Online Dating Basics

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

If you are single and haven’t yet signed up to an online dating website, then now is the time to do so! Online dating is one of the most popular ways to find love and it gives you access to thousands of other single people whom you may never have met otherwise.

Here is our complete guide to getting started. If you would like to know more about anything mentioned in this article, take a look through our other blog posts.

Finding a suitable dating website

The best way to find an online dating website is to ask your friends and family for their recommendations. Failing that, take a look at online reviews to find out more about user experiences.

Signing up

When you sign up for an online dating website, take the time to fill in all of the information that you can to ensure that you appear in as many searches as possible. For example, make sure that you select all of your interests and that you fill in details such as whether you have a pet and what type of industry you work in.

Protect your personal details

Although it is advisable to tick all of the relevant boxes, it is not sensible to reveal your contact details. For example, do not use your email address, or full name as your username. Also, when you write your profile text, do not include your email address, telephone number, or social media details.

Make your profile text unique

When writing your dating profile, think about who you are and what you enjoy doing. Instead of starting your dating profile text with ‘I don’t know what to write’, say something like ‘I’m a sporty arable farmer who enjoys proper food and reading biographies’.

If you are stuck for what to say, ask a friend what they would say about you.

Choose a good selection of photographs

Your online dating profile should include one Main Photo that clearly shows your face and a selection of additional photos that tell people more about who you are as a person. Also, make sure that you use an up-to-date photograph for your Main Photo.

Send lots of messages

The best way to get to know people is to make the first move by sending a message to them. When you send a message, try to personalise it by mentioning something that you have in common with them.

In our next blog post we will discuss first date basics.