Technology has changed the way most things are done nowadays and that includes how people find partners. Many relationships start on screen these days. More people are getting together over the internet than face to face. The internet is becoming the way most people choose to find someone special to share their lives with. A US survey puts the number of people who sign up or browse on dating sites at about half a million every single day.
Online dating does not seem to be that much different from going on a blind date; if you are in luck, the person turns out to be someone you like and want to pursue further and if you are unlucky, it is another dead end. Caution needs to be exercised even more with internet dating because people can portray themselves in an exaggerated or false way concerning their looks, status, lifestyle and everything else about them since they are not in front of you.
Consider the following factors to boost your chances of finding a diamond in the otherwise rough sea of online dating.
Putting up a profile is the first step. Keep it interesting by adding on new posts and photos so that people keep coming back to see something new. Keep these lively and chatty rather than stiff and boring. Avoid negative postings too such as a nasty experience with your ex or saying anything mean about anyone, especially yourself.
Reaching out is the next step. The way you approach people matters a lot as it says a lot about you and the kind of person you are. Write well and be polite rather than over the top or explicit in a bid to attract attention. The other important thing to do is to avoid lying because in time the truth will come out and you will start a relationship on the wrong note; more so if you are looking for a serious relationship.
Keep things light rather than writing an epic about how your ex stabbed you in the back with your best friend. Stay in the present and future and talk about where you are now and where you are headed rather than living life through a rear view mirror.
When you find your Jack or Jill in the date stack, take your time before revealing yourself and opening yourself fully to them. Do not be too quick to part with your phone number or address. Take the time to know them well first, always meeting them in public places and double dating for some time.