Are you looking forward for online dating then this article is definitely for you.
What is dating?
Dating is best defined as two individuals actively involved in meeting one another and looking forward for a relationship.
In simple words, dating is simply meeting up and knowing each other better without any prior commitments and may or may not be physically involved.
What is online dating?
Online dating is where you meet a person on a social networking site and then look forward to meet and further into a relationship.
Requirements for online dating :
1. Phone, obviously
2. Good internet connection
3. Dating sites
After choosing an app, you are few steps away from online dating
1. Profile set up
Online dating is all about physical appearance. Everyone wants to look at their best. So choose 5-6 best of the best photographs of yours as you don’t want to disappoint someone.
Choose full picture of yours :
So as to give a rough idea about your height, appearance and how well you carry yourself.
Avoid selfies :
Selfies are okay but avoid putting all photos as selfies only.
Avoid shades :
Eyes speak more than words. Eyes are the most attractive part in your face, don’t hide it behind shades.
Good picture is a combination of expressive eyes and an energetic smile. Use your million dollar smile to flatter people.
Good picture quality
Things may go wrong with the bad picture quality. Don’t edit your pictures so much that they lose their originality. As these edits or makeup are temporary and so is better to embrace your natural beauty and wear it with pride.
Most of the apps asks you to link your email id and phone number. Always provide correct information to get notifications on time. You don’t want to miss anything.
• Male or female or both
Choose according to your needs.
In age section you have to fill your age and the select the age group in which you are interested.
This is the option where you have to score a big 10. Express yourself in an innovative way. Tell about your talents, what you like and what kinda person you are.
Tip : stay away from those cheesy quotes. Like “My life my rules” 🚫
Various apps have their own list of questions which you have to answer and then they would Match you with someone.
I personally like this section. It’s good to check the level of interest and mentality of the person before talking to them. And some apps automatically match you with a person of similar taste.
Basic criteria of your search should be .
• Matching Interest
Few apps like ::
Will let you know about people with whom you have crossed paths.
Then there are 3 options
• Say hello
You have to choose one.
In tinder :
Swipe left and right option. If you like a person swipe right otherwise left. Simple and easy.
In bumble :
All advantage is given to girls.
As only girl can text first and if get a reply within 24 hrs then that is a match.
3. Text online
After searching and even becoming a good match. Next is…
How to text?
A simple hey is a cliche. Add more words to it. Like why you liked her/his profile and you are glad it’s a Match.
What not to do?
1. Oh I liked your Profile by mistake.
2. Is this a really s match.
3. Single or committed
4. You have insta or fb?
They definitely have but then what’s the use of the app.
Having a good conversation is a one step towards a successful dating. Ask her/his about their interests, discover one another, flirt with one another. Give time to understand. Don’t rush things, let things go at their own pace. If you try to rush it, you would screw it. From texting on apps slowly shift to whatsApp and then from there to phone calls.
What you should not do while switching to phone calls?
Don’t text much
Give them space
Be his/her best friend
Ask before calling
Don’t talk vulgar
Don’t be a clingy
4. Meeting up
Next stage in online dating is meeting up.
Don’t ask his/her on one go .
Follow my steps :
Analyse your situation
Whether he /she is into you or not. Whether meeting up at this point is right or not.Is the other person ready?
These are a few questions you have to keep in mind before asking him/her out.
Once you are sure about meeting
Decide a place of your choice to meet up. Choose a less crowded place, a decent cafe would be ok. Never go for a movie date in the very first meeting. Movie dates divert your attention to the movie and you spend less time talking and enjoying each other’s company.
Coffee dates are amazing. It gives good quality and alone time. After a good meeting, walking out to home together is next to perfect for the first date.
If the first meeting went well then further go for a few more dates before taking a big step. And if everything goes well then definitely look forward to a relationship.