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Remind yourself of the present as 2012 draws to a close

Monday, December 31st, 2012

The famous novel by Charles Dickens a ‘Christmas Carol’ may have an underlying message that has more meaning than what was intended in the book. Today, the world revolves around the smallest of pleasures, be it in the form of TV, movies, food and other entertainment. People all gravitate towards what they can do in the near future and how to get there as fast as possible. These kind of one-sided thoughts may be detrimental to our well being especially when it comes to love and relationships. Maybe we are living too much into the future, thinking or learning very little of the past and trying to move away from the present as fast as possible. Perhaps it’s time to reflect what we are doing and why we are doing it and reclaim some of that precious present time.


The popularity of Eckhart Tolle’s book on the ‘Power of Now’ may perhaps be a result of this shifting trend in people’s lives. Perhaps the Mayan’s knew something we didn’t and maybe they knew deeply the changing trends in human evolution and thus worked out the culmination of a our present era in 12/12 and the beginning of a new era. Whatever this may be, we all know that men have evolved at an alarming rate in the last century alone and our consumption of information, knowledge and advancement is more insatiable than ever. Eckhart points to a very important fact that most of us are actually living in the future. Think about this when we go about our daily business, we continuously feed into our minds with thoughts of where we would like to be in a certain time in the future. Amit Goswami from his popular documentary ‘The Quantum Activist’ clearly states that ‘doing’ and ‘being’ are important traits in our lives. What he is implying by this is that we should take a moment to reflect in between the action list we continuously bombard into our heads. Perhaps the benefit of prayers and meditation holds much importance as a result and even more so in the Muslim calendar where they are required to pray five times a day.

Our restlessness and the desire to be somewhere ‘better’ in the next few minutes keep us moving continuously and this will surely distract us from the needs of the present time. This could be overlooking an important point regarding your partners needs or anyone’s needs for that matter. Naturally, there is a lot to be said of a ‘thinking man’ where they are able to assimilate the information around them the present time and create something for themselves of the future ie. manifest their own lives. Perhaps leaders are borne out of this fact and maybe all of us can learn a lesson or two. Take a few minutes to pause and catch your breath while 2012 draws to a close.

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What’s in Store for Free Dating Sites in 2013

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

It is fitting to discuss the state of free dating sites which have been a thorn and a blessing to many of the huge paid dating sites. A thorn - because it’s completely free and many singles will flock to these sites as a result. A blessing - because the huge sites can leverage advertisements on these sites to attract potentially targeted folks to their own site. So what is in store for 2013 for free dating sites, how will growth be determined?

It is clear that free dating sites are not going to go away anytime soon and in fact they will continue to grow in strength and numbers. The reason for this is very clear, the number of people logging onto the internet is continuing to grow and fueled by the number of affordable smartphones and tablets hitting the public domain. The demand for apps will rise significantly in 2013 and one can expect to find more dating sites churning out feature rich apps in 2013.


Tablets have increased the number of casual users who who browse the internet due to its great versatility and ease of use. Compare the benefits of having a tablet as opposed to a laptop on your coffee tablet. You want to quickly search for something that you found interesting on your TV or just check your email. With the tablet, it takes a few seconds to get to the browser screen but with a laptop you will need to open the cover, take it out of standby, login and then go to your browser screen. Another factor that will add to the growth of internet users in 2013 will be the affordable devices that manufactures will be bringing to the public. The cost of smartphones and tablets have been decreasing significantly from year to year making it more affordable for many users.


How does all this translate to the growth (if any) of the free dating sites in the year 2013? It’s very simple, many studies have shown that world-wide traffic to online websites have grown in line with the number of users on the internet. Since their is no anticipated slow-down in the internet traffic, we can expect a similar growth for free dating sites into 2013 and beyond. The figure shows a potential increase of up to 30%** in internet traffic which will roughly equate to another 10%-30% increase or growth in traffic to free dating sites. This is definitely good news for online singles who want to save money but still have wider options to find their ideal mate.

**Check out the Wikipedia page for all the latest internet user and usage - Internet traffic

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Top Dating Articles of 2012 on Jumpdates Blog

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

More and more singles are joining dating sites that has made singles searching for tips to create profile name.

More search for profile names

Shakespeare Got it Wrong…It is in the Online Dating Profile Names was the trendiest article on Jumpdates in 2012.


Adding more info to this trend singles are more interested in free dating sites and landed here 100 Free Dating Sites Sites - No Credit Card Required

Search for Sport Celebrity

Year 2012 was the year where people were intensely interested about the married life of Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf. There were rumors about their divorce but, luckily they were just rumors and they are still enjoying their happy married life.

What to do when you are in love

More girls and possibly boys searched what they should do or how to press their love when they fall in love as 5 Signs Girls Love their Boyfriends to do became the most popular social network read.

Language of love

They say love do not have any languages and was proved in the form of love shown in this Do you still think love needs a language? as there are so many human emotions that shows how much you love and online singles wanted to understand the human emotion also search Every Hug Speaks a Thousand Words

Don’t forget to comment on this article to tell Jumpdates about your own views and opinions.

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Chick Flicks to woo the heart this New Years

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Chick flicks are movies that are mainly targeted to women but when watched together as a couple, one can enhance the relationship and bring much joy into the relationship. Why not spend an evening together over a lovely cup of irish coffee and pull one of these chick flicks that is sure to send your heart fluttering with excitement and romance.

Pretty Woman (1990)
Richard Gere & Julia Roberts
Still a classic to this day. This movie revolves around the blossoming relationship of a working girl and a wealthy industrialist. The on-screen chemistry of the couple is fantastic and it leaves you with desires and feelings that dreams can really come true.


Serendipity (2001)
John Cusack & Kate Beckinsale
This movie is about hope with all the elements of romance built around it. A couple unseemingly comes together by chance and your heart will start racing as the movie moves unwinds from one scene to another to an ultimate conclusion.

Australia (2008)
Hugh Jackman & Nicole Kidman
A heavy hitting romance that goes through an epic journey. Think of it as ‘Gone with the Winds’ on steroids. The couple have superb on-screen chemistry and their hearts are shaped by the engaging events of war and separation.

There’s is Something about Mary (1998)
Ben Stiller & Cameron Diaz
Fancy a romantic flick centred around a first-class comedy? Then look no further than this superbly funny movie that will leave you in stitches. Has a charming romance to boot that will surely make your evening a lasting memory.

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Top Celebrities Love Birds Who Rediscover their Love in 2012

Friday, December 28th, 2012

It’s not a common practice when celeb’s rediscover their love after getting separated or staying apart but there are a few in 2012 that are fortunate. Jumpdates has news of those who fell in love again with each other.


Taylor Swift and Harry Styles

This pair of singers-songwriters and the X-factor finalist are staying away from each other after spending a romantic ski trip - thanks to their prior commitment. But now the wait seems to be over as they are planning to meet down under.


Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

After the high voltage scandalous drama of Kristen and British director Rupert with pictures of PDA meet-up, this couple is back together leaving behind all their differences. However, can Robert get his mind away from those pictures that are still in the public domain. Anyways we hope best as Kristen Stewart made the recent statement that their relationship is stronger then ever.


Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

Thanks to Taylor Swift there were rumors about the breakup of Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. How could she do it being the best friend of Selena? But, the young duo was spotted kissing in Salt Lake City airport and that was enough to shut all rumors.

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