So, how can you find your digital date?
If you’ve never tried online dating before, you may be a bit nervous about trying it out – but there’s nothing to worry about. So many people are dating online that you’re immediately part of a big community, and good dating websites have lots of advice on how to create a good profile and how to take the first step and contact someone you’re interested in. If you’re used to emailing your friends, you can date online.
Finding your date might be a little more complicated – there are thousands of people on every dating site – but paying attention to how you write your profile, and being specific about the sort of person you’re looking for will help you to narrow down the field of possible dates. Take the time to write your profile carefully; you want to make yourself sound interesting and appealing, perhaps with a touch of humour and something that will attract the reader’s attention, like a catchy headline, or a question at the end that invites the reader to send you a contact message.
It’s also a good idea to post a good photograph to accompany your profile. Whilst you should accept that some people will contact you based only on your photo and not on your profile, most people will take the two together and it’s always good to be able to put a face to a profile.
Once you’re happy with what you’ve written and the photo you’ve chosen, post them on a dating site and wait to see what happens. In the meantime, browse through the other profiles on the site to see if there’s anyone who meets your criteria. If so, send them a brief contact message to see if they want to get in touch.
It may be a different approach to finding a date, but it’s one that’s worked for thousands of people – give digital romance a try this spring!
Friday, May 24, 2013