Registering a username/password
When joining Happy Ever After Dating we will ask you to set up a personal account with us. You will be asked to choose a username, this username is the way other members will identify you. If the username is unavailable, because another member is using it, a message will come up asking you to choose another username. Hint – try to think of a name that is easy for you to remember and represents your personality.
Your personal contact information such as name, address and email address will never shared, published or passed on to advertisers.
Your username needs to be a specific name that is used to identify you on the Happy Ever After Dating site. We do not allow members to use other personally identifiable information on our site that will be visible to other members.
When logging in to your membership area always check to make sure you are using the correct username/email address and password. If you are not sure, please click on the FORGOT PASSWORD or FORGOT USERNAME link, enter the email address you used to register and answer the security question you selected when you first registered your account with us. You will be emailed your login details
It is your responsibility to ensure you have properly logged off the Happy Ever After Dating site when you are finished with your session; especially if you are using a public computer (e.g. library, internet cafe, workplace). We emphasize this to ensure your personal, confidential information is kept safe. For your own safety please click the logout button when you are finished using the site.
If you have ticked the “remember me” button and your internet cookies have been turned on, the next time you login to our site from the same computer, you will automatically be logged in.
You must login to you account before you are able to send emails. Once you have logged in you will be directed to your Member Home Page. Your mailbox is visible in the center of the Member Home Page. To send a new email click on the Inbox on this page and you will be directed to your mailbox.
At the top of the mailbox you will see a blue button “compose mail”. Once you click this button an email template will open for you to create a new email.
You must login to you account before you are able to send emails. Once you have logged in you will be directed to your Member Home Page. Your mailbox is visible in the center of the Member Home Page. To reply to someone's email click on the Inbox on this page and you will be directed to your mailbox. From inside your mailbox you will be able to manage your emails. As another option, there will be a large Mailbox tab at the top of every page that you can select to open your mailbox.
Open the other member's email to you and press the reply button.
Yes in order to use any of the communication features within Happy Ever After Dating (e.g. email, kisses, smiles, or instant messaging) you must be logged in to your account.
Once you have seen another member you would like to contact, there is a link right on the front of their profile that reads “email me”. Once you click this button an email template will open for you to send them an email. The other option is inside your mailbox on your member home page. Once you are inside your inbox you will see a button in the upper right hand corner that reads “compose mail”.
From your Member Home page you will see your Mailbox. In this area you will clearly see Inbox and Sent Mail icons. Click on your inbox and see all your messages.
You can only hold on to any sent or received emails for a period of 30 days.
We do not allow you to save emails indefinitely however, there is a print button at the top of email which will allow you to print them out.
You may have spam filters on your web based email account either blocking the email from coming through or placing it in a spam/junk folder in your web mail account. Check your spam folders to see if your Happy Ever After email notificdtions are being placed in your "spam/junk" folder in your mail account.
We only hold all emails for a period of 30 days. This flag notifies you that this email will be deleted permanently from you mailbox within a certain period of time.
No one will force you to respond to another member however, it is respectful and polite to let them know you received their email even if you’re not interested in them. We have a standard email that you can send out to let other member’s down “easy” if you are not interested in them. This option is always available to you.
If you haven't responded to another member's email within 7 days our system will generate a friendly reminder letting you know that you have yet to respond to this members email. We understand everyone has busy lives and unforeseen things happen from time to time however, we strongly feel everyone needs to be acknowledged so a return email is only polite.
If you have received an inappropriate email from another member (see email conduct) and do not wish to respond we would appreciate you reporting this email to us immediately by using the “report a concern” button. This button is available on a members profile or inside the email you have recived from the other member.
If you have received an email from another member and you don't wish to continue to communicate with them, you must let them know you are not interested by either using our generic “no thanks”email response or by sending a personal email yourself. Once you have responded you are permitted to block the user from contacting you (see blocking instructions).
If you haven't responded to another member's email within 7 days our system will generate a friendly reminder letting you know that you have yet to respond to this member/s. We understand everyone has busy lives and unforeseen things happen from time to time however, you will be given the option on your profile to indicate if you are unavailable for a number of reasons.
In your profile there will be a drop down menu where you can choose a number of reasons why you are temporary unavailable or you can choose to hide your profile if you are going to be offline indefinitely. When you are unavailable a watermark will be placed across your profile indicating you are temporarily unavailable.
If you have received an inappropriate email (see email conduct) from another member and do not wish to respond we would appreciate you reporting this email to us immediately by using the “report a concern” button.
If a member sends you a kiss/smile and you are not interested in them you can quickly send them a polite no thanks message which will be automatically sent on your behalf.
If another member emails you and you are not interested, you can send a generic polite “not interested” email by clicking the “not interested” button next to that members email to you.
Your mailbox has no size limit.
Once you are a registered member, there are several ways to communicate with other members. You can connect with other members by sending smiles, kisses, emails or live one-on-one chat, with or without using our webcam feature.
As our site grows we are offering all of our Royal member services for free to all new members. You will not have to pay for anything on our site initially, until we can offer you a thriving dating community.
On all member's profiles you will see a set of buttons allowing you to communicate with them. If you would like to send a kiss/smile simply click either the “send a kiss” or “send a smile” button which will allow you to choose from a list of messages to send with your kiss/smile as a way to personalise your introduction.
No, Happy Ever After Dating offers this feature for FREE.
All of your winks/smiles and emails will be in your Happy Ever After mailbox. The mailbox can be accessed from a large Mailbox tab at the top of the page from any page you are visiting. You can also access your mailbox from your member home page.
You will also see a kiss/smile alert notification pop up on your screen in the bottom right hand corner from your Notification Tab. If a member sent you a kiss/smile while you were offline you will find it in your notification list in the bottom right hand corner of the page. A number will flash in the corner if you have notifications pending.
You can send kisses/smiles at any time with no limit, however to protect all members from possible harassment (e.g. stalkers), you should limit how many kisses/smiles you send to one person.
All smiles and kisses will be saved indefinitely, however if you feel your mailbox is too cluttered you may want to delete old kisses/smiles from your list.
We will allow you an unlimited amount of kisses/smiles in your mailbox.
If you feel your kisses/smiles page is too cluttered, then you can delete any old communications you wish by selecting the individual kiss/smile by using the tick box to the left of the individual item and choosing the delete button at the bottom of the page.
A member who is interested in your profile has the option to either send you a kiss or a smile depending on their personal preference. Whenever another member kisses or smiles at you a notification will arrive in your mailbox letting you know they are interested. You will also see a notification pop up on your screen when you login.
There are a few different ways to respond to a kiss/smile or email. You will receive an email whenever someone sends you a kiss/smile or email into your external webmail account and inside your Happy Ever After Dating mailbox.
If you are in your external webmail there will be a link inside the kiss/smile alert message to allow you to login to your account. You must login first before you can reply back to another member. Once you are inside the Happy Ever After Dating mailbox you will be able to respond directly by choosing a kiss/smile/email button inside the message.
You can also click on a member's username or photo to open their profile, once you do this you will see several buttons you can click on allowing you to kiss/smile or email back.
Once you click on the kiss/smile button you will see a pop up message letting you know the kisses/smiles has been sent.
Yes, you must be a member of the site with a registered profile to be able to save people to your favourites list.
Once you login, the first page you arrive at is your member home page. Your favourites list is under the heading “MEMBERS YOU HAVE…..added to favourites” on the right side of your member home page.
When you do a search and find a member that catches your eye, on their profile there will be an “add to favourites” link or button you can select to add this person to your favourites list. A window will appear confirming that you have added that member to your favourites.
When you open your favourites list you will see a tick box allowing you to delete this member from your list. You can also click on the “Remove from favourites” button on the members profile.
You are permitted to save a maximum of 70 favourites on your list at any one time. There is no time limit on how long you can have members in your list. However, please remember if you leave it too long to contact one of your “favourites” that member may be long gone.
When you want to stop another member from contacting you, this feature gives you the ability to block them from contacting you. Please bear in mind that once you have blocked someone you are also unable to contact them until you remove the block. We have done this as a precaution for all our members. It is not fair for you to be able to contact someone who is not allowed to contact you in return.
Once blocked a member will no longer be able to communicate with you in any way e.g. smiles, kisses or email. The member will not know that you have blocked them however, they will no longer be able to communicate with you directly.
On a member's profile page there will be a Block button with hand icon. Click this button and this member will be added to your Block list and blocked from communicating with you. You can also find the “block member” button on any incoming email.
To unblock a member go to your member home page and click on the link showing “members you have blocked”. Once you click this link a list of blocked members will appear and from this page you will be able to unblock a member.
Chat is the ability to talk through private text messages live with another member privately over the internet. Your text message arrives instantly. The private chat box will open. You must be logged in to be able to send/receive instant chat messages.
The other member must be showing as “available” in order for you to contact them via private chat.
You can then type your personal message into the window and click send for the other member to see it on their screen instantly. Be careful what you write as once you hit send the other member sees it immediately and you cannot take it back.
Some members may not choose to use the private chat feature, in this instance they will have the IM feature in “off” mode on their profile (e.g. IM off). Please respect this and do not take it personally. They will still be accessible by emailing, kissing or smiling.
Available – You are online and everyone on your friends list can see you and send you an instant message or chat with you through webcam.
Busy – You are online but you indicate to other members with this symbol that you are too busy to chat at the moment.
Invisible – You are online but in “invisible” mode. You can see the online status of other members, but they cannot see you. If you choose to have a private conversation in this mode you can still instant message another member however other members will not see you online and available.
Offline – You can show in offline mode to other members in two instances 1) you are actually offline and not on the Happy Ever After Dating site or 2) You are online on the Happy Ever After dating site but you are not available in the chat program.
Please ensure the content of your communications is not offensive. We regulate our site to ensure against inappropriate language, sexual references/innuendo, obsence language and other areas as well to protect the safety and security of all our member. We reserve the right to cancel your membership if you are in violation of any of these terms (see terms and conditions).
To help our members understand how to use private chat we have set up this tutorial for you to enjoy this great feature.
Live Chat box will be located at the bottom right side of your screen.
Once you open the live chat box you will need to add friends (by asking their permission to add them to your friend list). You cannot chat with anyone who is not on your friends list.
Adding friends –
There are two ways to add friends:
1. Type a username you know into the “add friend” field and your friend should come up in your chat list window. Once you see your friends name, place your mouse over the name and you will see a (+add) symbol. When you click on this symbol a request will be sent to that member to ask permission to add them to your friends list.
2. Add friends link - By clicking this link at the bottom of your friends list window, another window will appear allowing you to send individual or multiple chat friend requests to other members either individually or by choosing members you have previously contacted or who are already in your favourites list.
Once you have chosen who you would like to add to your chat list click the “send friend request” button to send a request to the other member. Once the other member has given you permission to add them to your friends list, you will be able to see them online and instant message them or call them using the webcam.
To start an instant message session click on your friends name and a private instant message box will appear. Type your message in the box at the bottom of the window and hit the “enter” key. Once you hit “enter” the message will appear in the top of the window and your friend will be able to read the text.
To get a description of the icons visible in this window see the next FAQ question – “What are the symbols in my chat box”.
These little symbols can be used in a conversation to convey facial expressions and emotions.
Once you start an instant message conversation by clicking on your friends name, a chat box will open with a number of icons showing under your friends picture. Here is a guide to the icons and their meanings.
Smiley Face symbol
These little symbols can be used in a conversation to convey facial expressions and emotions. Click the smiley face icon and a box full of face emoticons will open allowing you to choose an expression to add to your instant message.
Pencil symbol - Handwrite a message
To handwrite a message or send a drawing click on the pencil symbol. This will change the font from a typed font to a handwritten style.
Once you are happy with what you have written/drawn, click on the send button in the bottom right hand corner. You will see a message in your private chat box saying “You have successfully sent a handwritten message”. Your message will be visible in both your private chat box and the other members private chat box.
Clock Symbol - Show/Hide Time
This feature is to show members the exact time of the conversations with other members. To enable this feature, click on the clock symbol which will turn the feature on or off.
Paint Brush symbol - Clear conversation
This feature is for members to be able to clear their private chat page, to enable this feature click on the paint brush symbol this will instantly wipe all your previous conversations.
Document symbol - Chat history
This feature is for members to be able to keep track of the conversations they have had with other members. To use this feature click on the keyboard symbol which will then open up a window with all your recent chat history with other members.
Arrow symbol - Send a file
Click on the arrow file icon, a notification box will open with a message saying “please select a file by using the button below”.
To send a file you need to click on the button that says '' send file”. You will then see a window which will allow you to choose a file from your computer and upload it.
Once you have selected the file you would like to send and have clicked the send button, a message will come up in your private chat box saying “you have successfully sent a file”. The other member will be asked to accept the file and once it is downloaded they will be able to view what you sent.
Webcam symbol /Start an audio/video call
When you are chatting with someone you would like to see on videocam simply click the webcam icon and a request will go to the other member you are chatting with to accept a webcam chat from you. You will see this message (successfully sent an audio/video chat request). This will allow the other member to accept/deny the request to webcam chat with you.
Tips & Guidelines for Webcam Usage
Ensure your webcam is in a position to clearly show your face within a well lit room.
We do not permit any nudity, pornography, violence, criminal activity. We reserve the right to remove you from our site without notice for any of these infringements. In addition, criminal charges can be initiated in some cases.
You will need a microphone and speakers to be able to speak to and hear another member. If you own a laptop these tools may be already built in. Most computers come with speakers however you may want to purchase a headset with microphone to enhance your chatting sessions.
T symbol - Write in your language
This feature enables members to be able to write in their own language one on one to other members. To enable this feature you click on the letter T symbol. A box will come up with a message asking “ Which language would you like to transliterate to?” In the box you will see there are a variety of languages from you to choose from. If for some reason your language is not on the list, we apologise and will be updating our language list in the future to accommodate all our members.
Once you have seen your chosen language, click on the language title and a box will open up with the message “ Type in English and use space to transliterate to your language”.
You can start typing in the blank private chat box what you would like to say to the other members remembering to use the space bar in between your word for the program to be able to translate. Once you have typed what you want to say in the private chat box, it will come up with the translation of your language, you can then click on the send button to send your message to the other member.
Playing card symbol - Play a Game
Click on the playing card symbol to play a game by yourself or with another member. A message will come up asking you which game would you like to play? Click on the game you want to play after which you will be shown this message “ you have successfully sent a game request”. The other member than accepts or denies the request.
You can only private chat other members who are currently online and on your friends list. If the other member is not online you will not be able to access this feature. If they are online you will see a coloured heart icon next to their name in your friends list in the chat feature to show whether or not they are online or offline. In addition, there is an “online now” message on a members profile page if they are currently online.
Once you click the live chat button in the bottom right hand side of your screen, the window will expand and you will see your friends list. From here you can send an instant message or start a webcam conversation with anyone on your friends list by clicking on their name. Please remember - only members who give you permission to communicate with them will allow you to send them instant messages.
When an private appears on your screen you will be given a choice to accept or deny the conversation.
Once you have registered a username/password you will be sent an activation email which will activate your account and lead you through the process of creating your personal profile. If you do not complete your profile you will not be able to access any of the member features. During this process you will be asked a series of questions with multiple choice and free text answers. By answering these questions this process will create a personal profile for you. If you do not answer all the questions your profile will be incomplete and the next time you login you will be prompted to complete your profile.
We ask you these questions in order to find a better match for you. It is in your best interest to be honest with your answers so a prospective partner can get to know you better. Some of the questions we ask may seem intrusive however, the more you reveal of yourself the greater chance you have of finding love.
Once you finish the profile questions click on the “send for approval” button.
You can edit your profile as many times as you like however, you must be logged in to your account and on your member home page there is a link above your photo to view/edit your profile. Once you make changes you will then need to hit the “send for approval” button so our customer care team can review your changes.
You can also access your profile by clicking on the “My Profile” tab at the top of every page.
Please bear in mind your customer care team will need time to review your submission so your profile may be offline for 24 hours while we review the changes.
Your profile must be manually approved prior to appearing on the site. We have chosen not to automate the profile approval process in order to protect our members from scam artists and spammers. We want the Happy Ever After Dating experience to be memorable in a positive way.
Once you submit your profile our customer care team will respond within 24-48 hours by email.
Please ensure to check your Junk mail settings so that you may receive emails from Happy Ever After Dating and that we are on your safe senders email list.
When creating your profile please ensure you are not writing anything offensive that would upset other members. We will not tolerate any inappropriate language, sexual references/innuendo, obsence language and other areas as well to protect the safety and security of all our member. We want our site to be a good experience for all our members.
You are not permitted to include any personal information e.g. email address, phone numbers, home address, and full names. This is done as a safety precaution for all our members.
We reserve the right to cancel your membership if you are in violation of any of these terms (see terms and conditions).
Try and be as honest as possible, honesty is always the best policy. You do not want to base the beginning of a relationship with a new person based on dishonesty.
We realise you are trying to portray yourself in the best light and put your best foot forward, however exaggerating and bragging do not make a good first impression.
Although you need to include as much information about yourself as you can, they don't need to hear your whole life story. What you should be aiming to do is capture your personality and be yourself.
We have made it easier for you to describe yourself throughout the registration process by having our own specialised questions based on personal characteristics and preferences. If you don't feel confident enough to use the free text boxes, we have included specific questions and drop down answers to help you along as we realise that writing about yourself is very difficult for many people.
Let your personality shine through
What are some of your best qualities? If you find it difficult to know what your best qualities are, ask a good friend or family member. Please remember that positive people are much more attractive. We all know life can be tough sometimes however, when you first meet someone they do not want to hear all your problems.
Describe your interests – things your passionate about!
Even if you're madly passionate about ant farms, don't think someone else won't find that fascinating. For example, music, cars, sports, food and wine.
Just be yourself and let your personality shine through.
The more detailed description you give of yourself , makes it easier for the right person to notice you. However, try not to ramble on and on. You want to keep the persons attention and interest while they are reading your profile.
It's a good idea to avoid discussing any previous relationships. No one wants to spend time getting to know someone only to hear about their ex boyfriends/girlfriends. When you start a new relationship leave the baggage behind.
Here at Happy Ever After Dating every members profile is reviewed and approved by our customer care team. We routinely update our guidelines so please refer to the Help link to see our changes.
We will reject member profiles if they contain any of the following:
- Abusive or obscene language, illegal, racially offensive or blasphemous content
- Use of any unauthorised copywrited or trademarked material
- Use of languages other than English will be rejected as we need to be able to monitor profiles and our staff are English speaking.
- Any material that exploits or solicits personal information from individuals under the age of 18.
- Solicitation for sex or descriptions of sexual activity.
- Individuals under the age of 18
- Individuals that are incarcerated.
- Any personal contact information that identifies an individuals home address, phone number, email address or full name.
Unlike other dating sites, we insist all members supply us with one main profile picture of themselves.
The reason we insist every member have a visible photo is it will give you a much greater success rate in meeting someone. Statistics have proven men are 14 times more likely to look at a profile with a photo and women are 8.5 times more likely to look at a profile with photo. We also do not want to give anyone who is unavailable the opportunity to hide. It's not about beauty, but you know the old expression “the eyes are the windows to the soul”.
1. Email the .jpg file to email@example.comPlease include a message telling us whether the photo is to be your main profile picture or if it is to be added to your photo album. Ensure you include your first and last name, username, birthdate and the email address used in your registration.
2. Mail the original photo directly to us at Happy Ever After Dating.If you do not have access to a scanner we will scan the photo for you at no extra cost.
If you do not have access to a scanner we will scan the photo for you at no extra cost.
Remember to let us know if this is a primary or photo album photo.
Photos will not be returned unless they have a self- addressed stamped envelope included.
Mail the photo to:
Happy Ever After Dating
P.O. Box ????
Unanderra NSW 2526
If for some reason you are still having problems then Email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
All photos are approved within 1-2 working days. You will receive an email when your photo has been approved
If you do not have access to a scanner we will scan the photo for you at no extra cost.
Remember to let us know if this is a primary or photo album photo.
Photos will not be returned unless they have a self addressed stamped envelope included.
Mail the photo to:
Happy Ever After Dating
P.O. Box 55
Unanderra NSW 2526
If for some reason you are still having problems then Email us directly at email@example.com
All photos are approved within 1-2 working days. You will receive an email when your photo has been approved.
Your main profile picture will show automatically on the front page of your profile. When other members search a small version of your main profile picture will appear next to your profile.
We do not allow members to hide their primary profile photo however, when you in the Add/Edit photo area you will see the option to “show or hide photo album pictures”. If you choose “Hide Photo Album” then other members will have to request permission to see your photo album pictures. If you choose “Show Photo Album” all your photos will be visible to other members.
We allow a maximum of 14 photos including your main profile picture.
It can take up to 48 hours for photo's to be approved by our customer care team.
Unlike other dating sites we insist every member have a visible profile photo to increase your chances of finding a match. So any search you do you will always find a member with a profile photo showing.
The Compatibility Quotient (CQ) test is an indicator of long-term compatibility. Couples are often fatally snared before they have had a proper chance to consider their suitability as companions. With the introduction of internet dating there is an opportunity to screen potential partners for compatibility before Cupid's arrow strikes.
The Compatibility Quotient (CQ) Test gives couples the opportunity to test their compatibility before getting too involved in a relationship. The CQ test is based on 30 factors that are important for long-term compatibility.
The CQ Test will help speed up your journey to finding the perfect mate.
Once you arrive at another member's profile you will see a scroll on the left side of the page symbolizing the Compatibility Quotient test. If that member has not taken the test there will be a link to invite them to take the test.
This score indicates the level of compatibility of two members who have both taken the test. By clicking on this score icon a full report will be available to you to see just how compatible you are with the other member.
Once you are a member the test is available on the front of your member home page.
Yes, the Compatibility Quotient test will be free for the first 500 members.
If you haven't already followed the prompts to set up the Up Close and Personal side of your profile during your profile creation then you will find links to this section on your member home page after you login.
There are two links available in the member home page. One link will allow you to choose the private profile questions/answers you want included in your Up Close and Personal profile. The other link will allow you to choose the permission questions you will send to someone who wants to see your Up Close and Personal profile.
Once you are on the front of a members profile page you will see a heart shaped padlock symbol. Click on the symbol to send a request for permission to see the Up Close and Personal side of that members profile.
A request will arrive in your mailbox under the Up Close and Personal tab. From that request you will be able to take action to accept, deny or send permission questions.
No, the Up close and Personal side of your profile will be invisible unless you give specific permission for another member to see it.
On your member home page you will see a section entitled “My Matches”. Once you click on the My Matches button you will then be taken to a page showing you a list of member profile pages. These members have been mutually matched with you based on your partner wishlist and the other members wishlist.
These matches will also be sent to you via email.
Check your notification settings in “My account” or in your notification window at the bottom right hand side of your screen. These two locations will have an area where you can change the frequency of your match notifications along with which email account/s you want your matches sent to.
When filling in your partner wishlist you need to be specific about the qualities you want in a potential partner. If you are too vague and select “not important to me” as your response, then your matches will be very broad and not based on specific criteria. The more specific you are the better quality match you will receive.
Check your notification settings in “My account” or in your notification window at the bottom right hand side of your screen. These two locations will have an area where you can change the frequency of your match notifications along with which email account/s you want your matches delivered to.
The amount of matches you receive will vary according to how specific or non specific you are. For example, if you are very specific in your criteria you will have fewer matches but the quality will be higher. If are less particular and would be happy with anyone who has a pulse then you will receive lots of matches to choose from however, they may not be suited to you.
Check your notification settings in “My account” or in your notification window at the bottom right hand side of your screen. These two locations will have an area where you can select whether or not to have matches delivered to your external email or your dating email inbox.
Basic search is based on basic criteria you would like to find in another member (e.g. age, location, gender, specialised category-single parent).
When the basic search information is not specific enough for your needs, you can add more individual characteristics to your search inside the advanced search area. This will narrow your search and help you find your ideal partner.
If you know another members username you can type it in the username search box and hit the search button. If you have typed in the name correctly you should be taken directly to that members profile. However, if you have misspelled the username you will be shown a list of profiles that have similar usernames. If a member's profile is not visible they have either hidden their profile temporarily or they are no longer a member of the Happy Ever After Dating site.
Once you have selected your criteria in the Advanced Search page you will see a “save search” button on the bottom of the page. This feature will save your latest search only.
On the top of the page you will see a button “my partner wishlist”. Once this is selected all the criteria you chose for your potential partner will be automatically entered below in the advanced search fields.
We have specialised categories where members can register their profile when they join Happy Ever After Dating. If you want to search for a member in a specific category include the category name in the search field e.g. single parent, military, professional etc.
If your search criteria is too specific you will limit the number of results that will be displayed. In addition, we are a new site that is in the process of building our membership base. As our membership builds so will the search results.
When you are completing your partner wishlist you are selecting specific criteria in order to help you find your perfect match. However, a basic or advanced search function will allow you to search for anyone based on your specific selections at the time. You can change/alter these selections to bring up different search results.
When you search you will bring up results based on what you are looking for in a potential partner. However, you may not match what that member is looking for in a partner. My Matches are based on mutual matching which means you match what the other member is looking for and they match what you are looking for in a partner.
Notifications are small pop up message alerts that will arrive at the bottom of your screen when you have received a new kiss, smile, email or request from another member.
If you are not at your computer when the message shows on your screen you can click on the Notification box at the bottom of your screen and a list of all incoming notifications will be visible.
Go to the My Account tab at the top of every page and you will be taken to the Account Settings page. From there you will see a link to cancel your membership.
Go the the My Account tab at the top of every page and you will be taken to the Account Settings page. From there click on the link entitled Membership Status.
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Online dating has become one of the simplest, fastest and convenient way to find your perfect match. There is no longer a stigma attached to online dating that there was in the past. Everyone knows someone who has used online dating or met someone special through online dating.
As a result of the popularity of online dating there is a greater need to protect yourself when dating online. With that in mind we have created some safety and general dating tips to make it a safer experience for our members.
To protect our members we have a number of standard practices in place to check the authenticity of members profiles. We have both manual and automatic systems checking for suspicious activity, inappropriate email content and possible spamming and scams.
The option for members to notify us directly of suspicious behaviour is also in place through our “report a concern” button.
Once your online relationship progresses to the point where you want to meet each other in person, please don't forget that your safety should be your first priority. Although this is very exciting, don't let your emotions get carried away. It takes a long time to truly get to know and trust someone with your personal safety, so be careful to avoid putting yourself in a vulnerable or dangerous position.
Trust your own instincts! Often we don't listen to that little voice that lets us know something doesn't feel right. Don't dismiss this feeling; often our instincts are our best warning system.
Although Happy Ever After Dating endeavours to weed out dishonest and unsavoury members, ultimately we cannot guarantee the character of every member on our site. Therefore it is your responsibility to use your sound judgement to protect yourself in your dealings with other members.
We encourage you to block any member who is behaving in an abusive manner towards you and to report the behaviour to Happy Ever After Dating using our “Report a Concern” button on the front of the profile page.
If Happy Ever After Dating closes an account due to suspect activity, inappropriate behaviour or falsified identity, you may be notified via email to discontinue communicating with the person in question.
Talk on the phone first
It's always a better idea to talk on the phone first a few times before agreeing to meet in person. The best option is to use mobile phones so that your home phone number and work phone number are kept private. This is a great safeguard in case the relationship becomes unsafe. If you have given out your personal home/work details then cutting off communication, if necessary, becomes much more difficult.
Excessive Bragging & Inconsistent Information
If someone is always telling exaggerated tales and giving you information that doesn't add up, this should be a red flag that all may not be as it seems.
Be aware of someone who doesn't respect your boundaries.
If you are consistently feeling like your wishes are not respected or heard, that could be a sign of someone who doesn't respect your personal boundaries. No means No.
Go at your own pace. If you are feeling pushed or pressured by another member who wants to take the relationship at a pace you are not comfortable with, remember to go at your own pace and trust your instincts.
Alcohol Consumption – With the increase in drink spiking around the world, we advise you to be cautious and careful when drinking alcohol on your date. Keep you glass in sight at all times even though you may feel that is paranoid behaviour. In addition, losing control because of excessive drinking leaves you in a vulnerable position and gives a terrible impression.
Don't leave your valuables lying around when on a date (e.g. wallet, mobile phone, drivers license, credit cards) these items will reveal your personal information about and you are risking theft.
Don't go home with someone too early in a relationship, even if you feel you've spent enough time with them to trust them.
The Language of Love
As much as possible, communicate with your partner your “love language”. Your love language is the way you give and receive love, and to different people they demonstrate giving/receiving love in many different forms. As you learn each other’s “love language” you will grow closer as a couple.
Some of the love languages are:
Receiving Gifts (presents/flowers/chocolates)
Acts of service (doing housework, washing car, giving someone a massage)
Words of encouragement (praise, compliments)
Physical affection (hugs, kisses, holding hands)
Quality time (time spent with each other without distractions)
Always be kind and respectful. Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Even if you realise the person you are out with is not quite right for you, everyone has feelings and deserves to be respected.
Ending the communication – After consideration, if you feel the person is not right for you, it would be much better for you and the other person to be honest, upfront and direct in your dealings with each other.
Safety Tips for Meeting in Person
Tips for when you decide to meet in person
Always tell a friend or a family member where you are going.
Tell a family member or a reliable friend exactly where you will be meeting your date. If people don’t know where you are they can’t help you if things go wrong. Don’t feel embarrassed if you need to end the date if you are feeling uncomfortable. Make sure you call your friend or family member when you are home, so they know you are safe and sound.
Meet in a public place
Meet in places like a restaurant or coffee shop, where there is lots of people around in case you need to leave. There is a lot more safety in numbers. There is plenty of time for intimacy once you get to know the person better.
Use your own transport, drive yourself, never allow yourself to be picked up by your date in their car. You do not know this person and it puts you in a dangerous, vulnerable position if they are not trustworthy; it also gives them more control. You can always leave when you want to if you have your own transportation.
Always remain alert and cautious
Just because someone gives a good first impression doesn't mean they are necessarily trustworthy.
One of the biggest challenges a professional faces is finding the time to meet someone which is one of the reasons online dating is so popular with professional people.
Although finding the time can be a challenge making the time is what you need to do in order to find a partner in life. Something as important as a life partner cannot be accomplished without taking the time necessary to find the right person for you. There is no avoiding this fact.
Online dating is perfect for professional as it is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and there's always people available online to connect with.
By dating online you get the opportunity to save time, weed out inappropriate people and clarify exactly what you want in a partner.
Is it important to you that your potential partner is on the same level educationally, professionally and financially? If so, then you will want to specifically search for someone that meets your criteria so you are not disappointed. However, if following that path has not worked for you in the past then you may want to change your approach and be more open minded. You don't necessarily need to meet someone in the same income bracket or profession to find a suitable partner. Sometimes the differences you have can be what makes the relationship work.
We all know people who, on paper, would seem ideal or terrible matches but, in reality, are the exact opposite. Maybe you’ve even had that experience yourself. Perhaps the main lesson to be learnt here is to avoid arbitrary filtering of potential partners. Just as you can’t tell who will make a great customer or employee based on static information, it is dangerous to do that with other relationships.
Balancing Life While Looking For Love
It's never easy finding a balance between love, work and play. We live in such a fast paced world it's hard to even find the time to think let alone find a life partner. This problem is exacerbated even more for professional people who have very limited time outside of their careers to look for love.
Here are a few tips to help you make the time you need to find true love.
Tip 1: Plan your work week more effectively. Schedule regular times (e.g. 3 nights a week, coffee breaks, mornings before work etc.) to get online at Happyeverafterdating.com.au to find your ideal partner. Obviously once you find someone you're interested in eventually you will have to meet in person, make sure you schedule time for face to face dates. Meeting someone for a coffee doesn't take much time out of your day and is a great way to take a break from work and help you love life at the same time. As a professional, prioritise this time as you would any other client meeting or family commitment. (e.g. browsing other members profiles online, meeting people for coffee).
Just remember your personal life is also a priority. Don't let your career consume all of your time. A successful career is better shared with a partner.
Tip 2: Share the load. As a professional your time is limited. You are most likely covering certain life tasks (e.g. picking up kids from school, house cleaning, groceries) in a more time effective way because your time is so limited around work commitments.
If you are not already delegating some routine personal chores then consider asking for additional help from friends/family/neighbours or hiring outside help.
Tip 3: When you start seeing people, use some of that time for practical things.
Once you start seeing someone why not try and incorporate doing practical things together. For instance you offer to help your date with a chore (painting, gardening, gift shopping) and your date can help you with a practical task. You will find that once you get to know someone a little doing these everday chores together can be very relaxing and take the pressure of the “date” mentality. Your date will be happy to help once you know each other better but remember to save “quality” time together to have a glass of wine, cup of coffee or a meal afterwards or do something to celebrate your hard work.
1) Do not be unequally yoked.
Take II Cor. 6:14 seriously.
Don't team up with those who are unbelievers. If you are dating someone who doesn’t have a personal relationship with Christ, you are playing with fire.
If you fall in love, what will you do? Don’t let the relationship progress to a physical point and then
hope you can cut it off later.
2) Pray and read the bible daily to protect yourself with the shield of God.
You need all the help you can get in today’s world. Are you spending time with God? Do you depend on Him to meet your needs of love and security? You can resist temptation if you put on the whole armor of God.
3) Be obedience to God over giving in passion.
Not everything we do that’s right, feels good. In fact, usually the opposite is true. It feels incredibly good to give in to passion. But, the authority of Christ needs to take precedence over your physical drives.
Society tells you to give in to the moment. Christ tells you to be obedient to His word.
4) Physical expressions of love should be kept for committed relationships.
Physical touch/intimacy should correspond with commitment. This doesn’t mean anything goes if you are engaged.
Physical touch should be in the context of a meaningful relationship, not reduced to satisfaction of personal need.
5) Both of you should set personal boundaries and be respectful of each other.
Both partners should take responsibility for setting limits. Mutual boundary keeping reflects maturity.
If one person is uncomfortable with any type of physical expression, don’t do it. You should respect and honour each other. Don’t push a date to do anything that makes him/her feel uncomfortable.
6) Is there too much emphasis on the physical relationship?
If the social, emotional, spiritual dimensions are missing or lacking, you are out of balance. If you can’t stand the person but have a great physical relationship, rethink the relationship.
7) Be guided by love versus lust.
Love is the fruit of the Spirit. From love comes self-control. Operate in love, not lust.
Military dating online offers you the chance to connect with thousands of military people.
Here are a few specific tips for dating military men/women:
We realise that entering the dating scene as a single parent is a unique situation that can present it's own set of challenges. However, here at Happy Ever After Dating we want to show you that getting back into the dating scene doesn't have to be a daunting or challenging task with our help.
Don't feel guilty!
As an adult you are entitled to have your own adult companionship and conversation. It does not mean you love your kids any less. Having a night out with someone who can make you laugh and show you a good time will help you to be a more balanced and satisfied person which in turn will make you a better parent.
Let's face it, if you don't take care of yourself you get burnt out and are less effective taking care of your children. Everyone needs some “me” time.
The kids always come first
We know your children will always be your first priority so be cautious when deciding when to introduce your dating partner to your children. Take your time getting to know your dating partner first before introducing them into your childrens lives.
When the time comes and you are confident you can trust your dating partner around your children, introduce them as a friend first rather than use the term “boyfriend” or “girlfriend” in your conversation with them.
Listen to your children
If your children are old enough to have an opinion about your dating partner, listen to what they have to say. When you have a family bringing another person in to your life involves them as well. Keep your lines of communication open with your children in relation to this issue. Don't sacrifice your children's time for your dating. In order to avoid any feelings of jealousy your children may develop with your new dating partner be sure to keep your scheduled family time like sporting events, parties, weekend family days for you and your children. Once your relationship with your dating partner gets serious you can then bring your partner into these family events.
People who play together stay together! Enjoying outside/physical activities together can really help you bond and stay healthy at the same time. It's common knowledge that physical health reduces stress levels, produces hormones in the body which put you in a positive mood. All of this spills over into your personal life as well and results in a healthier relationship.
One of the benefits of dating someone who shares your passion for fitness/sport is that you will both have the same energy level and common interests. You can go to the gym together, go running, biking, attend sporting events together, compete together. Even if you have different sporting interests you can still show support for each other by attending each others events as your personal pep squad.
If you both have a competitive nature ensure your relationship is not a competition. Competition can be fun and spice up your relationship however, try not to take it too far.
It's proven that people who have a good fitness level feel more comfortable in their own skin. Let's face it, feeling hot and sexy helps people to have a good sex life too.
On the other hand, if you are possessed with your fitness/sport and your friends call you a “gym junkie” or “sports fanatic” then you may struggle to incorporate someone else into your life. If your fitness/sports goals are different the other person may feel left out of that part of your life. If you are looking for love then don't let your interest in sports/fitness become your first priority. Your partner does not want to feel like they come second to your sporting interest.
If you are a sports fanatic or gym junkie and would love your partner to get on board then make it fun for them too! Pack a romantic picnic for the event. Buy your date a fun hat, t-shirt, or team banner and make it fun. Purchase the best seats in the house for a sporting event. Nothing compares with the excitement of sitting courtside at a basketball game or behind the dugout at a baseball game. Even if your partner is not interested in sports, great seats at a sporting event can change their minds.
Follow your Heart
Interracial relationships can be fun and exciting. Your cultural differences can make for a fun and interesting journey together. Often what attracts us to another person are the things that make us different. You know the old expression “opposites attract”.
No matter what your background/race we all have the need for love and companionship so even if your cultural backgrounds are different and you are going against “the norm”, follow your heart.
Communication is the Key
When you bring different cultures, races and religious backgrounds together, it is important to focus on your communication skills as a couple. Choose your words carefully as the meaning behind the words can be very different between cultures. Different words simply mean different things to each person. Those differences are magnified when you are an interracial, multicultural couple.
In addition to double checking the understood meaning of words together, you will need to communicate and check in on what the meaning of certain behaviors is to each of you. Outward displays of affection may be normal for you and your family however, you partner may come from a background where displays of affection are much more subtle or they may not display affection at all. A smile or a loving look may be how your partner expresses deep love however, you may be disappointed if you have a strong need for outward physical signs of affection and he/she cannot return that type of affection.
Interracial/multicultural relationships require even greater couple communication which will enable you to form a closer, more intimate relationship. You two will have more of those special little unique couple jokes over your cultural differences. Your relationship will have a deeper connection and deeper roots to draw upon while you face the ups and downs of life.
Understand Your Partner's Culture
People in an interracial relationship are not only different racially, but they may be different socially. They may have grown up in vastly different cultures and societies, even living in the same state. You should understand your partner's culture well before getting too serious in an interracial relationship. Ask her questions about her customs and beliefs. They may be vastly different from yours. Discuss any potential problems you may have with these differences. By communicating your differences and working through them, you can focus on strengthening your similarities and your relationship in general.
Dealing with Disapproving Family and Friends
A common problem in interracial dating is dealing with friends and family who do not approve of your relationship. There are many reasons people don't approve of interracial dating. Sometimes people are racist; sometimes they think it would be hard for the potential future children of a couple to grow up in a mixed-race household. The best way to deal with unsympathetic family and friends is to remain calm and try not to get angry or upset as it will only make the situation worse. Try to incorporate your partner into your network of friends and family. Though things may be uncomfortable at first, integrating your partner into your family and friends' social lives will help them understand your relationship is geniune and it will give them an opportunity to get to know your partner better.
There are some common tell-tale signs that should alert you to a possible scam situation.
- Requests for money directly
- Communications that encourage you to take pity and send money (e.g. sick family members, financial hardship stories, children needing medical operations, money for travel/visas).
- Emails encouraging you to follow links to other sites outside the Happy Ever After Dating site could possibly be fraudulent activity.
- Emails announcing you have won a lottery/prize.
- Emails from Nigeria asking for money
- Emails from Russian girls looking to immigrate to your country and find a husband.
- Emails claiming intense feelings of love/emotion when you have had hardly any communication with that member previously. We are not saying you are not worthy of being loved, however ask yourself, is that kind of behaviour appropriate when you hardly know someone?
For general information on online scams go to the following websites.
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