There are millions of Aussies heading to the Internet to find love, and thatís because it works. If youíve decided to take the plunge and dive into the deep end, itís important to stay afloat. Online dating is a whole lot of fun, and to be successful youíve got to do it right.
Make your profile stand out.
Most dating websites require a profile, and this is where your potential love interests will get their first impressions of you. When writing your profile you need to find that happy medium - you donít want to disclose too little or too much. Some of the things you need to include are:
A brief bio. Show your quirky side and donít take yourself to seriously.
Include your interests/hobbies, and this way people can get a glimpse into who you are.
Donít be afraid to show the real you.
Don't be dishonest in your profile, because your lies may catch up with you.
Let people know what youíre looking for. You donít want to waste anyoneís time.
Choose the right profile picture
A picture really does say a thousand words, and if you have a picture with your boobs hanging out, you may attract the wrong type of people. Find a nice picture that shows the real you. You donít need to upload hundreds of photos. Just a few will do. Remember this is a dating profile - not your Facebook page.
Who are you looking for?
There are so many people on these sites, and therefore you really need to understand what youíre looking for. Are you looking for a partner, a good time, a mate, or the love of your life? Here are a few things to think about before looking for the one:-
Location. Are you open to a long distance relationship, or do you want someone close to home?
Outgoing or a homebody?
Someone who wants children?
A smoker or a non-smoker?
Someone who is settled down or a party animal?
Do you want someone with or without children?
Take your pick
You may be inundated with requests, so take your time and be selective. You donít have to feel like a horrible person if youíre not interested; this is just what happens when online dating. Have a look at the profiles that take your fancy and get in touch with them. Don't be disappointed if it doesn't work out. There are plenty more potential love interests just a click away.
Just be you
Thereís no point hiding who you really are. You want to find someone that accepts you for who you really area. Itís too difficult to pretend that youíre something when youíre not. Let the real you shine through. Most importantly have fun with the experience, and donít be afraid to say yes.
You're more than likely to meet a few duds along the way. This is totally normal. Don't be discouraged - you really have to pick yourself up and try again. This is all part of the fun of it. They may not be your perfect match, although they may become a good mate.