Remember that online dating is a two-way street. Just as you want to find someone who’s honest and genuine, others are looking for the same qualities in you. I have recently had conversations with both single men looking for a long term relationship and girlfriends looking for the same. And the one thing each of them complained about was the dishonesty in profiles.
Here are some online dating posting tips to keep in mind:
Photos-be sure to use current photos. This was the number one complaint! Some of the dates looked 10 years older in person and in some cases 30 pounds heavier or 3 inches shorter. Be proud of who you are and post pics that represent fabulous you.
Age-be honest about your age. The truth is going to come out.
Proofread-spelling and grammar mistakes can detract from your profile’s credibility. Take the time to proofread your profile before publishing it.
Be transparent about intentions-If you’re looking for a serious relationship, casual dating, or just friendship, make it clear in your profile. This will help you attract individuals who are on the same page.
Be genuine-represent yourself accurately. Again use recent photos and write about your actual interests, hobbies, and personality.
Stay positive-while you should be honest about your life, avoid dwelling on negative experiences or focusing solely on what you don’t want in a partner.
Update your profile-as your circumstances and preferences change, update your profile accordingly. This keeps your profile relevant and ensures you’re connecting with people who match your current interests.
Most of all remember to have fun and enjoy the process. Think of it as making new friends with the potential of a lifelong commitment.
Whether you are new to dating, in a relationship but things just don’t feel right or you are making the same mistakes in finding love. The books listed below will help you understand your love sign and what to look for in a partner.
- Attached – Understanding your attachment style and what to look for in a partner to match you.
- The 5 Languages of Love, the Secret to Love that Lasts – For singles and couples!
- Finding Love after 50 – From online dating coach Cassie Zampa Keim
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