Tricks to successful online dating
You’ll also be asked questions about the type of person you’re looking to date.
The answers you give will help people to connect with you, whether that’s through advanced searches, or by seeing your profile as one of their daily matches or the matches we recommend to each member.
NOT-SO-SMOOTH OPERATOR The scenario: “I recently received a message that said, ‘Damn you’re a pretty white girl, you into muscular black men?
’” — Kristen, 27 The problem..the solution: Aside from the obvious inappropriate nature of the comment to a complete stranger, men should never mention their physical characteristics or their own body parts in an introductory message.
If you really are going away, wait until you get back to ask her out.
A good rule of thumb: if you aren’t available for a date within 7 days of sending the message, don’t send it.
When you first sign up with match.com, you’ll be asked to give some basic info about yourself.
Before giving away information such as job titles or personal details, think first about how those could be used to track you online.
Your online dating profile is your selling point, allowing you a prime opportunity to showcase your best photos and your unique personality.
Your dating profile will be a major factor in your dating success, so it’s essential that it says the right things about you, and truly reflects what you’re looking for in a dating partner.
Ask your friend to keep an eye out for overused phrases.” Honey adds: “It's a good idea to emphasise your activities as people tend to be attractive to those who convey health and vitality.” It’s true – two of the most commonly used words in profiles on Ok Cupid are yoga and (slightly more intimidatingly) surfing.
But running, skiing, tennis, dancing and cycling were also rated highly.