We have all heard about online dating, especially now that the internet has become so widespread and popular. In fact, a lot of dating actually takes place online, leaving the older traditional methods behind in the favour of the newer and easier ones. Now that we can meet new partners just by using our computers from the comfort of our own homes, everything seems to have gone easier; with less fuss and hassle. But just because we don’t need to go to bars and nightclubs to find love or sex doesn’t mean that everything is all set for us to succeed; and as such there are still some efforts we need to make in order to be a successful dater.
Tip#1: choose the right dating website
It is important to pick the dating website which is right for you and your needs. So rather than using generalised dating websites which cater for everyone, it is best to go for websites which specialise in what you want to do. That way you are more likely to find someone closer to your own heart who is in a similar situation as you are. So if you are looking for traditional dating, just use a popular traditional dating site where people are also looking for love; but if you just want to have fun with casual partners; then just pick a naughty dating site. Basically, you want to enter a place where you can talk to like-minded people rather than dealing with people who want different things than you do. This will help you face less rejection, which will keep you motivated to persevere.
Tip#2: Create a good online dating profile
Describing yourself to others can be quite a difficult thing to do, and making a good online dating profile requires you to talk about yourself. The best thing to do is to know our own qualities and defaults, and the best people to help us with that can be our friends and family. A great thing to do is to sit down with the people we know and practice a fake ‘dating interview’. That way we get a much better picture of what to write. We can then lay out our interest and qualities, as well as a few of our defaults though it is best not to linger too much on our defaults, just a few will do fine.
Tip#3: Stay away from scams
The basic rule is as follows: if a person sounds like they are too perfect to be true, then it is more likely that they are lying. Most genuine profiles are those who are able to show both their qualities and defaults, so it is best to stick to profiles which actually sound like real people. Also any person we get in contact who says they need money to be able to meet-up should be avoided at all costs. There are people out there who search online dating profiles and look for the most vulnerable sounding ones with the intention aim of scamming money from them so if they say they need money, just say goodbye and move on to the next person.
Tip#4: Let you surroundings know of your activities.
When meeting with a stranger for the first time, it is best to let our family or friends know who / where and when we are meeting our partner, in fact an even better thing to do is to get a lift to and back from our date. Taking our mobile phones on us will also help us keep in touch with the people we know so we can keep them up to date with how we are doing. The best places to meet are public places such as restaurants or bars, after all who would want to meet with a potential stranger in a place where no one can see or help us? So let’s take our time to get things right and we will enjoy a positive dating experience!