I have lost count of the number of people I have met throughout my life who complain that they don’t get online dating or opted out of the option because they were not getting enough responses. To all such people, I would like to say that there is a strategy involved in every task, and finding a potential partner, if done incorrectly, is no less than doing a daunting task. The good thing is that you can find a great person online by following these simple tips.
Give Importance to Your Picture
It is important that I tell you that as human beings, we are driven by visual cues and respond well to it. Your picture on an online forum is a reflection of how you are in real life. It is very important that you make a great first impression so that people reach out to you. The best way to grab attention is to dress properly, look into the camera, and smile confidently. Do not put up a group picture as your display as that will just create confusion.
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There is ‘stranger danger’ even in online dating forums, which is why I would like to advise you to not include any sensitive or private information in the biography.
Ask a Friend to Review Your Profile
If you have never created a profile before on a dating forum, I would advise you to ask a friend to go over your profile and point out the mistakes. Your bio should be a small summary of your life and you should avoid using clichés. If you want, you can add your activities in the description and ask your friend to proofread it.
Break Free Of the Norms
If you are a girl and are waiting for a guy to message you, I would like to remind you that this is the 21st century – it is totally okay for you to initiate the conversation because the days when damsels used to wait to be rescued by their knights in shining armor are long gone. Make sure that your introductory message is unique and interesting so that the other person replies back.
Explore Your Options
The best part about online dating is that you have so many options that you can consider for yourself. I always ask people to find the perfect partner for themselves and not to settle down because someone who is not even compatible. You can message multiple people at the same time and can see which person is best for you. It is important you know that just like real life, you will meet some good people and some weird people online, so try not to get disheartened if you don’t find someone in the first few days. My favorite quote is by the fairy godmother from Cinderella and it goes like ‘Even miracles take a little time’. This quote has helped me in keeping me hope alive in some really tough situations in life, so make sure that you do the same and enjoy the whole process. Good luck!