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Dating for Musicians and Introverts

Life can be difficult for introverts, and statistics show that musicians, writers, and other creative types have a higher tendency to be introverted. If you are someone who has introverted tendencies, I encourage you to use the various tools available today to help you meet someone you will be compatible with. One such tool is online dating, which I will discuss today.


Some of the advantages of online dating are immediately obvious. For example, if you join a large dating site such as, you will instantly have access to hundreds, and sometimes thousands of single individuals living within driving distance. Even if you went out every single night, you would never meet that many single people in a given year. What's more you have many powerful tools at your disposal. One such tool is the ability to search and filter your results. So you can just view matches of a certain height, a certain religion, or just about any other criterion you may choose. I particularly really like the search features on because they allow you to get pretty specific about what you're searching for.




But the feature of online dating that is most helpful for introverts, I believe, is the fact that communicating with other single people is a lot easier to do. Because of social inhibitions, many introverted types may have trouble approaching women in many circumstances in the real world. But online, sending a message is a much easier task to carry out, with very few social barriers. By being able to message someone as the first form of communication, I believe online dating sites like make it a lot easier for introverted people to come out of their shell.


I recommend that people start with, since it's a good, standard dating site that will give you a great introduction to online dating. offers a 3-day free trial that you can use to test all the features of the site without any limits. If you find that you want a bit more handholding and some help finding compatible matches, eHarmony is another great site to consider. The good thing about eHarmony is that they will find matches for you using a proprietary system. This takes some pressure off your hands, since all you need to do is review your matches instead of having to find them yourself.


Why Every Business Should Be Using Deluxe


If you run a business, one thing you must be keenly aware of is that most people who come into contact with your business will notice 2 things almost immediately.


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1. The name of your business.
Hopefully you chose the name carefully. If you have yet to choose one, make sure it is a distinctive name that is easy to remember, but nothing too weird or unusual.


2. The logo of your business.
This is where many people fail. They either don't have a logo or use one that is bland and unimpressive. While it can be costly to have a professional logo developed, this is almost always money well-spent. A striking logo will do much to create a good first impression for your business.


Now, let's talk a bit about how to get these two things squared away. First things first, if you have yet to establish your business, you need to choose your name. Then, you need to make sure nobody else in your state is already using this name for a business. In most cases, you'll need to check with the secretary of state's office by doing something called a "name search." This can be done online in most states, and you will know instantly whether the name you want is available. If it is, you can then use that name for your corporation, LLC, or whatever other entity you choose to use for your business.


You'll need to know the name of your business before you even begin to think about a logo. You have many options for getting a logo made. The cheapest option is to use an online designer. Higher end options are to hire a B2B company such as Deluxe Checks to create a more professional logo. A good logo from a well-respected company like Deluxe will typically cost you around 500 dollars, but if you use Deluxe coupon code from sites like, your costs can be brought down by a significant percentage.


While we're talking about Deluxe, I should also mention that you can buy checks from them with your logo on them as well. This is not always necessary but if you issue a lot of checks, it can be a good way to reinforce your company's logo and brand identity.


Printing Tips for Small Businesses


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Do you run your own business or manage printing for an organization? If so, you probably are always on the lookout for a high quality printing service. In my experience, using online printing companies is the best way to go in this day and age. But how should you choose which company to work with? From my standpoint, there are 3 main things that need to be considered.

  • Speed of Service A lot of times, you need something printed as soon as possible. This makes it essential that the company you select has the ability to complete the work you request in a timely manner. The best services will offer overnight printing and be able to have your items delivered to you in 1 or 2 days.
  • Cost Every business tries to minimize expenses, so cost is an important consideration for most people. Online printing services on the whole offer competitive prices, but I like to use services that provide online coupons and other special promotions. You should also get quotes on any printing jobs from 2 or 3 different printing companies, to ensure that you are getting the lowest prices available. Be sure you use online coupons from popular sites like 48hourprint if you want to get the lowest prices possible.
  • Quality of Printing Obviously, the actual quality of the materials that are printed needs to be very high. Many of the things you have printed, such as business cards and brochures, will have a direct impact on how people view your business. You therefore want to put your best foot forward, and good quality printing can go a long ways toward helping you accomplish this goal.

Of course, you may not always have to hire a printing service. Simple printing tasks can be done with your own high-quality printer. Be aware, however, that if you do some of your own printing, the cost of ink cartridges can become quite high. This is why it's important to find a cheap source for printer ink. I like to use a store called Inkfarm since they have a wide selection. Coupons and promo codes for InkFarm are also readily available, providing additional discounts. This may or may not be the right store for you, depending on what printer brand and model you use. Either way, it pays to shop around and find a vendor that will sell you ink cheaply, as this can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.


The Best Way to Date Online, in the Long Run



Online dating has become a huge industry, and this in turn has spawned a cottage industry around online dating that provides tips and tricks on how to successfuly date on the Internet. But do you really need such guidance to find success? In this article, I will explore this issue in some depth.


I find that there are two general approaches to online dating. On the one hand, there are people who believe in just providing the unvarnished truth online and find someone who likes them for who they are. While I admire the honesty these people have, I am not so certain such an approach is best for online dating. As the old saying goes, you should put your best foot forward. And this means you should also try to make the best first impression possible. Now, this does not mean you have to be insincere or dishonest. You just need to highlight your strengths and focus on them, much as you would in a job interview.


By contrast to the above approach, there are also people who view online dating as a game. They would simply try to push the right buttons to get a date and possibly something more. This is a very opportunistic way to use a dating site which I do not agree with at all. Unfortunately, there are many books online about being a pick-up-artist and how to use dating sites to get sex. I feel that such books may present tactics that work in the short term, but ultimately, they will not give you anything meaningful.


The best approach in my opinion is to be truthful and sincere, but still read what you can about online dating so you are able to present yourself in the best light. Some of what you need to know, you will learn simply by using different dating sites like You can get a free trial from if you are interested in getting taste of online dating without having to pay anything upfront. But to put the odds in your favor, you should also be sure to read as much as you can about online dating, especially when it comes to tips about building a good profile. Your profile is probably the most important component for your success, so you should definitely spend a lot of time on it.


For more information on online dating, check out my other dating article on dating for introverts.


How to Play Slots and Poker Online


I have many friends who enjoy playing casino games like poker, and many of them ask me how they can play games like slots online. In this article, I will provide a quick guide on how you can play some of your favorite casino games over the Internet. The good news is that for these types of games, you won't need a fancy computer or an advanced video cards. The vast majority of computers that are capable of watching videos and doing simple surfing online will have more than enough power to run most casino games.




If you intend to play games for free, it is quite easy to find free software that will run on your computer. Just do a search for "free casino games" on your search engine, and you will find plenty of sites like Zynga that allow you to play games for free. If you choose this option, you should try at least three or four different sites, because not every site allows you to play quality games. In most cases, you can play the games on your browser, but it's best to update your browser and Adobe Flash application to ensure that you get the best gaming experience.


It gets trickier, however, if you want to play games for real money. In such cases, you will have to sign up for an online casino account. That is easy enough to do, but the real issue is funding your account. Depending on where you live, sending money to your account may not be easy. The best way to fund your account with minimal problems is by using Bitcoin or Dogecoin. For those who don't know what Bitcoin is, it is a a cryptocurrency you can buy online. Unlike most currencies, it is not issued by a government and does not require credit card companies or banks to serve as middlemen. This means you can fund your casino account acount immediately and play poker or other casino games with bitcoin or dogecoin without worrying about whether your transaction will be approved.


As you can see, it is possible to have a very good time playing casino games online if you know how to sign up for the right websites and how to fun your account. I hope this guide helps you get started playing your favorite games on the Internet.


Great Sandbox Video Games


Some people like to play theme park video games, while others enjoy sandbox video games. In this article, I will discuss some of my favorite sandbox games. But before going further, let's first define what these two terms, sandbox and theme park, mean in the context of video games.




A theme park video game or mmo is generally a game that is carefully constructed by the developers and offer gamers a set path to follow, often by finishing quests and going through the game in a linear manner. These types of games do not give you much of a chance to do your own thing and create your own items or buildings. In that sense, it is like going on a ride in a theme park as opposed to taking a walk down the street.


A sandbox game, on the other hand, simply provides an environment in which you can pretty much do whatever you want. Some people may decide to engage in combat with each other, while others can focus on creating things. The possibilities are endless, but the burden is on the player to figure out what it is that he/she wants to do.


Which type of game you prefer is mostly a personal matter. I myself always liked sandbox games because of the flexibility it provides. With that said, some of my favorite sandbox games to date have been:


1. Grand Theft Auto

If you want to explore your Id a bit and engage in some crimes, Grand Theft Auto offers a rich world where you can do quite a bit. The game was once controversial because of some of the things it allows you to do, such as shoot police officers, but it has since gained widespread popularity despite its detractors. There many different Grand Theft Auto games, but Grand Theft Auto V is the latest one, and the one I recommend you get.


2. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
If fantasy is the genre you enjoy, it doesn't get much better than Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. This game gives you a large world to explore, where you can play a variety of classes, such as theif, battlemage, assassin, paladin, and more. Overall, the graphics for this game are excellent, but make sure you have a decent graphics card to get the most out of your gaming experience.


3. DayZ
This survival MMO is still in an alpha pre-release stage, but if you don't mind paying a small fee and trying it out, you will be able to roam a post-apocalyptic landscape where zombies lurk about. The game is already quite popular despite not being officially released, and may turn out to be the next big MMO. You can get in early and check out what all the hype is about by paying a fee that will go toward the development of the game.


In most case, you will be able to rent these games using a service called Gamefly, which sends games to you through the mail. The company currently offers a Gamefly free trial from that you can use if you want to check out this service for yourself. You will need to have a game console available, since all the games that you rent from Gamefly are console games. The price to join Gamefly is $14.95 a month, which is quite a steal when you consider the fact that you can rent as many games as you want for that price. The one caveat, however, is that you can only rent out one game at a time, and won't receive your next game until you send it back.


There is however, a plan that allows you to rent two games at a time, for a few dollars more. If you are a serious hobbyist, this may be the play that better fits your needs.


The smart way to buy contact lenses


Many of my friends have started buying contact lenses on the Internet. In this guide, I will show you how you can purchase contacts online, and save money by using a coupon code. contact lensesLet’s start at the beginning. The first thing you must do is pick out an online contact lens store. The most famous store is probably 1-800 Contacts, which happens to be affiliated with Walmart. I have found, however, that I can typically get better prices at, so that is where I prefer to do my own shopping. Other popular online contact lens stores you might want to consider include Vision Direct, Coastal Contacts, Justlenses, and Contact Lens King. There are plenty of others, so you might want to do a google search if you’re interested in checking out some of the sites of the top online contact lens vendors.


Next, you need to find the lenses you need on the site you choose. It’s best if you have a copy of your prescription or the contact lens box. In most cases, I just type in the name of my lenses in the search box.


Get coupons and other deals by going to various coupon websites.


After you find your brand, you need to enter some information from your prescription/contact lens box. In most cases, the contact lens store will verify your order with your doctor, so there is nothing further to do other than check out and provide your credit card information. If you purchase a sufficient number of boxes, you can usually get free shipping with your orders. In my case, I use 2018 coupon codes fromĀ for additional deals. Usually, I get my lenses in about a week, and I’ve never hadĀ  a problem ordering online. I encourage you to give it a try.



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