The internet has given us so many accesses to a lot of things, and that includes dating online. Before, dating online was a frowned upon act, but nowadays it’s one of the most common ways to meet and get to know someone. In fact, one research showed that dating online placed 2nd of how couples meet. According to statistics, almost 50 million Americans have tried dating online, so it’s guaranteed that there are plenty of fishes around. Not only it is easier, but you get a variety of choices of whom you’d like to date. So it seems like we have a win-win situation here.
Online Dating is a booming business as well; we have Tinder, Match, E-harmony, OkCupid and many more. In just one click or one swipe, we get access to thousands of people we could date. Several people who have tried online dating met their future wife/husband online. So who knows, the “right” one might be in there somewhere, waiting for us. Choosing the right platform for you is one step, so be sure to register on a dating site that is appropriate for your liking. The internet offers several dating sites and apps; there are dating sites even for strict conservative Christians.
Below, I’ll give you some tips how to date online.
- Choose the BEST photo – as hard as it is to process, your face is actually the first thing people see, and they judge you right after that. In personal experience, people who smile and look great in their photo seem nice and approachable, hence making them date-able. Choosing your best photo does not have to be in a photo-shoot, where you look like a model, a genuine selfie or picture is enough to be a decent picture. In your photos, also, avoid putting group photos or putting photos with a man/woman. Chances are, they don’t have time to figure out who you are in the group photo, and some people might think that’s your girlfriend or boyfriend. And we all know becoming the third party is the last thing we need.
- Talk to someone with similar interests – having the same interest is one of the most important factors in online dating. Why? Because this is one way to keep the conversations going. We all know that it real relationships do not work, if the two people involved don’t, at least, have the same interests. Are you an Adventurer, Jewish or Gay? There are online dating platforms designated for you.
- Don’t put with typical messages – Hi, What’s up, Hey are one of the most common messages people drop in our inbox. Some people think that that’s the “casual” way to start talking to someone, but the truth is that’s one of the most typical messages people drop to other people. And it gets boring. One way to get recognized and get the conversation going is to show them you’re interested in their lives. Read their bio or look through their photos, did he/she said she likes skiing? Ask him/her about the skiing. It shows that you’re drawn into them, making you a lot likeable.
- Honesty is the KEY – Whatever happens, never lie about yourself. Lying might bite you back sooner or later. According to online sites, most people lie about their age, weight and job. To avoid this cycle of dishonesty, do not join the bandwagon and start being honest. Personally, I like people who are honest about themselves; I don’t need someone to lure me with lies. Ugly truths are ugly but they are the truth, and nothing can top that. In online dating, the best key to finding someone is to be as authentic as you can be.