Every New Year most people in the world make resolutions to stay fit, lose weight, learn French, go snorkeling with sharks, read Aristotle or go on a cruise. The singles add another resolution to their list – to find love. It is not as hard as it seems. All you have to do is know what you want and how to get it. Most people now-a-days do not get time to attend social events and meet new people. In addition, since, we spend most of our time online; why not go for online dating? If you are ready to take the leap, or looking for the lost spark, or trying to find someone special, online dating is the perfect option for you. There are many online dating sites but among them, Match.com and Chemistry.com are the best online dating sites.
Online dating has grown tremendously in the last few years, with the increase in online dating websites and the general workload. This is a month to make changes so now is the perfect time to begin. Valentine’s Day is just a short few weeks away, maybe this year you will have the best romantic day ever. Here are some of the best online dating tips to get you started:
Sign Up: Signing up seems to be the biggest hurdle singles need to cross. There is the innate characteristic to avoid the unknown and procrastinate for as long as you can. Joining a dating site is the smart thing to do if you are looking for someone. With the advent of smart phones, you can have access to your profile on the go.
Create your Profile: This is the second big step. What to include, and what to omit seems to stump the best of us. Do not try too hard. Be genuine and be original. And don’t try to list only the good stuff. Be real! Upload some good photos, sent some messages and voila, you are in the dating pool. Remember to update your profile every few weeks or once every two months. It is good to include the new things you have learned or your new interests. Upload some good photos and Please, No Selfie.
Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff: Suppose you like movies like ‘Gone With The Wind’ and he is a ‘Spiderman’ fan. Should it be a deal breaker? Remember you are looking for a partner with whom you have great chemistry, not a clone with your likes and dislikes. When you feel the spark, and begin to know each other, you may get to like each other’s idiosyncrasies. So keep an open mind.
Make Some Time: Dating, be it online or offline is a time consuming process. Keep some time to interact with your matches or the people you find interesting. Keep one day aside going out on dates or meeting over coffee every week.
Goal Setting: Make sure that you know what you want to find whether you are looking for a commitment or just a good time. Whatever it is, make it clear on your profile so that there are no complications later. Moreover, decide how much effort and time you are ready to give to online dating. If you would like to go on dates every week, or once a month, know what you want.
Be Safe and Secure: Online and offline dating necessarily means that you are meeting people whom you don’t know very well. When you are dating online, you should be as cautious as when you are offline and take certain security measures. Do not share personal information like your full name, phone number, email and home address on your online profile. Be aware of red flags like prompt suggestion to chat on an outside network, asks for money, keeps changing identity online, asks for your address under romantic pretexts, etc. Always meet in a public place and tell at least one person, a close friend or family member, where you are going and when you should be back.