Many years ago back when our parents were young and dating everyone seemed to know their neighbors and often everyone in the neighborhood. There was such a wide circle of friends and family that it was relatively easy to meet new people through your friends and family. A few years later people started venturing out of the family and friends circle when looking to meet new people and moved on to clubs and bars.
Things have changed over the years and these days many people just don’t know their neighbors at all and going to a bar is probably not the safest option for meeting new people.
As with many things in life, technology has also had an effect on the dating scene. Now when people want to meet someone new they are turning to online dating sites to meet interesting and like minded people.
Online dating sites have really taken over from personal ads in the newspaper and they are much more detailed and fun. When looking to meet someone using dating sites on the internet there are three main factors that you want to consider – your photo, your profile and what it is that attracts you to the opposite sex.
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1. Your photo is a big factor because it is one of the first things that a potential date will see. You don’t need to put on a photo of a super model – no point being dishonest because if you ever meet the person face to face they will soon know the truth. You should take care when choosing a photo for your profile picture and use one that is flattering.
If you are allowed to post more than one picture then make sure you do. The best photos are the one’s when a person is having fun, laughing and smiling. A candid picture that is taken on the spur of the moment that captures you in a happy and fun moment, these are the type of photos that make most of us look better and it will also give the impression that you are someone that is happy and fun to be around.
2. Your profile is also very important because this is what tells people what they want to know about you. Fill in as many details as you can in your profile and be specific about what you want others to know. Fill in your details with confidence and don’t be putting yourself down.
Online dating sites will match people according to possible compatibility using the information given in their profile so be sure to include your likes, hobbies and anything that you would like to find compatible with someone else.
Once again, be honest when filling in your details because if a relationship develops they will soon find out the truth. Imagine if you get to know someone and become quite fond of them and then they find out that you have lied and end the relationship because of those lies. You need to be honest, but also make it interesting and fun so that people browsing will find you interesting and want to get to know you.
3. The last important factor is knowing what it is that attracts you to the opposite sex. You need to know what you want and what you are looking for before you begin your search.
Online dating sites will show you people based on what you say you are looking for so it is best to know exactly what that is. Be clear about any physical attributes that you are looking for, you might want someone in a particular age group, and also make it clear what you are looking for in a relationship.
Keep these three important factors in mind when joining an online dating site and your search to meet someone new will surely be successful.
Also published on Medium.