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I am sure that you have heard of the saying "first impressions last". In the world of online dating, this is certainly true. Your profile makes the first impression and is the difference between having a chance and having no chance at all.
The profile that you put up on a dating site is the first glimpse that potential partners have of you. It describes you in the best way you can. You may try to make yourself sound smart, funny or fun. While they are reading your profile they will be deciding if you are what they are looking for. If is your job to make sure that they like what they read. A good profile should get people contacting you, you should not have to contact them.
There is really only one rule when writing online dating profiles that you should follow. Never follow any "How to write an online dating profile" articles, do not copy ideas from other profiles and do not even consider listing your hobbies. All of these things mean that your profile will be the same as everyone else. When you are writing your profile, you want to be different. If you are into cooking, put in your favourite recipe, if you are into cars say what the best brand is. Just never ever write a profile as people would expect you to.
Even after you have written your online dating profile, you need to make sure that everything is up to date. Every few weeks or months you need to come back to your profile and update it. This may mean deleting the things that you no longer do and adding new items.
Now that winter is here, we are looking at ways to stay warm. While we can turn up our heaters, put more wood on the fire and curl up in blankets there is one thing that can warm us from the inside out. A hot drink can take away those winter blues and make us feel toasty warm again.
There are many types of hot drinks that you can have. They range from the black teas and herbal teas to the sweeter drinks like hot chocolate. That sweet taste of hot chocolate can do wonders on a winters night. With marshmallows, cream and chocolate sprinkles a hot chocolate can be both a hot drink and a creamy dessert.
To go with you hot drink you can also have a biscuit or two. Biscuits are great with hot drinks as they can be dipped in, turning a dry crunch biscuit into a soft, wet taste sensation. Most biscuits can be dipped or dunked. The softer smaller biscuits will fall apart if they are left in the hot drink for more that a moment. Harder and larger biscuits might need to be in for up to 30 seconds before they soften up and are ready for enjoying.
When choosing a flavour of biscuits for dunking in a hot drink, nothing really beats anything with chocolate. Chocolate is great for dunking as the hot liquid melts the chocolate, allowing the chocolate flavour to be released and spread throughout your mouth.
So the next time you are feeling cold on a winters night try a hot drink to warm yourself up. Also try the best biscuit for dunking in the world, the Tim Tam.
The online dating industry has become very large in recent years, with many sites now out there. It is now one of the most popular ways to meet online with tens of thousands of couples finding love though online dating sites. In today's digital age, many people just do not have the time to actively look for a date. This is where the online dating sites help. They make the dating process quicker by allowing you to weed out the people who are not suitable though questions like "Do they smoke?".
Online dating sites strive to make meeting the person of your dreams as simple as possible. Features such as emailing you when you have a match, rating a person against your match criteria and profiles allow you to quickly find the type of person you are looking for.
The first step towards online dating is to search for free dating sites. Although all the dating sites would like to pay money for access or extra features, there is no reason to do so. Free websites allow you to do everything you need to do.
The next step is to find a free online dating site that suits your tastes. There are many sites out there to suit a wide range of people. Have a look around and you will see that some will suit you better than others. One you have found a site you like, sign up to it.
After you have signed up, you want to set up your profile and submit a picture. The profile and picture are important as they help others to find more about you and give others something to start a conversation with. When searching for potential matches, do not set your match criteria to specific. Keep an open mind and if a date does not work out see if you can become friends. Girls like to play "match maker" and get their male friends going with their female friends.
Online dating opens up many possibilities. The social opportunities that it provides means that it can lead to friendship, happiness, love and marriage. It is based on the idea that people can use messaging to establish a relationship with another person that has a foundation of trust and love (or lust). There are something that you should not do with online dating.
Although online dating is a great way to meet people that you can latter meet with in-person, you do not want to be giving your details to every Tom, Dick and Harry. It is not safe to hand out your phone number, street name or address to someone until you feel that you have started to get to know them. No harm would come from even not disclosing your name until the second or third email. This gives the other person a sense of achievement once they get it. Say anonymous for as long as possible. Most people have had a failed relationship in their past. You should not talk about your last relationship online though. To do so shows that you are not over your last relationship and gives people the idea they they are just there for you to vent your frustration on.
Make sure that you do not just say what you do not want. People do not like reading negative messages as much as they do positive ones. Try to focus on your positive side and prefer to talk about your strengths rather than your weaknesses. People do not like others who brag. It is OK to state your situation and say that you are rich, famous and handsome but do so without bragging. The one thing that you should not do most of all is lie. If you did have a chance of getting the other person to meet you or get to know you better, a lie such as using someone else's photo can screw your chances.
The Ukulele is not hard to play from a technical perspective, but it is hard to learn. Ukuleles are not a very common instrument, so you will not always be able to find a teacher or someone else to play together with. This means that you will have to learn it yourself and that will slow you down. I hope that the following tips can help you on your way.
Learn how to turn a Ukulele. It is important to have your ukulele in tune. If you want to have other people listening to you or want to sound good, being in tune is very important. Bad tuning can make even the best players sound bad, so it is important to get it right. There are many way to help check your tuning; Digital tuners, pitch pipes, or just using your ears all work, you just need to pick a method that suits you.
Buy only the best quality Ukuleles. The top quality ones do not cost a lot and it is worth spending. They will say in tune longer, will be easier to tune and will sound better.
As you Ukulele is so small, it is important that you hold it correctly. Make sure that as little of your body is touching the Ukulele as possible. The more of your body that is touching, the more smothered the Ukulele will sound.
There are so many great songs that only require 3 chords to be able to play. Start learning the chords C, F and G and you will be able to play all these songs.
Most of all you need to enjoy playing, There is no point putting in all the effort and time to learn if you are not going to enjoy playing. Have fun.
The vibraphone can be an exciting challenge to learn for music students of any age. It can help teach the basics of music on an instrument that has a classic look, strong tradition and a rich sound. Playing the vibraphone can lead to playing in jazz bands or percussion sections in a music group. Vibraphones can even be played as a solo instrument.
Playing the vibraphone is easy and can be learnt in 5 easy steps.
1. Learn to read music
Although you might still be able to play by ear, you would be wise to teach yourself to read music. A lot of the music written for malleted percussion instruments is hard to remember and difficult to play without reading music.
2. Learn the layout of keys on an keyboard instrument
Although the vibraphone is not a keyboard instrument, the layout of the bars are similar to that of a keyboard / piano. Once you learn where the notes are on a piano, you will be able to find them on the vibraphone.
3. Position yourself
You need to get yourself into position to play your first note. This means holding both of the mallets in a light grip that allows the mallet to bounce off the bars of the vibraphone. Also place your preferred foot on the sustain pedal.
4. Play a long note with the pedal down
Press the pedal down and strike a bar with the mallet. This will make a note that lasts for a long time and rings out. This is good if you are playing chords.
5. Play a short note with the pedal up
Lift your foot off the pedal when you are not playing chords. This will stop the melody your are playing from becoming mixed together and unrecognisable. The pedal is similar to the sustain pedal found on a piano.
There are a lot of online dating services available on the net, and they all cater for different people. You have an unlimited choice of dating sites to use, so how do you pick? You need to consider the key points.
What type of relationship are you looking for?
Everything that you are looking for is out there, but you just need to know what you are looking for. There are many different dating sites that cater for quite different markets. Are you looking for:
- Casual dates
- Serious relationship
- Potential mate
- Long-term relationship
What is your current situation?
There are not just single people dating online. Depending of your current situation, you may be better to find a site that has more people in your situation. Are you:
- In a relationship
- In an open relationship
You may also be in a more specific situation, such as:
- Single parent
- Jewish single parent
- Kiwi single parent
You many even be looking for something that you do not find on mainstream sites such as:
- Cheating spouse
- Transmitted disease
- Loving BBW
What do you like to do. There are many sites that are dedicated to people who like similar activities and hobbies. If you find someone that has a similar hobby to you, you are more likely to click with them.
Will you spend money?
If you are quite serious you might have to spend money. If not, you might find a free site. Just remember that you find different types of people on free and paid sites.
Paid sites tend to attract the people that are serious about dating and meeting the people that they want. You are more like to find people that will meet you off line. Another benefit of paid dating sites is that they often verify that the person is who they say they are.
Free sites tend to attract people that are just looking to have fun. Often people found on them have no intention of dating or getting serious. Free sites always have more advertisements and often have paid only features.
Before you do join up with a paid dating site, make sure that you look for a trial. This will give you an idea what type of people you will find on the site before you hand over your money.
I would have to recommend that you experiment and try out a free dating site and a paid dating site. You really need to decide for yourself. Most dating sites are very cheap anyway and you will not be losing very much money if you do not find the woman of your dreams.
Before you join up to a dating site you need to know what you are wanting to achieve. There are so many people out there looking for many different things and you need to know what you want. Just get out there and try things out. You may find the girl of your dreams, your best friend or your soul mate.
The first impression is the most important stage of dating. In a few minutes a girl can get a rough idea of your personality, gauge how shy you are, notice if sex is on your mind and be able to decide if she likes you.
From the moment you enter the girls notice the way you walk and how you stand. They also notice if you greet any friends or stand by yourself. All these things help her to judge your character; They can all help towards your success or failure at making an impression.
Girls can detect if you are shy and nervous. If you make many glances at the floor or stutter on your words, she will get a feeling that you are nervous. You need to know what you are going to say and make sure you do not appear nervous.
Another skill that the girls have is counting the number of times you look at her body and her face. If you continually glance at her body and do not look at her face when you are talking, she will get the idea that you just want sex. For some girls this may be all right, but for most this can mean instant failure for you.
Even what you wear can have an impact on the success of your first impression. You need to make sure that you have clean / tidy nails, well groomed facial hair, tidy haircut, clothes that fit you well and that you are dressed for the occasion.
Although you do not want a girl that is just after your money, it helps to flash a bit of money. This can be done in many ways from buying anything but the cheapest or let her peek at the notes in your wallet. The one thing that you do not want to do is pay with small coins and show her that you use the lowest currency denomination.
The piano or keyboard is an instrument that can be played in a solo performance or it can be part of a band. Jazz bands make heavy use of pianos since jazz began. The reason for this is that pianos along with guitars are some of the few instruments in a jazz band that can play chords in addition to a melody or counter melody.
In the past, a jazz pianists main role was to keep tempo with a combination of repetitive chords, but in recent years this has changed. Jazz pianists now days are able to select from a multitude of styles and techniques that they will use to accompany a band or singer. Short and sustained chordal or melodic fragments are used.
Experienced jazz pianists are not only great at sight-reading, but can also improvise chord symbols and adapt to the various playing styles of jazz bands. A jazz pianist must balance this improvisation and interpretation with the music style of the band.
The extended range that the piano provides also helps a jazz pianist with creating unique sounds that other instruments in the jazz band can not create.
Jazz pianists have 3 goals that they aim to achieve while they are playing. The first is to provide a clear rhythm and swing. The second is to play a melody or improvised solo with the right hand. Jazz pianists are also expected to help guide the band into chord changes with the help of notes leading up to the chord change.
It is quite a challenge for pianists to meet these 3 demands at the same time. Most jazz pianists are quite skilled in this art and are able to maintain this while planning unique improvisations.
If the intend to be great at playing the piano in a jazz band, you need to master these styles and techniques.
Your a guy who has just gone through a breakup and had your heart broken. The first thing that you really want to know is if she still loves you and is willing to let you back into her life. If you have been in a few relationships, you will know that girls have a way of saying one thing but meaning another. If you look at the following three signs, you will be a few steps closer to getting her back.
Before we get started you need to think about what may have gone wrong in the relationship and could have caused you and her to break up. You need to sort through all the issues that caused problems in your relationship. You may need to make an apology or two if you have done something wrong.
Sign number one: She still communicates with you
If you send her an email or ring her and she can not help but reply, you know that there is still something between you and her. When she does not answer your emails and does not answer when you ring, then you may have a bigger problem. If you can get a conversation going with her and she does not try to get rid of you, there is still a chance that you can win her back.
Sign number two: She is willing to meet up with you
When she agrees to meet up with you, it is a sign that there is quite a good chance of you and her getting back together. This means that she is not repulsed by you and still enjoys your company.
Even if she is starting to see or date someone else, a meeting with her show you that she is still willing to give you a chance. You need to make sure that you use this chance to prove yourself to her. You need her to leave feeling well romanced and that you still love her.
Sign number three: Flirting and the way she looks at you
If she still looks at you with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye, you know that she still wants you back. Flirting with you on any level instantly means that she wants you back.
She may not say yes straight away, but if she shows these three signs you know that she still wants you.
For most salespeople, selling is all about getting customers to walk out with a product. If the customer buys one item, it is a successful sale. For advanced salespeople, just getting the customer to walk out with one item is not enough. Instead, a customer buying one item is only a sign that there is more than one sale to be made.
To make an additional sale, some forethought is required. You need to think about what your customer is buying and what they are going to use it for. For example, if a unshaven man comes in to buy a razor, you can assume that he is wanting to shave.
Making a second sale is easy once you have an idea of what the people is wanting to do. What could an unshaven man buying a razor also be sold? Think shaving cream. We know that the man will want to shave straight away, so checking that he has shaving cream might result in an additional sale.
A similar idea can be used to sell more of the same product. If you recognise that a regular customer is buying shaving cream for the 4th time we can assume that they are going to want more later. This action of thinking ahead means that we can now sell the customer a larger container of shaving cream. If there are no larger containers, we can always reduce the price for the customer if they by more.
Thinking ahead can also be used to compete with your competition. If you know that a customer is going to check the price of the competitors product, you can save them time and also make a sale. First you need to check out the prices of the competitors products in the morning. Later on when a customer is looking to buy one of your products, you can say what the competitors price is and then offer a price that is lower.
When ever you want a credit card, loan, insurance, mortgage or just want to buy something on finance, your credit score is going to be used to assess if you are eligible. Using your credit score, lenders can work out if your are going to meet the repayments and be a good investment.
Lenders are not looking for borrowers who always pay their debt off in record time. They can not make much money off people who pay the loan back too fast. Instead, lenders are looking for people who will be paying interest for quite some time, but are not likely to go bankrupt.
Just because you have a great credit score does not mean that lenders are going to automatically accept you. If you have a credit card with high interest, no annual fee and have always paid your credit card off in full, lenders will not like you. If you never pay interest on your credit card, your lenders will be lending you money each month and getting nothing for it. Your credit score will be too high. They will see you as a bad investment as they are making no money off you.
Lenders calculate a credit score from many sources of data. These sources range from information the company has, to the government and other companies.
The application form is the first source of information that lenders use in calculating your credit score. Details such as your salary, family size, if you own a home and the reason for the loan are all used. Lenders like to target borrowers that have some money but are still not likely to pay the loan off in full.
Past dealings with the lender are also used in the calculation. All your previous iterations with the lender are analysed to help inform the lender of your money habits.
Credit agencies compile information about you and can send this data to any prospective lender. This information can be compiled from electoral roll information, court records, Financial data.
Recently, black lists and white lists are now shared between finance companies. Athough this requires your permission, this gives them access to a lot more information from many other companies.
If you are feeling like your credit score is very personal, well it is. There are some data that companies are not allowed to use:
As you can see, it is important to have a good credit score. Late payments or not paying one company can affect your chances of getting a load with another company.
Moving in with a partner and living together is something that people do not tend to think about. When things do not run smoothly it can cause problems in your relationship. Fixing things later can also raise questions from your partner. Here are some items that you need to think through
Your partner and you should think about money and how you are going to pay the bills. Who is going to be in charge of paying the bills? Will you both pay equal shares? Will you each pay from your own accounts or will you have a joint account that you both pay money into?
Although most people think that moving in together means sleeping in the same bed, this does not have to be the case. You can decide to sleep in the same bed as your partner or different beds. Different bedrooms could also be an option.
One partner will need more personal space than the other. Make sure that you both have somewhere to go to be alone and do not spend every waking moment together. Too much time together can give feelings of being smothered and overwhelmed. You do not have to watch TV together and you each need some activity that does not involve the other.
You will never realise the cleaning habits of your partner until you start to live together. Before you move in together, you need to be aware of who keeps things clean and who does not. Some agreement might need to be made to make sure that both your partner and you pulls their weight. An easy way to do thing is to agree on who does what jobs.
Living together demands more privacy and trust. Your partner needs to have the right to privacy without you feeling like you can not trust them. There will be some things that your partner does not want to share with you and you need to trust them that those things will not offend you if you found out.
When you move in, you will need to buy some furniture that is to both your partners and your liking. Also, you will need to agree on what will happen to these types of items if you did split apart later in the future.
It seems to be so basic, but it is often the point where most guys fail. In the heat of the moment, many guys are too involved in admiring the new girl they met to think straight. You must have been in this situation when someone is so good looking that they take your breath away.
After a few hours with her and a good night out, everyone decides to call it a night and part ways. You say "See you latter" and she disappears into the night. It takes a moment or so for you to click, but you realise that without having some of her contact information you will never see her again. Your dream girl will only ever be a dream girl from now on.
When you find a girl that you really like and that you get along with, you need to make sure that you can meet up with her in the future. For this to happen, there needs to be some exchange of contact details and a way for you to contact her.
There are many types of contact details that you could exchange. Email addresses, postal addresses, address to where you live or even a place you can often be found hanging out. The phone number is the most important one.
A phone number is special as it allows for you to make more of a connection than any other type of indirect communication like email. As she can hear your voice, it seems that she can associate you voice with memories of you. An email however could have been written by anyone and is quite impersonal.
You can not give your number to the girl and rely on her to call you. Girls want guys to call first. If the girl does call first, you will find out later that she is likely to be high maintenance. Just think about it, she already misses you and wants to talk to you.
All you have to do is make sure that you get her phone number before you part ways. This will mean that you can arrange a date later when you have had a chance to clear your head.
Guys must struggle to understand the connection a girl has with her shoes. They never seem to stay around while us girls talk about our shoes, what we brought and what we like.
There are only 2 main features that guys look for in shoes. The first is function; the shoe is there to do a job. It may be a running shoe, walking shoe, shoes for skating in, etc. Guys will never buy a shoe because the like the look of it. The needed a shoe for a particular purpose and they buy a shoe for that purpose.
The second feature that guys look for in shoes is comfort. Guys do not like to have sore feet and will buy shoes that supports their feet and they can wear for many hours at a time.
Some men might choose the shoe to buy based on style. What you may not realise is that they have already thought about what they are going to use the shoe for and have made sure that it fits comfortably.
Us girls on the other hand look for completely characteristics in a shoe. The first thing that we look for in a shoe is how fashionably is it. We do not want to be seen in granny shoes or shoes that are not in fashion.
The second thing that we look for in a shoe is the look and the style. We want to make sure that she type of shoe suits us and is going to go with what we will wear. This goes through our heads before we have even considered if it will fit or not.
Sex appeal is something that we think about a lot when we buy heels. We want the shoes to make our legs look good and attract the guys attention.
As you have so much to do, you start to sleep 6 hours a night. Little do you know, an 8 hour sleep could leave you with a better memory and improved recall.
Memorising things is hard. Through out or lives we are trying to memorise everything from events and history to exam answers and a plan for the future. Many students will spend all night trying to remember key facts for exams. It is ironic to think that sleep has such a large effect on memory and learning. All the students that spend all nighters to memorise answers may be doing more damage and be more forgetful than those who get a good nights sleep instead.
For insomniacs it may be sobering news that not only does a lack of sleep affect the memory and recall of exams answers, but also the memory of faces, sceneries, experiences, procedures, and many other things. Our memory of procedural and skills could be the most important and is also the most affected by sleep.
In order to counteract the effects of sleep, people drink coffee. Coffee has caffeine which helps to reduce the feeling of tiredness. The problem with coffee and ultimately caffeine is that all it is doing is masking the symptoms of a lack of sleep. It does not help to improve memory, recall or learning.
When you sleep, your brain tries to sort out all the memories and information from the previous day and file them for future retrieval. It goes through a process called memory consolidation. It is during this process that short-term memories from the day are set as long-term memories.
It is only after a 6 hour period of memory stabilization that memory consolidation occurs. This means that a 6 hour sleep will not have as much of an effect on your memory as an 8 hour sleep would.
Creativity is not just about having good ideas. Creativity is part of our culture and the most important factor in all human advances to date.
Creativity is not just about having good ideas. Creativity is part of our culture and the most important factor in all human advances to date.
There are many factors that make up a culture ranging from brand names and fashion to movies and technology. Each of these factors is directly influenced by creativity.
Brand names are a great example of our culture that is effected by creativity. Without a lot of creativity, it would be hard to distinguish between the many brands. Brand names strive to be more creative than their competitors so that they get more recognition and ultimately sales. There is a lot of creativity that goes into making a brand what it is. A brands logo is a focal point for brand recognition is based on a creative way to express the brands image. Even the brands image required a creative spark for it to be created.
The fashion world is heavily influenced by creativity. All the followers of the cult that is fashion want to show that they are up with the latest trend. As a new style is created, the cult followers eagerly part with their money in order to be one of the first to embrace a trend.
Movies have a high aspect of creativeness to them. The story lines, dialogue, clothes and props have all been spawned from someone's creative streak. The creativeness in these movies have a large impact on our culture through our dreams, inspiration and from people comparing situations in movies to their own situations.
Creativity is the corner stone of all human societies and makes us human. It has allows us to take great steps forward and affects every aspect of our culture.
Although free blog hosts may be a good way to try out blogging, they come with danger. Make sure that you are not hosting on a free blog host if you are getting serious about blogging.
As blogging becomes more popular than people expected, more and more individuals and businesses are setting up blogs for many reasons. A vast majority of these new blogs are hosted on free blog hosting sites. This can bring more expected problems than it is worth.
For a beginner, free blog hosting can be a brilliant starting point. Without having to spend anything a blog can be setup to try blogging. The problem is that free hosts bring unexpected problems.
The first problem that a many free hosts in the past have faced is that the host is out to make money. If the free blog hosting is not making them money, they will just stop it and leave you out in the cold. This has happened before and it will happen again.
The second problem is uptime. Many of the free blog hosts also run paid services. When they have a problem, they will work on getting the paid service back running before they care about the free hosting. This means that your blog will have more down time and may lose visitors.
Once your blog starts to grow, you might look into making a bit of money with advertisements. If you are lucky enough to be on a host that allows you to place advertisements on your site, you still may run into problems. Free blog hosts always want something and in most cases they want to use the best advertising space at the top of your blog. How is your advertisement going to be seen when people are seeing your hosts advertisement first.
If your blog does become large enough that it prompts your to move hosts, you may find that this too will be a minefield of problems. Moving hosts means changing the URL that your blog is found at. If your free host does not allow this to be redirected, you may have to start your blog all over again, losing your regular visitors.
By all means, use free blog hosts to try out blogging, but if you are serious do not expect that you can get away without paying for a more professional blog host.
The Baroque period of music is an era that existed from 1600 to 1750. A Baroque style is a set of styles from European classical music. The music of the Baroque period ranges from a style similar to that of the previous Romantic period, to the style found in the following Classical musical period.
“Misshapen pearl” is the phrase that the original meaning of “baroque” was derived from. This fits into the characterisations on the architecture of this period.
Many famous composers have risen to fame during the Baroque period of music. Well known composers such as the likes of Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel, and Johann Sebastian Bach can attribute some or all of their musical style to the Baroque period.
During the Baroque period, the style of music changed. Composers and performers started to used more elaborate musical ornamentation, made changes to the way music was written and created new ways to play the existing musical instruments. All these changes allowed for the rise of opera as a musical genre, and many of the concepts from this period are still in use today.
The term “Baroque” was not conceived until after the Baroque period was over. There is still some disagreement to this day about what the Baroque period encompasses. A few rogue musicologists have argued that the Baroque period should be split into a Baroque period and a Mannerist period so that the periods come in to align with those assigned to the visual arts.
Everyone has to start somewhere and when it comes to flirting, some people are more natural at it than others. This does not mean that you can not learn it though. This article will take you through a few tips to improve your flirting.
The first thing that you have to remember when flirting it that you have to smile. A smile says so much when you are meeting someone. It instantly tells the other person what you think about them, if you are happy around them and if you are bored. When you start to flirt with someone, you need to make sure that you are smiling and look as if you are having a good time.
The second most important aspect of flirting is physical contact. Physical contact has the ability to make the target of your flirting more comfortable with you. It can also make you seem less shy and more decisive. Physical contact can range from holding hands, hugging, a small kiss on the cheek to anything more.
The last thing that you have to remember is to play around and have fun. Flirting is all about showing off and building a connection. Having fun is the best way to do this. Try to make them laugh.
You know when your flirting is going well when they initiate physical contact with you in a way that does not show anger or discontent.