10 Proven Rules For Successful Online Dating
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Are you ready to see more from online dating?
Are you ready for more dates?
Are you ready for more quality dates?
Well let's get going...
As everyone knows, the favorite method of mating and dating for singles the
world over is to join an online dating site. But what most people don't realize is
that only around 10% of dating site members actually meet a long-term partner
on their chosen site and a whopping 70% don't even receive one message from
another member. If you follow the 10 simple steps outlined below, you too can
join the 10% who find love and romance online.
1. Choose the right site
The boom in online dating has provided a plethora of choice for consumers but
you should take a few moments to decide on the type of partner you're looking
for, not to mention the town or city where you would prefer him/her to be
There are niche sites which cater to all sectors (single parents, bikers, gay people
etc) and general sites which welcome all comers just as there are city or country
specific sites and sites with a global perspective. Choosing the right site for you is
probably the most important decision you'll make when looking for a partner on
Be sure to do your research as well, find reviews online of a site before joining.
Few people "check things out" before putting down their hard-earned money,
when they could be wasting their time.
2. Choose a great username
First impressions always last and the on line identity which you give yourself is
the first thing that other members will see before they check-out your profile.
'Funny' works, 'cryptic' works and you won't go far wrong even if you decide to
use your own christian name; but if you go down the smutty or sexually
suggestive route (which a lot of guys seem to do), you'll find that you'll likely
receive few if any responses.
3. Upload a photo
This is crucial as a significant percentage of people only search for members who
have bothered to include a picture; you want to see what other members look
like so it stands to reason that other people will feel the same way about you. It
is also best to post recent pictures, so there are no big surprises when you get to
the point of meeting in real life.
If the only photo you have isn't particularly flattering, you can always mention
that in your profile - it's still better than no photo at all. These days though, most
everyone owns a digital camera of some type, so it's quite easy to take new or
updated pictures and getting them online.
4. Complete your profile
There's nothing more off-putting than a profile which screams "I can't be
bothered to do this properly". If you don't have time to complete all the
categories when you are signing-up, then make the time to do so at the earliest
An unfinished profile also leaves even less reason for someone to become
interested in you. You need to sell yourself to potential partners, so use your
profile to do just that.
5. Be upbeat and positive
If you're feeling a little down or lacking in confidence, now isn't the time to say
so when you're writing a description of yourself. If you come across as confident,
happy and full of fun, you'll get much more attention than if you come across as
mono-syllabic or down in the dumps. And remember, humour is a real ice-
breaker and a great aphrodisiac.
6. Widen your search criteria
If you generally go for people who have blonde hair, blue eyes and are between
5'4" and 5'6" and you narrow your search down to just these specifics, then you
may be missing out on a great many other members who you'll also find just as
attractive. To start with, just search by gender, age and location and that way
you'll be giving yourself the widest possible choice.
7. Don't automatically dismiss people
If you receive a message from someone who's profile you like but who hasn't
bothered to include a photo, you should still write back and ask them to send a
pic to your regular email address. You'll find that many people are more willing
to do this than post a pic for all and sundry to look at.
8. Use all the features offered
Many sites provide a great deal more than just an internal emailing system.
Some sites might include voice messaging whilst others enable members to chat
and flirt in 'real time' with other members and the more you take advantage of
everything that's available to you, the more chance you have of making contact
with someone special.
9. Be proactive
Once you've registered and completed your profile, don't wait for others to
make contact with you. When you spot someone who you think might be a good
fit with yourself, write to them and introduce yourself. And don't just say 'Hi, I
like your profile', tell them why you've written to them and point out the things
that you believe you have in common. A long opening message will create a
much better impression than a short, perfunctory one.
10. Check back with the site
Most popular dating sites have new people joining all the time so remember to
log-in at least once every day to view the most recent members and you can
then contact anyone you like the look of before others get the chance to do so.
Also, you should remember that on most sites, the members who log-in the
most appear higher up the search listings than those who don't so your profile
will be easier to spot by people with whom you might be compatible.
So there you have it - successful online dating is not rocket science; it just takes a
bit of thought and a bit of effort and if you adhere to the 10 rules that I have
outlined above, then your personal life will soon receive the kick-start it
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