The Insider’s Guide to a Winning International Online Dating Profile

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Creating an online dating profile can be a scary prospect. While the idea of long distance dating and dating Asian women may sound exciting, it’s a virtual guarantee that you’ll be destined for failure if you don’t spend some time upfront on this important task.

You may be the greatest guy in the world and have a lot to offer, but online dating requires that you put your strengths in writing and stand out from the crowd. Sounds suspiciously like a job interview, doesn’t it? While there are similarities, this is so much more fun if you do it right! Consider these key profile elements as you get started:

Grab ‘Em Fast!

One of the first things that people are going to see is the first line in your profile. It would be a good idea to spend some time making this distinctive and intriguing. Some people like to use song lyrics for headlines while others throw out a bit of humor. Whichever way you choose to go with it, keep it clean and non-controversial and you should be just fine.

Details Please

It should come as no surprise that the profiles that attract the most attention are the most well-written ones. This doesn’t mean that you need to be a professional writer or that you should hire one to excel here.

What you will need to do is set yourself apart from the “I like music and I love to laugh” crowd. While it’s ok to share that you enjoy a good time, provide specific examples of hobbies or activities that you appreciate so that readers can get a better sense of who you are.  For example, try “I like jazz music and eating Thai food”. You get the idea.

When writing your profile, be clear about your objectives and avoid any impulse to either be dishonest or negative in any way. Tell the ladies what you want! “I want to meet a nice woman for romance and love.”

A Picture is Worth…

Well, it’s worth a lot! To begin with, having some good images on your profile is worth not having your profile automatically excluded from searches as many women simply won’t even glimpse a profile that that doesn’t have a picture. As a general rule, posting photos will your profile will get you ten times as many responses as a profile without them! As your photos could be one of the most important elements of your dating profile, here are few tips to make sure you’re on the right track:

  •         For your main profile photo, choose a picture of just you, so there is no guesswork involved.

 

  •         Avoid using your computer’s webcam for photos as these generally turn out pretty dreadful.

 

  •         Post images that show your friendly side, with a normal and easy smile.

 

  •         Include at least two photos and preferably four or more.

 

  •         It’s not considered a good idea to post pictures of yourself with the opposite sex, even if is your sister! Many women find this a turn off and it can be very confusing. More confusion leads to less responses.

There is plenty of conflicting advice about international online dating that can make things confusing for someone new. While the stigma of long distance dating has virtually disappeared, if you want to meet Asian women online, you’ll need to start by working on your profile. If you use the pointers we’ve given you here, you will stand out from the crowd and have the experience you desire. That’s a promise!

 

Edit: Updated 04/07/2017 with some new resources for you!

How to set up a great online dating profile!
10 Online Dating Do’s and Don’ts
Advice for Dating Asian Women

Delays Expected For United States Passports

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 If you’re plan on traveling internationally this year to see your Cherry Blossoms sweetheart and you need a passport, make sure to start  well in advance of your trip. The reason? There are expected to be a bunch of people renewing their passports this year.

This year (2016) is the 10 year anniversary of the initiative which requires American citizens to have a passports for traveling to Mexico and the Caribbean.

Since there were a large number of passports issued 10 years ago, these passports will need to be renewed this year. This could mean delays for you if you are renewing your passport or planning to get a new passport. Even under normal circumstances it can take a couple of months to get your passport! So be sure to plan ahead!

If you already have a passport make sure it is valid for the dates you expect to travel. Some countries will require your passport to be valid for six months after travel and you may also be required to have a visa for certain countries, so be sure to check with the US State Department before you book your flight: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit.html

If you’re looking to renew your passport or getting a new one, you can find passport applications at your local US Post Office. You can also take your official passport photos there, too!

Need a passport in a hurry? Expedited services ARE available and you may be able to get it as quickly as three weeks.  For more information, go to the official US Department of State website at: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html  

EDIT 04/07/2017- 2016 may be over, but if you’re looking for a US Passport, please go check out the Travel.State.Gov for information.

Top Asian Dating Misconceptions

The Top Misconceptions About Dating Asian Women

 

While the idea of dating Asian women is appealing to many men, some just approach the entire enterprise from the wrong perspective. Perhaps it’s a lifetime of being exposed to stereotypes of Asian women in Western movies or other popular culture that forms our beliefs. Regardless, there are many false ideas about Asian dating that are not going to serve your best interests. Here are the top misconceptions about Asian women that could be holding you back.

All Asian Women Are the Same

To lump all Asian women into one class and expect them to be the same is naivety at its best. We don’t expect that Italian women will be the same as German women, or even that someone from California will behave like someone from Wisconsin. All Asian women are not the same. Consider this: Asia includes 51 different countries and a total population of 4.3 billion people. China alone is made up of 23 separate provinces (and 11 other divisions), with as many as 292 languages spoken in the country. These are diverse cultures with very different people and to lump them all together would be a mistake.

 

Asian Women Are All Submissive

If you are solely interested in Asian dating because you believe that all Asian women are submissive, you may be in for an awakening. Long-standing stereotypes lead Western men to think that the typical Asian woman can be found trailing her man by several paces with her head bowed. While you may be able to find your dream subservient mate if you look long enough, this isn’t today’s reality. Filipina women are known to be intensely loyal as well as headstrong. In China, Shanghainese women are more dominant. Finally, there is a culture in the Yunnan Province in Western China in which the male can be kicked out of the home at any time, and often is at the whim of the female. This isn’t the norm, as what you are more likely to find are polite women who lack some of the drama that Western women tend to exude. Takeaway? Don’t assume anything with regards to Asian women and treat each one as an individual worthy of respect.

 

All Asian Women Want a Western Man

While Western men are attractive to many Asian women for a variety of reasons, this isn’t universal. A Western man can’t just assume that any Asian woman he runs across is going to fall at his feet. Many Asian women today have come to realize that the grass may not be greener on the other side of the fence. When it comes to money, security is just as important to women in other cultures as it is to yours, so wanting someone who can provide this isn’t a race issue. Even if a majority of Asian women don’t want anything to do with Western men, let’s still do the math. Remember those 4.3 billion people in Asia? If just 25% of the females desired a Western man, you’d have a pool of over a half a billion women as potential mates. Those aren’t bad odds.

 

Online Asian dating offers willing singles an opportunity to connect and have fun. Your best approach is to ditch the misconceptions about Asian women and simply approach your Cherry Blossoms experience as the adventure it was meant to be.

Sources:

https://blog.blossoms.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China

http://jezebel.com/5901327/why-asian-women-date-white-men

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/askmen/asian-women-and-white-men_b_2781887.html

http://www.returnofkings.com/45275/5-misconceptions-about-white-guys-with-asian-girls

Edited 04/07/2017-

Use Online Dating To Meet Potential Matches Worldwide.

Meet online matches, world wide

Online dating has changed drastically over the years. It seems everyone who is single is using online dating to find love. With more options on where to date it seems that middle aged adults, especially men, are looking overseas to find somebody special. Here at Cherry Blossoms we specialize mainly in Asian dating. Our clients are generally Western men looking to date Asian women. Dating online has changed the way people date and now the world is wide open to online dating, but we know there are a few ways to make it even easier.

Avoid these common mistakes when dating online:

1. Not filling out your profile completely. When you make your profile, do the best job you can. How you present yourself online is very important. Try to tell a funny story and show some photos of you doing activities you enjoy. Having a smile on your photo will get more people interested in your profile. Write a good profile just telling your story but don’t tell everything. Keep a little mystery to talk about later.

2. Not leaving your comfort zone. It may be uncomfortable, but nothing will happen unless you put yourself out there. You need to get out of your comfort zone and contact the women you think will be your best matches. Many people are afraid of getting hurt or running into scammers. Get out of your comfort zone and get the conversation started, take your time.

3. Telling lies. Lies are a huge “no no” online, and in any potential relationship. Be confident and honest in your interactions because there is no point in lying. By lying, even little white lies, you will break any bond of trust your date may have had in you. Honesty is the best policy here.

4. Not being proactive. If you wait for someone to find you, instead of looking for a online date yourself, it might never happen. Online dating has evolved to a point where you need to invest time and effort to find your match. Be proactive and actively search and communicate with your matches. Seriously, you miss 100% of the chances you don’t take.

5. Being too picky. Let’s be honest for men online dating and picking a match is based on just the photo a lot of the time. Don’t be to picky. Give potential dates a chance even if they’re not the right height or your “Perfect 10”. The worst that can happen is that you don’t click and you move on. The best case scenario? You find a friend and maybe a lover.

6. You fall in love too soon. When you communicate with someone online, it’s natural to be honest and give trust because you assume they’re a good person, just like you. It’s important to be safe when meeting people online. Take it slow and be mindful about what the other person says and does. It’s ok to not trust someone right away- after all, you’ve just met them! Never send money: we can’t stress this enough. Don’t send money to anyone you haven’t met in person. Report anyone who asks for money.

Don’t give up. I see so many people just give online dating a few days. They get discouraged when they don’t get an immediate response, but don’t put any effort into their profile message, or having a photo.

Online dating does take effort and, I promise you, if you put the effort in, there will be lots of excitement. I am confident that if you keep getting out there and engaging members you will find your match.

Good Luck and Happy Online Dating,

Bob
CB Staff

Also see:
“Cherry Blossoms Success Stories”
10 Do’s and 10 Don’ts to Remember When Online Dating
More Marriage-Minded Single Asian Women are on Cherry Blossoms

Tips for Dating Asian Women Online

Tips for Dating Asian Women Online

Here’s what you’re going to need to know when looking to date Asian women online:

Dating Asian women will take more than a suave Cherry Blossoms profile and sitting back and waiting for the clicks to pile up. You should know that competition will be stiff and plentiful, as Asian women get a significant amount of attention from men around the world since they’re known for being enchantingly stunning, obliging, and exceedingly sweet.

Here are a couple tips for your next visit to the best Asian dating website, these will help you move to the next level:

During the introduction phase, learn about her interests
Everyone knows you need two to tango. While you’re dating, Asian women will be quick to get some answers concerning you and your interests. It would be extremely impressive for you to show interest and get some insight into what makes her tick… Learn about all of the things that make her smile, angry, sad and overjoyed.

Avoid mentioning stereotypes at all cost.
Really, no one likes to be categorized. Everyone wants to be seen as an individual and appreciated for their uniqueness. Hurling out preconceptions about Asian women is one of the quickest ways to have an Asian woman high-tailing it in the opposite direction. It’s a given that you have a “thing” for Asian women if you are online dating through Cherry Blossoms, so verbalizing it really doesn’t add anything.

Never send money to anyone. Really, this is more of a life lesson than a dating Asian women lesson.
There’s ZERO reason you should need to send anyone money… after all, you just met them online! When you’re meeting women online, take your time and get to know them. Start interacting online to really find out if there is a love connection. While most Asian women have simple goals of love, romance and marriage, be aware that some don’t and will misuse your generosity.

Again, NEVER SEND MONEY and report any person who asks to the Cherry Blossoms Staff.


Never, ever, ever say anything negative about her family.

This is another life lesson that’ll serve you well while dating anyone! Specifically for Asians family is everything! The idea of being family-oriented is so basic in the Asian culture that when you date an Asian woman, consider that you may also need to court every last individual from her family.

Be open to her faith and culture. Don’t make assumptions.
While eighty-six percent of Filipinos are Roman Catholic, it’s not an automatic given. Culture and religious beliefs tend to differ according to location, so don’t assume to know her religion before she tells you. Plus, it gives you more to talk about while you’re learning about each other!

Remember, the Asian women you meet online are people.
Even if you’re meeting online, they deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. Not every Asian woman you are interested in dating will be interested in being your personal geisha. Lead with respect and you may find the love of your life.

These are just some simple hints to get the ball rolling. What comes next is completely up to you- are you ready for the adventure called, “Love”? If you are then what are you waiting for? Start meeting Asian women online at CherryBlossoms.com.