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Vivienne Diane Neal
Mar 10, 2018

One World Singles Blog is for people of all colors, ages (18+) religions, ethnicities, and lifestyles. Bringing you informative, humorous and entertaining articles and advice on dating, romance, love, relationships, marriage matchmaking, connections, pen-pals, featured authors, interviews, virtual book tours, travel tips, news, movie trailers, and so much more.

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Due to the diverse range of your topics, have you ever considered writing a self-help book and why?
Mar 12, 2:37PM EDT0

Funny you should ask this question. Back in 1982 while I was on jury duty, an editor with a well know book publishing company thought I should write a book on home management since my degree is in Home Economics. At that time I was not interested in writing a book. That was the furthest thing from my mind. However, something had happened that made me write Making Dollar$ And Cents Out Of Online dating, which is not a self-help book, but the trails and tribulations I had face while starting an online dating site. But it may help someone who is contemplating on starting an online dating or any online business. But to answer your question, I have no intentions of writing a self-help book since this is not a passion of mine. I love writing stories that involve people who are searching for love in up with broken hearts and financially broke. In other words, my books do not have happily-ever-have endings. And these are the books I enjoy writing.

Mar 12, 5:29PM EDT0
What type of plugins have you installed to personalize your blog and increase its functionality?
Mar 12, 10:49AM EDT0

I only use social media plug-ins.

Mar 12, 5:45PM EDT0
What safety measures do you use to secure your blog from hackers?
Mar 12, 9:23AM EDT0

I use McAfee software, which is excellent for blocking hackers and other threats. My blog is on Blogger and my web browser is Google Chrome which are good when it comes to blocking hackers.

Mar 12, 5:54PM EDT0
Have you ever had an individual comment on your blog about an urgent life-threatening situation, if so how did you respond, if not how would you respond?
Mar 12, 5:34AM EDT0

I have never had this issue regarding a life-threatening situation. Since I am not an expert when it comes to life-threatening circumstances, I would encourage that person to contact law enforcement or a professional who specializes in that particular threat.

Mar 12, 6:00PM EDT0
Which type of relationship has a better chance of endurance, a composed relationship or one filled with fervour and why?
Mar 11, 8:10AM EDT0

This is a good question and will vary depending on the wants and needs of the couple. I believe for any relationship to endure, there should be a combination of both, filled with passion, respect, compassion, and understanding. I know of couples, who have been together for over 25 years, and they will tell you that for a relationship to sustain the couple should have the same values and objectives along with a give and take attitude.

Mar 11, 9:04AM EDT0
How should a person integrate search engine optimization and in what ways is it valuable to online writers?
Mar 11, 5:19AM EDT0

When it comes to writing, I have never used a paid service providing Search Engine Optimization but you may find this book, which goes into details how to use this tool when writing. Making Dollar$ And Cent$ Out Of Online Dating - Talks about Starting an Online Dating Site, its challenges, and sometimes hilarious occurrences.

 

Amazon: http://tiny.cc/z3ifmy

Lulu: http://tiny.cc/b4ifmy

Barnes and Noble:  http://tiny.cc/r4ifmy

Smashwords: http://tiny.cc/j6ifmy

Mar 11, 9:10AM EDT0
What was it that drew you to this specific theme for your blog?
Mar 10, 7:43PM EST0

Someone else on this site had asked a similar question. It was a way to introduce my now defunct online dating site. Before I started my blog, I had published two newsletters that featured advice on dating, relationships and other topics of interest that were sent through snail mail. Once I got on the Internet, I started a blog in 2001 titled HMCS Romance International, which was geared toward people searching for adult contact. In 2006, I decided to start One World Singles Blog as a way to advertise and market my online dating site, but now I am concentrating on my blog.

Mar 11, 9:13AM EDT0
What are some ideas of how a person can deal with the lure of contacting a one-night stand?
Mar 10, 5:53PM EST0

I am not sure if I understand your question. Are you asking what you should do to encourage a one-night stand (which I don’t recommend for various reasons) or how to avoid someone who wants to just have a one-night stand?

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Mar 11, 9:17AM EDT0
What is the appropriate course of action for dealing with people that has misrepresented themselves online?
Mar 10, 4:30PM EST0

If you are talking about someone misrepresenting him or herself on an online-dating site, you can contact the dating site directly or if you are in the USA, contact the Attorney General’s Office in the state where the site is operating. Most dating sites will deny any type of responsibilities or liabilities if you decide to meet someone online and you become the victim of a criminal act perpetuated by that person.

Mar 11, 9:28AM EDT0
What do you want the world to know about you and how do you hope to impart this information through your blog?
Mar 10, 4:18PM EST0

I have always believed in sharing information that improves the quality of life among individuals; when I help others, I am also helping myself. I will never forget when a close friend said, “If you don’t share the power, you will lose it.” And this is how I share what I know, whether it is through my writings, books or the positive and life saving messages found on my Tees.

Mar 11, 9:39AM EDT0
Which social media sites have you used to promote your blog posts and why have you chosen these specific sites?
Mar 10, 2:05PM EST0

I use Facebook, Facebook Fictional Stories, Twitter, AuthorDataBase, and Goodreads because these networks automatically feed my posts, which are available to my followers and friends. I am on Facebook more often because there is no limit to the number of characters you can use when making announcements.

Mar 11, 9:55AM EDT0
What is the foremost reason that inhibits a person from moving on after a relationship?
Mar 10, 11:43AM EST0

I find that many people will stay stuck on the reasons why the relationship ended rather than learn why it didn’t last. The following post may help answer your question: http://www.oneworldsinglesblog.net/2017/04/when-relationship-is-over-that-ship-has.html

Mar 11, 9:59AM EDT0
How does a person handle a horrible first date after matching and interacting well with the person online?
Mar 10, 11:04AM EST0

Some people will never show you who they really are on an online dating site, which can be different when you meet that person face to face. You will have to decide if you just want to have a pleasant online connection only, but if your interaction with this person had turned out to be bad on your first date, you may want to nip it in the bud and not see that person again.

Mar 11, 10:09AM EDT0
What was one of the most heartbreaking things you have had to write about in your blog?
Mar 10, 10:30AM EST0

I made a decision to never write about heartbreaking stories on my blog. The mission of my blog is to provide informative, fun, and entertaining articles. Now, if you are interested in reading some fictional heartbreaking stories, you can check out my books at the following sites:

 

http://lulu.com/spotlight/hmcs1946

http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/hmcs

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003ONO6G4

http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B003ONO6G4

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/vivienne-diane-neal

Mar 11, 10:16AM EDT0
In your experience, what is the prevalent difficulty singles find when making an effort to find a partner?
Mar 10, 7:56AM EST0

I believe that many singles have unrealistic aspirations when it comes to choosing a partner, for example, looking for that ‘perfect man or woman’ which can be a disappointment when that person doesn’t measure up to your wishes.

Mar 10, 8:13AM EST0

In your opinion, what is the biggest mistake most people make after a breakup that inhibits that person from moving on?

Mar 10, 1:08AM EST0

I find that many people will stay stuck on the reasons why the relationship ended rather than learn why it didn’t last. The following post may help answer your question: http://www.oneworldsinglesblog.net/2017/04/when-relationship-is-over-that-ship-has.html

Mar 10, 7:07AM EST0
What sparked the idea to create your blog?
Mar 9, 9:20PM EST0

It was a way to introduce my now defunct online dating site. Before I started my blog, I had published two newsletters that featured advice on dating, relationships and other topics of interest that were sent through snail mail. Once I got on the Internet, I started a blog in 2001 titled HMCS Romance International, which was geared toward people searching for adult contact. In 2006, I decided to start One World Singles Blog as a way to advertise and market my online dating site, but now I am concentrating on my blog.

Mar 10, 7:23AM EST0
Do you have specific rules for dating, if so what are they and what are the benefits of using them?
Mar 9, 6:06PM EST0

If it’s a first date, the only rule I have is to remember it is just a date, period.

Mar 10, 7:39AM EST0
When going on a first date, what are the types of questions one should ask?
Mar 9, 5:07PM EST0

That’s a tough question; it will depend on your objectives, but you may find this article helpful as to questions you should never ask on a first date:

http://www.oneworldsinglesblog.net/2014/03/questions-you-should-never-ask-on-your.html

Mar 10, 7:49AM EST0
What has been the best experience you have had on a first date?
Mar 9, 12:05PM EST0

There were never any expectations that something more would happen on that first date.

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Mar 10, 7:53AM EST0