But did you know that one in three couples now find love online?
In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, we rely on the Internet for everything – from keeping in touch with old school friends and career networking to ordering takeaways and finding a cat-sitter for that weekend away.
Ok Cupid, Match and Zoosk are standard fare for traditional dating websites.
You can write lengthy paragraphs about your interests, hopes, dreams, fantasy football team or whatever and upload multiple photos.
‘Play up your love of anything sporty, outdoorsy or public – like concerts and exhibitions.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.
Avoid negative tones and always be positive about yourself. You wouldn’t want a future employer to read anything negative, so why would you want a potential partner to read anything that isn’t positive?
Don’t choose a picture where you are not the main focal point. Summer lovin’ ‘Our latest research found that people in summery photographs were seen as more attractive than in their winter pics,’ says Kate. It’s good to love yourself but there is a line that should not be crossed. A profile that mentions family and friends, volunteering, and enjoying spending time with kids is a good sign.
Many people find poor grammar and spelling a turn off, and the best of us can make mistakes, so be careful on this point.
So it only seems logical you would use the good old Internet for finding that special someone, too. Sometimes they know you better than you know yourself.
Even if you do like “walking on the beach” or “drinking wine in front of a roaring fire” leave it out – everyone says that.
Here you will find many comprehensive guides to safe online dating that will assist you in meeting that special someone.
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