Virtual Gift Guide for Online Dating


We introduced a new feature this week — Virtual Gifting…

For about five credits, Generous members can now send a virtual gift with their offer or email to Attractive members.  Virtual Gifts serves a number of purpose.  First, it allows Generous members to stand out from the crowd by showing he or she is serious about the other person.  Second, given communication is restricted or limited until there is an accepted offer, Virtual Gifts provides a method of communicating expectations and present dating ideas.  Third, a Virtual Gift is simply a nice way to show you’re generous.   Once received and accepted, Virtual Gifts appear on an Attractive member’s profile (the Attractive member does have the privacy option of hiding all their Virtual Gifts from showing).  Once 10 virtual gifts have been received, the Attractive member may redeem them for a 30-day premium upgrade to their account!

So what exactly do each of the Virtual Gifts really mean or imply? You can all let your imagination run wild with dating ideas, but here’s a guide you can go by:

A Dozen Roses:  Red, beautiful, romantic … it sends a powerful message of love and admiration.  The rose is the most popular gift thus far.  Yes! Who would have imagined that over 70% of the gifts given by Generous members so far on is the rose.  Romance is well and alive!

Airplane Tickets:  If your date is a long distance one, and you’re willing to pay for her airplane tickets, this gift would serve perfectly.  Perhaps you’re looking for a travel companion, or you’d like to communicate a life with you would be filled with fun, adventure and excitement of travel to exotic places?

Movie & Popcorn:  The classic movie and pop-corn gift may say that’s what you want to do on your first date, but perhaps it has a deeper meaning?  You’re simple and down to earth, or that there’s no pressure or expectations. Everyone loves going to the movie, so you just can’t go wrong with this gift.

Shopping Bags: If there is one thing most girls love, it is  shopping! So if you want to take your date out shopping, this may be the gift to give.  But beware! This gift contains implicit and deep meaning, so unless you’re really generous and are intending to splurge, we suggest you stay clear of this one.  It is definitely not for misers.

Spa Treatment: Besides shopping, girls (and guys) love going to the Spa.  But who doesn’t like being pampered with a massage or a facial?  If you want to take your date out to a Spa, there are tons of Spas that offer couples treatments.  If you know how to pamper your date, communicate it with this gift.

Champagne Glasses:  It says you want to meet over a glass of sparkling wine.  If you are giving this gift, be sure you are willing to talk, and more importantly to listen.  For those who are interested in getting to know their date better, this may just be the one – classy yet sparkling!

A Game of Tennis:  If you’re athletic, competitive, or simply up for some outdoor activities, this is says it all.  This gift is also well suited for those seeking friendship or activity partners. But even a game of tennis or golf can be steamy  especially when your date asks you to help her improve her game… 😉

Dinner / Sushi:  If a dinner date is what you are looking for, then send this gift.  The restaurant you pick can say a lot about your taste and character, and it can also provide the perfect atmosphere to seduce or turn-off your date.  But whether it’s Sushi or Italian, just remember not to speak when your mouth is full. 😛

Lingerie:  If you’re sensual, this may be the one to give… but be VERY CAREFUL who you send this gift to, because it has sexual meaning to some.  As such, we recommend you only send this gift to members after you’ve been exchanging emails with them for a while, and only if you know they’re just as playful as you are.

A Pair of Dice:  If you love taking risks, or if you just like to go to Las Vegas, this one’s for you.  It says, take a chance on me… I’m lucky… I’m unexpected… I’m spontaneous!  This is a great way to communicate that you are open to the opportunity!Send this one, and ask your date to roll the Dice!

What’s your Favorite Gift, and why?

What other Virtual Gifts would you like to see?

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