How Long does Online Dating Take?

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Here at Muddy Matches we are often asked how long it takes to meet someone special by using an online dating website.

The truth is, there is no set amount of time that it will take you to meet someone as it is different for everyone. There are factors that can help to make the process faster.

Main Photo

A Main Photo is essential for  speeding up the whole process, even you are really shy and hate having your photos taken.

Profiles with a Main Photo are much more likely to attract attention than profiles with a photo of Welly boots. Profiles with a photo are naturally ranked better by the site algorithms too.

Complete your profile text

Adding a few paragraphs of considered profile text will show that you are committed to online dating.

If you are unsure about what to write, try making a spider graph of all of your favourite things and things that are unique about you.

By having something on the page it will be less daunting than a blank page.

Another option is to ask your friends and family what they would write about you.

Expand your search

If you live in a remote area you will have fewer people to choose from than if you were to live in a busy town or city. Although it inconvenient to date someone who lives far away, it will increase your chances of finding love.

Log on regularly

People who log on regularly will be favoured by the website’s search functions. It will also allow you to see the new members before they get taken.

Send messages

Making the first move by sending a message will make people notice you. It shows confidence and assertiveness, which are attractive traits.

For some people the process can take just a day, while for others it can take years. We recommend that people sign up for three months initially and that they try to be proactive.