Online dating is probably the most common form of dating at the moment and is used by people from all walks of life. The reason is simple: online dating is easily accessible from everywhere and it’s perceived as non-threatening: you can block people easily and rejection doesn’t feel that bad.
Do maximise your chance of success at dating, try and avoid these mistakes at all costs:
A lot of people lie on their profile in order to get as much interest as possible, but remember that even if you manage to bag a date, once they find out you’re not who you say you are, it’s extremely likely that things are not going to end up well.
What do you want?
It’s not that you need to know exactly what you want from a partner, but knowing what sort of relationship you’re looking for will help you focus your efforts on the right people. Are you just looking for a fling or do you want to settle down? Be honest with yourself and with the people you are going to date.
Your profile is your business card, your way to present yourself to the world. Chatting to someone with an empty profile is like going out on a date with someone with a bag on their head and no one likes that. Spend some time to write something about yourself, so only people who’re interested in someone like you will get in touch.
Give people a chance
There’s a difference between having high standards and having impossible standards. Be realistic when thinking about your partner and don’t flick someone just because they’re not one hundred per cent perfect. Let yourself be surprised: the person you end up falling in love with might be completely different from your ideal partner.
Don’t be afraid to meet in person
Once you start chatting to someone and things seem to be going well, don’t hesitate to meet up in person. If you wait too long the other person might lose interest or think that you’re not interested enough. Chat for a few days and then take the leap: if things don’t work out at least you can move on to the next person!