Will it be heart break or love online? Well you might have more say in the outcome of your online dating experience then you think. Follow these tips for online dating to increase your responses, success and fun!
Tips for online dating
1. Make your photo fun but not silly. Let’s face it, you first contact with someone online will involve your photo so put some effort into selecting the right picture. What do you want to project? Do you want others to think you are fun, lively, sweet? Research shows that a fun picture, for instance you at the park or having fun has more appeal then a stuffy picture of you in work attire or a grainy picture that looks like it was cropped.
2. Add details to your profile. Your profile is the next place people will look and you want your profile to have specific details that show who you are. If you have a dog what breed is it and what is it’s name? What is your favorite hotel at your favorite vacation spot? The more you share the more opportunities others see to communicate with you. A well thought out profile can explode your response rate.
3. Take a systematic approach. Dating online gives you a unique opportunity to learn about someone before you even meet. Use this time to your advantage, keep track of fun facts about the people you meet as well as inconsistencies between what they say and how they act. Your top priority is fun but you can save yourself a lot of heart break down the road with the right approach to dating.
4. Don’t get discouraged. You might have to meet a few frogs before you meet your Prince (or Princess) Charming and that’s OK; it happens to everyone. Keep the attitude that when one door closes another one opens and you will find what you are looking for.