Marriage is a social, religious, spiritual, emotional and/or legal union of individuals that creates kinship. This union may also be called matrimony, while the ceremony that marks its beginning is usually called a wedding and the married status created is sometimes called wedlock. Marriage is an institution in which interpersonal relationships (usually intimate and sexual) are acknowledged by the state, by religious authority, or both. It is often viewed as a contract. Civil marriage is the legal concept of marriage as a governmental institution, in accordance with marriage laws of the jurisdiction. If recognized by the state, by the religion(s) to which the parties belong or by society in general, the act of marriage changes the personal and social status of the individuals who enter into it. People marry for many reasons, but usually one or more of the following: legal, social, emotional, and economic stability; the formation of a family unit; procreation and the education and nurturing of children; legitimizing sexual relations; public declaration of love.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Love Coach: Search Engine Optimization for Your Online Dating Profile

It's a prize that any good Web master seeks -- a top ranking in Google search results. And search engine optimization (SEO) - a new buzzword among the Internet set - is the strategy that will get you there (maybe). But what about your online dating profile? Do you need an SEO expert for your online love life? Apparently thousands of people believe they do, and it has given rise to a new profession: the online dating coach or "Love Coach". How much will it set you back? One online dating coach says:
My regular fee for personal one-on-one coaching is typically at least $125/hour. Thousands of clients have paid this amount or more in all the years I've been in business as a coach.
As we're learning from stories we're receiving at Meeting Online, making a lasting connection with someone you meet online is certainly possible. And the big Internet dating sites like to tout their online dating success stories. So what about dating coaches, do they really work? Or is it just another scam? If you have an interesting online dating story, consider sharing it with us.

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