Online dating doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Women, especially, seem to struggle with making the first move in most situations. Yet, it seems to be the direction much of the dating world is going in.
So, when it comes to OK Cupid or Tinder, what is the best way to make a decent connection? We gathered some excellent advice from other women to help you navigate the world of online dating.
Here’s what you need to know to be successful when it comes to online dating.
It’s Kind Of Like A Job
None of us want to hear this, but it’s true. When it comes to online dating, you want to put your best foot forward like you would with job searching. That means spending time on your profile and photos.
Treat it like you’re trying to get the attention of your dream hiring manager. After all, the hope is that your relationship will last much longer than your next job.
Show Off Your Personality
There’s no better area to show who you are than on your profile. If you have little things that light you up, those should be included in your profile.
Whether it’s reading obscure books or figure out what vegetable you want to tackle during your next cooking adventure, all of those things can help attract the right person.
Don’t be afraid to shine even when you think your quirks are too weird. More often than not, those are the things we love most about a person.
Choose Some Great Photos
You don’t want to completely shock someone when you see them in person by not looking like yourself, but you do want to put your best foot forward.
Choose from a variety of different photo ideas. Grab a self, a body shot, and a photo taken by a friend. That offers a variety of angles and options that truly show who you are.
It will help the people you meet feel like you didn’t try to deceive them with your photo choices. Plus, you’ll feel super good about it.
Use Your Profile
The more you like and message people, the more likely the dating algorithm is to match you to people that suit your taste.
You have to take charge and get active. Don’t be afraid to start a conversation. After all, the information in their profile is meant to provide you with some insight that helps you to understand who they are and start a conversation.
Use that information to the best of your ability. Ask questions about their likes and hobbies. Inquire about their job.
There’s no wrong way to say hello as long as you open the door to a response.
Online dating isn’t exactly black and white, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Decide what you’re up for and put yourself out there. The more active you are, the more likely you are to come across people that are a good match.