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Is Online Dating a Good Choice for You?

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Lifestyle

Dating can be very difficult for some people and this can be for a variety of reasons. Some people are nervous because they have been out of the dating game for so long.


Others do not have the confidence to speak to new people in person. There are also those who have such busy schedules, they simply don't get the time to go out and socialize.

If you are in any of these situations but you are interested in meeting someone with a view to a relationship, online dating could be the ideal solution for you. More and more people have used this method of meeting new people and dating over recent years, and it is something that has gained a lot of popularity as well as a high level of success. In this article, we will look at some of the fantastic benefits that come with online dating.

Why So Many People Choose Online Dating

So, why do so many people choose online dating rather than going out and about to try to meet new people. Well, there are all sorts of reasons why people do this, and with the rise in the number of people using these sites, there has also been an increase in the number of sites available. In fact, you will find sites for all sorts of people these days, from LGBT dating sites and senior dating sites through to interracial dating sites, uniform dating, and more.

One of the many reasons why people decide to use a dating site to meet someone special is because it enables them to hook up with someone likeminded and who wants the same sorts of experiences. Some people are more interested in meeting someone for casual dates and fun, new experiences including fun in the bedroom using products like sex toys, and a bit of fun. Others are more into long-term loving relationships with the chance of marriage. Whatever your aims and goals, you can find the ideal site online.

Another key benefit of using dating sites is that they are ideal if you have a really busy schedule and lifestyle, which leaves you unable to go out and meet new people on a regular basis. If you want to get into the dating game, you won't get very far if you are constantly working and then at home. However, if you use online dating, you don't have to worry about finding the time to go out on the town in order to meet someone. Instead, you can simply meet new people, strike up conversations, and arrange to meet up from the comfort and privacy of your own home. In addition, you can do this at a time that suits you, which means you won't have to compromise on your other commitments in order to meet someone new.

For those that lack confidence or having been out of the dating game for a while, online dating is also an ideal solution. When you go online to meet new people, you have the chance to get to know them from the safety of your keyboard and computer or smart device. This means that you don't have to pluck up the courage to go up to them and you can slowly build your confidence as you get to know them online. If you decide that you are compatible, and you are interested in meeting up, you can even arrange a video call beforehand so you can speak to them in person but on a screen. By the time you actually meet up face to face, you will already feel as though you know them to a degree, so the experience will be nowhere near as daunting or difficult.

The excellent choice of dating sites coupled with the number of people that use each one provides yet another benefits. It means that you are far more likely to meet the partner you are looking for, as you will find many people with the same interests and relationship goals. This means that you can speed up the time it takes for you to meet the right person.

Creating a Solid Profile

One of the things you will need to do if you want to benefit from success on these dating sites is to get up a good online dating profile. This is what will attract other people to you, which is why you need to make sure it is good but also that it is honest. Don't be tempted to lie or put on old photos, as this will all come to light if and when you get together. It is best to be open and honest upfront so people can get to know you and like you for who you are.

There are plenty of tips online to help you create the ideal profile, so this should not prove to be a problem for you. If you have friends or family members you have confided in about joining online dating sites, it is worth getting them to run their eye over your profile before you make it live. Getting some advice from another party can help you to improve your profile and iron our any issues that could affect your success levels when on the site.

Get Your Love Life Back on Track

One thing you can be sure of is that with the right dating site, the right profile, and the right attitude, you can get your love life back on track with far greater ease. You don't have to go to the expense and time of getting dressed up to go out in the hope of meeting someone. You won't have to worry about overcoming your nerves to go and speak to a complete stranger in person. In short, you can get to know people in a relaxed atmosphere (your own home) and at your own pace. This can make all the difference when it comes to meeting the right person for you.

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Finance

When There's Room To Fly, Women Soar: Why We Should Invest In Women Entrepreneurs

I think we can all agree that we are living in unprecedented times, and many of us are experiencing challenges in both our personal and professional lives. But it is important to remember that often, challenging moments present opportunities for change. Right now, companies and individuals are using this time to rethink how they conduct their business, the resources critical to their success, and how they go about their daily activities. And what we are seeing is that more and more people, especially women, are taking control of their lives by starting their own businesses.

While it is estimated that the number of women-owned businesses is one-quarter to one-third of all enterprises worldwide, there are still many women who aspire to make entrepreneurship a reality. A new Herbalife Nutrition survey conducted by OnePoll of 9,000 women across 15 countries, including 2,000 women in the U.S., found that globally, 72% of women want to open their own business. Of those, 50% don't yet have a business and 22% have one but would like to open another.

Women want to have more control over their future, but they are committed to helping future generations by being a role model for younger women; 80% believe this is a strong motivating factor.

The second annual survey, which explores women and entrepreneurship globally, revealed the overwhelming challenges women experience in the traditional workplace compared to their male colleagues. In fact, more than 60% of women said they would like to start a business due to unfair treatment in previous job roles. Of the women surveyed, 7 in 10 believe that women must work harder to have the same opportunities as men in the workforce. Results also revealed that 43% of women have delayed having children because they thought it would negatively affect their career, and 25% said they had faced pregnancy discrimination. 42% believe they've been unfairly overlooked for a raise or promotion because of their gender — and of those, the average respondents had it happen three separate times. These are a few of the challenges that have been a catalyst for the surge in entrepreneurship among women.

The irony is that startups founded and cofounded by women performed better than their men counterparts: on average women-owned firms generated 10% higher cumulative revenue over five years, compared with men.

With the barriers and negative experiences women cited in the workforce, it is not surprising that across the globe, the top motivation for starting a business is to run it themselves (61%). Women want to have more control over their future, but they are committed to helping future generations by being a role model for younger women; 80% believe this is a strong motivating factor.

But the women surveyed don't expect entrepreneurship to be smooth sailing: one-third of women with plans for entrepreneurship are "very worried" about their business — or future business — failing in the next five years. The top three challenges when starting a business center around finances — earning enough money to offset costs, having enough budget to grow, and financing their business. And when it comes to financing, women face stark disparities in the capital they often need to fund their business. Boston Consulting Group found that women entrepreneurs averaged $935,000 in investments, which is less than half the average of $2.1 million invested in companies founded by men entrepreneurs. The irony is that startups founded and cofounded by women performed better than their men counterparts: on average women-owned firms generated 10% higher cumulative revenue over five years, compared with men.

Women entrepreneurs create a source of income for themselves and their families. They are a vital part of our world's economic engine that society needs to support with flexible opportunities, mentorship, and access to capital. Herbalife Nutrition is proud that more than half of our independent distributors worldwide are women who set up their businesses and decide when and where they work and do so on their terms. We need to invest in women entrepreneurs, not only to help one generation, but to offer role models for the next.