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Online love is a battlefield too?

I have to hand to the single people who are online dating these days. Seriously, you are true soldiers of love! A lot of us go online, create a profile, answer the billion personality questions, load a picture, then actually communicate with potential dates. That takes focus and effort that some people don’t even put into “offline” dating!

I think people are used to doing it now so the rules of engagement, as it were, are easier to determine and perhaps better then it used to be. What kind of things should you always consider when deciding to date online? How do you gauge real interest? It seems that the physical attraction (or lack thereof) is the biggest hurdle to clear in the beginning. What do you think makes it easier to offset that challenge?

Have you tried online dating recently? Do you believe it has lead to good matches? If you had to put a profile up, what sorts of things would get your attention? Humor and wit, racy pictures?

The matchmaker, Paul Brunson who guest blogged for us (aka Real Life “Hitch” ) has taken to Twitter to connect single people from all over!  It’s very interesting to see the questions that people want to ask the bachelor/bachelorette.

If you meet someone online, what are the most important questions to ask to get a feel for how compatible (crazy?) they are?

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Sassy Me...I'm ALL in ;-)

September 22nd, 2010
3:30 pm

You are damn right…I am just going to watch this one…no playing in the game….I want to sit on the sidelines and watch like I’ve been doing

Okay Dianaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?! Imma bring the popcorn.(98% fat free of course)

Poppa Grande

September 22nd, 2010
3:30 pm

EL has a press conference scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

Leggs

September 22nd, 2010
3:30 pm

@PoppaG ~ I sure hope this doesn’t get as messy as the Earl Paulk scandal…that was a mess!

czBrat

September 22nd, 2010
3:31 pm

aight. who can give me a synopsis of the past couple hours? what have i missed? we still on misbehavin in the church?

Purple Rain

September 22nd, 2010
3:32 pm

Kym, you would give someone else a Prince reference besides me?

i'm swiss™

September 22nd, 2010
3:34 pm

Kym — You must be growing weary of “Mayor McCheese” — I know you can’t possibly be weary of a classic like swiss. ;-)

So, what’s my Prince-song-inspired name? Cream? ;-) :lol:

Breakingofdawn

September 22nd, 2010
3:34 pm

WOW 2.5 hour lunch…now I have to do the cliff notes to catch up…

Melo

September 22nd, 2010
3:34 pm

@Sassy?

Now that Poppa has chimed in, our blog rumour/gossip now has mainstream credibility! Lol

The man knows these parts and the people like the back of his hand!

I am betting on this story. I hate the sadness to the community but I hate the deception of a bible wielding charlatan more!

Poppa Grande

September 22nd, 2010
3:36 pm

Leggs

Personally, I think that it will get worse.

EL has tons of power at that church and in this community. It is always messy with those who have a lot of power. Jim Baker, Earl Paulk, Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Sr.

In other news:

In the shadows of all of this EL talk, Jesse Jackson, Jr.s infidelities have gotten the chance to hide.

i'm swiss™

September 22nd, 2010
3:36 pm

“who can give me a synopsis of the past couple hours? what have i missed?”

Bishop Long is still sucking on ding-a-lings.

I still think all religion is BS.

Nobody believes White Man is really white.

Did I miss anything?

Dirty Diana ♠ Going Green, 8, 9 AND 1-0

September 22nd, 2010
3:36 pm

EL has a press conference scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

Shoot I am calling in sick, what time? I want to see the press conference at home so I can twitter, blog and fb.

Sassy Me...I'm ALL in ;-)

September 22nd, 2010
3:37 pm

I hate the deception of a bible wielding charlatan more!

Ditto Melo….good point.

DreamsMaterialize

September 22nd, 2010
3:39 pm

I hate the sadness to the community but I hate the deception of a bible wielding charlatan more!
melo I’m not sympathetic of adult who blindly followed him. People need to start believing things for themselves instead of lazily believing every word some self-proclaimed “prophet” utters.

Dig That

September 22nd, 2010
3:39 pm

“This thang gets messier by the minute with EL….so sad….”

@Mo- You ain’t never lied. A couple of my homegirls called me today crying their eyes out. I was like man. I believe there will be others. BJ is no joke and she will get to the bottom of it.

Sassy Me...I'm ALL in ;-)

September 22nd, 2010
3:39 pm

Shoot I am calling in sick, what time?

Stop it Dianaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..you’re dead wrong for that :lol:

But on the real I know NB parishoners are getting ready to go to war for EL.

Dirty Diana ♠ Going Green, 8, 9 AND 1-0

September 22nd, 2010
3:39 pm

Okay Dianaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?! Imma bring the popcorn.(98% fat free of course)

@sasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssy for this sit-chee-a-tion we can have the fat, salt and butter. I will bring the champagne…I love champagne and popcorn together or champagne and pretzels. yummy

Dana

September 22nd, 2010
3:40 pm

Dang….now Tyler Perry’s name done came up in this mess

NY Times reports: In exchange, they claim, Long introduced them to celebrities like film director Tyler Perry, according to The New York Times.

This could be the outing of a lot of prominent men if it ran this deep!!!

Leggs

September 22nd, 2010
3:40 pm

@PoppaG/all ~ never understood why someone would join a megachurch and worship the pastor/bishop and not God himself with the same reverance. The man standing before you is not God. With a church that large, how does one really feel connected with the man preaching the bible? Do you believe he actually knows everyone in his congregration???

Yes, because it’s EL, it will probably get worse because much of the community, Hollywood, etc. has his back (no pun intended).

Dirty Diana ♠ Going Green, 8, 9 AND 1-0

September 22nd, 2010
3:41 pm

@Sasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssy I am thinking about playing sick or coming in late with the old flat tire bull ish. I want to be able to watch it and see it with my own eyes and yell at the TV. This is bigger than Tiger Woods.

Poppa Grande

September 22nd, 2010
3:41 pm

Melo

I’ve just heard rumors in regards to EL. I wasn’t with my friend with his alleged advance happened, so, I have no more than rumors.

I think that he could be found guilty of the breach of fiduciary duty claim fairly easily. Now, the sexual things….I don’t know.

I don’t attend his church. I’ve only gone there once, and I couldn’t find a parking space. I was told to come back to a later service. I never went back to New Birth after that.

2CPTG©

September 22nd, 2010
3:44 pm

Dana, T-Town, eh???? you black or white?

DreamsMaterialize

September 22nd, 2010
3:44 pm

But on the real I know NB parishoners are getting ready to go to war for EL.
Sassy now see if they used that same determination to further their careers, improve themselves, work out their relationships, raise their kids, then they’d actually see the change they’re always praying for.

Melo

September 22nd, 2010
3:44 pm

@Dreams?

when ur spirit is weak it’s easy to believe. More so when the person is using God and the bible!
The bible puts holder on a pedestal.
That ain’t right.

I have lied and cheated and sinned too myself but never used God to facilitate that.

Leggs

September 22nd, 2010
3:44 pm

I’ve been once. What instantly turned me off was the ATM machine. Never been back.

LURKER-1

September 22nd, 2010
3:44 pm

I think Jesse Jr should send EL a thank you card for keeping today’s headline off of him.

Dirty Diana ♠ Going Green, 8, 9 AND 1-0

September 22nd, 2010
3:45 pm

PG, the early service was that crowded that they told you to come back. Usually the early service is the easier service to get in.

@Melo I agree with PG when I heard these rumors as stated earlier I thought dude was just jealous now I wonder. In fact dude mentioned cars and jewelry and EL having all of these young pie dudes running behind him. Interesting.

Dana

September 22nd, 2010
3:46 pm

2 Can…Tallyho….as some like to call it. Choco-latte papi!!

Poppa Grande

September 22nd, 2010
3:46 pm

Leggs

EL better hope that it ends up more like an Earl Paulk than an Eldridge Woods :wink:

Purple Rain

September 22nd, 2010
3:46 pm

Where were the kids parents? If someone shows up with all of that stuff and trips shouldn’t questions be asked? . If he did do that stuff then shame on him.

Melo, do you believe in God?

Sassy Me...I'm ALL in ;-)

September 22nd, 2010
3:47 pm

for this sit-chee-a-tion we can have the fat, salt and butter.

I’ll take it Dianaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa cause this would be sooo worth it.

I am thinking about playing sick or coming in late with the old flat tire bull ish. I want to be able to watch it and see it with my own eyes and yell at the TV

Yep Dianaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa we’re definitley from the same tribe sista.

Peace y’all gotta go ;)

blue - ™

September 22nd, 2010
3:47 pm

@Leggs – did you says theres an ATM in the chruch???

2CPTG©

September 22nd, 2010
3:48 pm

hmm, really now……..right after school I got a job there….lived off Bradford Rd….talk about having a blast!!!!

i'm swiss™

September 22nd, 2010
3:49 pm

“Where were the kids parents?”

PR — I believe I read that at least 1 of the kids had been taken in by a deacon at the church? So, apparently there weren’t any parents around, at least in his case.

Sassy Me...I'm ALL in ;-)

September 22nd, 2010
3:49 pm

I know Dreams….I know. It’s just as someone posted earlier “You have to believe/follow the word/bible not the man”.

TTYL blog familia…….

Poppa Grande

September 22nd, 2010
3:50 pm

I hope that North Carolina Central University doesn’t get caught up in this either. EL has a big relationship with that school. I think that he is on the board of trustees there.

czBrat

September 22nd, 2010
3:53 pm

are we putting together a blog ‘breaking news’ party for tomorrow? i’m in! and i’ll bring peanut butter cheesecake!

Leggs

September 22nd, 2010
3:53 pm

@blue ~ yes, there is.

@PoppaG ~ if folk should come out of the woodwork like Eldridge’s case, religion will never be looked at the same by black society.

blue - ™

September 22nd, 2010
3:54 pm

Melo

September 22nd, 2010
3:54 pm

PR do I believe in God??

Absolutely?

Why, u think he’s gon do a trick and dazzle to catapult EL from these fires?

Lol

No chance dawg!!! Lol

Leggs

September 22nd, 2010
3:54 pm

I am whatever you say I am

September 22nd, 2010
3:55 pm

Purple: Oh I got pics yo!

Dana

September 22nd, 2010
3:55 pm

Poppa…EL was involved with some mess with NCCU last year…something about scholarships and money donated for people from the church to attend a satellite campus at the church and the degrees were not legit because the way the program was set up. Scandals all the way around.

2CPTG©

September 22nd, 2010
3:55 pm

That was Lake Bradford, Dana…..lived off L. Bradford, and worked on Capitol circle….

Leggs

September 22nd, 2010
3:58 pm

Off, off topic: What do you think of the 11 year old girl killing the 2 year old she was babysitting for? I don’t get that. I don’t get what the mother had to do that was so important she got an 11 year old to watch her child. She should be tried as an accessory to murder!

Dirty Diana ♠ Going Green, 8, 9 AND 1-0

September 22nd, 2010
4:00 pm

I will bring lemon pepper wings!

Mo (aka Moeisha )

September 22nd, 2010
4:01 pm

PR – you would be surprised how some parents regard the Pastor (or in this case Bishop) as so god-like that they will allow them complete access to their children. Its sad….

Dig That – I cant do anything but smdh

Poppa – when ex-hubby and I started dating he was a member at NB. I always thought Bishop could preach but I couldnt get with the theatrics at the church, just a bit too BUSY for me. Now as the church grew and people became FANS (yes as in fanatics) of the Bishop, it got waaaay out of hand. I havent been to that church in YEARS!

Dig That

September 22nd, 2010
4:01 pm

@Leggs- she had to go get that fix

Dig That

September 22nd, 2010
4:03 pm

@Mo- I feel you on that. I felt like I was at a broadway play

Leggs

September 22nd, 2010
4:04 pm

@Dig That ~ that’s exactly what I told a gf…she had to have been jonesing!!!

Leggs

September 22nd, 2010
4:06 pm

I wouldn’t let lil leggs babysit until she became certified in CPR and finished the program offered by the Red Cross and she’s not 11…I can’t wait to find out the age of this that gave birth (cuz she’s not a mother).