang), described as brief sexual experiences with "no strings attached", although exactly what is meant by the term hookup varies considerably.[187] Dating is being bypassed and is seen as archaic, and relationships are sometimes seen as "greedy" by taking time away from other activities,[188] although exclusive relationships form later.[189] Some college newspapers have decried the lack of dating on campuses after a 2001 study was published, and conservative groups have promoted "traditional" dating.[190] When young people are in school, they have a lot of access to people their own age, and do not need tools such as online websites or dating services.[191] Chinese writer Lao Wai, writing to homeland Chinese about America, considered that the college years were the "golden age of dating" for Americans, when Americans dated more than at any other time in their life.[1][186] There are indications people in their twenties are less focused on marriage but on careers[192]

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^ Jump up to: a b c Hannah Pool (28 January 2009). "What friends are for ... Hannah Pool was a matchmaking cynic – until she was set up with her current partner four years ago. So what advice does she have for potential matchmakers?". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-12-08. Match brains as well as beauty, and don't forget about religious and political views. Sure, opposites sometimes attract but more often than not they repel.
While some of what happens on a date is guided by an understanding of basic, unspoken rules, there is considerable room to experiment, and there are numerous sources of advice available.[23][24][25] Sources of advice include magazine articles,[21] self-help books, dating coaches, friends, and many other sources.[26][27][28] And the advice given can pertain to all facets of dating, including such aspects as where to go, what to say, what not to say, what to wear, how to end a date, how to flirt,[29] and differing approaches regarding first dates versus subsequent dates.[30] In addition, advice can apply to periods before a date, such as how to meet prospective partners,[25][30] as well as after a date, such as how to break off a relationship.[31][32][33][34][35][36][37][excessive citations]
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