Getting Started With Online Dating

There are lots of reasons you might give online dating a try! For one, you can do it without even leaving your own home. Literally right now if you were to abandon reading this article you could be signed up and browsing pictures, stats and info of people that are openly looking for a relationship within minutes! This is amazing! But what if you aren’t experienced with “netiquette” or the whole online dating scene? Jenny from Sydney Australia can relate to this…

“I was in a relationship with my boyfriend for about 3 years and now that I am single again I thought I’d try online dating. I just signed up to a free dating site but I don’t really want to make a fool of myself. Do I just message the guys I’m interested in? What about my profile? The other girls seem to be taking a lot of cleavage shots, are they really the key to success or are they all little girls? Please help!”

Getting Started With Online Dating

Well Jenny, sorry to hear about the end of your relationship but I am glad to hear you are out on the prowl again! Jumping straight into online dating can be intimidating for some people but remember you are still quite anonymous. Before you contact anyone (and before people will contact you) you will need to set up your profile. The best advice I can give here is to be honest and open. Sure you may be able to lie and get more responses but you will be appealing to people that you aren’t really compatible with. Lying about your eye color or breast size only lasts until you meet the other person!

Use the vast size of the internet to your advantage and express what you are really about and be somewhat specific about the type of man you are looking for. The best thing about the internet is that you have the ability to meet many more people than you would at your local disco and this greatly increases your chances of actually finding a good match. Your profile picture should reflect this too. If you feel the need to flash your cleavage to every guy you meet then incorporate that into your profile but be aware that many decent guys won’t find this an endearing quality in a woman.

Many women sit back and wait for emails and messages from their online dating profiles and this is great! Guys are more often than not willing to make the first move but you will have to sift through a lot of “Hi how are you?” type messages. Don’t be afraid to take action though and message men you might be interested in! You are all there to meet new people and a lot of men will like a woman that isn’t afraid to initiate.

Online dating can be fun but always be careful of your own privacy. Don’t reveal your full name or phone number on your public profile and prepare to sift through a lot of duds 😉

Here’s to your success in love!

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