Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... Have done something or been somewhere that involved a choice?Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. Afterwards have you ever felt like you made the wrong choice, but then after some time you get another chance? The people that we meet and fall in love with, is that fate and meant to be or is that just a choice that we make? I think that everything does happen for a reason, and I kinda beleive that the reason is always for the good .. The only choice in all of this is, is in the begining..you date the person or not?What would be the reason for meeting the love of your life and them dying shortly afterwards?What reason would there be for your teenage child committing suicide?So I am more inclined to think that there are usually no reasons That we make up reasons to help us cope with difficult situations, and to give us the opportunity to put blame somewhere I totally agree with making decisions based on what your heart and intelligence tell you...This thread could easily fold into another one: Karma - What a load of BS. I do, however, through my own experience, have an understanding of synchronicity. If I ran into a woman at a bus stop and fell in love, I could interpret that as fate.It will be interesting to see what subsequent research reveals about long-term predictors of online dating success.At least, when going online for serious relationships, consider: 1) Looking for people who share genuine similarities with you; 2) Communicating a lot before the first date.
The question is are you actually seeing them for what they are or as just some wierd occurence. If you are left wondering why you did something totally out of character something was guiding you to do that. As far as fate goes, I think that is lifes way of saying you get a second chance because you missed something the first time, not that you did something wrong. Still, sometimes things just seem to completely fall apart for me and I'm wondering, "How could anything good come of this?
Synchronicity is when a seemingly unrelated series of events inexplicably gain relevance in one's life. We become aware of synchronicity when we keep our minds open, without prejudice, to its signals. Some may call it listening to the universe; others may call it the voice of God. The cynical part of my mind, however, could interpret it as a blend of passion, compassion, infatuation and horniness.
As to "everything happens for a reason", I guess it does but it seems to be kind of a watered down expression of belief in a higher power.
Similarly, greater communication predicted a more successful first date, especially when people really were similar to each other.
Likewise, there was no point at which having less uncertainty about the other person became a negative.
The more someone knew—the better and the more they had asked about the other person ("information seeking")—the more likely the first date was to be successful, presumably because doing so reduced uncertainty.