Online Dating Do's and Don'ts

Do's and Don'ts of Online Dating

So you’ve recently entered the world of online dating, becoming a member of internet sites such as Match.com, Eharmony.com and Chemistry.com just to name a few. All in the name of love. Looking for love has changed drastically since the advent of the internet. Its now possible to have contact with hundreds or even thousands of potential mates by using the internet. In contrast, dating the traditional way may expose you to about 20 potential mates a year if your lucky. So like it or not the internet is a great way to get your profile out there for the world to see, and for you to search for your soul mate, all in the comfort of your home.

So you might ask, how do I do it. It is a daunting task to say the least, and can be a bit overwhelming, but with a little help and imagination you can be successful. If you take just one thing out of this article its this, first impressions are everything. If you don’t have a great profile picture and an intriguing body of text in your profile then you are sunk before you have even leave the dock. I have written a list of Do’s and Don’ts below to help you in your online dating adventure, feel free to tailor them to your own need, but remember the concept has to be maintained in order to be successful. Good luck and remember it’s a marathon not a sprint.

What to Do

1.) First of all find some good pictures to post on your profile page. Recent pictures are a must, no one wants to see pictures of what you looked like 5 or 10 years ago, they want to see what you look like now. Nice, clear pictures of your face and full body pictures are essential. If you don’t include body shots most people will assume you have something to hide.

2.) Write an honest and intriguing profile, people want to know what your interested in and what makes you tick. More is better here, it helps to weed out non-compatible people from being interested in you.

3.) Add new pictures periodically. Keep things fresh by tweaking your profile every now and then.

4.) Be realistic. If you’re a few pounds overweight don’t expect to find a super model. Also don’t fudge on your description either, if your tall or short, thin or chunky, be honest, when you meet prospective mates they will know anyway so get it out of the way. Different people have different tastes, I truly believe that there is someone out there for everyone.

5.) Be patient. It won’t happen overnight. Persevere and it will eventually happen, you will find your soul mate.

What Not to Do

1.) Not put a profile picture. If you don’t put a profile picture, don’t expect much success. Would you buy a car that you’ve never seen before, I think not.

2.) Don’t put pictures of you with your kids or ex wife on your profile. Can you say tacky.

3.) Don’t contact someone without first reading their profile. Sure they may look good, but if you don’t have anything in common whats the point? Don’t waste their time or yours.

4.) Don’t continue contacting someone who is not interested in you, that is just rude and in the real world would be called stalking.

5.) Don’t lie to make yourself look more appealing, be honest and you will find your soul mate, remember you will eventually have to meet when you find someone so whats the point of stretching the truth.


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