10 Tips for Online Dating Success
1. Know exactly what you want in a person. Online dating works best when you actually know what you're looking for.
2. Take your time! You might not meet someone for your first couple months of online dating, and that's ok. Remember, patience pays off in the end.
3. Stay positive. You must stay positive when dating, even when you don’t match with someone. Set yourself up for the perfect first (second, third...) date.
4. Be yourself. Don't change yourself for someone else. Showing your personality with your looks and attitude will help the other person determine if you are the right fit.
5. Be honest and transparent. Let people get to know you! Be sure to also talk about what you want from dating and what kind of potential relationship you'd be interested in having.
6. Talk about the future early on. Seriously, you really don’t have to talk about your wedding or how many kids you would like to have during a date.
7. Avoid talking about exes on early dates. Try not to compare your date to previous partners and allow yourself to be open to something and someone new.
8. Another thing to keep in mind: your safety is the most important when dating. It is good to go somewhere public. Send someone your location when you first meet someone in person.
9. Maybe the most important online dating advice we can give you is to have attractive photos of yourself. Smiling photos tend to appeal to most people — it makes you seem approachable and fun.
10. Create a good online dating profile. Write a funny but informative online dating bio. Being original also makes you stand out from the crowd.