After a ten year relationship has gone sour on me—and after taking nearly two years to reflect upon whom I am and what I could take from that relationship—I find myself just another number on one of the many dating sites that populate the World Wide Web these days. That being said, there are some really important lessons that I have learned from both my own mishaps and by conducting some online research into what dating and love experts had to say about online dating. That being said, I learned rather quickly that I was doing some things in the improper manner, and that it was greatly hampering the amounts of dates that I was going on. So I took some time to look over and study these online dating tips, and like magic my inbox has slowly but surely started to fill up—brimming with emails from attractive ladies that I share common interests with, and now, finally, the dates are rolling on in. I aim to share three of the dating tips I learned with you all—so perhaps you can avoid some of the pitfalls that I was subjected to early on.
Use Recent Photos on Your Profile
The biggest mistake I have learned is that you always want to represent who you are by what you look like currently. So use recent and very current photos of yourself. If you don’t have any, have a friend take some. The last thing you want your date seeing is something that is five years older than the photo that they saw on your profile—which is easily part of the reason why they are interested in going on a date with you in the first place.
Write a Concise & Clear Bio About Yourself
Being a writer, I am unable to tell you how many disparagingly terrible profile bios that I have had the displeasure of reading since I started using dating websites. Most are so poorly written that it is hard to discern what the person is about, and many are filled with slang and bad grammar that makes my head spin. Is this how you want people to think of who you are? If not, and if you really want to get better responses, then take the time to write a really great profile bio for your online dating account.
Don’t Get Discouraged by Those Who Don’t Respond
One last tip I can offer stems from that timeless saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!” Think of dating like you are fishing in the pond of your romantic life. The first fish that bites may not be the one that you want to take home to the family for dinner. If not, toss it back in the pond and cast your line again.