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Dating in the Digital Age (DATING)

Kim Loftis
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If you've ever considered jumping into the world of dating, whether online or more traditional avenues, this book is for you! Author Kim Loftis explores the ins and outs of dating in our digital age, taking the reader through important considerations such as how to express your uniqueness, how to date safely, and how much of yourself to share and when. In addition to covering all of the human aspects of dating that apply to both traditional dating and online dating, the book also digs deep into the accessibility of three of the major dating platforms: Plenty of Fish, Match, and eHarmony. You will learn how to navigate the sites, register as a new user, create an enticing profile, take available compatibility tests, personalize account settings, communicate with potential matches, upgrade in order to access additional communication tools, and much more!

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Why Online Dating?
Online Dating as a Blind Person
Why Listen to Me?
Getting Started
Finding Love Online
Accessing Sites Using a Screen Reader

Chapter 2: Important Topics to Consider First
Expressing Your Uniqueness
Defining Your Qualities
Who's Your "Someone?"
Blindness...To Share or Not to Share

Chapter 3: Crafting Site Profiles
Write from the Heart
First Impressions Count
Brief or Detailed?
The Importance of Honesty
Spelling and Grammar Matter
Don't Overshare
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Chapter 4: Cautionary Advice for Your Journey
What to Reveal and When
Are They for Real?
They Want Money, Not Love
Reading Between the Lines
Physical and Emotional Safety
Too Good to Be True
Too Fast, Too Soon
People Are Strange
Communication Is Key
Some People Can't or Won't Do the Work
The Perils of Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve
Safety Tips

Chapter 5: PlentyOfFish.com
Exploring the Home Page
POF Registration and Profile Creation
The POF Assessments
Exploring POF When Logged In
A Note on Site Accessibility
Connecting with Others
The My Matches and Ultra Match Pages
The Meet Me Page
Meet Me Requests
Messages
Searching on POF
Upgrading
The POF iOS App
POF in Summary

Chapter 6: Match.com
Exploring the Home Page
Match Registration and Profile Creation
Exploring Match When Logged In
Learning About Your Daily Matches
The Matches and Discover Pages
Likes, Inbox, and Events
Viewing and Editing Your Profile
Account Settings, and Yet More Ways to Match
Upgrading
The Match iOS App
Match in Summary

Chapter 7: Eharmony.com
Exploring the Home Page
Eharmony Registration and Profile Creation
Upgrading
Exploring Eharmony When Logged In
Viewing and Editing Your Profile
Viewing Matches
A Note on Eharmony Accessibility
The Eharmony iOS App
Eharmony in Summary

Chapter 8: Final Thoughts