Top Tips To Succeed At Online Dating
Online dating can be dangerous and getting involved with the wrong person can destroy
your life. How do you put the odds in your favor when screening an online date? Have a
look at the following tips, so you can date better, safer and smarter to find that special
Take time to write a careful online dating profile. Make sure you use proper grammar,
punctuation, and spelling. Be honest in your profile. If you aren’t honest in your profile,
what’s the point? Eventually the truth will come out so don’t mislead people into thinking
you are something that you are not. You wouldn’t want someone to mislead you so don’t
do it to others.
Have fun. The most important part when meeting new people is to relax and have fun.
When beginning your correspondence by email, be cautious and private, but don’t be
overly serious either. A sense of humor online is just as important as offline.
Describe the person that you would like to meet in the greatest detail possible. If you
want to meet someone who has never been married with no children, then say so.
Otherwise, you will be wasting a lot of time turning people down who you have no
Give a detailed description of your interests, hobbies, likes and dislikes. It is just as
important to describe what you like, as well as what you dislike, so you attract someone
with similar interests.
Update your profile occasionally to keep it fresh. There is nothing more boring than
reading a generic online dating profile that says “I love to travel and enjoy reading.”
Where do you like to travel to and why? What do you enjoy reading and why? Details,
Add a bunch of different photos to your profile. Your main photo should be a head shot,
preferably with you smiling. Refrain from uploading shots that show too much skin or are
too sexy because you will attract the wrong types of people. Having a photo on an online
dating site is mandatory because a profile with a photo gets over 9 times the amount of
replies than one without.
Do not give out personal details such as your real first and last name or telephone early
on and definitely do not include these in your profile. You have absolutely no idea who is
on the other side of the computer. Only give out small pieces of information after you
have developed a certain level of comfort.
Listen to your intuition. If something doesn’t feel right to you, it usually isn’t. Either
move on or investigate further and proceed with caution. Read, listen, and ask lots of
Always meet in a public place for the first time. A good place to meet is for coffee or
lunch in a busy place. Make sure you let someone know where you will be and even have
them phone you during the date for a safety check or an early escape if needed. Never
meet in a bar or drink alcohol the first time you meet. If you are really nervous, take
along a friend or meet in a group setting. Make sure you drive yourself. If you are
traveling to meet someone, stay in your own hotel and meet in a neutral location.