The Secrets to Successful Online Dating
Online dating can be a great way to meet THE ONE. However, for every successful online love story there seems to be a horrendous one. And while others may not have a horror story to tell, they complain that their online dating experiences have been ‘dormant’ to say the least.
So, what do you do to experience a successful online dating experience? Read on.
Seriously, give your profile some thought!
Let me ask you this, when you go on a first date / blind date / group date, etc. you put on your best foot forward, right? You try and create a good first impression so why then would you not apply the same meticulousness on your online dating profile?
For instance, don’t just go for any photo, go for one that you consider to be a GREAT picture of yourself. Don’t just slap on words when trying to talk about yourself but do so the best way you know how.
Also, check out the competition! Millions of people use online dating sites so try to edge above the others. To make this task easy, simply browse other peoples’ profiles and note down things that made YOU look twice.
Now apply the same things on your online dating profile.
And speaking of photos…
Really take some time in selecting the picture you want to use on your profile. Here are a couple of DON’TS.
- Don’t use another person’s picture!
- Don’t use the same photo you use for your job application or passport picture.
- Don’t use a picture where you are with family, friends or pets.
- Don’t upload a picture that can be labeled X-rated. (It just draws the wrong crowd.)
Set up a profile not a bio.
As much as you don’t want to waste time with dates that do not match your taste, avoid making your profile a biography of your whole life to date. It’s great to list your likes and dislikes, but don’t go explaining why… yet.
Keep it short and sweet and just exciting enough to make someone out there interested.
Make it personal.
When you’re looking for a date, you’re not applying for a job. You’re looking for someone to match your personality. So, although it’s great to list down your good qualities, don’t make your profile sound like a resume.
Don’t just list down where you went to school and where you’ve been working but tell them about your hobbies, even your dreams. Tell them something about your present life.
Update your online dating profile regularly.
Don’t let your profile go stale. When you’ve done something new or discovered a new hobby, say so. This way, people looking at your profile see that it’s being updated, which means you’re still interested in meeting someone.
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