Dating is complicated enough on its own; when you add in the confusion of online dating sites, it can be just plain intimidating. But it’s easier––and more fun!––than you think. Not to mention effective: but there are a few rules to be followed
- Your Profile Picture
It can seem difficult to stand out in the vast sea of online daters; the best way to do so is by creating a great profile—and be sure to always include a photo.
- Take Advantage
Dating multiple people at a time is a strange habit to get used to, and can often seem irresponsible, but when it comes to online dating, meeting a variety of new people at once is a smart move. “It’s a numbers game,”
- Make a Move
I know many woman wait for the guy to make the first move, but that is a little old fashioned and its ok for you to email first. In your initial e-mail, it’s crucial to indicate that you’ve read his profile and took an interest in it. According to OkTrends, the top three phrases in initial e-mails with the highest response rate are “you mention,” “good taste” and “noticed that.” So, describe something that resonated with you from his profile, but avoid physical compliments because “they seem too clichéd.”keep it brief: OkTrends found that the ideal first message length is only 200 characters, or one minute’s worth of typing for the average writer. The shortest messages get the best response rate; the reply rate goes down as messages get longer. This is likely because an initial message serves mostly to make your profile available to the other person. The lesson: Spend time on your profile, and don’t stress too much about your first e-mail!
Have fun with the experience and good luck this has been the Truth!