Call for video Submissions!

UNCLE SAM VIDEO CALL

Cherry Blossoms is looking for you to send in your videos of successes, tips, lessons learned, bright ideas, great dates, SEND ALL OF IT!

With your video or pictures, send your story so that we can share and kickoff our new Youtube Channel!

SEND ALL VIDEO ENTRIES TO – Ninja@blossoms.com or to one of our addresses depending on what type of shipping you will be using.

Videos should not be NO more than 5 minutes, this is A LOT of time, if it isn’t enough, feel free to email – Ninja@blossoms.com for suggestions/tips.

With your success stories and date ideas, we know you will have lots of fun submissions, in the event you are sending a lesson learned or a tip that you learned in a hard way, please keep your videos upbeat as we are looking to motivate and learn, not to feel bad and scare people, this is love, keep it loving, look for the good!

There will be prizes and lots of LOVE <3

Thank you for your continued support in being the highest quality seekers of love and fulfillment in life!

8 Years- Still Happily Married

 

We love it!

 

“Blossoms,

         I purchased a 1 year membership a little more than 9 years ago. I was interested in southeast Asian culture and wanted a pen-pal. I did a web search for pen-pals and hit your site. I used your service to talk to people in the Philippines. I was NOT looking for a wife. On my second sign-in I began a conversation with a young lady from the Pampanga area.  Now more than 8 years later we are still happily married. We used your service to help in the fiancée visa process. I want to say thank you to all the staff and creators of your website and dating service. I never thought a simple interest in other cultures would lead me to finding the love of my life. We both thank God and blossoms every anniversary we share and we continue to be your biggest fans. Thank you all again.”
          HAPPILY MARRIED 8 YEARS!!!!
           John & Martha Y.
           Pittsburgh Pa
           Pampanga Philippines
Congratulations, John & Martha!

Responsibility – Just because of this word many of you will be scared to read this post…

As I sit in the Cherry Command and Control, I often hear lamentations of people who have been scammed, well, thats not quite right… wording here is key, I hear stories of people who ALLOW themselves to be scammed.

Now I can only guess what must transpire to get you give money to someone you have met only electronically, video chat I am afraid, is not a substitute for face to face.

So why would you? You who wouldn’t give a dime to a crippled homeless person in the street in the dead of winter all of a sudden agree to send THOUSANDS of dollars to someone you do not even know?

Take responsibility and begin to use common sense.  If you truly want a lasting relationship, perhaps you must look inward to make a change…?

Just a thought from the LoveGurus <3

SURVEY SAYS! Online Daters Usually Date One at a Time…?

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is on the minds of many singles. But just how open-minded are singles while looking for love online?

In a second annual State of Dating in America report, online dating sites JDate and ChristianMingle surveyed over 2,600 U.S. singles between the ages of 18 and 59 to find out how they felt about dating in the digital age. As the stigma of online dating continues to dissipate, with 85 percent believing that online dating is socially acceptable, the study looked at the behaviors of the online dating cycle from first contact to moving in together, marriage and dating etiquette.

Let’s start with getting to the first online date. Are all online daters serial daters? While many have said that online dating comes complete with a “shopping cart” mentality, with a large bouquet of singles on dating sites, one would think Internet daters’ date cards would be filled with a different date every day of the week.

According to the survey, while most singles are writing to several people at once, in reality, they prefer to date one person at a time. Does this mean online daters are really serial monogamists instead of serial daters?

The question asked in the survey said:

Do you generally contact one person, communicate with them and go on a date OR are you communicating with multiple people during the same time frame?

More than half of the respondents admit they go out with one dater at time, with 63 percent of women and 53 percent of men saying they communicate with multiple people, but only go out with one person at a time.

By comparison, only 38 percent of men and 24 percent of women contact one person at a time, and the lowest response came from 9 percent of men and 14 percent of women who date multiple people at the same time.

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Frankly, I’m surprised at these numbers, as it takes time to get to know someone. Going on a few dates with a few people simultaneously should help the process and help you become a better dater, right? Should one put all of their eggs into one digital basket?

The good news is that the stigma about online dating is continuing to diminish. Two out of three singles in the survey knew people who met as a result of online dating and an overwhelming 94 percent of singles believe that online dating expands their dating pool, with 86 percent saying it speeds up their search as compared to being set up by friends.

Think about it. Online dating is available 24 hours a day, so the convenience factor is there. Still, finding love online can be like finding a needle in a digital haystack. You need to become the “1 in 40 million.” At the end of the digital day, it’s a numbers game worth playing.

How many dates would you juggle while looking for love online?

Wishing you much love and joy in cyberspace, or wherever you may roam.

Julie Spira is an online dating expert and founder of CyberDatingExpert.com. She was an early adopter of Internet dating and creates Irresistible Profiles for singles on the dating scene. For more dating advice follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and sign up for the free Weekly Flirt newsletter.

What Men Think About Your Make-up/War Paint…?!?!

Big Mahalo and Aloha to Julie Spira and the Huffington post for Sharing!  Read orginal article HERE.

When it comes to dating, more women like to emulate the celebrities that shine on the red carpet to try to get the guy.

In a recent survey by online dating site Zoosk, 1850 male daters were asked to compare photos of Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, and Jennifer Lawrence, with and without makeup.

Surprisingly so, the majority of the guys stated that they preferred Jessica Alba, makeup free (77%) as compared to giving the thumbs up for Kim Kardashian, all glammed up. (23%).

While viewing photos of Jennifer Lawrence made up in American Hustle as compared to a natural look, Zooskers voted in favor of the natural look (54%) as compared to the American Hustle photo with bright red lipstick (46%).

When asked if Jessica Simpson looked better with or without makeup on, 57% of the men preferred her natural look.

So how does this relate to real life dating and the male thoughts on hair and makeup? The survey shows that men prefer a natural look with the women they are dating. Fifty-seven percent of men gave the thumbs down to red lipstick and 67% weren’t fond of dark eye shadow.

When it comes to hairstyle, 81% voted for a relaxed and natural look, with only 9% preferring pin-straight hair. Does this mean it’s time to toss out the flat iron?

Now let’s take a digital look at how men select women while viewing thousands of online dating profiles.

Zoosk’s data shows the complete opposite viewpoint to hair and makeup, where men were dramatically selecting women wearing more makeup, more eye shadow, and more lipstick in their photos.

Here are some numbers worth blinking a digital eye to:

Women who wear eye makeup receive 139% more first messages than women who don’t.

Men are 65% more likely to want to meet a woman if she wears eye makeup in her profile picture.

Women who wear lipstick in their profile photo get 119% more first messages than those who don’t.

Men are 38% more likely to want to meet a woman if she’s wearing lipstick in her profile photo.

Woman wearing blush receive 24% more first messages than those who don’t.

Men are 19% more likely to want to meet a woman if she’s wearing blush than if she’s not.

All in all, women who wore some form of makeup received more than three times as many messages as those who didn’t.

It may not be time to dig out your prom or glamour shots, but taking the extra time to look your best and pucker up with a lip plumper for your dating profile photos, instead of posting the ‘selfie’ from last night’s party, might be a wise idea.

After all, you’re auditioning for the job of a lifetime; possible girlfriend or wife.

Julie Spira is an Online Dating Expert and founder of CyberDatingExpert.com. She was an early adopter of the Internet and has been helping singles on the dating scene for two decades. For more online dating advice, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and sign up for the free Weekly Flirt newsletter.