4 tips to navigate through online dating and survive

  (photo credit: freepik)
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Without us even realizing it, the dating world has changed dramatically. If until recently most of us were put off by online dating and the disturbing anonymity that comes along with it, today, the vast majority of dates will start with a virtual encounter. Indeed, it seems like the digital communication has reached our love life as well. This is probably why dating sites are booming nowadays. In fact, recent studies show that over 60% of all dates start on a dating site. These 4 useful tips will help you to adjust to this new reality and maybe even find new 21st century style love.

Put work into your profile

If you were looking for a job, you would probably spend hours upon hours (or maybe days) upgrading your resume. Your dating site profile should not differ in any way from your resume or LinkedIn profile. Eventually, they both serve the same purpose – putting out there the best version of yourself.  Finding love and choosing a partner is actually the most important decision in your life, so take the time and put in the effort in building your profile. 

Mind your texting

Writing is your way of making initial contact and creating familiarity. Even on your initial chat conversations with your matches, text will be your only medium to present yourself. Proper writing and a well-managed profile may prevent the Ghosting phenomenon by creating an initial interest from the start. Stay positive and light.

Above all, make sure there are no spelling or grammar errors in your texting. Low-level writing is one of the first parameters for disqualifying acquaintances. Remember, openness, honesty, and willingness to be flexible and connect will mostly work much better during online texting than attempts to impress and establish dominance. Once there is a sense of totality in your doing - the attraction will only increase and the chance of starting a conversation on the dating site will increase.

Proper conduct on dating sites

As in all areas of life, even in online dating honesty is the best policy. From your height to career and hobbies, make sure you are presenting yourself truthfully. Surprises on a first date will usually not be favorably accepted.

It is recommended to contact at least five potential users daily. The referral must be tailored to that user. Take the time to write something original and personal, relate to the content and pictures and make you recipients feel like you are genuinely interested in their lives. 

Choose the right dating site

Make sure you choose a dating site that markets to an audience that is relevant to you, and with an interface that encourages intimacy without harsh screening methods.

CliCupid offers a convenient and innovative platform open to anyone, regardless of religion, race or gender which allows you to sign up, search profiles just like yours, send and receive messages in dedicated chats and meet your new love, and all completely for free. Want to learn more? Visit us and learn about all the opportunities that await you.

This article was written in cooperation with clicupid