Who Says Online Dating's Only For Losers?

Written by Nicolette Arden

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On my way home, I thought, ďIs this what online dating is? Dating loser after liar, never finding that Ďoneí?Ē Iím not saying that this dude was a loser because he was short. The entire problem for me, exists inrepparttar fact that he LIED. I canít stand liars. If he lied about something as obvious as his height, what else would he lie about?

I learned very quickly that when it comes to online dating, one has to be extremely specific about what one wants, and one has to stick to her guns. Not that some of those who read those specifications give a hoot anyway. I put in my profile that I wasnít interested in dating anyone over 45, and I got mail from men well past that age on a regular basis.

I learned that I had to be assertive almost torepparttar 150105 point of being aggressive when it came to dating online. I had to say what I meant, and mean what I said. As a result, Iím dating someone (8 months now) who meets every piece ofrepparttar 150106 criteria that I set out to find in a man. Heís physically attractive (Yes, it DOES MATTER), and Lord help me, heís as smart as a computer (brains makes me weak). Heís also an amazing person inside, and he gets along well with my children. We live at completely opposite ends ofrepparttar 150107 city, and if it werenít for bumping into each other online, Iím sure we would never have met.

I chose to think about online dating as follows; when Iím in a bar, and some loser tries out his lame pickup line on me, I have to respond to him in some manner, right? When Iím dating online, I donít have to respond at all! I have more men to choose from than those in my immediate circle of friends and associates, and am able to choose from as far away as I want to.

If youíre thinking about doingrepparttar 150108 dating thing online, go for it! If you're smart, you have nothing to lose, and absolutely everything to gain.

Copyright 2005 Nicolette Arden All Rights Reserved

Nicolette Arden writes regularly about the pros and cons of online dating, and will soon be a regular contributor with her own column (ďAsk NicĒ) at Warner Digital Media Inc. (www.warnerdigitalmedia.com).

Problems Associated With Teen Pregnancy

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

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Pregnant teenagers may not seek proper medical care that may lead to a bigger risk of medical complications. In their pregnancy, they need understanding, medical care, and education Ė particularly in nutrition and complications of pregnancy.

Pregnancy to teenagers brings all sorts of emotions. Some do not want their babies while others feel that its creation is an achievement. Some feel guilty and anxious while others feel that they need to baby to love but not aware ofrepparttar special care it would need. Also, depression is common during pregnancy in teenagers. And when worse comes to worst, a pregnant teenager may even requirerepparttar 150034 help of a mental health professional.

Teen pregnancy can be risky to unborn babies. Teen pregnancy results to underweight babies, poor eating habits ofrepparttar 150035 teenager, and smoking and drinking tendencies ofrepparttar 150036 pregnant girl. Lastly, pregnant teens are less likely to seek prenatal care.

Unwanted pregnancy can be prevented through open communication and providing guidance regarding sexuality, contraception, and risks and responsibilities of possible pregnancy. Sexual education and family life in schools can also prevent unwanted pregnancies. Finally, support of family and love will greatly help pregnant teens.

Charlene J. Nuble 2005. For up to date links and information about pregnancy, please go to: http://pregnancy.besthealthlink.net/ or for updated links and information on all health related topics, go to: http://www.besthealthlink.net/

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