online dating for singles
How to Succeed at Online Dating
online dating for singles tip #1 Be honest with the with yourself about the kind of person you are looking for. Don't settle if you can't find anyone you find interesting in the profiles.
online dating for singles tip #2 Put up several recent photographs of yourself -- in both indoor and outdoor light, also a variety of full body shots as well as close ups of your face. Do not put the classic "Myspace angle" photos or any glamour pictures.
online dating for singles tip #3 Don't put all of your focus on online dating. Don't seem so desperate that the internet is your last and only hope to find that someone special. For all you know the right person is out at the library, coffee Shop, or buying groceries. You have to be positive and think that way as well. People are not attracted to desperation.
online dating for singles tip #4 Check a few times a week to see if anyone new has shown up that may interest you.
online dating for singles tip #5 Do not hound the same person over and over, send them a message or two and after that leave them alone if they don't return your contact -- they probably aren't interested.
online dating for singles tip #6 When writing things about yourself tell people what kind of person you are looking for. Be humorous and upbeat, but be clear about what your interests are and the type of individual you are interested in. If you won't date a smoker, a drinker, someone with children, make that clear (but not rudely) in your profile. Keep in mind that some smokers, drinkers, single parents may still (for whatever reasons) contact you.
online dating for singles tip #7 Some of online dating websites are becoming more sophisticated in the way they match up people, but that does not mean that they cannot make mistakes. Always check someone out for yourself (Google, Dogpile, etc.) before you accept a date from them. Just because an emotionless computer thinks you may be a good match for someone does not mean that you are. Look their profile over and email/call them a few times before making the decision to meet.
online dating for singles tip #8 Always have a phone conversation with a match before any initial meeting. Be highly cautious of anyone who does not want to speak on the phone before meeting, or comes up with repeated excuses as to why they can not meet you. Have no further contact if a match does this.
online dating for singles tip #9 Be alert to red flags, such as a person repeatedly canceling meetings, asking for money, or pressuring you for personal information or sex (including nude photos) early in your acquaintanceship. Cut off contact completely if any of these occur.
online dating for singles tip #10 Be optimistic and upbeat, but be realistic that even the most accurate profile and photograph does not always correlate to real life chemistry between two people. Sometimes two individuals simply won't click, but sometimes they will. Good luck!