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These days the one of the best places to meet other lovelorn horn-balls is on dating websites. That's because people who place and respond to ads on these sites are serious about dating and less likely to be time wasters.

But like any dating scene there are certain tips and tricks that will make it easier for you to score. Take note of the following guidelines and you'll be well on the way to breaking that cursed sex drought:

Be pro-active
Rather than just waiting for people to respond to your ad, you'll speed up the process if you reply to others' ads. Use the search engines to find someone who tickles your fancy and send them an email. Make sure you read their ad carefully. If they're looking for a stroll down the aisle and you're looking for a roll in the hay, then don't waste their time or yours. There's plenty more singles out there.

Use a Web mail account
For your own peace of mind don't use an email account that can be traced back to you - especially not a work email address! You never know - your new friend might be a stalker! Use a
Web mail account such as HotMail (http://www.hotmail.com) or Start (http://www.start.com.au/).

Be honest!
Don’t oversell yourself and don't undersell yourself - just tell it like it is. This vastly increases your chances of meeting someone compatible. Tell them a bit about yourself, name, age, type of work, interests and hobbies. List as many of your interests as possible, but don't go into too much detail. You want to give enough information so that they can find some common ground, but not too much so that you bore them.

Don't rush it
You don’t have to unburden yourself of all your relationship baggage and issues in the first email. Wait until you get to know them a little better. Ditto dirty talk. Once you've exchanged a few emails then you might drop in some subtle sexual innuendo if it feels right.

You can be up-front
It's much easier to be bare your soul with someone via email than face to face. So take advantage of this and say what you really want. If you're after some occasional nookie with no strings, just say so. Likewise if you're looking for just a penpal, or to shack up and start working on a family.

Don't get your hopes up
If things go well, sooner or later you'll want to meet your new email pal. Don't get your hopes up too high - sometimes people who get on fabulously via email hate each other when they meet in real life (and vice versa).

So you're all set to pop the question? Or asking her to move in with you? But are you ready for domesticity? There are some universally-accepted male things that single women just can't stand. Here's a list to help you train yourself.

Give that remote a break

Just because there are 500 channels doesn't mean you have to surf through all of them in rapid succession. Women like to watch one thing at a time - and you can train them to watch two at best - so stop switching between sport highlights, a fashion channel and icky stuff on medical shows.

Save the hydrogen bombs

So you like to burp and taste it, not to mention the occasional fumigation aka passing wind. Flex your muscles, but remember it's a myth that women find bodily noises cute.

Aim, boy, aim

So you've been told to keep the toilet seat down? Not when you're taking a leak! Put the seat up, or do your job, put it back down.

Ten glasses for drinking water?

Just because you have enough crockery doesn't mean you use it all in one day. Want to count your eight glasses of water? If your ukrainian girl has to do all the washing, do not use different glasses to do that. Stick to one.

Before anything, if you think all women are basically the same, this alone can hurt your chances in trying to meet that right russian woman for you. I once attended a workshop for men on dating women (Yes, there are workshops like that.), and there was this one man who stood out from all the rest. He was an average-looking, nice, sociable guy, but he was very opinionated with his views on attractive women. He exclaimed that attractive women are basically all the same. He thought, no...he knew that an attractive woman would not date not date a guy who wasn't as good looking as she, and if he was short. He also thought that the beautiful women only wanted the guy who had a lucrative career. He was dwelling on this so much that it even got to the point where he was beginning to think all women were like this. Little did he realize that his thinking was actually hurting his chances in ever trying to find that right one for him, whether or not he had the money or the looks, because all women would see this negative attitude in him. He wouldn't be treating women as nice as he should be.

The head of the workshop and a few others tried telling him that, but they got nowhere fast. It was pretty obvious that this guy was meeting the wrong type of women, time after time after time. If all you do is keep meeting and dating women who are either bitches and / or materialistic (just because they are so attractive), well then it's hard not to think they are ALL like that.

Look at it like this, if you are of medium height, 5'8" and you have slightly below-average looks and you wanted to date an attractive woman, you can expect to ask at least 10 women for a date before meeting the one who will go out with you. If she is beautiful, expect that number to be at least 20. If you were in a room full of 100 beautiful women, expect only around 5 to give you a chance. With numbers like that, it is hard to say: Not all women are the same. It just seems that way. You have to realize that the more attractive, or beautiful women you approach, the better your chances in meeting that one who will go out with you. Many men would prefer to be with the cute and pretty ones instead.

If you have a negative view on something, it will show on you. She will see it. If all you do is think that all a woman looks for in a man is his wallet, and judges him by his looks and his height, then that attitude will come out once again when you are with yet another woman, trying to find a stable relationship. How can any man get close to a woman and try to develop something with her when he thinks like that? If she starts doing the littlest of things that he doesn't like, it will irritate him more than the man who doesn't have a set conception on what all women are like.

In his book, SEX-PLOYTATI0N, Matthew Fitzgerald categorizes all women as manipulative, materialistic whores who expect men to pay their way. The thesis of his book is that women are nothing but prostitutes preying on the hard work and sexual vulnerability of men. I hope this guy is writing like this to just sell books, because it doesn't even come close to the real truth about ALL women. Yes, there are a lot of women who manipulate men, mostly through sex, and yes there are some, okay, a good many who look at a guy by what he drives and his profession, especially the beautiful ones, BUT NOT ALL OF THEM! If you think like this and at the same time you want to get married, you are already in trouble. Yes, it is hard to keep from thinking that all beautiful women are nothing but whores looking for a sugar daddy if you keep running into them, time after time after time…. Unfortunately it appears that Mr. Fitzgerald has a lousy track record with women. And that's another thing. If all you do is choose women because of their looks and not what their personality and character is like, well then you are going to get a bitch. You are the problem, not the women. Now, it's obvious that if you drive a sports car down the highway, women are going to look your way. But don't we all? If we see something we like, we are going to look. So what? That doesn't mean we are a materialistic and shallow society. And that doesn't mean she is either. We just like looking at nice things. Men who think otherwise have been hanging out with the wrong women. Probably just like Fitzgerald. Then they think all women are like this. California is a perfect example. It's the capital of materialism. If you grew up there, can you help to not think ALL women, everywhere, are manipulative, shallow and materialistic?

In her book, WHAT THE HELL DO WOMEN REALLY WANT? (From first printing), Dr. Jama Clark also states that women judge men by his profession and what he drives. She gives the impression that all women are like this. It's obvious to me, and should be obvious to you also that she is one of those women you should avoid like the black plague. Her thoughts on this stick out like a sore thumb. It's books like these that brain washes a good many men. Here are some of her warped advice from her book (from the first printing.):
Women are attracted to his status.
Women are attracted to a man's height and physical strength.
Women are turned off by men who don't make as much as them.
If you are more than ten years older than she is, she will not find you attractive if you look older than she does.
You should buy height-enhancing shoes if you are short. THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU SHOULD DO BECAUSE THOSE SHOES HAVE TO COME OFF EVENTUALLY!
If you are short, go to places where Latin and Asian women hang out. Yes, she actually stated that! I guess Clark thinks there aren't that many short American women out there, or that ALL women don't like short men. It's obvious she doesn't, so she naturally assumes ALL women are like this also.
This is Clark's typical thinking throughout her book. She states things like these because her thinking is probably materialistic, shallow…AND WARPED! Have you ever noticed an attitude like that on a beautiful woman? Clark isn't beautiful, but she has the same mentality, so men shouldn't listen to her ridiculous advice and viewpoints. It shows through her thinking and her attitude.

If you read her book and you think I'm wrong, just go to the mall and sit and watch all the couples walking by. You will see all sorts of couples who you would think wouldn't be together if you had seen them apart.

THAT RIGHT THERE IS ALL THE PROOF YOU NEED.

Now, even though not all women are the same, there are still plenty of liars and cheaters out there. You know how some men will cheat on women, and jerk them around, emotionally, and lie to them. … Well women can be just as bad. They too can lie, manipulate and not call you back. We don't think that a woman would do such a thing, because…she is a woman. And if she acts sweet and thoughtful around you, like a lady does, well you can be easily fooled. Then your emotional innards will be crushed after she shows her true self. You will then have that empty feeling inside of you. I know this feeling all too well, because I once went out with a very attractive woman, who I thought I was definitely out of her league. She seemed to enjoy my company though, and she even wanted to go out with me again. She was also a very sexual woman who loved sex. Well, from what she told me, anyway. I thought I was lucky to be with such a creature. I called her the next day to set up another date but got her answering machine instead. I left her a message, but she didn't return it. I left her a second message, and again, she didn't return it. It was obvious by then that I was being teased during that date. In addition to that, I highly suspected that the only reason she went out with me to begin with is because she had nothing else to do. This left me empty inside, because I had high hopes, and the fact that she seemed to like being with me and wanted to go out again. But, that empty feeling didn't last long, because I realized that there are other women who are just as good looking and enjoys sex just as much as her.

Another woman, who I also presumed to be very nice, also lied to me. We met through love@aol, and we corresponded via E-mail for about a week. One time she stated that she prayed for me while at church. Yes, she was a churchgoer, but not a religious fanatic. Well, with that, you would think she would be truthful. Throughout our corresponding she told me how she kept meeting men who lied to her and / or would just up and stop calling her. She stated that she really liked me and that I made her laugh, but she couldn't completely fall for me because she thought that I may stop corresponding to her. Well, in the end, it was her who stopped communicating with me. I called her on her cell phone, left her a message, asking her to at least E-mail me, letting me know what was going on. She never did. The whole thing was very ironic, because she told me that she would never do such a thing, yet a couple of days later she did it. I never found out why she did this to me. So much for this nice, churchgoing woman who thought that I would maybe do a 360 degree on her, and, who would "never do such a thing." So, yes, many women can come off as this very nice lady, the kind you would want to take home to your mom, but in reality she isn't. She can be just like the man who lies to women all the time, she just up and leaves without saying why, and, will cheat on you. Even that presumably sweet woman may be seeing another guy. In the first few months or so of dating her, take what she tells you with a grain of salt. Now I'm not saying all women are like this. Just keep in mind that many of them are just as bad as men.

And how can you protect yourself emotionally from these kinds of women? … By telling yourself over and over again that not all women are like this, and that there will be a better woman just down the street from this lying bitch. There are women all over the place. You can easily find that very cute woman, with a great body and who loves sex, because they are all around you. Forget the ones who lied to you and / or treated you like shit. Keep telling yourself this over and over again, while at the same time asking other women out. Replace that empty feeling she gave you by going out with another woman. Don't let her get you thinking with your dick. Bitches like that love doing that to men. Don't ever call a woman more than twice. If she doesn't return your second call, find another woman. Act like a man, not a whipped schoolboy.

On questions like: How to talk to women, what to say to them, how to approach them, should you bring a flower on that first date...some men think that the advice should come from the men, After all, they say, they are the ones who are doing it; that you should ask the men who have success with women. And, they say, "women don't know what they want. They are too indecisive."

On the surface this does seem to make sense. There are indeed a lot of women who really don’t know what they want. But, if one was to look at this closely, you may find another point of view. Let's look at this more closely, and think about this:

When you compare the sexes, do you think that there are probably just as many men who are the same way…because they think with their hormones? One moment he wants this particular woman, the next he changes his mind to another type of woman. Are some men indecisive like this?

Also, could it be that it isn’t that women don’t know what they want, it’s that many men can’t understand them; there is this misunderstanding between the sexes, which in turn makes it seem like they don’t know what they want???

For example:

Many women say they like "nice guys," but they don't date them. They date jerks. This is a classic misunderstanding between the sexes. She wants to be with that nice guy. It's just that he is TOO nice. He always tries to please her. He acts like a doormat. While, on the other hand, the "jerk" doesn't act like that. Many women will stay in a relationship, if you want to call it that, because they are hoping that they can get rid of that part in him that they don't like. They will try to change him. They want a man to act like a man, but at the same time...be a nice man.

"I Will Always Pay Attention To MEN'S BEHAVIOR That Attracts Single Women."

We read this recently from a gentleman who firmly believes a man should get dating advice from another man who can get the women. If you want to know what words to use to best get that date with a stranger, listen to a guy who has already done it. Men shouldn't listen to women because women don't ask other women out, so how would they know what works and what doesn't?

Does this also seem to make sense? Well, let's take another look at this one also.

It's true that one should listen to the man who knows how to attract the women, and get dates, but, what should be looked more closely is what kind of women is he able to get dates with? If he usually dates easy women, who have no character to them, what does that tell you? If you are looking for a serious relationship with that, RIGHT woman, should you listen to him?

Here's another thing to think about. Men who say that you shouldn't ask women on how to ask them out and the best way to approach them is because they don't ask out other women. Well that one really doesn't make sense. No, they don't ask each other out, BUT, they do get approached by men! What if you asked your female friend if such and such line would work to best break the ice with her. She can tell you if it would work with her. After all, you aren't asking the man out!

Here's another thing to think about. How would you feel if your female friend, or a coworker asked you for dating advice on how to get a guy to ask her out? She asked you what your favorite perfume is, how you would feel if a woman asked you for a date, etc., etc. Well, why should she ask you? Shouldn't she ask a woman?

You see, once you better understand women, and take another look at the bottom line to all of this, you will realize that they do indeed know what they want (Well, most women, that is. There are many screwy ones out there), and that it is better to listen to women on the best way to get dates with them. You just have to understand their thinking better, just like they need to better understand our thinking also.

Marital harmony can be achieved in a variety of ways. Sometimes it is the little things that maintain the peace in a relationship and sometimes it is more monumental decisions that can either harm or help the harmony in the household. While agreement is not always possible, it is important for the couple to realize that even during arguments it's possible to maintain harmony. As long as you understand that disagreements are only temporary the harmony in your marriage will remain throughout all types of trials and tribulations.

Being aware of your partner's likes and dislikes is one way to achieve marital harmony. This awareness allows you to operate in a way that keeps your partner's preferences in mind. If you know what your partner likes and doesn't like you can take precautions to not engage in an activity that will hurt your partner. Additionally, your partner will respect your consideration of their feelings. This consideration is necessary for those who wish to achieve marital harmony.

Sharing in the decision making process is also critical to achieving marital harmony. This is important for a couple of reasons. First it gives the couple the opportunity to work together to make a decision and second it helps to make them both feel involved in the process. Also, if one person takes the responsibility of making decisions without consulting their partner it can lead to resentment especially if the decision turns out to be a bad one.

Another secret to achieving marital harmony is to work to balance your career and home life. It is easy to get caught up in your job responsibilities and to begin to allow your job to take precedence in your relationship but working hard to ensure this doesn't happen will be beneficial to your marriage. It's important to realize that no job is more important than your relationship. There may be times that you need to work late or on weekends but try to keep these instances to a minimum. Also, strive to not bring home your work, either physically or mentally, and allow it to encroach on your marriage. It's acceptable to share information about your day and vent about any problems you may have had for a little while but going on and on about your job will cause problems in your marriage.

Any marriage is bound to have its problems and disagreements but it's important to not let that problem linger. When disagreements arise, try working out an amicable agreement but when this is not possible sometimes you just have to agree to disagree and move on with your marriage. Remember that each morning is a new day and strive to wake up having forgotten any arguments you may have had with your spouse on the previous day. If you made your best effort to resolve the problem and were unable to reach a resolution, just let it go and start the new day out harmoniously.

Agreeing on financial matters is also key to achieving marital harmony. Money is one of the issues that creates the most arguments in a marriage. If both partners are aware of their current financial situation and are willing to work together to establish a budget and stick to it, you will avoid discontent related to financial matters in the marriage.

Perhaps an important secret to achieving marital harmony that is often overlooked is knowing your partner very well and discussing major issues before getting married. For example if you have always wanted children, it's best to find out your partners view on children before getting married. Differences of opinion in an area such as this can doom a marriage. However, if you make sure you marry someone who agrees with you about these critical issues you will avoid having problems arise later in the marriage as these subjects come up.

Keeping politics and other sensitive issues out of your marriage is also important to maintaining harmony. It's acceptable to have opposing viewpoints on issues and debate your beliefs but allowing these issues to create a major rift it your marriage is not acceptable. Two people can exist harmoniously in a marriage while holding opposing viewpoints as long as they respect each other's opinions.

Allowing each other some time to be alone can also help you achieve marital harmony. It's important to spend time together and share interests but sometimes too much time together can be stifling. It is important for each partner to have interests or hobbies that they participate in without their spouse. This time away from each other helps to maintain harmony by giving each partner a sense of individuality.

Being respectful of your spouse is also very important to achieving marital harmony. Couples that treat themselves and each other with respect are able to maintain a sense of civility and accord even during disagreements. This feeling of respect will help the couple to remain harmonious even in the most trying situations.

One last secret to achieving marital harmony is to share household chores. A couple that divides up the responsibilities in the household and strives to help each other out whenever possible will have an easy time maintaining harmony. Failure to do this, however, can be very damaging to a relationship. If you have to go as far as drawing up a list of chores and who is responsible for them, go ahead and do that. A written document illustrating who does what around the house will make it clear if one person is overburdened.

It is important to not confuse harmony with agreement. Couples do not have to agree on every issue in order to have a sense of marital harmony. There are many factors that contribute to whether or not a marriage is harmonious. Some factors may be bigger than others, but they are all equally important in achieving marital harmony.