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No one loves you quite like your friends do, so let them set you up with someone that they can vouch for.
"It's better for single people to meet through friends because there's a familiarity and comfort that goes with that," says behavioral scientist Christie Hartman, Ph. "A friend setting you up means the guy is 'vetted' to some extent." So let them play matchmaker—but first, lay down some rules.
Plus, friendship is the foundation for any relationship, so having that bond established can be key, says relationship expert Jane Greer, Ph. But when you're ready to make the plunge into online dating, how do you decide which site to sign up for?
We found a handy cheat sheet from digital matchmaker Julie Spira, who gave us the lowdown on 12 popular dating sites. —then choose the site that matches your interests, so you're not just wasting your time online (that's what the cat videos are for).
The term "friend zone" should totally be banished—in part, because your friends can sometimes make the best dates.
We know plenty of couples who have met while standing in line at the grocery store, a Target parking lot, even a naked reality show. Love can crop up anywhere, so get out there and keep your eyes open.
Think about what it is you want out of an online dating experience—A hookup? First dates can be overwhelming, so streamline your focus into making the first few moments count.
It takes only 12 minutes for you to decide if you're interested in the other person (and for them to decide if they dig you) so bring your A-game the second you arrive.
One study showed that when opinions were framed differently—saying that "seven out of ten" people liked your date, versus "three out of ten" people Dating someone who you're just not into is a total waste of time.
Be realistic with yourself: Are you embarrassed to call him your "boyfriend"? Would you rather be watching Netflix than talking to him? These are all good signs that you're just not that into him, and you should peace out of this relationship.