How to Meet Friends Online — Instead of Your Soulmate

Lots of Chummy Club members aren’t looking to pick out china patterns just yet. Instead of settling down with a soulmate, getting married, and having 2.5 kids, a dog, and a white picket fence, they simply want to find friends online!
Unlike other dating sites, Chummy Club isn’t just focused on romantic relationships. Whether you’ve just moved to a new town or you just want to expand your social life, it’s easy to find friends online. Just follow these 3 tips:

1. Don’t confuse “friends” with “friends with benefits”
If you’re simply trying to find friends online, make that clear in the beginning. There are plenty of people who use our social networking services who want a purely platonic relationship — not just a random hookup.

2. Use all of our tools
Here at Chummy Club, you’ll get an email every day with matches we’ve selected for you, based on the results of your compatibility test. But don’t stop there! We’ve got a big Facebook and Twitter network that can help you find friends that don’t necessarily match you in a romantic way — but can still be great people to get to know.

3. Keep the same safety precautions in mind
If you were looking for love online, you wouldn’t give out your phone number or meet someone in person until you felt comfortable. Looking for friends online is no different. Just because there’s no romance involved doesn’t mean you can let your guard down.
As much as we love our members, we also encourage them to be realistic. You have to get to know someone before you can trust them. That’s why we offer so many ways to communicate right here on the site — so that you don’t have to give out information that you don’t want to. That way, you can find online friends in a safe, secure way!

Looking for Love Online? Follow these Tips!

In the years since Chummy Club began, I’ve seen a lot of people find love online — while other people have made big mistakes. If you’re looking for true love online, these tips can help you get it. And, they’ll help you through each step of the online dating process — so that you never have to “fly blind”.

1. Be creative — without being dishonest
A creative profile name or a profile picture taken at a creative angle can fetch more attention than a profile that looks just like everyone else’s. However, don’t let your creativity get in the way of the facts. Using a photo of you from 10 years ago is dishonest — not creative.
Same goes for the information in your profile. No one’s going to think you’re creative when you list “Corporate Executive” on your profile when you’re really the Executive Secretary. Instead, they’re going to think you’re a liar — and liars don’t find love online!

2. Break the ice
Once you start talking to a match, throw in some fun questions, like “If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?” Questions like these help you get to know someone, while also seeing if you can have fun with them. Remember, finding love online is all about chemistry. If you and a match can’t have a fun conversation, there’s no “spark” there — and you need to keep looking.

3. Follow your gut
Knowing how to find love online means knowing how to listen to your gut. Generally, you gut can tell pretty quickly whether someone’s right for you. If you’re getting a “funny” feeling about a match, don’t ignore it!

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Free Online Dating — It Really Is Possible!
 
Most people are shocked when they hear that Chummy Club is a completely free online dating service.  Some of them, though, are also a little skeptical.  They wonder how good an online dating site can be if you don’t have to pay for it.
Luckily, free online dating services are becoming more and more common — and they don’t force members to settle for less-than-stellar service!
For example, here at Chummy Club, we offer the same services as those expensive online dating services.  Our compatibility test was created by a unique team of a psychologist, a psychiatrist, and a social worker.  We use the latest trends — like Facebook and Twitter — to help our members get to know each other.  And, we offer daily emails that are chock full of new matches.
Plus, we offer several advantages BECAUSE we’re a free online dating service — that the expensive dating sites can’t give you — like:
– Access to more people
Since it’s free to sign up, more people are likely to join a free online dating service — because there’s no risk for them.  That way, you can wind up with a bigger selection of matches than you’ll find on one of the expensive dating sites.
 
– Free access to new friends 
Maybe you just moved to a new town and don’t know how to meet people.  The last thing you want is to pay a ton of money to an online dating site just to make a few friends.  But when you take advantage of a free online dating service, you can find people right in your neighborhood that are looking for new friends of their own!
 
– A great alternative for single parents 
There are lots of single parents out there who want to get out and have a social life — but don’t have any extra money to spend on an online dating site membership.  Thanks to a free online dating service, they can start anew!

Finding the right dating site!

Most people lump all online dating sites into one basket. They see the commercials filled with sappy music and promises of eternal love, and they think all dating sites are totally cheesy. Or, they tried to find love on one site, couldn’t do it, and now think that all dating sites are hogwash.
Luckily, neither of those stereotypes is accurate. In fact, the dating sites out there are as different as the people who run them! We’ve strived to make Chummyclub a fun place to meet new friends or find love and we think you’ll have fun on the site no matter what you’re looking for.
That’s the good news… The bad news is that you’ll have to do some work to find the right online dating site for your needs. Focus on the wrong dating sites, and you’ll never see the results you want.
Remember, the “best” online dating site isn’t necessarily the one with the highest success rate. Ultimately, the “best” online dating site is the one that’s the best fit for your personality.
If, for example, you’re looking for a fun relationship — and not necessarily your soul mate — it makes no sense to sign up for an online dating site that talks mostly about marriage. Luckily, some dating sites are just as focused on helping people find friends as they are helping people find true love! With chummyclub.com you can find new friends, or find your perfect match and find love!
So, how do you know if an online dating site is right for you?
Do some homework before you sign up and create a profile. Thankfully, in today’s world, that’s not hard. Most dating sites have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, so you’ll be able to see who’s a fan, who’s a follower, and who’s interacting with these companies. That way, you’ll be able to tell what kind of people you can expect to meet if you sign up.
By doing some quick research, you can get more out of your online dating experience — and stop being one of those people who buys into all of the online dating stereotypes!

Want to Hookup with ‘Quality’ Online Dates? You Have to Brand Yourself .

Congratulations, you have finally registered for the top online dating site. You posted a photo (any photo just to have one) and you’ve selected to ‘skip’ filling out the bio section. You can always go back later. After all, people are interested in getting dates and not the perfect bio. Now that you’re finished, all you have to do is sit and wait until your inbox is filled with potential dates. Online dating is as easy as cake …right? Not quite. There’s a recipe for success in everything we do — including finding dates online. What is the secret to finding the best online dates? Believe it or not, it all has to do with branding. If you don’t brand yourself, you’ll find it a lot more difficult to attract online dates.

Here are a few branding tips for dating online: Post a Photo of ‘You’ and Only You. Get rid of the generic photo and replace it with a real photo of yourself. Often times people will post a photo of themselves with a group of friends because they’re too shy to post an original photo. Then you have those who will actually post objects instead of real photos of themselves. People want to see ‘you’ — not your midnight blue Mustang or a yacht. If you want to attract men and women, try adding a photo of your smiling face. You’re more likely to capture people’s attention.

Select an interesting username. Many people ignore this valuable step. They’ll choose any username just to register and get dates. If you want to find a good date, you need an attention-grabbing username. Using an odd username like ‘zoop2kk1pi378′ will not stick in the minds of your online friends. Unless you want to hookup with robots, choose a username that is interesting and easy for your online dates to remember.

Write an interesting bio. Your bio should be compelling and interesting to read. Just posting ‘looking for sexy ladies with legs’ or ‘hot dudes with muscles wanted’, in your bio, will get you no where. Imagine a guy trying to talk to a woman at a club and she responds to him by saying,‘‘I like hiking in woods. Looking for hot dude to hike with’. His response will be, “Awkward …NEXT”. When filling out your online profile, you have to set it up as if people are going to judge you on your entire profile. Not sure how to write up a bio? Just tell people something interesting about yourself. If you’re not much of a writer, get a friend to write a brief bio for you. If your bio is incomplete or filled with typos and grammar errors, people will skip over your profile.

It may not hurt to browse through the profiles at ChummyClub.com before completing your own profile. This will give you a general idea of how to set up an interesting online dating profile that will get noticed. The bottom-line is, your bio is your brand. Men and women who have an attractive photo of themselves and a well written bio are more likely to hookup with quality online dates.