If you thought online dating was for desperate people only, you couldn’t be more wrong. A survey done by match.com shows that one in six couples who have gotten married in the last three years actually met online. So, how do you meet that special someone in an online platform that has more than a million people? Here are some cool tips you can try;
- Spruce up your profile
Everyone has a profile that says they love travelling and dancing and they are looking for a humble guy with a sense of humor. The only way to standout from all those people is to paint an emotional picture of who you really are. Instead of saying that you love music, describe how you feel or maybe concerts you have been and how they made you feel. Your profile should make the person reading it picture themselves right there enjoying life with you so take your time and be creative. Online dating is also about making an impression and what better way to do that than a captivating picture. Choose one where you are smiling and your body is open. Here are some more ways to spruce up your dating profile.
- Stick to a specific dating site
Nowadays there are dating sites designed for a specific group of people. If you are gay you can go to a lesbian dating site and if you are black you can go to BlackPeopleMeet.com. These specific sites help to narrow down the search to what you are actually looking for.
- Read profiles
So many people only look at pictures and then move along. If you are looking for a real relationship, take some time to actually read peoples profiles to get an idea of who they are. This will also help you to know if you are looking for the same thing and if you have anything in common. Just like in real life, you won’t meet your soul mate on the first day so try to keep your conversations light, complimentary and flirty. It is only when you are actually having fun that you can create a space worthy of real feelings. Be confident but don’t take yourself and the whole experience too seriously.
- Approach people
It is the belief of many women that they must wait for men to approach them. Unfortunately, today men are also waiting to be approached because the world has changed. Whether you are a man or a woman, you can only meet more people if you send the message first. If your profile is cool and so is the picture, you will get messages coming your way but take the opportunity to throw some messages out there too.
Apart from the fact that you don’t have to dress up and look cool to connect with someone, online dating also brings convenience for people who are always busy and don’t go out much. As long as you don’t give out your personal information too soon, you should be fine.