5 Tips For Online Dating

More and more people are turning towards the internet in hopes of finding the perfect match of their dreams.  For people who lead busy lives or may not be as outgoing, online dating provides a chance to meet someone they might not have otherwise met.

However, make no mistake about it; online dating can have its ups and downs.  In order to have the best experience possible, and avoid disasters, take a look at some of the best tips. 

Don’t Reveal Too Much About Yourself

It’s essential to be careful about revealing too much about yourself too quickly.  Posting where you work or live could result in someone stalking you who has malicious intentions.  Keep things basic and general during your first few conversations with people.

Once you go on a few dates with someone, you can slowly start to reveal more and more information about yourself.  However, in the beginning, it’s best to err on the side of caution.

Choose a Strong Profile Photo

Think of your profile photo as the cover of a magazine.  How are you going to stand out amongst hundreds of other covers? A sharp profile photo doesn’t mean that you have to be the most attractive person on the site.  Choose a profile photo that stands out colorfully and represents how you’d like to be seen.

For example, if you enjoy the outdoors, a photo of you on a mountain would be a great choice!  If you’re someone who takes great pride in their physical appearance and works out regularly, you may want to highlight that in the photo you choose. 

Put Thought Into Your About Me Section 

Although a lot of people don’t read the “about me” section of dating profiles, those aren’t the kind of people that you want to be dating.  If you’re genuinely looking to find a partner, then you should put thought into your self-description. 

Include interesting facts about you and activities that you enjoy.  You don’t have to over-think it, but you should take some time to give someone an accurate idea of who you are. 

Don’t Judge Looks Alone

You probably don’t want someone judging you on looks alone.  Therefore, don’t use looks alone as your most important search criteria.

Sometimes, photos don’t do people justice.  You may find that even though they don’t look great in their photos, you may be pleasantly surprised in person. Don’t rule out someone based on looks alone! 

Don’t Get Attached Before The First Date 

It’s easy to find yourself in a great conversation with someone that you hit it off with.  If you’re new to the game, you might convince yourself that they’re your soulmate right away.

However, you’ll learn quickly that things can start off hot and fizzle out quickly.  Wait to meet before determining how compatible you are.

Zoe Kickhefer
zoe@everydaylifes.com

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