Online Dating: 3 Most Common MistakesBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - February 25, 2014
Have you tried online dating yet? If not, now is the time. Online dating is more popular than ever and many people are finding love and companionship thanks to the many online dating websites and services. If you have tried it before and had no luck, it could be because you are making one of the 3 most common online dating mistakes.
Not Taking It Seriously
While online dating is meant to be fun and enjoyable, you cannot look at it as a form of entertainment and expect to have any luck with it. Remember, you are talking to real people who are looking for the same thing as you. Be respectful to other members and treat your online relationships and conversations the same way you would treat them if they were happening in person. Have fun but be yourself.
If you are wondering why nobody is messaging you or interested in you, it could be because you have a boring profile. Think of your profile as an advertisement for yourself. Make it appealing and as interesting as possible. That doesn’t mean lie about yourself or create a fake profile that paints you as something you aren’t. Be creative and choose a good username and profile photo to start with and make sure you add details about your job, friends, hobbies, likes and dislikes. What do you want the world to know about you? What makes you different and special?
Letting Your Guard Down
Finding the balance between too much and not enough information is one of the biggest challenges for people who try online dating. It’s okay to give out information about yourself, but make sure you are not risking your safety. Also avoid talking about your past too much. It’s okay to bring up an ex or explain why a past relationship didn’t work out, but don’t dwell on it or seem bitter as a result of it. Leave the past in the past and only give out information about yourself that you are comfortable with a stranger knowing.
If you are guilty of making one of these 3 most common online dating mistakes, it’s not too late to try again. Create a new profile, snap a new photo and get out there and meet someone knew.
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