Online Dating Tips For the New Year

Thursday, January 09th, 2014

Analogue wall clock about to strike 12As the New Year kicks in, New Year’s resolutions are refreshed and everyone works on self development. For some people, this means sticking to their workout schedule to get a new fit body, while others aim to put more effort in their love life to find a significant other. If one of your new year’s resolutions is to put yourself out there and open yourself up to opportunities, online dating should be on the top of your list! For those who are new to this dating concept, here are a few tips to get you started!

Choose an ideal online dating photo

According to a scientific study, experts have discovered the ideal online dating photos for men and women. For men, it is more ideal for them to upload a photo taken outdoors, but the photo should still be a semi close-up photo so that users can see their faces clearly. On the other hand, photos taken indoors tend to generate more positive responses for women. As the profile photo is the first thing users look at, it is important to choose an ideal photo to maximise your chances of finding love!

Write a sufficient amount of details in your dating profile

So you have the profile photo sorted – the next step is filling in your dating profile. New users often find this complicated, since they never know how much to reveal about themselves or how much to write. If the description is too brief, this may not be enough to spark an interest in other users, but if the description is too lengthy, this may scare off potential love interests. If you feel stuck or confused about your dating profile, you can always ask a friend to take a look at it or ask them to describe your personality traits.

Be yourself

The great thing about online dating is that you have time to think of witty responses or interesting conversation topics before replying a message, but it is important to stay true to yourself and not portray a completely different personality! While it is tempting to portray an ideal version of yourself online, potential love interests will be able to tell the difference once they meet you in real life. Instead of overthinking and overanalysing, just stick to your guts and say what you want when replying messages on dating sites!

Meet in a public and crowded place for a first date

If you are planning to take it to the next level and meet a user in real life, we recommend meeting in a public place for a first date, such as a cafe or a restaurant. While we encourage members to open up their hearts, it is also important to be cautious and smart, since a user may seem like prince charming online, but he might actually turn out to be a weirdo, like the eccentric personalities you meet on webcam chat sites!

This article was contributed by Amanda Hudson. Amanda is a professional writer who specialises in dating and relationship issues. As a full-time web editor by day, she keeps up to date with dating news around the world.